Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia expecting second child

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting a second child, the Swedish royal court announced today.

Prince Carl Philip Princess Sofia Prince Alexander March 2017

The court released a statement:

    “Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in September 2017.
    “‘We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family,’ says Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.
    “No changes in the schedule of The Prince Couple’s public engagements are planned during the spring and summer of 2017.”

The court also released the above photo of Carl Philip, Sofia, and Prince Alexander, who turns 1 in April.

Congratulations and best wishes to Carl Philip and Sofia, both of whom are expected to attend the Official Dinner in Sweden tonight.

I will cover the tiara-filled Official Dinner on Saturday as I will be covering today’s Kate engagement tomorrow (I was going to pop off a post on it today, but haven’t had the time yet to devote to it – this one was much quicker).

79 Comments on Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia expecting second child

  1. lobbit
    March 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Awwww, congrats! I think someone here called it on the last post about Sofia.

    • mary elizabeth
      March 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Good for them. Happy news. Wishing them well and may they have another beautiful and healthy baby. Their son is so adorable!

  2. Sarah
    March 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I wonder if the Swedes have baby fatigue considering last year was such a baby centric yr with all of them having kids?
    I like that Alexander still has his baby chunks =) he seems to be a happy baby.
    I didn’t know there was a tiara event for them tonight! Yippee is Madeleine attending?

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

      No Madeleine. Just Victoria and Sofia.

    • rhiannon
      March 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Omg. Alexander’s baby chunks are so delicious.

  3. rhiannon
    March 23, 2017 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations! Alexander is a little cuddle bug! I cannot wait for the christening. Estelle will be adorable. Leonore is going to be a little monkey. And Nicolas and Oscar and Alexander will be toddlering around.

    Thanks for posting, KMR! It was nice to get a nice bit of news today

    • JET Texas
      March 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

      They are adorable kids. I hope they grow up close.

    • Cathy
      March 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Baby sash alert! Baby sash alert!

      Well, ok, maybe I’m about a year early for that?

  4. Queen Lauri
    March 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Awww, another sweet, Swedish baby for me to coo over πŸ™‚ Congratulations to the SRF!!

  5. Miley
    March 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I had a feeling she was pregnant. Congratulations!

    • Babbalou
      March 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, I thought the loose blouse she recently wore might be hiding a pregnancy, but I think it is somewhat rude to mention a possible pregnancy whenever anyone might not be looking their thinnest. I personally prefer to wait until there is an announcement! Certainly in my young married days there were many times when I’d not slept well and eaten too much and didn’t look thin – in fact when I told my boss I was pregnant (with my 2nd) he told me they had a pool going over whether I was pregnant of just fat!

      Anyway, I am happy for them. They always look so happy together that it makes me happy!

      • Miss K
        March 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm (2 years ago)

        That’s just rude! And then to tell you about it. What an insensitive boss!

      • Jen
        March 24, 2017 at 5:03 am (2 years ago)

        Babbalou, I hope you told him, without missing a beat, you had a pools of your own going re. the ‘men’ in your office: whose partner would leave them first. That was an appalling and violation of any human resource policy. No doubt your boss thought it funny and a joke. Wonder how he and the lads would feel if the girls started measuring up the boys.

  6. Kitty
    March 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Prince Carl Philip is just so yummy.

    • Bea
      March 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

      He’s gorgeous!

    • Kimothy
      March 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

      He’s looking less greasy so that’s good. For a while, he just gave a major “ick” vibe to me but it is now lessening. When he was his in his late teens/early-mid 20s? Wowzer!! I remember everyone saying how he was Orlando Bloom’s doppelgΓ€nger! All of the Swedes are just lovely!!

    • rhiannon
      March 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Marriage suits him.

      • Kimothy
        March 23, 2017 at 8:08 pm (2 years ago)

        Agreed, Rhiannon. How’ve you been, girl? I’ve been wondering.

        • rhiannon
          March 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

          I’m doing good! I did my first Spartan Race (5 miles 20 obstacles) this past weekend. I finished! I completed obstacles that I failed last year. And to top it off, I was only 4 min slower than the same race last year! I am still paying for it. But, I’m proud. I’m 9 months post diagnosis. I cried my eyes out at the finish line because I didn’t know if it would be possible.

