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Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has given birth to a baby girl.The 31-year-old Scandinavian royal delivered her daughter Thursday night at a hospital in New York, where she lives with her banker husband, Christopher O’Neill.“Today is a day of great happiness and thankfulness. We are filled with great joy," the King and Queen of Sweden said in a statement. "We now hope that Princess Madeleine and
epa03996799 From (L-R): Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, Christopher O'Neill, Princess Madeleine, Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Silvia and...
epa03996799 From (L-R): Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, Christopher O'Neill, Princess Madeleine, Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf pose for a family photo as they arrive to attend 'A Night for Our Queen' show, honouring the Queen on her 70th birthday at the Oscars Theatre in central Stockholm, Sweden, 19 December 2013. Queen Silvia's birthday is celebrated on 23 December. EPA/JONAS EKSTR(div)MER / TT SWEDEN OUTJonas Ekstrmer / EPA / TT News Agency
Sweden's Princess Madeleine, shown here in a December 2013 photo, has delivered her first child, a daughter.Today

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has given birth to a baby girl.

The 31-year-old Scandinavian royal delivered her daughter Thursday night at a hospital in New York, where she lives with her banker husband, Christopher O’Neill.

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

Princess Madeleine married O’Neill, who was present for the birth, last June in a lavish Stockholm ceremony that drew royalty and socialites from around the world. She is the youngest child in her family and the fourth in line of succession to the Swedish throne.