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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has given birth to a son

It’s a prince! And the little boy’s name is simply gorgeous…

Swedish royals welcome baby boy

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden have announced the safe arrival of their baby boy.

They shared the happy news overnight, adding that their son weighed in at eight pounds when he was born at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm on Tuesday evening local time.His mum, 38, is clearly doing very well – she was the picture of health and happiness in the first family photograph shared by the palace.

While Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel kept baby Prince Oscar's face obscured, they are clearly proud parents!
While Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel kept baby Prince Oscar's face obscured, they are clearly proud parents!

The little one’s name, Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skane, was revealed by his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf, to the Swedish royal court yesterday.

Oscar is third in line to the throne, behind his mum and big sister, four-year-old Estelle.

As Swedes celebrate the exciting news, proud dad Daniel, 42, who was by his wife’s side for the entire labour, has spoken to local media about the moment he met his son.

He told Expressen that they’d chosen not to find out the gender of their baby, and admitted he had tears streaming down his face when he discovered he had a son.

Daniel cried at both the births of Oscar and his daughter Estelle, pictured here on her first day at preschool.
Daniel cried at both the births of Oscar and his daughter Estelle, pictured here on her first day at preschool.

Daniel cut the umbilical cord himself.

“Everyone is obviously very happy,” he said. “I haven’t had time to feel how it feels yet to be a father of two. Estelle is of course very enthusiastic about being a big sister.”

And there’s more baby joy on the way for the Swedish royals, with Victoria’s brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Sofia expecting their first child together next month.

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