          How are you doing?

          • Kimothy
            March 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

            Good! February and early March weren’t fun but I’m FINALLY up to snuff and am back to walking both ways (to and from work) and the weather is great so I’m enjoying it! Especially since the weather is going to start being horrendously hot and humid in about three months or less!

            Also, I FINALLY finished paying off a humongous bill on my credit card and it feels wonderful! Last, a friend invited me to see Beauty & the Beast with her this weekend and I can’t wait! Belle is one of my favorite Disney Princesses (tied with Mulan) and many of my friends saw it last weekend and raved about it on Facebook.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

            I adore the new Beauty and the Beast movie!! I’ve seen it three times. Belle and Mulan are my favorite Disney Princesses, too. I actually thought the changes and additions to the new BatB movie improved on the original.

          • Kimothy
            March 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)

            Thanks KMR! I’m excited! I’ll probably be grinning from ear to ear and singing along to the songs. πŸ™‚

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm (2 years ago)

            Let me know what you think of the movie once you’ve seen it.

          • Sarah
            March 23, 2017 at 9:28 pm (2 years ago)

            Ooh let me know how it is! Belle was my favorite! She was the first brunette princess, I’m a brunette! She loved books, I love books. She was different than her peeps growing up, same here! Plus it had a meaning to it besides prince rescues damsel in distress/love at first sight=) also loved the library!!!
            I used to suggest it all the time when my niece wanted to watch a movie. No shame

          • Kimothy
            March 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm (2 years ago)

            Raise your hand if you wanted the library Beast/Prince Adam gifted Belle.

            **raises hand** I!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Ellie
            March 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

            Congrats on paying that bill, Kimothy! That’s always a big accomplishment.

            I want to go see the movie but I have nobody to go with. I may go see it this weekend alone! Giant Icee, some Popcorn, just me. πŸ˜€ I was thinking it may be too scary for my son, though he adores princesses.

            As a kid I always dreamed of that library…

            The world’s most beautiful libraries! Have at ladies πŸ™‚ I sigh and drool.

          • Miss K
            March 24, 2017 at 12:02 am (2 years ago)

            Kimothy, me!!! I bought a bunch of Ikea bookcases and got boyfriend to make it look like a built in unit. And I STILL have more books. But sadly our condo only has so much space. I have some of my books in boxes in our storage locker.

          • jenny
            March 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm (2 years ago)

            Rhiannon, so happy for you! What a trooper and an inspiration!
            Keep on keeping on and all best wishes to you!

          • G.
            March 27, 2017 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

            Good for you. I am not surprised one bit. You are one strong woman.

    • Sarah
      March 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

      His hair looks so ugh. He needs to try using less gel bleh

  7. Laura
    March 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations to Carl and Sophia and to Nicholas on becoming a big brother. The royal family are so delightful to read about. Thank you KMR, for this fantastic news. I wonder if it will be another boy. As long as the baby is happy and healthy.

  8. Laura
    March 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations to Carl and Sophia and to Alexander on becoming a big brother. The royal family are so delightful to read about. Thank you KMR, for this fantastic news.

    • Kimothy
      March 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

      I was just about to correct your comment, Laura! Glad you caught yourself. πŸ˜‰

      • Laura
        March 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

        I like all the Swedish Children Kimothy. Though not as much as my nieces πŸ™‚ Alexander does look very happy.

        • Laura
          March 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm (2 years ago)

          ps It is Princess Eugenie’s birthday today!

          • Kimothy
            March 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

            Way ahead of you, Laura. I mentioned it in the William articles round-up. πŸ˜‰

  9. Indiana Joanna
    March 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Gosh, Alexander is one of the happiest babies I’ve seen in a long time.

  10. LoriB
    March 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I love they way they share the news with the world on FB and with a formal announcement including an expected date and a current family photo. The Swedes at least have an appearance of getting some return on their taxation investment. I hate that the BRF is all Hush hush as if it is so beneath them to share the news this way. I truly believe if W&K ran an Instragram/FB account like Madeline good will would be much easier to find for them. Like Barney always said, “Sharing is Caring” and showing the world news and a few family photos now and then would actually go a long way towards goodwill with your countrymen.
    This is just my opinion and I am an American so I might be wrong.
    Thanks for the great pic and write up KMR!

