Sweden will soon get yet another royal baby. Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia announced they are expecting their first baby in April 2016. The couple released a statement saying: "We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it."
The statement, which included a new black and white photo of the couple, added that there are no scheduled changes in the couple's autumn schedule. Swedish official diplomatic sources confirmed to People Magazine that the royal baby will be the fifth in line to the Swedish throne. The baby will arrive shortly after its cousin, as Carl Philip's sister, Crown Princess Victoria is set to give birth to her second child in March.
According to Hello! Magazine, the new princess is not sporting a baby bump just yet. There were reportedly no signs of baby bump when Sofia attended her nephew Prince Nicolas's christening over the weekend. The Swedish royal family is currently experiencing a baby boom, with the upcoming births of two royal children and Nicolas's birth in June.
The royal couple only recently married, tying the knot in an extraordinary royal wedding in Stockholm in June after dating for five years. Carl Philip and Sofia spent their honeymoon in Fiji and have participated in several royal engagements since their return.
Carl Philip and Sofia visited refugee children in Dalarma earlier in October, where the 30-year-old princess displayed her maternal side by picking up a little girl and balancing her on her hip. The princess has taken up children's rights as one of her causes, even taking a royal trip to South Africa to speak at the Global Child Forum.