Thursday, August 31, 2017

It is a boy

@Marlene A Eilers Koenig

UPDATE:   It is a boy.  A little brother for Alexander.

The Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child Thursday the 31 August 2017 at 11.24am at Danderyd Hospital.
Both mother and child are in good health.  The newborn prince weighed 7.5lbs and is 19 inches tall.

Svante Lindqvist
Marshal of the Realm

Prince Carl Philip told reporters that the new prince is "super sweet," and they are "super happy, glad and excited."  Sofia and baby are doing fine.  Alexander has not met his little brother, but will shortly.   The rest of the royal family have been sent a photo of the new baby.

The name and the ducal title will be announced by the King at a Cabinet meeting on Monday.  The Te Deum, a service to give thanks for the birth of a healthy child, will also be held on Monday.

Sofia was expected to give birth in mid-September.

My choice for a name:  Prince Eugen.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I think they will go with a more modern name.

My guess: Lukas 😊