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Chris O’Neill visits wife and newborn daughter in hospital: “We’ll be going home today.”

Chris O’Neill has arrived at the Danderyds hospital to visit his wife and newborn daughter. The baby Swedish princess was born in the early hours of this morning at 00.41. Chris O’Neill was by his wife’s side during the birth.

The proud father arrived at the Danderyds hospital to visit his wife and the new baby on Monday afternoon. Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill have decided not to give a press conference on the birth which is usually customary when a royal baby is born in Sweden. However, Chris O’Neill did answer some questions from members of the press as he arrived at the hospital.

He confirmed that he will be taking Princess Madeleine and their baby girl home later this afternoon. Siblings Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas will meet their new sister when she arrives home.

Chris said: “Leonore and Nicolas are very excited to meet their new sister.”

The new baby’s siblings have been in nursery school all day.

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia are still on their way home from their ski holiday in Switzerland. They will be meeting their 7th grandchild at the home of the Princess family as well.

When asked how he felt Chris said: “It feels amazing. Well it’s the third time so…” 

Princess Madeleine’s husband also revealed he bought a birth present for his wife. He didn’t want to go into detail but he said: “it’s a piece of jewellery.”

Talking about the birth, Chris O’Neill 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.”

He also took the time to thank the media: “Thank you so much for coming out, I really appreciate it. I also wanted to say thank you on behalf of Madeline. You’ll be seeing her shortly.”

A picture of the baby is expected to be released within the next hour.


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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.