Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Victoria had a daughter at 4:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 23. (That’s today.) The baby was 51 cm tall (20 in tall) and 3280 g (7.2 lbs). Which is really exciting and all, but just wait until you see this video of Prince Daniel announcing the birth of his first daughter.
It’s all in Swedish, but if you skip to about 1:27, you’ll see the cutest thing ever. Prince Daniel must have gotten a little overwhelmed or strayed from the script because he said, “Mina känslor är all over the place,” a Swedish-English mix meaning ”My feelings are all over the place!” Adorable.
Also, you may notice that when he starts off, everyone is all quiet and rapt with attention and everything, and then the second he says he’s had a daughter, ahem I mean Princess, there are a few squeals that just burst out of grown adults who are also professional journalists. You don’t get that everyday.
For the full post on the Expat Blog, click here. You can also keep up with the latest on The Local’s Live Blog, where news and commentary is being uploaded as we speak. Princess Cakes are flying out of bakeries in honor of the little one (for an in-depth history of the Princess Cake, check out “Princess Cake Demystified” on SemiSwede here). And of course, you can “Like” the Royal Family on Facebook for all the official updates.
Most exciting for the bettors out there is, of course, the new Princess’ name. Desiree, Kristina, Ingrid, and Märta are leading the pack with Anna at the bottom for those who love to play the long odds. You can throw in your suggestions on Twitter at #royalbabynames.