Princess Sofia of Sweden follows in Kate Middleton's footsteps and shoots son Prince Erik's first portrait
Published 25/04/2016 | 08:36
Princess Sofia of Sweden is following in the footsteps of her British counterpart Kate Middleton by photographing her son's first portrait.
The former model (31) wed Prince Carl Philip (36) in 2015 after five years together and the couple welcomed their first child together - a son named Prince Erik Hubertus Bertil last Tuesday.
And rather than hiring a professional photographer for his first official portrait, Sofia (nee Hellqvist) chosen to shoot the images herself and release them. The little Prince looks peaceful in a bassinet, wearing a white cotton onesie and is draped by a cable knit wool blanket.
He was born on April 19 at Danderyds Hospital in Stockholm at 6:25 p.m, weighing at 7lbs 9oz.
Prince Carl held a press conference to confirm the birth hours after and he said he "couldn't stop" crying during his son's birth.
"Yes, actually. Of course. Couldn't stop," he told PEOPLE magazine.
"For me and my wife, this is obviously a great day with a lot of emotion. Words cannot describe."
At a cabinet meeting last week, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden announced his grandson's title is the Duke of Södermanland.
He released a statement with his wife Queen Silvia congratulating the young couple on their new arrival .
"We are extremely happy for Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and are delighted to have become grandparents again," the statement read.
"We hope the new parents enjoy a time of peace and quiet together with their son."