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The Swedish Royal Family Marks Prince Gabriel's First Birthday With Two Adorable New Photos

Because nothing says birthday like a sweet new snap.
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Prince Gabriel of Sweden turns one today, and the royal family is celebrating with not one but two adorable new photos.

First up, Gabriel's parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, shared a cute snap on their personal Instagram account, along with a caption wishing their second son a happy birthday. Unlike their British counterparts, members of the Swedish royal family have their own personal Instagram accounts. And like any proud parents, Carl Philip and Sofia share tons of photos of their kids on their feed.

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The birthday post showed the newly-minted one-year-old with an excited smile wearing a blue shirt that matches his eyes. See the snap here:

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The Swedish royals also celebrated Gabriel's birthday on the official family Instagram account with another photo, this time with little Gabriel looking directly at the camera. Like the first photo, this was shot by photographer Erika Gerdemark.

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One-year-old Gabriel is the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who are also parents to Prince Alexander. Earlier this month, the entire Swedish royal family posed for a perfectly color-coordinated photo shoot. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, and Carl Philip are all seen in the photos with their respective families. Big brother Alexander joined his parents and younger brother in their family shot (up top).

The Swedish royal family has had a busy summer so far. In June, the royals marked Swedish National Day with a traditional celebration and were also on hand to celebrate the christening of Princess Madeleine's daughter, Princess Adrienne. Princess Sofia also proved her status as the toughest member of the royal family earlier this month when she competed in a Tough Viking event, which is similar to a Tough Mudder in the United States.

Little Alexander also marked a major accomplishment this summer: he went on his very first official engagement, a visit to a nature reserve, with his parents. The pictures prove the two-year-old is a natural at royal events already:

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Prince Alexander takes in the scenery at the Nynas Nature Reserve.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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