Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden share precious new pictures with baby Gabriel
They're two of the world's most stylish royals, so it's only fitting that the Swedish royal family's newest portrait would be just as glamorous.
Prince Carl Philip (37) and Princess Sofia (33) have shared sweet new pictures with their new arrival Prince Gabriel, who they welcomed last month, and their two-year-old son Prince Alexander.
The family portrait was taken last week at the East Gate of the Royal Palace in Stockholm by photographer Erika Gerdemark, who traditionally works with the family, including Alexander's portraits and the couple's engagement announcement. The couple, who wed in 2015, released a statement thanking well-wishers around the world for their support as they continue to expand their family.
"A big and warm thanks for all the kind congratulations in connection with the birth of our son, Prince Gabriel. We appreciate your kindness very much," they said. While this is the first time all four have been pictured together, Gabriel was introduced to the world on social media after his birth in September.
In keeping with royal tradition, the royals used the opportunity to showcase some of Sweden's finest fashion, with Sofia wearing a Veronica Virta jacket, Carl opting for Oscar Jacobson, Gabriel in Lillelam and Alexander in Gant, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen.
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.
"The first time does take some adjustment. But it’s still absolutely amazing and wonderful. It changes your whole life."
When the couple first got together, eyebrows were raised due to the fact that Sofia had previously starred on a reality show and posed in men's magazines before meeting the royal while working as a waitress in New York in 2009. In the run up to their 2015 wedding, they both gushed about their love for one another.
"Carl Philip is my best friend. [He is] the person I talk to the most. He’s so smart and I feel so secure with him," she said.
"I feel extremely confident, stable and balanced when Sofia is by my side. And I’ve felt that way from the beginning," her now-husband echoed.