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.
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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.