The first official picture has been released of Prince Oscar of Sweden following his birth earlier this month.
The Royal Court made the official announcement that Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel welcomed a baby boy at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm at 8.28pm on Wednesday 2nd March. At the time of his birth they released a statement online, carrying the coat of arms of the royal family, saying both mother and baby were doing well and that the little boy has been named Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skåne.
The first official picture of Prince Oscar
The sweet snap sees the sleepy prince all tucked up in a cream blanket with a lace collar as he doses on a soft pillow.
Princess Victoria’s husband was said to have been at her side throughout the delivery. People magazine have reported that he even cut the umbilical cord and ‘assisted’ throughout the birth.
The Swedish Royals have become a family of four
Prince Daniel then made his own announcement to the press to confirm the happy news, telling journalists at the time that the couple’s new baby boy weighed a healthy eight pounds. He also went on to say that the couple, who already have a four-year-old daughter Princess Estelle, kept the gender of their baby a surprise.
Princess Victoria is first in line to the throne
This little Prince is third in line to the throne, only preceded by his mum and his big sister Estelle. Mum of two, Princess Victoria is the eldest child and heir apparent of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Expressen, a Swedish news site, reported Prince Daniel talking about his feelings of joy about becoming a father for the second time after the birth of his son. He said, ‘Everyone is obviously very happy. I haven’t had time to feel yet how it feels to be a father of two, but it obviously feels good.’
Princess Estelle is said to be very excited about being a big sister
He then added: ‘Estelle is of course really enthusiastic and happy about being a big sister.’
Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, a former personal trainer, announced their pregnancy news in September, with a short message on the Swedish royal family’s website, saying, ‘Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that the Crown Princess is expecting their second child’.