Prince Alexander of Sweden shows off a toothy grin in first birthday portrait

By Ainhoa Barcelona

Happy birthday to his royal cuteness Prince Alexander of Sweden! The tiny royal turned one on Wednesday (Apr. 19), and to celebrate, the Swedish royal palace has released the most adorable set of portraits. Proud parents Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia feature in one of the family snaps, looking picture perfect as they cuddle their son. A second photo shows Alexander opening a present, looking very smart in a button-down shirt and navy trousers. The little prince also posed outdoors, beaming widely at the camera to reveal his two top and bottom front teeth.

The beautiful photos were shared on Facebook and Instagram as well as the royal palace's official website. Fans were quick to compliment Alexander, with one writing: "What a smile and sparkling eyes, like his mother and father." A second posted: "Cute little boy! A real prince, now it's just the white horse missing."


A photo of Prince Alexander
Prince Alexander of Sweden poses for his first birthday portraits

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Alexander is set to become a big brother later this year. His parents Carl Philip, 37, and Sofia, 32, recently announced they are expecting a second child, due in September. "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," the couple said in a statement, accompanied by a sweet family portrait with Alexander.

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Last summer after welcoming their son in April 2016, the royals opened up about the joys of parenthood. Sofia told Sweden's Svenskdam: "It's amazing. 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".

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