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Swedish Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Published on Feb 21, 2014 5:14 PM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and fourth in line to the throne, has given birth to a girl in New York, the Swedish Royal Court announced on Friday.

"Both mother and child are in good health," the court said in a statement.

The 31-year-old princess - whose full name is Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine - married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June.

The couple live in New York and the baby is their first child.

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