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New photo as Prince Nicolas of Sweden turns three

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the second child and only son of Princess Madeleine and her American-British husband Chris O’Neill, celebrates his third birthday today. Following tradition, a new photo was released this morning by the Royal Court of Sweden.

The picture was taken by Erika Gerdemark. It is believed the picture was taken on the day of Princess Adrienne’s christening.

Photo: Erika Gerdemark/Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Madeleine also posted about his birthday on Instagram saying, “Our sweet Nicolas turns three today!”

His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland was born in Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden, on 15 June 2015 – just two days after his parents and sister, Princess Leonore attended the wedding of his uncle, Prince Carl Philip to Sofia Hellqvist (now Princess Sofia).

Nicolas was christened in the family’s antique christening gown (first worn in 1906) on 11 October 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. His godparents are his maternal uncle, Prince Carl Philip; paternal aunt, Natascha Abensberg und Traun; paternal uncle, Henry d’Abo; maternal cousin, Gustaf Magnuson; and friends of his parents, Katarina von Horn and Marco Wajselfisz.

Prince Nicolas has two sisters – one older and one younger. Princess Leonore was born on 20 February 2014 in New York City, and Princess Adrienne was born on 9 March 2018 in the same hospital as Nicolas.

As ninth in line to the Swedish throne, Nicolas was the first grandson and third grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Princess Madeleine and her family are currently in Sweden, where they spend most of their summer. They arrived back in time for Sweden’s National Day on 6 June and Princess Adrienne’s christening on 8 June. Madeleine attended the Polar Music Prize last night with her family, sans Chris, at the Grand Hôtel in central Stockholm. It is not known of Chris was back in London for work. The Princess and her family live in London where Chris is employed.

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