The newest member of the Royal Family arrived at 8:28pm on Mar. 2 at Stockholm's Karolinska Hospital. The little prince weighed in at eight pounds and measured 22 inches long. Shortly afterwards, his proud father, who was present throughout the birth, greeted reporters gathered outside of the hospital and confirmed the good news. With a big smile, he said both mother and baby were doing well, adding: "I have not had time to feel just yet how it feels to be a father of two. But it feels good so far!"
The couple's four-year-old daughter Princess Estelle was already asleep by the time her baby brother arrived on Wednesday night. But she was among the very first to meet the new prince on Thursday morning, and excitedly posed for a photograph with her parents and her new sibling before the new family-of-four headed home to Haga Castle.
The little girl will be thrilled to be a big sister. She adores her younger cousins Leonore and Nicolas, whose parents are Victoria's sister Princess Madeleine and banker Chris O'Neill. Although, mum Victoria did admit last year: "What [Estelle] really wants is a hamster!"
Victoria and Daniel announced their pregnancy last September with a statement reading: "Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016."
Following the birth of their baby boy, Victoria and Daniel have been inundated with messages of well-wishes - led by the delighted Swedish royal family.
"We share the Crown Princess Couple great happiness and Princess Estelle pleasure to welcome her little brother to the family. We wish the family a wonderful time in peace and quiet and we very much look forward to seeing our grandchildren," proud grandparents King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia said in a statement.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who will soon become first-time parents, added their congratulations: "With great warmth and love we welcome Victoria and Daniel's son to the family. We are excited about the growing cousin crowd, and we look forward to seeing the new family member!"
Victoria's younger sister Princess Madeleine, and Chris O'Neill, spoke of their joy at the birth of the prince: "We are so happy for Victoria, Daniel, and Estelle's sake and for our new family member! Both Leonore and Nicolas look forward to meeting their new cousin, and we wish him a warm welcome to the family," the couple said.
Daniel's parents Olle and Ewa Westling also released a message that read: "We feel great joy today with the news that the Crown Princess and our son have welcomed their second child, and Estelle her long awaited sibling. We wish them the best of luck with the new family member and we will support and help, as grandparents."