Princess Sofia welcomes second child

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia welcomed their second child into the world on Thursday.

The 38-year-old royal - the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia - and his wife are yet to release details such as the baby's sex or weight, but confirmed the birth took place on Thursday (31.08.17) and that both mother and their newborn are "doing well".

A statement posted on the royal family's Instagram page on behalf of the couple read: "On Thursday, 31 August at 11.24 am, Princess Sofia welcomed a healthy and prosperous child at Danderyd Hospital. Both mother and child are doing well. (sic)"

Carl and Sofia already have 16-month-old son Prince Alexander and said they couldn't be happier to become parents for a second time when they announced the exciting news in March.

At the time, they said: "We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family."

Sofia, 32, previously admitted becoming a parent had changed her "whole life".

Speaking soon after giving birth of Alexander , she said: "Being a mother is amazing. It changes your whole life."

And Carl added: "The first time does take some adjustment. But it's still absolutely amazing and wonderful."

Meanwhile, Sofia revealed Alexander is "very sweet and well-behaved" and sleeps "pretty well" at night.

The prince married the former reality star in Stockholm in June 2015, and after a lavish honeymoon in Fiji, the brunette beauty fell pregnant with the couple's first child.

During his wedding speech, the prince recalled to guests how he had driven to see Sofia's father, who works in a job centre, to ask permission to propose and thanked her family for their support.

He also hailed the former model as his "role model" and praised the citizens of Sweden for accepting their union.

He said: "We never chose the tough way - it chose us.

"You fill my life with love and happiness. Today we prove that love conquers all.

"Sofia - you've enriched our family. Your family has received me with equally open arms. I've got another family."