Royal Couple Welcomes New Baby

Swedish royal couple Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip have welcomed their second child, announcing the news on Instagram Thursday.

“On Thursday, 31 August at 11:24 a.m., Princess Sofia welcomed a healthy and prosperous child at Danderyd Hospital,” the statement read. “Both mother and child are doing well.”

The pair is already parents to Prince Alexander, who was born in April last year. Carl Philip and Sofia married in June 2015.

The royal family has not revealed whether the new arrival is a boy or a girl. The newborn joins Crown Princess Victoria's children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, as well as Princess Madeleine‘s children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.

Princess Madeleine is currently pregnant with her third child, so the royal family will be expanding even more in the coming months.

“We’ve always been quite close – even though I’ve lived abroad – but when you have kids, it’s an extra connection,” Madeleine, who lives in London, told People last year of the bond between herself and her siblings.

“And the little cousins, Leonore and Estelle, they’re very close – they’re more like sisters,” she added. “Victoria and I try very hard to make it so they really can see each other and play and have fun.

“Cousins are great – they are your friends, but they’re family. They can support each other.”

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