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Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden share first glimpse of third son Prince Julian

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden have shared a first glimpse of their newborn baby, hours after the name of their third son was revealed. 

The couple took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of their son, Prince Julian Herbert Folke of Sweden, Duke of Halland, who was born on Friday, March 26 at a hospital in Greater Stockholm.

Prince Julian’s grandfather King Carl Gustaf revealed his name and dukedom at a cabinet meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm this morning, both of which are touching tributes to royal family members. 

Prince Julian is the Duke of Halland, the former duchy of King Carl’s much-loved uncle Prince Bertil, whose former home Carl and Sofia currently live in with their children. 

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of their son, Prince Julian Herbert Folke of Sweden, Duke of Halland

Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip were spotted leaving Danderyds hospital hand-in-hand after welcoming their third child together (pictured)

Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip were spotted leaving Danderyds hospital hand-in-hand after welcoming their third child together (pictured)

Meanwhile, Folke is one of the King’s middle names and was the name of the grandson of King Oscar II, who negotiated the release of around 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during the Second World War. 

The adorable photograph of Prince Julian, who was dressed in a cream jumper, was taken by his father Prince Carl Philip. 

Unlike his older brothers, Prince Julian will not receive Royal Highness status after King Gustaf revoked the HRH style from the children of Sofia and Carl in October  2019.  

While the children lost their positions in the Royal House and won’t be expected to carry out senior royal duties, they will remain in the line of succession.  

On Friday, the royal pair revealed on Instagram they had a third son, a brother to Prince Alexander, four, and Prince Gabriel, three.

Princess Sofia could be seen clutching a notepad while her husband carried their third son as they departed hospital on Friday (pictured)

Princess Sofia could be seen clutching a notepad while her husband carried their third son as they departed hospital on Friday (pictured)

The official statement from the palace read: ‘The Office of the Marshal is pleased to announce that HRH Princess Sofia on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11.19 gave birth to a healthy and prosperous son at Danderyd Hospital. Both mother and child are well.’ 

The new baby is seventh-in-line to the throne and the eighth grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Carl Philip, 41, is the only son and second child of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

His older sister Princess Victoria, 43, is the heir to the Swedish throne and he is currently fifth in the line of succession. Victoria has two children, Prince Oscar, five, and Princess Estelle, nine. 

Carl Philip’s younger sister Princess Madeleine has now dropped to eighth-in-line.

She has three children,  Princess Leonore, seven, Prince Nicolas, five and, Princess Adrienne, two.

Growing family! Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia announced they have had a third son last year. They are pictured with sons, Prince Alexander, four, and Prince Gabriel, three

Growing family! Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia announced they have had a third son last year. They are pictured with sons, Prince Alexander, four, and Prince Gabriel, three

The official statement from the palace read: 'The Office of the Marshal is pleased to announce that HRH Princess Sofia on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11.19 gave birth to a healthy and prosperous son at Danderyd Hospital. Both mother and child are well.'

The official statement from the palace read: ‘The Office of the Marshal is pleased to announce that HRH Princess Sofia on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11.19 gave birth to a healthy and prosperous son at Danderyd Hospital. Both mother and child are well.’

Sofia, 36, and Carl announced they were expecting in December. In a statement shared by the Swedish royal household at the time, Carl Philip and Sofia said they are ‘happy and excited, and looking forward to welcoming their third child’.  

They later shared a family photo to thank well-wishers for their kind words. 

The snap shows Carl Philip and Sofia dressed in festive outfits while posing with their sons in a cosy living room. Just a hint of a baby bump can be seen under Sofia’s elegant camel-coloured roll neck dress.  

In December, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia revealed they had tested positive for Covid-19.  The pair suffered ‘light flu symptoms’ and isolated at their home in Stockholm with their sons. 

It marks the first appearance from the royal since she and husband Prince Carl Philip, 41, were diagnosed with Covid n December

It marks the first appearance from the royal since she and husband Prince Carl Philip, 41, were diagnosed with Covid n December

In December, the Swedish Royal Family released this photo to mark Sofia's birthday

In December, the Swedish Royal Family released this photo to mark Sofia’s birthday 

It is unclear exactly when the royal pair tested positive, but a spokesman said Sofia is swabbed as part of her work at Sophiahemmet – a private hospital in Stockholm.

She had previously been pictured donning scrubs while treating coronavirus patients at the hospital amid Sweden’s outbreak. 

Known as Sweden’s real-life Prince Charming, Carl-Philip broke the hearts of royal-watchers across the globe when he announced his engagement to former glamour model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2014, four years after news of their relationship first hit headlines. 

The couple welcomed their first son, Prince Alexander, in April 2016 and another little boy, Prince Gabriel, arrived in August the following year. 

Born as heir to the throne, in 1980 a law was passed which gave his older sister Victoria precedence in the line of succession. 




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