The Academy Awards may be over, but Oscar mania is just beginning in Sweden!
Prince Oscar, who’s third in line to the nation’s throne, was born at 8:28 p.m. on March 2, the Swedish Royal Palace confirmed Wednesday.
Four-year-old Princess Estelle, who was asleep during the birth, visited Karolinska Hospital, north of Stockholm, early Thursday morning to meet her little brother.
Before leaving the hospital to travel home to Stockholm’s Haga Palace, the new family of four posed for a quick photo – the first to show them all together.
Oscar’s grandfather King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the newborn prince’s name at a specially convened cabinet meeting on Thursday.
At noon, artillery troops celebrated the new prince’s birth at five locations around Sweden as they fired 21-gun salutes.
Princess Madeleine, Prince Oscar’s aunt, who flew in from her London home for the event, was among the first with warm wishes for the growing family.
“Congratulations to my sister Victoria and Daniel to the birth of their son! He was born today at 20:28 here in Stockholm!” she posted to her Facebook page last night from Karolinska Hospital.
Other family members joined her felicitations as diplomats, locals and VIPs mingled at the Hall of State in Stockholm’s Royal Palace during the afternoon to convey their written good wishes to the royal family in greetings books.
Meanwhile, family and dignitaries close to the ruling house of Bernadotte attended a traditional Christian thanksgiving service on Thursday to celebrate Prince Oscar’s birth.
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Proud dad Prince Daniel announced the arrival of his first son yesterday in an emotional press conference.
As tears streamed down his cheeks, Daniel told reporters that the couple had kept the baby’s gender a surprise and that he was delighted to welcome a little prince. He even revealed that he cut the umbilical cord and assisted during the birth. couldn’t hold back his emotions as he announced the arrival of their baby prince
“I have not had time to feel just yet how it feels to be a father of two,” he said. “But it feels good so far!”
And soon the country will be celebrating the arrival of two royal babies! Victoria’s younger brother younger brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their first child in April.