Princess Sofia & Prince Carl Philip Share First Photo Of Their Newborn Son — Find Out His Name!
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden have announced their new child's name!
"Prins Julian," the caption read on Instagram, which was posted on Sunday, March 28 — two days after the couple welcomed their third tot into the world.
Of course, fans couldn't get enough of the little boy. One person wrote, "Congratulations!! Too cute this little bundle of joy," while another echoed, "Welcome Prince Julian💙💙."
A third user added, "Cute baby.❤️."
According to the Swedish Royal Court, the parents announced the baby's full name is Julian Herbert Folke, and he will be addressed as Prince Julian going forward. However, he will not hold the Royal Highness title.
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The newborn is seventh in line to the Swedish throne and the eighth grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
On Friday, March 26, the pair — who also share Prince Alexander, 4, and Prince Gabriel, 3 — announced the arrival of their latest addition. "We are so happy and grateful to be able to welcome our third son to our family. Princess Sofia and I, and his two big brothers, have all been longing for this day. And now we are looking forward to getting to know this new little member of our family," Prince Carl Philip gushed.
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In December, the duo announced they were expanding their brood, posting a black-and-white photo via social media. "We are happy and excited and look forward to welcoming our third child," they wrote at the time. "A new little member of our family."
Not too long ago, King Carl XVI Gustaf decided to strip the HRH titles from his children.
"His Majesty The King has decided on changes to The Royal House. The purpose of these changes is to establish which members of The Royal Family may be expected to perform official duties incumbent on the Head of State or related to the function of the Head of State," a statement from the palace, which was released in October 2019, read. "His Majesty The King has decided that the children of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and the children of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill will no longer be members of The Royal House."
In response, Prince Carl Philip said he agreed with his father's decision.
"We see this as positive as Alexander and Gabriel will have freer choices in life," he wrote. "They will retain their prince titles and their duchies, Södermanland and Dalarna, which we value and are proud of. Our family has strong connections to both landscapes and we maintain our commitment there."