Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden welcome baby boy

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·2-min read

The Swedish royal family are celebrating a new addition to the family after Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia welcomed their third child.

The royal household shared the news on Instagram revealing Princess Sofia had given birth to a healthy son at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm on Friday.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia have welcomed their third child. Photo: Getty

The Office of the Marshal said in a statement, "Both mother and child are well".

The baby boy is younger brother to Prince Alexander, 4, and Prince Gabriel, 3, and is seventh in line to the throne behind his aunt Crown Princess Victoria, her two children, his father, and his brothers.

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The royal household shared the news online. Photo: Instagram

Prince Carl Philip is the second oldest child of the king and queen of Sweden. He has been married to Sofia since June 2015.

The newborn however will not have a royal title from birth, as he is the first royal baby born into the Swedish monarchy since King Carl XVI Gustaf announced sweeping changes in October 2019.

The change saw the royal grandchildren stripped of their regal status and public funds in a move intended to downsize their family’s reliance on the public purse.

All parents at the time praised the decision.

“We see this as positive as Alexander and Gabriel will have freer choices in life,” Carl Philip and Sofia wrote on Instagram at the time.

Prince Gabriel of Sweden held by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip holding Prince Alexander
The baby boy is younger brother to Prince Alexander, 4, and Prince Gabriel, 3. Photo: Getty

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia announced they were expecting their third child in December.

The news came just after they had to go into isolation after receiving positive coronavirus results, after they attended a private funeral.

King Carl, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, as well as Prince Daniel, all returned negative tests at the time.

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