Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden are expecting their second child


Congratulations to Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden! The couple have announced that they are expecting their second child together. "We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family," they said in a statement.

Sofia and Carl Philip’s second child is due in September 2017. Along with the announcement, the Swedish Royal Court released a new portrait of the expectant parents with their nearly one-year-old son Prince Alexander. The little Prince, dressed in a grey cardigan, adorably smiled for the camera showing off his teeth, as his mother adoringly looked on.


A photo of Prince Carl and Princess Sofia with their son Prince Alexander
Carl and Sofia are already parents to son Prince Alexander

Last summer after welcoming their son in April 2016, the couple opened up about the joys of parenthood. Sofia told Sweden's Svenskdam, “It's amazing," adding, “Having children changes your whole life.” She also noted: "[Alexander] is very sweet and well-behaved." Carl Philip also discussed his new role as a first-time dad telling the outlet that it took “some adjustment, of course, but it is still absolutely amazing and wonderful."

Prince Alexander steals the show at christening

A photo of the Swedish Royal Family
The couple's impending bundle of joy will be the sixth grandchild for Sweden's monarchs

The couple’s impending bundle of joy will mark the sixth grandchild for Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf. Aside from Sofia and Carl Philip’s young son Alexander, the monarchs are also grandparents to daughter Crown Princess Victoria’s children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, in addition to Princess Madeleine’s kids Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.

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