February 23, 2012

It's a Girl!

This morning, at 4.26am, HRH Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a baby girl (a new princess!). Congratulations to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel!
It seems just like yesterday that Stockholm was celebrating their wedding with a week long Love Festival. Now Stockholm will be celebrating a new heir to the Swedish throne. Here are some good things to be aware of if you are visiting Stockholm this weekend: There will be a 2 x 21 cannon salute from the island of Skeppsholmen today (Thursday) at noon and then a new salute tomorrow (Friday) from the island of Kastellholmen. The salute on Friday is part of a nationwide salute happening in several cities. You can also expect plenty of crowds and press around the palace in the Old Town all weekend.
Edit: the new baby princess has a busy day already. Today (Friday) she will be "witnessed" by the Prime Minister, Speaker of the House, Lady in Waiting and others. Her name and title will be announced at approximately 11:30am. After which their will be a church service in the royal chapel. For visitors... between 2pm and 5pm, you can leave your personal congratulations in writing at the Royal Palace.
This news is all very fresh, so if I find anymore events of interest surrounding the princess' birth... I will be sure to post them here!
Royal family's website.
Kronprinsessparet. Photo: Paul Hansen

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