Tuesday 21 November 2017

Meet Sweden's royal baby - Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip release precious new photos

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia of Sweden salute the crowd after their marriage ceremony on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia of Sweden salute the crowd after their marriage ceremony on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip holding two month old son Prince Gabriel
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden with sons Prince Gabriel and Prince Alexander. Picture: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge view helicopter models H145 and H135 before departing from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden with baby Gabriel. Picture: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden
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In this handout image released by the royal family of Spain, Leonor, Princess of the Asturias poses for an official portrait to commemorate her 12th birthday on October 31, 2017 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Francisco Gomez / Casa de S.M. el Rey via Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Sweden's royal family have released an adorable new picture of its youngest member - two-month-old Prince Gabriel.

Prince Carl Philip (37) and Princess Sofia (33) have shared sweet new pictures with their new arrival, who they welcomed in September, a little sibling for their two-year-old son Prince Alexander.

Prince Carl Philip holding two month old son Prince Gabriel
Prince Carl Philip holding two month old son Prince Gabriel

They released the new pictures in honour of his upcoming christening, which will take place on December 1 at the church within Drottningholm Palace, where his brother was also baptised in 2015. In the black and white shot, his father is cradling the infant while his mother looks on.

Sofia (née Hellqvist), a former model and reality tv star, described motherhood as "amazing". "He is very sweet and well-behaved. He’s a mixture of us both," she told Swedish publication Svenskdam last summer.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden with sons Prince Gabriel and Prince Alexander. Picture: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden with sons Prince Gabriel and Prince Alexander. Picture: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden

"The first time does take some adjustment. But it’s still absolutely amazing and wonderful. It changes your whole life."

It's been a busy week for young European royals, Spain's Princess Leonor, whose official title is Princess of the Asturias, also had a new portrait released, to mark her 12th birthday. While she has grown accustomed to public life, often appearing in photoshoots alongside her parents King Felipe and Queen Letizia, it marks her first solo portrait.

In this handout image released by the royal family of Spain, Leonor, Princess of the Asturias poses for an official portrait to commemorate her 12th birthday on October 31, 2017 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Francisco Gomez / Casa de S.M. el Rey via Getty Images)
In this handout image released by the royal family of Spain, Leonor, Princess of the Asturias poses for an official portrait to commemorate her 12th birthday on October 31, 2017 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Francisco Gomez / Casa de S.M. el Rey via Getty Images)

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