Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden released the first official portrait of their son Prince Oscar Monday. The first photograph of the newborn baby was shared on the Swedish Royal Palace’s official website and Facebook page on Monday morning. It shows the baby sleeping peacefully at his home in Haga Palace.
The photograph of Prince Oscar was clicked at his family home Haga Palace, the Royal Palace of Sweden confirmed. It was taken just five days after the baby royal’s birth at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm Wednesday. The picture shows the adorable baby covered with a cream blanket (it’s the same blanket that was used by Estelle when she was a baby).
“The first picture of Prince Oscar! The Prince is photographed at Haga Castle, five days old,” the picture was captioned. It has already garnered over 1,51,316 likes, a host of comments and over 4000 shares on Facebook. Many royal fans have suggested that Oscar looked just like his big sister Princess Estelle, while some said that he looked like his mom.
The 38-year-old Victoria gave birth to a baby boy at the Karolinska Hospital in Solna, Stockholm. The Royal Palace of Sweden confirmed that the mother and child were doing well. Prince Daniel announced the birth of his son to reporters waiting outside and could not hold back his emotions as he announced the new arrival.
The Duke of Skåne, as the baby prince has been styled, weighed eight pounds during his birth. The royal couple were most likely inspired by Hollywood while naming their bundle of joy. Meanwhile, four-year-old Estelle was asleep when her baby brother was born but was one of the first to meet him on Thursday.
She posed for a photograph with her parents and new sibling in the hospital before they headed home together. Later, along with her dad, she attended a thanksgiving service at the chapel in the Royal Palace of Sweden. During Estelle’s birth in 2012, the Crown Princess couple gave a glimpse of their baby daughter when they took her home a day after her birth on Feb. 23, 2012 and four days later released an official portrait of the princess.