Princess Madeleine of Sweden has shared three new official images of her one-month-old daughter, Princess Adrienne on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. They were taken by Erika Gerdemark and feature the newborn, her mother and her father, Chris O’Neill. There was no image of the now family of five with Madeleine and Chris’s older children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.
In the posts on both Facebook and Instagram, Princess Madeleine said, “Thank you for all the kindness that has been shown to us on the birth of our youngest daughter Adrienne!”
Princess Adrienne was born on 9 March 2018 in Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden. She is tenth in line to the Swedish throne and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s seventh grandchild and third granddaughter. Her birth was celebrated with a 21-gun salute from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, as well as other locations in Sweden.
Her full name and title were announced in a cabinet meeting by her grandfather, the King on 12 March. Adrienne’s full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice of Sweden, Duchess of Blekinge. She is known as Princess Adrienne of Sweden.
She will be christened on 8 June in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. It is the same day that her older sister was baptised in 2014; it is also the day that Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill married in 2013. Prince Daniel, the husband of Madeleine’s older sister Crown Princess Victoria, is widely tipped to be a godparent.
Princess Madeleine and her family reside in London, but Her Royal Highness and O’Neill decided in early February that their third child would be born in Sweden instead of the United Kingdom. Madeleine announced that she was expecting their third child on her Facebook account in August 2017 a little earlier than she wanted to as the news had slipped to the media.
The couple married on 8 June 2013 in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace. Their first child, Princess Leonore was born on 20 February 2013 in New York City making her a dual American-Swedish citizen. Their second child, Prince Nicolas was born on 15 June 2015 in Stockholm.