Princess Madeleine gave birth to a baby boy today at 1:45PM Stockholm time (7:45AM Eastern US time). The new prince weighed 3080 grams (or about 6 lbs 8 ounces), and was 49 cm (or about 19.3 inches) long.
Maddie gave birth at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. She was admitted at around 6AM. Chris O’Neill was present for the birth and cut the umbilical cord. The midwife said it was a natural, uncomplicated birth.
Crown Princess Victoria, who is in Riga at the moment, said of the birth: “It is fantastic. I am obviously extremely happy and relieved… I’m very happy for their sake and for our sake – that has been eagerly awaited.”
Congratulations to Maddie and Chris. I was just thinking the other day that I hope they have a boy. I’m interested in what they will name him.
It’s funny, Maddie held on just long enough to attend Prince Carl Philip and Sofia’s wedding, then gave birth less than 48 hours later.