Prince Oscar of Sweden is celebrating his fourth birthday today.
The Prince will celebrate the day privately with his family once his parents have completed their royal duties for the day. The Crown Princess has two events scheduled today: a cabinet meeting and a meeting with the Radiation Safety Authority’s Director General Nina Cromnier. Prince Daniel has a meeting with Generation Pep.
As per tradition, the Royal Court released two new photos of Prince Oscar to mark his special day. They were taken by Linda Broström.
Oscar is the younger child and only son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden. He has one older sister, Princess Estelle, who celebrated her eighth birthday on 23 February. He featured alongside her in one of her birthday images released to mark the occasion in February and on his special day, his big sister makes an appearance in one of the new photos.
The young royal was born on 2 March 2016 in Karolinska University Hospital. His name and titles were announced by his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf in a cabinet meeting on 3 March as His Royal Highness Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skåne.
Prince Oscar is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne behind his mother and older sister.
Oscar and his sister are the only grandchildren of the King and Queen Silvia who hold the Royal Highness status. His first cousins (the children of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill) were all born with a Royal Highness status. However, last year, the King revoked the status and their place in the Royal House to enable them to live more normal lives as they grow older. They will not be expected to carry out duties on behalf of the Crown. They remain part of the Royal Family.
Prince Oscar and Princess Estelle remain part of the Royal House.