The Royal Court of Sweden released two new photos of the Crown Princess Family. They were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström.
One image is of the family of four while the other features 4-year-old Princess Estelle and 11-month-old Prince Oscar drawing together.
The images were released on all of the Swedish Monarchy’s social media channels encouraging viewers to read more about the Swedish Royal Family on their official website. The Information Secretary, Irene Beertema Strömmer told Swedish Women’s Weekly that the images were released in coordination with the update of the biographies of the members of the family on the website.
Princess Estelle will be celebrating her fifth birthday later this month on 23 February. Prince Oscar will turn one a week later on 2 March. More photos are expected to be released on each of the children’s birthdays as is the tradition of the Swedish Royal Family. Victoria and Daniel regularly release pictures of Estelle and Oscar to the public.
Estelle, who is second in line to the Swedish throne, was born on 23 February 2012 at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden. Her Royal Highness also holds the title of Duchess of Östergötland. She was christened on 12 May later that year.
Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne was born on 2 March 2016 at the same hospital as his big sister. He was christened on 27 May 2016 in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace like his sister before him.
Their mother explained in an interview for Året Med Kungafamiljen 2016 that Estelle was a wonderful and caring big sister. Estelle is apparently very loving and patient with her baby brother even though the Crown Princess told the media in late 2015 that Estelle would prefer a hamster to a sibling.
Crown Princess Victoria will turn 40 on 14 July with the celebrations this year expected to be bigger than usual.