Princess Sofia of Sweden and her husband, Prince Carl Philip—whose names will promptly slip from your mind like the sands through the hourglass, as always, for some mysterious reason—are expecting a child. The couple married in June.

(Would definitely watch a Muppet Babies-style TV show about all these aristocratic European offspring—while stoned, that is.)

The news comes according to US Weekly. And if you were wondering, even royals aren’t exempt from that most modern of rituals—the Facebook baby announcement. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child,” they wrote. “We are very much looking forward to it.” But apparently nobody informed them they were supposed to include a photo of a tiny pair of shoes alongside their own adult shoes, because they just went with a black-and-white photograph of themselves. Can’t you royals do anything right?

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Of course, this baby will be pretty far down the line of succession, because the crown would go first to Carl Philip’s older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, then her daughter Princess Estelle. Which, as we all know, is the best kind of royal to be, if you must be a royal.


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