It’s a boy! Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son

Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son today, March 2, at 8:28 PM local time (2:28 PM Eastern US time) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Daniel press conference
[SVT livestream screengrab]

The official announcement:

    “The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son on Wednesday, March 2, at 08.28 pm. Both mother and child are in good health.”

Prince Daniel held a press conference at the hospital where he revealed the baby weighs 3655 grams (about 8 lbs) and is 52 centimeters (about 20 inches) long. Daniel also revealed he cut the umbilical cord.

At the press conference, Daniel said (translated by Google Translate):

    “He is happily like his mother… It has been great and we have been cared for really well… All are naturally delighted. You women are a primal force! … I have had no time to think about how it feels to be a father of two, but it clearly feels good.”

Daniel also said Princess Estelle is sleeping and will be told the news tomorrow.

There will be a Te Deum tomorrow to celebrate the birth. The name will also be revealed tomorrow. We should get photos of the new little baby soon, too – they usually release photos a couple days after the birth.

I’m so excited! I was not expecting the birth to be today.

Victoria, Daniel, Estelle portrait
[Anna-Lena AhlstrΓΆm/]

52 Comments on It’s a boy! Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son

  1. Elina
    March 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m over the moon for Victoria and Daniel!
    Many congratulations and best wishes for their little prince! (I knew it…)
    KMR, it’s celebration time!
    And thank you for the timely post!

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

      I voted Victoria would have a girl in our prediction polls in January, but for the last several weeks I’ve been thinking boy.

      I can’t wait to find out the name and see photos.

      • Elina
        March 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm (3 years ago)

        Can’t wait either.
        Daniel’s speech was so emotional.

        • Liz B
          March 3, 2016 at 3:27 am (3 years ago)

          I adore Daniel and Chris O’Neill for how they aren’t afraid to show normal human emotion. I think it’s one of the reasons I can’t really warm up to Charles or William.

    • Dolittle
      March 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm (3 years ago)

      CONGRATULATIONS TO Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel big sister Princess Estelle and the Swedish Royal Family!

      Thank you KMR.

  2. JL in England
    March 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer couple. Wonderful news.

  3. Cathy (2)
    March 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Name speculation? Anyone? Carl Bertil? Maybe Johann? Was Victoria close to Johann?

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm (3 years ago)

      I just hope they don’t got with Folke. Maybe Olof? Madeleine used Gustaf for Nicolas so that may be out. I hope they go with something different for the first name and only use family names for the middle names.

      • Cathy (2)
        March 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

        I think you’re right about Olof in there somewhere. If they don’t use Bertil will that be a clue that CP and Sofia are also expecting a boy (or have at least asked to keep that name for themselves)? I love Daniel’s brush off when they asked about the name. I don’t love Oscar but think that is another option. I’m hoping to be completely thrown off guard like I was with Estelle (I’m one who is in the pro Estelle category).

      • ArtHistorian
        March 3, 2016 at 5:17 am (3 years ago)

        I quite like Folke! However, I think they will surprise us because very few saw Estelle coming at the time. I’m looking forward to the christening.

  4. Clem
    March 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful news : love the reaction from the journalist during the conference (Youpi!!).

  5. Birdy
    March 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    What wonderful news. I knew it was a boy I was exactly that shape with my three. Health and happiness to them all. Thank you KMR for the wonderful news.

    • Liz B
      March 3, 2016 at 3:22 am (3 years ago)

      I, too, suspected it was a boy because that’s also how I carried for my son! Pointy belly and straight out in front πŸ™‚

      So so happy for the Crown Princess couple and big sister Estelle!!

    • Ray
      March 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Me too, I was sure she was having a boy when I saw how straight out she was carrying! That’s exactly how it was for me. I’m so thrilled for that family, wonderful news πŸ™‚

  6. Laura
    March 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Hooray! Congratulations to Victoria, Daniel and Estelle. Welcome to the world little Prince. I have to admit Daniel’s speech was touching and saying that about his wife he sounded so proud.. What wonderful news for Estelle to wake up too. Thank you KMR for the news.

  7. Lauren
    March 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Such wonderful news! I’m so very happy for them! Thank you KMR for the update!

  8. Kimothy
    March 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

    WAHOO!!!! Congrats to the family!! Now CP and Sophia next month!! I think I voted boy in the January poll but I don’t remember.

    Sorry that I’ve been MIA. Been trying to keep up with the Cambridges saga and it’s quite a doozy plus been binge-watching Fuller House on Netflix AND starting up my YouTube channel haha! I think it was Jen who gave me all of those wonderful suggestions for my channel and I still plan on making a copy and printing those out plus, I’ve got other ideas swirling in my head.

    On top of that, I saw my dermatologist today regarding my feet. They look A LOT better compared to late January (YAY!) but my skin has been scaly and incredibly itchy for the past few weeks (especially on my arms) so now, we’ve got another culprit. Faaaaaantastic. I go back in early May.

