Princess Sofia of Sweden gave birth to the couple’s first child earlier this evening, a Prince for the couple.
The Princess brought her son into the world at 6.25pm, at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. The statement from the Royal court said the baby was ‘healthy and happy’.
The baby weighed 3.59 kg (roughly 7lb 9) and was 49cm long.
Prince Carl Philip gave a brief address to the press, wearing a headset to be heard. The 36-year-old was present at the birth of his son, who will be fifth in line to the Swedish throne, behind his father.
The Prince was present at the hospital throughout the birth, and smiled as he told the waiting media it was a boy. Carl Philip also gestured to the size of the newborn, grinning.
Sofia performed her last engagement before beginning maternity leave towards the end of March. Crown Princess Victoria recently gave birth to a son, Prince Oscar, her second child, and first cousin of this new Prince.
Queen Silvia was in New York and also spoke to the press. “I’m very happy. It’s very special to become a grandmother.” She is now travelling back to Sweden, possibly on a private flight to meet her third grandson.
Carl Philip and Sofia married in 2015, and currently live at Drottingholm Palace.