    • Beatrix
      March 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

      This news truly makes me happy for the SRF and the Swedes… And for myself, because I enjoy following this amazing looking family.

      Oh, and SofΓ­a looks great in that green top.

  11. Kimothy
    March 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Alexander is such a cutie!! Look at that smile!! Also, I can’t remember the last time I saw CP look that happy (wait–maybe it was when Alex was born? Duh Kim! πŸ˜‰ ).

  12. St
    March 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats to SRF!
    Sophia looks amazing on this photo!!
    And I love green on her… So sharp!

    • Overit
      March 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree, she looks great in green. I think green is a great color for most brunettes

  13. BostonBrahmin
    March 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I knew it! I think some of us commented a few weeks ago that we thought she was pregnant because she was wearing a loose fitting blouse when she visited a hospital.
    P.S. Great picture and I love when her hair is parted on the side.

    • Cathy
      March 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m loving Sofia’s new hair style too πŸ™‚

  14. Ann
    March 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I always enjoy the Swedish family portraits. The children always look so expressive. I like the green color on Sonia and her hair is pretty parted to the side like this.

  15. Lovely Blossom
    March 23, 2017 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations!I’m just so happy for Carl-Philip, Sofia and Alexander.I have the feeling that their children will become nice persons. Sofia is no snob and Carl-Philip seems to truly love her, that’s important for a family.

  16. Ellie
    March 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Alexander is a lovely child, what a happy, sweet boy! Look at that face!

    And as I have nothing nice to say about the parents I’ll just say congrats. Meal ticket #2.

    • Queen Lauri
      March 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Elle,

      I get that you don’t like Sofia or CP but did you have to refer to the expected baby has Meal Ticket #2…sigh…

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Can we please not refer to children as “meal tickets”; I find it incredibly gross. I’ve seen it many times that when a woman people consider to be a golddigger has a child the people call that child a “meal ticket” or something similar and I always find it gross. 1) Children shouldn’t be though of like that, and 2) it completely negates the wishes of the father. Like, clearly Carl Philip loves his son and has been very happy to become a father. Sofia didn’t “trap” Carl Philip or some such nonsense, he clearly wanted children. We as a society need to stop thinking about children in terms of women trapping men, and start realizing that men want to have children, too.

      • DuchessOfNaps
        March 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm (2 years ago)

        +100 Referring to children as “meal tickets” is incredibly sexist and offensive.

        • Kimothy
          March 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm (2 years ago)


      • BethNY
        March 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

        KMR, thank you once again. You are very level-headed and fair.

      • Ellie
        March 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm (2 years ago)

        Oh, I don’t doubt CP and Sofia love their kids, but my opinion of Sofia is basically having children isn’t just because they want to, but to cement her position in the family. Seems especially apt to me re: royalty, but I feel that way about other royals too–not just Sofia. I’m sorry if I offended anyone, it was rude of me to say and I won’t use that term again. I don’t doubt Sofia loves her son, she has a lovely delight on her face looking at him. Carl-Philip, you can see how much he adores his beautiful baby and how much he loves his wife, and his sisters too–he seems like a very loving kind of man.

        I actually wish we saw more of Alexander, that smile is precious. He seems like a happy little guy. I wonder why they don’t do what Madeleine does, show him a bit on social media or whatever; I think it’s a great way to share royal babies growing up.

        • Queen Lauri
          March 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

          I so agree Elle, I wish all the various royal parents would post photos and little updates of their children more often. I am wrong or have we not seen the Cambridge children since Christmas?

          • Ellie
            March 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

            I don’t think we have.

            I love how Madeleine connects with people in this way. The other royals have official social media accounts, why can’t they share personal pics every once in awhile? It would be a nice way to connect with people and make them feel invested in their child.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm (2 years ago)

            You are correct. We have not seen George or Charlotte since Christmas.

  17. DuchessOfNaps
    March 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats to them!! I know Sofia gets a lot of heat but she’s actually one of my favorite royals. Very happy news.

