It's a girl! Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth
Sweden's Princess Madeleine arrives at the Monaco palace for the religious wedding ceremony of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Princess of Monaco, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (AP / Michel Spingler)
Published Friday, February 21, 2014 8:41AM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Sweden's Royal Palace says Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter in New York City -- the first child for her and American husband, banker Christopher O'Neill.
The palace says the daughter was born late Thursday.
Royal spokesman Svante Lindqvist said Friday that both mother and baby, whose name was not disclosed, "are in good health."
Madeleine, daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and O'Neill wed in June in Stockholm.
The younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, Madeleine is fourth in line to the Swedish throne.
Sweden has a constitutional monarchy in which the royals primarily serve as figureheads. The king is the country's head of state, but his powers are limited to ceremonial duties.