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New picture of Prince Nicolas of Sweden released by Princess Madeleine

Late Saturday night Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine published a new picture of her only son, Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland. The image is of a happy, young Prince as he is out with his mother and eating ice cream. The photo was taken by Princess Madeleine and was posted on her official Facebook profile last night. In addition to posting the picture, the Princess wrote the following comment, “Happy Saturday from Nicolas!”

Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore, Christopher O’Neill, and Prince Nicolas at the christening of Nicolas in October 2015. Photo: Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

The young prince was born on 15 June 2015 and turns two this summer. The prince was born at Danderyd Hospital just outside Stockholm and is the second child of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her American-British husband, Christopher O’Neill. Prince Nicolas is the younger brother of Princess Leonore of Sweden. This makes him the eighth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. Prince Nicolas is Knight and Commander of the Royal Order of the Seraphim and Knight of Carl XIII’s Order.

Read more about Prince Nicolas’s birth here.

This is the first picture of the Prince ever published. The Prince was born Monday, 15 June at 1.45pm. He weighed 3080 grams and was 49 centimetres long. Photo: Kungahuset.se / The Royal Court

The picture has received considerable attention, and by Sunday morning, the image had received more than 24,000 likes. It is likely that the photo was taken in London, where they currently reside. According to the calendar of the Swedish Royal Court, Princess Madeleine does not have any official duties in the upcoming days. The last event she attended was a board meeting for the World Childhood Foundation in the United States.

Earlier this year it was announced that Princess Madeleine was working on writing a children’s book. Read more about that here.

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