  18. Cali Gurl
    March 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Victoria: Estelle & Oscar
    Madeleine: Leonore & Nicholas
    Carl Philip: Alexander & ???

    Ooh, so exciting! If they have a girl, it will be 3 grandsons and 3 granddaughters for the King and Queen, how even lol. I think I love the royal babes more than the weddings.

    • Kimothy
      March 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Either way, Silvia is going to be beside herself with happiness regarding the newest addition to the family. She just loves those grandbabies!! πŸ™‚

  19. Memyselfandi
    March 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Wooow, it’s actually so unhealthy. How old is Alexander? For Sofia’s health they should’ve waited a little longer. Still happy for them of course! I just don’t get to rush.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Alexander is 11 months. He’ll be around 17 months when the second child is born.

      • Ellie
        March 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

        Wow, that sounds rough, even with nannies honestly. Wonder if it was a whoops, then again I know people who purposefully had very small gaps to get the baby stage over with. I’d have lost my mind!!

      • Ray
        March 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

        My daughter was 11 months old when I got pregnant with our son. The exact same age diff between my younger sister and I! Never any health issues to report- I never had any more kids but my mom had 3 more including a set of twins. Youth probably helps, but medical science is advancing so quickly anymore, that I’m sure Sofia will be fine.

        ** Forgot to add, my husband and his older sister are 11 months apart. There were health issues and my MiL was very young. She had a hysterectomy by 25. **

    • St
      March 23, 2017 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

      What health has Sophia been suffering from?

      • St
        March 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm (2 years ago)

        Or were you referring to the close gap of pregnancies?! Can be tough on her body!

    • Sarah
      March 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

      I wouldn’t say it’s so unhealthy. More risks occur when a new pregnancy occurs within 6mo after giving birth. There are some risks associated with having back to back children but not enough to put into unhealthy category

      • Ellie
        March 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm (2 years ago)

        I was told by my doctor it’s best to wait at least two years between pregnancies for your body to recover. That was a few years ago, and God knows guidelines change every 5, haha.

        • Memyselfandi
          March 24, 2017 at 8:00 am (2 years ago)

          Two years is what they usually recommend and it has not changed. Pregnancy and labor have a huge influence on the female body, it needs time to recover. It’s not exactly dangerous, we live in 2017, but doctors do discourage it.
          But yeah, two under two it is. I feel sorry for Carl and Sofia already hahah! Though of course, I suppose they have plenty of help.

  20. Claire
    March 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, they don’t take their time with anything, do they?


    • Cathy
      March 23, 2017 at 11:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Claire, please find some time this weekend and spoil yourself?

      Go to your happy place, maybe go shopping, or have a meal out?

      But please do something just for you this weekend?

      Sending a cyber hug from New Zealand

    • Miss K
      March 24, 2017 at 12:00 am (2 years ago)

      Men! Been with my guy 8.5 years. Took 6 years to buy a condo together. Mind you, he’s been mentioning babies more and more lately. He did always say he wanted kids when he’s 30. And guess who turned 30 in December? LOl! I’m mentally prepping to lose my abs and flat mid section. Claire, go pamper yourself! You deserve it

      • Cathy
        March 24, 2017 at 12:55 am (2 years ago)

        Im already picturing you with a cute kid going off on adventures together Miss K?

        Good luck! πŸ™‚

  21. Carla
    March 24, 2017 at 6:33 am (2 years ago)

    It is a pleasure to look at this happy and lovely young family.

    • Ray
      March 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)


  22. Oz Shan
    March 24, 2017 at 9:02 am (2 years ago)

    I thought she would have another one as soon as she could – they have help so not as hard as it would be for most. This way children are close in age which is nice for them. It would be too much for me but then I don’t have financial and other resources to deal with it 😜

  23. jenny
    March 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I knew it! The photo of her walking in that loose blouse shouted “Pregnancy” to me in the last post about the Swedish Royals and the work that the couple are doing . Well, may I say, I am hoping for a girl!? Actually, a healthy baby, but I think they would like a daughter. Baby Sash alert, indeed!

    All best wishes to the couple and I hope the little Prince is not pushed out of they way too fast!!! He is darling.

  24. Halia
    March 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    P.Alex is so cute & sweet!