Prince Alexander of Sweden’s christening date has been announced!

Stunning new royal portraits have been unveiled as Prince Alexander’s baptism date is revealed.
Prince Alexander Prince Carl Philip Princess Sofia

He’s stolen hearts around the world and now it’s been confirmed that the newest member of the Swedish royal family will be christened on Friday, September 9.

The sweet son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will be baptised before family and friends in the Royal Chapel at the Drottningholm Palace Church, where the christening of the tot’s two cousins, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, also took place.

Throughout the special day, the couple’s first child will don the family’s traditional cotton and lace christening gown – a garment that has been in the family’s possession since Prince Gustaf Adolf’s baptism in 1906.

Previous generations of royal bubs have always worn the special robe, including Prince Alexander’s own father, Prince Carl, and his aunties, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine.

The special day will bring the whole family together!

According to the official program released by the Swedish palace, guests will arrive at 11am for the service which is set to begin at noon.

At the ceremony’s commencement, invitees will be treated to a celebratory lunch and reception, where we’re sure there will be plenty of gushing over the precious four-month-old.

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The news of the bub’s special day was announced as stunning, never-before-seen portraits of the family were released via the Swedish Royal Family’s official Facebook page and website.

In one snap, the genetically-blessed couple stand in the picturesque gardens, cradling their bundle of joy between them.

Another shows the pair’s first-born smiling up at his mum as his handsome father laughs along with him.

Those cheeks! In this stunning new portrait, a proud Prince Carl cradles his four-month-old son. (Image via/

The first-time parents welcomed their sweet cherub, Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland, into the world on Tuesday April 19 at 6:25pm at the Danderyd hospital in Stockholm.

Since that memorable day, the pair have opened up about the incredible changes in their lives.

“It’s amazing,” the brunette beauty told Sweden’s Svenskdam during a visit to Stenhammar Palace last month.

“He is very sweet and well-behaved,” the 31-year-old added.

The first snap of baby Alexander was met with a resounding chorus of “awww…”

When asked who the newborn takes after, mum Sofia quipped, “He’s a little mixture of both of us! And it’s different every day.”

And papa Carl couldn’t agree more! “The first time has been a shift, of course, but it is still absolutely amazing and wonderful,” he beamed to which Sofia agreed.

“Having children changes your whole life.”

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