The Swedish royal parents-to-be say they are keeping the baby's sex a surprise

By Caris Davis
Updated November 19, 2015 06:05 PM
Credit: The Royal Court,Sweden

Mum’s the word when it comes to the sex of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia‘s first baby!

The royal parents-to-be took time out of their schedules to meet for a romantic break in New York City this week. And when asked about the sex of their baby as they caught a ride into the city from Newark Airport, the Swedish royals said they don’t want to know until the baby is born in the spring.

“It’ll be a surprise,” Sofia told a reporter. “It feels great.”

Carl Philip, 36, also admitted that he’s received some parental advice from his sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. (Princess Victoria is expecting her second baby in March.)

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“We’ve talked,” he said. “But I’m not going into what they told me!”

Princess Sofia traveled from South Africa to the Big Apple after wrapping up some work with one of her charities, Project Playground, according to court spokeswoman Margareta Thorgren.

The royal couple will stay in New York a few days for their private visit before returning home to resume official duties later this month, she added.

The expectant parents, who tied the knot in June, took to Facebook to share gorgeous new portraits, along with the caption: “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it.”