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Look who’s four! Prince Oscar of Sweden celebrates birthday

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.

Prince Oscar of Sweden
Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

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.

Prince Oscar, Princess Estelle of Sweden
Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

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.

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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. 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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.