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Additional photos released of Prince Oscar’s birthday celebrations

Last night, the Swedish Royal Family posted three additional images on their Instagram account of the celebrations at Haga Palace for Prince Oscar’s first birthday. In the three photos, Oscar is seen enjoying his first birthday cake alongside his family.


The one-year-old spent his birthday surrounded by his family, with the exception of his maternal grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf, who was in Finland for the Nordic World Ski Championships. His aunt, Princess Madeleine and her family are currently in Sweden from London, so he was able to celebrate his first birthday with all of his cousins: Princess Leonore and Princes Nicolas and Alexander.


These images echo those released in celebration of his older sister, Princess Estelle’s first birthday in February 2013. On her first birthday, several pictures, taken by Kate Gabor, were released showing the little princess celebrating with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. She was pictured blowing out the candles on her birthday cake and digging into to it afterwards.

Princess Estelle celebrating her first birthday. Photo: Kate Gabor, The Royal Court, Sweden

Just yesterday morning, the Swedish Royal Court released a black and white picture of little Oscar taken by the Crown Princess. The little prince is seen smiling at his mum and showing off his newly cut four bottom teeth to the camera.

HRH Prince Oscar turns one today. Photo: Crown Princess Victoria/Royal Court, Sweden

The third in line to the Swedish throne was born in the evening at Karolinska University Hospital. The birth was celebrated with a 21-gun salute, and his name and title were announced by his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf in a cabinet meeting on 3 March. They were revealed as Prince Oscar Carl Olof and Duke of Skåne.

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