King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are grandparents for the eighth time! Five years after the birth of Prince Alexander and four years after that of Prince Gabriel, it was on Friday March 26, 2021 that Princess Sofia gave birth to a third boy at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. In a statement, Carl Philip from Sweden shared: “We are very happy and grateful to welcome our third son to the family. A day that Princess Sofia, I and her two older brothers have dreamed of. We look forward to hearing from you. to know our new family member. ” This child, whose first name has not yet been revealed, now occupies the seventh place in the order of succession to the Swedish throne.
Through a press release, it was in the early afternoon that the Court of Sweden announced that the daughter-in-law of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia had given birth at 11:19 a.m. to a little boy weighing 3.22 kilos and measuring 49 centimeters. A few hours after giving birth to her third son, Princess Sofia was able to return to her home at 6 p.m. In pictures taken at the exit of Danderyd hospital we can see the young woman hand in hand with Carl Philip from Sweden, who carries the infant in a cozy. Both masked, the young parents had opted for a sky blue shirt, pants and white shoes.
Why the infant will not wear a royal title
In October 2019, it was through a declaration from the palace that King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his decision to withdraw the titles of nobility from the children of his son, Carl Philip and his daughter, Princess Madeleine. It read: “Today the King announced the decision that our children no longer hold the post of Royal Highness. We see this as positive because Alexander and Gabriel will have freer choices in life. They will keep. their titles of prince and their duchies, Södermanland and Dalarna, which we appreciate and are proud of. Our family has a close bond with these two landscapes and we remain committed to them. “
Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia © STELLA PICTURES