It was revealed by Swedish news, Expressen that Princess Madeleine of Sweden is in the process of writing a children’s book. She told reporter Elias Giertz about the book when discussing how she spends her time in London with her family. She told the publication, “I’m working on a separate project, my book project.”
When asked for more information about the book, she replied, “It’s a children’s book. You’ll see what is is soon. At the moment I can only say that it will be fun.” The timetable for the book is around one year, and the Princess said it “feels great” to be working on it.
News of Madeleine’s children’s book came after her first engagement of the year in a visit to the London Southbank Centre’s “Room for Children” on Tuesday. While there, she admitted that she has dyslexia like her older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, older brother, Prince Carl Philip, and father, King Carl XVI Gustaf. The “Room for Children” is a Nordic style children’s library with children’s books written by authors from the Nordic countries. It is based on the “Room for Children” in at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, which Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle have visited in the past. The library, aimed at children from 0 to ten, will be open throughout 2017.
Her Royal Highness added, “Books are incredibly important,” before discussing the reading habits of her two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas. Leonore, who will turn three-years-old on 20 February, has not had the patience in the past but Madeleine said, “But now we read more and more books, which is great fun.” On the other hand, one-year-old Nicolas loves books. According to the Princess, “He has always loved books! So when you can not find him, then he’s sitting with a little book himself, up and down, like he was trying to look into it.”
She is not the first Swedish royal to write a book; her aunt, Princess Christina released her book Days at Drottningholm last year, and her great-uncle, Prince Bertil also authored a book.
Princess Madeleine took the opportunity on Tuesday to speak about her husband, Chris, handling the pressure of being a member of the family. Chris, who does not hold a royal title and retained his American and British citizenships, found it difficult at the beginning.
Madeleine said, “I think he understands more and more how to handle it. It was a bit difficult in the beginning. He is much of an emotional person, so it was a little difficult at first. But now I think he handles it very well. But there’s a difference now that we live here in London, for it is not the same pressure when going down to the city and do something.”
However, she explained that her husband loves her home country of Sweden and has many friends there, “Chris likes to be in Sweden, he has many friends there, and he likes the Swedish culture and food. So I absolutely believe that we will end up in Sweden to end. It’s just a question of when.”
Her Royal Highness also said that the family was enjoying their time in London and were “thriving” in the city, “We’re all very happy in London right now. This is where Chris works and has his business. But it’s not set in stone that we will be here forever.”