Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gives birth to baby girl


( first picture of the baby) Loool

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to her first child early Thursday, the country's first royal baby in three decades.
Victoria's husband, Prince Daniel, said the girl, who is second in line to the Swedish throne, was born at 4:26 a.m. at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm. She was 20 inches long and weighed 7.23 pounds.
"When I left the room the little princess was sleeping on her mother's chest and they were looking very cozy," an emotional Daniel told reporters. "The little daughter and the crown princess are doing very well."

Victoria married Daniel, a commoner and her former personal trainer, in June 2010. In August last year, the Royal Court announced that Victoria was pregnant.

Victoria, 34, is next in line to the throne held by her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, since 1973. Sweden changed the constitution in 1980, three years after Victoria was born, to allow the eldest heir to inherit the throne, regardless of gender. Before that female heirs were excluded.

As is custom when an heir to the throne is born, the Swedish Armed Forces were to celebrate the news with two 21-gun salutes at noon in Stockholm and other cities around Sweden.

Daniel said he was "pretty nervous" during the birth and that he cut the baby's umbilical cord. The king will announce the girl's name later this week, he said.

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