2 March 2016

Sweden: Royal birth

Crown Prince Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden became parents to a boy at Karolinska University Hospital at 8.28 p.m. today, 2 March 2016, the Marshal of the Realm has announced:
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have had a son

On Wednesday March 2 at 08.28 pm, Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son at Karolinska hospital in Stockholm.

Weight: 3655 gram
Length: 52 cm

Both mother and child are in good health.

Prince Daniel was present at the hospital throughout the birth.

Prince Daniel also met with media at the hospital and told around 30 journalists and photographers about the great news and their happiness.
At the short press conference tonight Prince Daniel informed that the name of the newborn prince, who is third in line of succession to the Swedish throne, was going to be announced tomorrow (Thursday 3 March). The boy is the Crown Princess couple's second child. Their firstborn, Princess Estelle, was born on 23 February 2012. The prince is King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia's fourth grandchild and second grandson. Crown Princess Victoria's younger brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia will become parents for the first time later in the spring.

The day has in other words brought both sorrow and happiness in the Swedish royal family. The court announced earlier today that Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, husband of Princess Birgitta and thus a brother-in-law to the king, died this morning in Munich, Germany, 83 years old.

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