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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia share picture of baby son

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have unveiled their newborn son Prince Gabriel to the world sharing the first picture of the new addition to the royal family on Instagram.

The royal couple welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world on August 31, and just five days after they took to Instagram to share the cute image of their son taking a nap in a white-knitted cardigan.

The shot was taken by Carl himself and shared on the royal family's official Instagram page.

The picture was captioned: "First picture of Prince Gabriel! The Prince has been photographed at villa solbacken, five days old. Photo: Prince Carl Philip #kungahuset (sic)"

In keeping with tradition, the 38-year-old prince's father King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his grandson's name and title at a cabinet meeting on Monday morning (04.09.17).

King Carl confirmed at the Swedish Royal Court that the baby prince is called Gabriel Carl Walther and will be known as the Duke of Dalarna.

The palace confirmed on the royal family's Instagram that they had welcomed a new addition to their brood.

The statement 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."

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."