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Happy 8th birthday, Princess Estelle! Sweden’s second-in-line to the throne celebrates her birthday

Sweden’s future queen, Princess Estelle is celebrating her 8th birthday today.

As usual, the Royal Court released celebratory photos of the young royal. They were taken by Linda Broström this month at the family home of Haga Palace. One image is of Estelle alone while the other features her with her younger brother, Prince Oscar.

HRH Princess Estelle. Photo: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess Family regularly releases images on their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar to the media and Swedish public. They traditionally release photos on their birthdays, Sweden’s National Day, and Christmas, as well as other important events. As a result, the Swedish public and media leave the family alone in public; you don’t see paparazzi on the streets following them as they conduct their day-to-day private lives.

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. Photo: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and the oldest grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was born on 23 February 2012 in Karolinska University Hospital, and her birth was greeted with 21-gun salutes.

Her names and titles were announced by her grandfather in a cabinet meeting the following day as Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Duchess of Östergötland. Her middle names are in honour of her maternal and paternal grandmothers (Queen Silvia and Ewa Westling), as well as her mother’s close friend and Estelle’s godmother, Crown Princess Mary.

She was christened on 22 May 2012 in Stockholm Palace’s Royal Chapel with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, King (then Prince) Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince Carl Philip (her maternal uncle) and Anna Westling-Söderström (her paternal aunt) serving as godparents.

Estelle became a big sister on 2 March 2016 when her younger brother, Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne was born. He will turn four in a little over a week.

Since August 2018, the Princess has attended school at Campus Manila School.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.