Stockholm, April 19, 2016: At 6:25 pm local time, Princess Sophia gave birth to a baby boy in Danderyd Hospital. Prince Carl Philip, the 2nd of King Karl Gustav and Queen Sofia’s children, was present for the entire delivery. You go Carl! We don’t think we could stomach it! A few hours later the Prince announced the royal details for the press.
The new baby prince tipped the scales at 7.9 pounds and was approximately 19.3 inches long. (We guess these numbers mean more to those who have given birth themselves.) Carl and Sofia’s new prince is 5th in line to the throne of Sweden following his aunt, Crown Princess Victoria, his cousins Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar and, lastly, his own father.
The Duke and Duchess of Värmland have already returned to their new home at the royal residency Djurgarden Palace with their son, to whom we will refer as Prince Värmland until further notice. The couple had recently vacated their luxury apartment on the Stockholm island and moved 14 miles west into the private grounds of the royal palace.
Carl Philip and Sofia live in Sjöpaviljongen, a quaint 18th Century cottage whose name translates to “lake pavilion,” about a quarter-mile from the palace itself. The new family will stay at the lake house until renovations on Villa Solbacken–also on Djurgarden Island–are finished.
Either way, we are still waiting on for the name and that famous cannon salute. It did not take this long when Prince Oscar was born about a month ago.
Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist less than a year ago on June 13, 2016. Sofia had an “interesting” past which included such occupations as “glamour” model and reality show contestant. In 2007, she moved to New York to study accounting with computer application and other generic-sounding corporate stuff. Hellquist also started a yoga studio in Manhattan.
The new Princess has been very active all throughout her pregnancy and has looked smashing too.
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