Monday 18 December 2017

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden announce they're expecting...11 months after welcoming little Alexander

Screengrab of the Swedish Royal Court's Instagram post announcing Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia they are expecting their second child. Picture: Swedish Royal Court/Instagram
Screengrab of the Swedish Royal Court's Instagram post announcing Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia they are expecting their second child. Picture: Swedish Royal Court/Instagram
Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle of Sweden attend a Name Day celebration for Princess Victoria at the Royal Palace on March 12, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the Nobel Prize Banquet 2015 at City Hall on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the Nobel Prize Banquet 2015 at City Hall on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia of Sweden arrive at the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony at Concert Hall on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia, Duchess of Vaermland and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden arrive at the Royal Palace to attend Te Deum Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the 70th birthday of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on April 30, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
Sweden's Princess Sofia, right, smiles as she holds her five month-old son Prince Alexander next to Prince Carl Philip, left, after Alexander's christening at Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia with Prince Alexander. Picture: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden
Prince Carl Phillip, Princess Sofia, and Prince Alexander of Sweden participate in a ceremony celebrating Sweden's national day at the Royal Palace on June 6, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip (L) and Princess Sofia with Prince Alexander are pictured at Palace Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm during the christening of the five month-old Prince
Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attend the Swedish Sports Gala at the Ericsson Globe on January 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden; Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attend a concert to celebrate the 38th birthday of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at Borgholmon July 14, 2015 in Oland, Sweden. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
Prince Alexander of Sweden, pictured with parents Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. Picture: Kate Gabor/The Royal Court, Sweden.
Princess Estelle of Sweden attends a Name Day celebration for Princess Victoria at the Royal Palace on March 12, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The Royal Palace in Stockholm will certainly be busy.

Princess Sofia (32) and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (37) have announced they're expecting their second child together, just 11 months after welcoming little Prince Alexander.

The couple, who wed in a lavish ceremony in 2015, welcomed their first child last April and shared the news of their new arrival on Instagram on Thursday.

"We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family," they said in a statement.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia of Sweden arrive at the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony at Concert Hall on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia of Sweden arrive at the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony at Concert Hall on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Sofia is set to welcome the new arrival in September. They won't be short of playdates as the next generation of Sweden's royal family is already growing with Crown Princess Victoria's children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar and Princess Madeleine's children Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.

The couple, who have been together for eight years, have been vocal about their appreciation for parenthood.

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.

Prince Carl Philip (L) and Princess Sofia with Prince Alexander are pictured at Palace Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm during the christening of the five month-old Prince
Prince Carl Philip (L) and Princess Sofia with Prince Alexander are pictured at Palace Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm during the christening of the five month-old Prince

"For me and my wife, this is obviously a great day with a lot of emotion. Words cannot describe."

Sofia, 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.

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

Princess Sofia, Duchess of Vaermland and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden arrive at the Royal Palace to attend Te Deum Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the 70th birthday of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on April 30, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia, Duchess of Vaermland and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden arrive at the Royal Palace to attend Te Deum Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the 70th birthday of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on April 30, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is seen with his new wife Princess Sofia of Sweden after their marriage ceremony at The Royal Palace on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is seen with his new wife Princess Sofia of Sweden after their marriage ceremony at The Royal Palace on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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