    As long as all of these doctor visits don’t interfere with my trip to Cleveland in June for the Transplant Games (YAY!! It’ll take place during my 20th transplant anniversary!!), I’ll be okay though I am starting to get sick and tired of seeing all these doctors!!

    Okay, so now we’ve got a healthy baby boy for Vicki and Dan. What does everyone think CP and Sophia are going to have? Boy too or a girl? I bet Silvia is so happy to have all of these grandchildren to spoil and love and I think it’s wonderful that the cousins get to grow up and form great friendships.

    • Elina
      March 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Kimothy. Just letting you know I subscribed to you vlog and liked your first videos. It’s great to see you, keep up the good work and I’m sure you’ll inspire a lot of people.
      I for one, am proud of you.

      I agree, Silvia is one happy granny today. She must be so proud of her children, their happy marriages and the growing number of her grandchildren. She must have done something good in her life.

      As for Sophia and CP? Will they follow the tradition of the family with a first born being a girl? I’m not really sure but we’ll see.

      Good luck with your doctors’ appointments. Glad your feet are better.

    • Cathy
      March 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Kimothy
      I’ve seen your first 2 vlogs. Well done!
      Now can I put a request for one vlog to be for people learning how to be around people with transplants. As I’ve said before, I have a friend with transplant lungs and the first time I saw her post surgery I didn’t know what to do – I usually would give her a hug but I wasn’t sure if I should? My first instinct was… “help, where’s so hand sanitiser” as I was scared of passing germs to her.
      I’m glad you are getting your head around your feet problem. I was wondering if it could be a fungal infection as the anti rejection drugs etc play havoc with your immune system?
      Getting to 20 years rocks, I’ve got to tell my friend about you!
      I hope they have a big party planned for you!

      • Kimothy
        March 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

        Great request!

        How far out is your friend? I forget! (Prograf-brain πŸ˜‰ ). Yes, we recipients definitely try to keep hand sanitizers on hand BUT we also try not to become overly dependent upon it because, if we do, using it often will make it worthless. It’s usually better if you just use good-ole soap and water! πŸ™‚

        • Cathy
          March 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

          Hi Kimothy
          My friend had her transplant about 8 months ago.
          I am thinking I should be taking her a cake with a number one candle in it in 4 months time?

          • Kimothy
            March 7, 2016 at 5:57 am (3 years ago)

            Hi Cathy!

            Awwwwwww that’s an awesome idea!!! I remember I got a cake on my 1 year anniversary too.

            On the days leading up to my anniversary, I get a bit melancholy because, while it’s a happy time for my family and I, it’s a sad time of year for my donor family. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my donor and/or donor family but, as you might imagine, I’m more aware of them on the days leading up to my transplant anniversary/birthday.

            The vlog you asked regarding hand sanitizers is UP (I posted it Saturday night) so you can go and check it out!


  9. Loyal Canadian Subject
    March 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    a new baby and THE best Royal Family portrait ever! It’s a good day!

  10. Tanya S
    March 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm (3 years ago)

    So thrilled to hear this news! Congratulations to the whole family.

    I am sure that Estelle will be a fantastic big Sister.

  11. sunny
    March 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats to an amazing couple! Loved Daniel’s words about his son’s birth. Estelle is going to be a great big sister. Super happy for them all.
    What a difference from W&K. I almost forget they have kids.

  12. Lauri from Ca
    March 2, 2016 at 6:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations to the happy family!!! I wish a lifetime of happiness for Daniel, Victoria, Estelle and her new, little baby brother.

    • rhiannon
      March 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Can I add that Vic worked until the end? She worked hard throughout her pregnancy with smiles and duty. I love her

      I don’t think that I was this excited for the Cambridge kids.

      • Kat
        March 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm (3 years ago)

        I so agree Rhiannon. Such a huge difference. Victoria and Daniel make one feel warm and welcome so it is easy to feel excited for them. And what wonderful comments made by Daniel.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 3, 2016 at 1:14 am (3 years ago)

        I commented on Twitter that one of the reasons I’m more excited about this baby than either Cambridge baby is because there was much less of a wait with this one. We were told Victoria was due in March and she gave birth on March 2 – so hardly any wait. Whereas with George we were told July and had to wait 23 days before he was born. And with Charlotte, we were told April and she wasn’t born until May 2. So with both Cambridge kids the wait was seemingly endless and by the time they were born it was more relief that the wait was finally over, rather than actual excitement. Whereas with this baby, there was no wait and the birth happened before I expected it so I was surprised and was able to be excited.

        • Elina
          March 3, 2016 at 1:30 am (3 years ago)

          I know! And it didn’t help that both Cambridge’s babies were over a week overdue. But that was also part of the media frenzy.
          I’m so glad there’s not as much madness going on with the SRF, although it may be different for the locals.

