Princess Sofia of Sweden Gave Her Baby a Classic Royal Name
Update, September 5: We finally know the name of Sweden's newest royal—and we have our first look at the adorable newborn too. The Swedish royal family revealed that Princess Sofia's new son is named Gabriel Carl Walther, Duke of Dalarna. He's in good company with his name: There are plenty of other royals with the name Gabriel too, including Prince Gabriel of Belgium and Prince Gabriel of Liechtenstein. Congratulations again to the beautiful family!
Scroll down to see the first photo of Sweden's new royal baby, Prince Gabriel.
Originally posted on August 31: There's a new royal baby in town: Princess Sofa of Sweden's brand-new son. The stylish royal—who was the epitome of chic throughout her pregnancy—has given birth to a new bundle of joy, whose name is being kept a secret for now. The baby joins his older brother, one-year-old Prince Alexander, creating an adorable family of four.
"The Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child Thursday the 31 August 2017 at 11:24 a.m. at Danderyd Hospital," the royal family said in a statement. "Both mother and child are in good health."
As every royal aficionado knows, Princess Sofia married Prince Carl Philip in June 2015 at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Fittingly, the princess chose a Swedish designer to dream up her wedding dress: Ida Sjöstedt. She chose a beautiful long-sleeve lace gown that became an instant classic. Congratulations to the couple!