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  • Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their third child
  • The royal couple of Sweden was diagnosed with COVID-19 in November 2020
  • The pair is awaiting the arrival of the third one in March or April

Princess Sofia of Sweden and her husband Prince Carl Philip contracted COVID-19 disease shortly before announcing the pregnancy. The pair battled coronavirus disease last month and is now doing well.

The royal palace of Sweden has shared an update on the princess’ pregnancy with Swedish’s Svensk Damtiding magazine (via Royal Central) and it is revealed that the mother and the baby both are doing fine after battling the deadly virus.

"Princess Sofia is still fine, and everything is going well," the royal palace told the magazine in a statement.

In December, the members of the Swedish royal family announced they were expecting their third baby through Instagram.

"We are happy and excited and look forward to welcoming our third child," they said in the statement accompanied by a black and white photo of the couple. "A new little member of our family."

The big announcement came weeks after they were tested positive with COVID-19 disease. While scientists continue to research the impact of coronavirus during pregnancy, it is confirmed that the 36-year-old princess has not experienced any complications due to it. The pair reportedly has fully recovered and is healthy again.

Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in the line of succession, and the former glamor model married on 13 June 2015 in Stockholm's Royal Palace chapel. They have two children Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel and are awaiting the arrival of the third one in March or April.

The newest member of their family will be seventh in the line of succession of the Swedish throne, replacing their aunt Princess Madeleine, as per Royal Central. In addition, the new prince or princess will be given their own Duchy but may not be entitled to the title “Royal Highness.”

Following the big announcement, the royal mother gave a glimpse of her baby bump for the first time in a festive photo. Marking the third Sunday of Advent and celebrate St. Lucia's Day, the family-of-four’s official Instagram account shared a photo wherein they thanked their followers “for all the nice congratulations” to their “growing family."

Princess Sofia wears the traditional Swedish headscarf for the first time (L-R) Swedish Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip are seen during the official National Day of Sweden celebrations at the Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm, Sweden June 6, 2016. Photo: PHOTO: TT NEWS AGENCY/MAJA SUSLIN/VIA REUTERS