        • Ellie
          March 3, 2016 at 3:52 am (3 years ago)

          Honestly with George and Charlotte I think they lied about the due dates. Especially with George, with everyone waiting almost a month in that crazy heat wave…

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 3, 2016 at 5:17 am (3 years ago)

            I would understand lying and saying she’s due later than she is to prevent the craziness outside the hospital, but why would they lie and say she’s due earlier than she is? I don’t think KP lied about Kate’s due dates, they just weren’t specific about them. I think Kate was due in the later parts of both months, so by not revealing the exact due date it left everyone waiting around the entire month thinking she could go into labor at any time. It didn’t help that, with George, the press got it into their heads that Kate would deliver on Diana’s birthday (July 1). So the entire press pack were outside the hospital for July 1, and then Kate didn’t deliver until July 23.

          • Ray
            March 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm (3 years ago)

            Babies come when they do. I was 8 days late with my daughter (in a heat wave, El Nino 97, not fun) and had to be induced, and then 4 days over with my son, before they induced as he was getting so big! Unless a c section is scheduled, the timing is truly just an eta

          • Cathy
            March 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

            OK, I know this sounds weird but considering Kate likes to be thin thin thin…
            I read in one magazine that Kate had lied about her due date with George and pretended it was earlier so everyone would be…
            “oh look how small Kate is and she’s 8 month’s pregnant”
            Or it could just be Urban Myth?

  13. Bets
    March 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Yay! I’m so happy for them!! I bet he is as cute as a button. Love the official photo too, Estelle is so darling!

  14. Mri
    March 2, 2016 at 7:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Names will be announced tomorrow.

  15. Kat
    March 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm (3 years ago)

    That is great!!! Was so hoping for a son for them. Congratulations to such a sweet couple and his adorable sister.

  16. Cathy
    March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi KMR
    Thanks for the news!

    Congratulations to Victoria, Daniel and Estelle!

  17. IDA
    March 2, 2016 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations to Victoria, Daniel & Estelle. I was right! A new prince for Sweden! Now the family is complete. I’m surprised there’s no press & media frenzy accompanying the birth, like the ones during George & Charlotte’ births. Everything is quiet & dignified but these didn’t lessen the joy & excitement of the birth. I can’t wait for the baby’ name & the christening!! Thanks KMR for this news!

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 3, 2016 at 1:19 am (3 years ago)

      The Swedes do births with much less frenzy than the Brits.

  18. Beatrix
    March 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations to this beautiful family!!!
    Found out thanks to Maddie’s post on fb. Super happy for all them. I have to look up Daniel’s interview. Hope it has subtitles.

  19. rhiannon
    March 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I am so happy! Happy for the new baby and a happy for the family. This baby is going to be so loved and cherished.

    Silvia went from one to five grandbabies!

    Kudos to Dan for recognizing how strong women are.

    I cannot wait to see the pictures. Thanks, KMR!

  20. Yorkie
    March 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful and happy news! This also means she has been working and attending to her royal duties till the umpteenth hour—wow!! What a hard working Royal. Time for Victoria to rest and bond with her baby.

  21. Ellie
    March 3, 2016 at 3:50 am (3 years ago)

    Love these two and am so happy for them!!

  22. Jamel
    March 3, 2016 at 4:26 am (3 years ago)

    Oh fantastic. Congratulations to Victoria and Daniel for their son. I needed good news today and when I saw the blog I was delighted with this birth. I loved when Daniel said that “You women are a primal force!” Yes Daniel. You are the man.

  23. Ferryman
    March 3, 2016 at 4:36 am (3 years ago)

    Just read! wonderful news. Congratulations to Victoria and Daniel on their new family addition. Thank you KMR for the post.

  24. Ellie
    March 3, 2016 at 5:22 am (3 years ago)

    His name is Oskar Karl Olof, Duke of Skane.

  25. Lisa
    March 3, 2016 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

    That is so great! Now she and Maddie both have one of each. I would have loved to see the look on Estelle’s face when she found out. Can’t wait to find out the name and see a picture.

  26. jenny
    March 3, 2016 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to Victoria, Daniel and Big Sister, Estelle. Welcome to the new prince. May life be happy and healthy for you all.

    Excitement and pure joy surrounds this family. The birth of a new baby means as much to complete strangers as to them and the people of Sweden.

    And, Daniel’s lovely words concerning the strength of women surely move him up even more (if that was possible) in all our eyes!

    Victoria, you made pregnancy and working throughout it, seem like a piece of cake! Times may not have been easy, but you never shirked any of your responsibilities. Enjoy your new baby, your lovely daughter, and wonderful husband at this precious time and please, get some rest!

  27. mary elizabeth
    March 3, 2016 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

    This is the kind of news that makes one’s day. As others often comment, we all seem to feel especially close to the Swedish Royals.

    Congrats to Vic and Daniel and big sister, Estelle. May they, and the little baby, have happy lives filled with only good health. So much love in the extended family. Now, it’s going to be Sophia’s turn, soon. Wishing her the best, as well.