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Princess Madeleine of Sweden joins Instagram

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has joined Instagram. She made the announcement yesterday morning on her official Facebook page. The account is expected to be verified by the social media company soon.

On Facebook, Her Royal Highness said, “I have a new official Instagram page at princess_madeleine_of_sweden !”

She included a screenshot of her first post which featured all three of her children: Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and the still unnamed princess. The photo shows Leonore and Nicolas meeting their little sister for the first time at the family’s home at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. The proud older siblings are kissing their new family member in the image. The Princess captioned it, “Leonore and Nicolas welcoming their little sister home. ❤”

The first photo on Princess Madeleine’s Instagram account of her three children. Photo: @princess_madeleine_of_sweden/Instagram

She is the first member of the Swedish Royal Family to have an official Instagram. Before now, there was only an official page “Kungahuset” for the Royal Family. You can follow Madeleine here.

Both she and her husband, Chris O’Neill, have private Instagram accounts, but this new account for the Princess allows her to share photos of her work and family with the public.

She is following in the footsteps of several European and Middle Eastern royals with official accounts. Just last week, it was announced that Princess Eugenie of York had created an account.

Those with official accounts include Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Queen Rania of Jordan and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan.

Princess Madeleine gave birth to her third child, a daughter, on 9 March in Stockholm. The new princess’s name and title will be revealed this morning in a cabinet meeting by her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf, who will be accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria. A Te Deum service at the Royal Chapel will follow in honour of the new edition.

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