For Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, the early months of 2016 will be particularly special as they will mark the arrival of new family members. The Swedish royals look forward to welcoming two babies this year, a second child for Victoria and a first for Prince Carl Philip and his beautiful bride, Sofia. The Queen of Bhutan, Jetsun Pema, is also overjoyed by her first pregnancy, but who will welcome the first royal baby of the year?
For Victoria and Jetsun, it is known that the births will come early in the year but royal discretion has prevented any further information, so it remains unclear which beauty will give birth first. Along with her husband, Prince Daniel, Swedish heir Victoria was first to announce the couple's pregnancy and revealed that the birth will take place in March.
In November, the King and Queen of Bhutan announced their happiness over Jetsun’s pregnancy. Although they did not reveal the due date, it is believed that she will give birth early in 2016. This will be the first child for 25-year-old royal, who married King Jigme Khesar Wangchuk in October 2011. “This year will bring us immeasurable happiness as we await the birth of our prince. It is going to be a beautiful year for Bhutan,” said the royal household.
The Swedish royals are generally more discreet about the genders of royal babies and tend to keep whether they are expecting a prince or a princess under wraps until after the delivery. Carl Philip and Sofia will welcome their little bundle of joy in April, although they've said that even they won't know if it's a boy or a girl until then. The two announced the happy news in October on their Facebook page. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it,” said the newlyweds.