Among the younger lot of royals from across the world who tied knots in the past two years, including the famed Prince William and Kate Middleton of Britain, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has come up with the good news first.
Princess Victoria gave birth to a baby girl at the Karolinska hospital in Stockholm during the wee hours Thursday, the Royal Court of Sweden announced.
The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a daughter on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 04.26 am, it posted on its official Web site.
Both mother and child are in good health, it added.
Prince Daniel held a press conference at the hospital to announce the birth of his daughter.
This morning at 4:26 am, a 51-centimetre long and 3.280 kilogram very sweet little princess was born, the prince, who married Princess Victoria on June 19, 2010, said.
My feelings are all over the place right now, he said.
Princess Victoria (34), the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, is the heiress-apparent to the throne of Sweden. Her yet-to-be-named daughter has become second in line to throne.
While awaiting the pictures of the newborn, check out below some photos of Princess Victoria.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria arrives at Stockholm Cathedral in Gamla Stan, or the Old Town district of Stockholm June 16, 2010, three days before their wedding. REUTERS
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, arriving for the official dinner for Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock at the Monte Carlo Opera House. PA
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, second from right, and her husband Prince Daniel, second from left, pose with German President Christian Wulff, right, and his wife Bettina Wulff, left, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 26, 2011. PA
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, left and her husband Prince Daniel arrive at the castle in Pau, southwestern France, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. PA
The 2011 Nobel Prize Laureates for Physics Professor Adam G. Riess from the U.S., left, and Dr. Brian P. Schmidt from Australia, right, speak with Swedish Crown Princess Victoria during the 2011 Nobel Prize Banquet at the Town Hall in Stockholm, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. PA
Sweden's pregnant Crown Princess Victoria, right, and Prince Daniel, left, arrive at Stockholm's Royal Palace in this Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 file photo. Princess Victoria gave birth to her first child early Thursday Feb. 23 2012, a baby girl who will be groomed to one day become the country's queen. Victoria, 34, is next in line to the throne held by her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, since 1973. Sweden changed the constitution in 1980, three years after Victoria was born, to allow the eldest heir to inherit the throne, regardless of gender. PA
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Sweden's Prince Daniel arrive at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. PA