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Princess Madeleine and her newborn leave the hospital

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has left the hospital after giving birth to her third child in the early hours of this morning.

Princess Madeleine, husband Chris O’Neill and their newborn baby are now home at their apartment at the Royal Mews in Stockholm.

This morning the Swedish Royal Court announced Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill had become the proud parents of a baby girl. The little girl was born at the Danderyds Hospital in Stockholm where also her brother Prince Nicolas was born in 2015. The new Swedish Princess weighs 3465 grams and measures 50cm in height.

In the late afternoon, Princess Madeleine has left the hospital with her newborn alongside her husband. Chris O’Neill was also present during the birth. Siblings Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas will be meeting their baby sister at home as they have been in nursery school all day.

The King and Queen will also be able to visit their new grandchild now that Madeleine has left the hospital. The pair flew back from Switzerland earlier today right after they heard the news. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on their traditional ski holiday in the Swiss mountains.

The Princess Couple also released the first photo of their daughter before returning home. Proud father Christopher O’Neill took the picture. It has also been announced that the name and title of the new baby will be announced on Monday, followed by a Te Deum mass.

Earlier in the afternoon, Christopher O’Neill spoke to the press about his new child. The couple had decided not to give the tradition press conference. Chris O’Neill said: “She looks very much like when Nicolas was born. She’s got a little more hair, black hair. And she looks very sweet.” 

Mr O’Neill also took the time to thank the press who had come out in the cold to know more about Sweden’s new Princess.

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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.