Like any proud mom, Crown Princess Victoria couldn't wait to snap the first photo of her adorable new son Prince Oscar and share it with the world. Breaking with tradition, the mother of two decided against an official photographer, instead taking a page from Kate's book and using a personal picture to introduce the little prince.
The 38-year-old photographed the five-day-old baby as he snuggled up under a cozy cream blanket and slept sweetly. As is tradition in the Swedish royal family, the young boy was dressed in a lace blouse that was made by Victoria's grandmother, Alice Sommerlath.
Perhaps the Swedish royal has taken inspiration from The Duchess of Cambridge and Jetsun Pema, The Queen of Bhutan, who also chose to shoot their little ones themselves in lieu of hiring a professional photographer.
Princess Madeleine, the prince's aunt, was also keen to post a photo of her new nephew. The 33-year-old shared a candid snap of the little boy surrounded by mother, father and sister Princess Estelle as they left the Karolinska hospital in Stockholm on Mar. 2 at 8:28 pm, less than 24 hours after Victoria gave birth.
Following the birth of his second child, Prince Daniel addressed the media confirming that the baby was healthy and was born weighing eight pounds and measuring 22 inches long. Beaming with pride, he told the press that mother and baby were doing well. “I have not had time to process just yet how it feels to be a father of two. But it feels good so far!”
Following the birth many well-wishers have congratulated the couple on their new arrival, including proud grandparents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. “We share the Crown Princess Couple and Princess Estelle's great happiness and pleasure to welcome her little brother to the family. We wish the family a wonderful time of peace and quiet and we very much look forward to seeing our grandchildren.”