Sweden’s crown princess gives birth to baby girl

February 24th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS  

Stockholm, Feb 24 (IANS) Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria Thursday gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital here.

Princess Victoria gave birth to a daughter at 4.26 a.m. Thursday at Karolinska Hospital, the royal court said in a statement. Both mother and child are in good health.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt congratulated the crown princess and her husband Prince Daniel, reports Xinhua.

“It’s a great day for the entire royal family and it is also a great day for Sweden,” said Reinfeldt in a government statement.

He added that with the birth of a new princess, the Kingdom of Sweden will enter a new era of queens.

This is the first child of Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling since they got married in June 2010 in a grand wedding ceremony in Stockholm.

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