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It was announced today that Princess Sofia of Sweden has given birth to a boy. This is the first child for both Sofia and Prince Carl Philip, and the fifth grandchild for King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Both Sofia and the little prince are doing well.

Carl Philip spoke to the press at a small press call (photo above) to share about his new son. He said that everything went well and how overwhelmed with emotion he and Sofia are at finally meeting their new son.

Sometime soon, probably later this week – and perhaps as early as tomorrow – King Carl Gustaf will meet with his cabinet to reveal the baby’s name and dukedom. The new little prince is now fifth in line behind his father Prince Carl Philip.

In cousin-ly news, the christening of Prince Oscar has been announced for Friday May 27. After the hubbub over Nicholas’ christening, hopefully SVT or another Swedish network will cover it, as I’ll have to miss it because of having to work that day.

Grattis till Carl Philip och Sofia! (Congratulations to Carl Philip and Sofia!)

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