Princess Madeleine of Sweden gives birth to a son

Sweden's Royal Family has welcomed its second new member in as many days after Princess Madeleine gave birth to a son this morning.
Sweden's Royal Family has welcomed its second new member in as many days after Princess Madeleine gave birth to a son this morning.

Sweden's royal palace says Princess Madeleine has given birth to a son, just two days after she attended the wedding of her brother, Prince Carl Philip. The Swedish princess, 33, gave birth to a son on Monday, June 15, welcoming her second child with husband Christopher O'Neill.

The royal family broke the happy news in a statement on the official Facebook page of Kungahuset. In a statement, the marshal of the realm said Madeleine gave birth Monday at 1:45 p.m. (1145 GMT; 7:45 a.m. EDT) and that "both mother and child are in good health"
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived at the hospital in Danderyd
Head Physician Sophia Brismar Wendel  and Head Midwife Anna Stahl announce that Swedish Princess Madeleine gave birth to a baby boy weighing 3080 grams and with a height of 49 cm on June 15, 2015 at the Danderyd hospital north of Stockholm
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived at the hospital in Danderyd
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived at the hospital in Danderyd
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived at the hospital in Danderyd
Sweden's Royal Family has welcomed its second new member in as many days after Princess Madeleine gave birth to a son this morning.
Sweden's Royal Family has welcomed its second new member in as many days after Princess Madeleine gave birth to a son this morning.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations for Madeleine, Chris and Leonore with their son and little brother! Very soon after the wedding from Carl Philip and Sophia, happy for the whole family that Madeleine was able to share that day with them!

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  2. princessMariefanJun 15, 2015, 7:22:00 PM

    Wow wonderful news congratulions to princess Madeleine Chris and big sister princess Leonore.
    They are a lovely family,can't wait to see the new little prince.

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  3. A wedding and then a baby in the same week. Can't get any better than that!

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  4. Even though male and female are equal especially in the Nordic lands, it's still apparently a big deal to have a son. Chris and Carl Gustaf are bursting at the seams; Chris and Madeleine cried, I hope they cried as much when Leonore was born. And at least it was a born princess who presented the king with his first grandson, I guess the king feels "complete" now.

    In spite of my gripes, congratulations to Madeleine and her whole family and WAY TO GO Madeleine for hanging in there during all the wedding events - walking in heels, sitting for long periods of time - and then having a baby just over one day later, I'm pretty sure she wasn't feeling all that great. What a trooper, Madeleine!

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    1. Um, of course it's a big deal for the family! It doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl, it's a baby, for God's sake, and babies are a always a big deal! Of course they are thrilled, and they have every right to be. If it had been a baby girl, they would have been just as thrilled and there would have been just as many headlines saying "It's a girl!". "it's still apparently a big deal to have a son"? Really? You think it's not? You think the parents and grandparents should have said "Meh, we don't give a damn about that kid, because it's a boy and Anonymous thinks girls are better"? Just take that misandrism elsewhere.

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    2. My dear Stephanie: I'm speaking from the historical perspective of Carl Gustaf and his "ätt". He knows darned well how precious males are, as his parents went through FOUR daughters until they had their precious widdle boy; hence the world has always revolved around him. Now he's got his first grandson. I know he loves his granddaughters, but this is a HUGE event for Carl Gustaf. He would of course love a new granddaughter, but he and Silvia are överlyckliga happy-happy-happy with this little guy. (And I don't hate men, I married one and have children and grandchildren, so you can can that accusation.)

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  5. Wow wonderful news! Congratulions to the family!
    Can't wait to see the new little prince.
    And it was indeed really big of Madeleine to attend the wedding events even though she was so close to her term. And didn't she look amazing and glowing with happiness? I even admire her more than before :)

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