New Norwegian prince is born!
Update: CBB reader Maren writes, "I just read it in a German online newspaper that the newborn prince is called Sverre Magnus – everyone seems to be surprised about this since it has been speculated the name would be either Olav or Harald…"
Norwegian Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon welcomed their son Saturday morning at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo at 10:45 am local time. At a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Crown Prince Haakon announced that his new son is 20.5 inches (52 cm) long and weighs 8 lbs and 11 oz (3,944 grams) and that he cut the umbilical cord himself. The baby’s name will be officially announced on Monday although it is speculated that it will be Olav or Harald, according to Norwegian royal tradition.
The new prince is the second child of Mette- Marit and her husband Crown Prince Haakon, and is third in line to the Norwegian throne. His sister, Ingrid Alexandra, 2, is second. This is Mette-Marit’s third child as she already has a son, Marius, from a previous relationship.
Thanks to CBB Readers Jennie, Sara, Johanna, Maren, Anne and Nicole.