Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to Baby Girl With Husband Christopher O’Neill

Christopher O'Neill and Princess Madeleine of Sweden on Oct. 23, 2013
It's a girl! Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband, Christopher O'Neill, welcomed their first child on Feb. 20 Vanessa Marisak/Getty Images

Another royal baby is born! Sweden's Princess Madeleine welcomed her first child, a daughter, with husband Christopher O'Neill, the Swedish Royal Court confirmed on Friday, Feb. 21.

The Scandinavian royal gave birth on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10:41 p.m. at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. "Both mother and child are in good health," a statement from the royal family read. "Mr. Christopher O'Neill was present at the hospital throughout the birth."

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"Today is a day of great happiness and thankfulness," the King and Queen of Sweden said after their granddaughter's birth. "We are filled with great joy. We now hope that Princess Madeleine and Christopher will be able to enjoy this unique time with their young daughter in peace and quiet."

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Added O'Neill's mother, Eva-Maria O'Neill: "I am thrilled and very excited to have a new granddaughter and I can't wait to meet her! I wish her all that is good and wonderful in this life. I send my son Christopher and Princess Madeleine all my love and my heartfelt congratulations to their first child."

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Married at the Royal Palace Church in Stockholm on June 8, 2013, the happy couple first revealed they were expecting back in September. The youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia Madeleine, 31, is fourth in line to the throne.

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