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First picture of the new Swedish Princess is released

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first photo of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s third child who was born in the early hours of the morning in Stockholm.

The baby’s name and duchy have yet to be released, however, we do know that the Princess gave birth to a baby girl who is now 10th-in-line to the Swedish throne.

The child was born at 00:41 in Danderyd Hospital. Chris O’Neill was present for the birth and both Madeleine and the new Princess are doing well.

According to the Royal Court, the baby Princess weighs 3465 grams and is 50cm in height.

Sweden’s King and Queen now have seven grandchildren following the arrival of the one-day-old Princess.

On Monday morning, King Carl Gustaf will host a special cabinet meeting in which he will inform the government of the name and the duchy that the new Swedish Princess will have.

Princess Madeleine’s sister, Crown Princess Victoria, will also attend this meeting. The cabinet discussions will take place behind closed doors; however, the name and duchy will be later announced in front of the cameras so that people can follow the news live.

The announcement is expected to be made between 11.15 and 11.30am.

At 12.15pm, a Te Deum mass will take place at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The baby’s father, Chris O’Neill, will not hold a press conference as is usually customary following the birth of a royal baby. Instead, he answered some brief questions from reporters outside of the hospital.

Talking about the birth he said: “We came last night and it went very smoothly. The team here at Danderyds are wonderful, they have done such a good job. Best as you can expect, everything went very well. The little one came out just after 12.30 in the morning.

“She looks very much like when Nicolas was born. She’s got a little more hair, black hair. And she looks very sweet.”

Additional reporting by Laura Dekkers

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