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Crown Princess Victoria makes first appearance since birth of Prince Oscar

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince Oscar just 28 days before.

The heir to the throne attended the annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture in Stockholm on Wednesday as she smiled to the cameras waiting outside to get a glimpse of her.

Her visit to to the event was so she could hear the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, speak at the lecture.

The event is held annually every year in memory of the former Swedish Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld. The  lecture aims to recognise of the values that inspired Mr Hammarskjöld in his role of Secretary-General before his untimely death in 1961 after being involved in a plane crash.

Each year, the special guest speaker is an international personality who is deemed to have contributed to a more, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world through politics or research. Mr Ban was asked to present the 2016 lecture.

Despite the fact that Sweden allows a total of 476 days of maternity leave for women, Princess Victoria has only had around four weeks off before returning to the public spotlight.

She gave birth to her second child, Prince Oscar Carl Olaf, on March 2 Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are already parents to four year old Princess Estelle.

Prince Oscar is third in line in the succession to the throne of Sweden after his mother and his sister. A 1980 change in law made his mother Crown Princess in favour of her younger brother Prince Carl Philip, who was born in 1979. By then, changes in the law were already planned, though officially Prince Carl Philip was Crown Prince for eight months.

Some royal commentators have compared and contrasted Princess Victoria’s workload to that of The Duchess of Cambridge, who is under scrutiny currently by the British press for her apparent lack of work.