{the new mom and dad}

Happy tears this morning! Sweden has a new princess, a princess who will inherit the throne one day! Congratulations to the new parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel! 

Crown Princess Victoria gave birth 04:26 a.m. Swedish time and hours later, the new family left the hospital for the more private Haga Palace. “My feelings are all over the place right now,” said Prince Daniel during an early morning press conference. Mother and baby are doing fine according to the new father. Read an interview with Prince Daniel. 

{The first photo of the new princess leaving the hospital. Her name will be officially announced in a couple of days, and possible royal names are Ulrika,Sophia, Astrid, Margareta, Désirée, Christina and Alice.}

Being a big fan of Sweden’s royal family I’ve followed this pregnancy very closely, as many others have. It was amazing to see Crown Princess Victoria during the annual Nobel Prize Gala when she wore this beautiful dress, a favorite for me for sure during her pregnancy. As the camera zoomed in her dress, you could actually see the baby kick in there which of course caused a huge media sensation all over Scandinavia. This baby has been famous for a long time already! 

What a wonderful day!


UPDATE: Sweden’s new princess has been named Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Duchess of Ostergotland announced King Carl XVI Gustaf on Friday, Feb. 24th in Stockholm. I’m of course partial to the name as my sister’s daughter is named Estelle and I have to agree it’s a fitting name for a princess.