Princess Madeleine has shared an adorable photo of her newborn daughter’s footprint. The elegant royal and her husband Chris O’Neill welcomed their baby girl on Friday, confirmed the royal palace.
“The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that H.R.H Princess Madeleine gave birth to a daughter on February 20, 2014 at 10.41pm local time New York,” announced the Swedish court.
The picture, which was posted on both the royal family’s official Facebook page and Princess Madeleine’s Facebook page, features the baby’s footprint on Chris’s arm. “I’m overwhelmed!” she captioned the photo.
The image had already gathered more than 4,000 likes, 20 minutes after having been posted. The news that the Princess had given birth also received over 16,000 likes by fans, along with thousands of congratulatory messages.
The couple chose to stay in New York, where they have been living for several years, but Madeleine’s home country Sweden will be celebrating with a firing of a 21-gun salute in Stockholm, as well as other locations across Sweden.
“We know today both happiness and warm thanks,” said King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia as they congratulated the new parents. “Our joy is great. We wish now that Princess Madeleine and Christopher get peace and quiet and can take advantage of this unique time with her little daughter.”