The New Royal Baby Is Here! And His Dad Breaks Down in Tears Announcing His Birth

03/02/2016 AT 05:15 PM EST

Congratulations are in order for the Swedish royal family!

Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the palace confirmed.

And proud dad Prince Daniel couldn't hold back his emotions as he announced the arrival of their baby prince, who was born at 8 pounds and 22 inches.

As tears streamed down his cheeks, Daniel told the press that the couple had kept the baby's gender a surprise and that he was delighted to welcome a little prince. He even revealed that he cut the umbilical cord and assisted during the birth.



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"They are doing great and have been really well-cared for," Daniel told reporters.

"I have not had time to feel just yet how it feels to be a father of two," he continued. "But it feels good so far!"

The newborn prince, whose name will be revealed Thursday, is third in line to the royal throne, behind big sister, Princess Estelle, who turned 4 years old last month.

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Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and daughter, Princess Estelle

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The royal family also shared that Estelle will receive the happy news in the morning as the little princess was asleep as her baby brother was born.



Victoria, 38, and Daniel's newest addition won't be the only newborn cries heard around the palace. Victoria's younger brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their first child in April.

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