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Swedish Royal Family “very happy” about new prince


By Bengt Nyman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

The Swedish Royal Family is “very happy” with the news of their new family member. The third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia was born yesterday morning at 11.19 am at Danderyd Hospital weighing 3220 grams and 49 centimetres.

The Information Manager at the Royal Court, Margareta Thorgen, told Expressen that the Royal Family has been informed of the birth and are thrilled with their new family member. “The entire Royal Family has received the information and is happy about this. Everyone has sent greetings in several different ways,” she said.

Thorgen said about the birth: “Everything has gone well. Mother and son are well and the whole family is very happy.”

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went to Danderyd Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning and returned home by 6.00 pm. As they left the hospital, the press shouted congratulations, with the couple saying a simple “thank you” through their masks.

A family photo is expected to be released soon, and King Carl XVI Gustaf will announce the Prince’s name and duchy in a cabinet meeting on Sunday. The press will not be allowed in due to COVID, but the Royal Court will release photos afterwards. A Te Deum is also scheduled on Sunday, with the King, Queen Silvia and Prince Carl Philip slated to attend. The media will also not be allowed at the ceremony due to COVID protocols, but images will be released later.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.