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New Photos Released of Swedish Royals

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted three new photographs to her Facebook page, with the caption, “My sister and I are blessed as mothers with two sweet little girls who adore each other!” The release coincides with the celebration of the Swedish Mother’s Day today.

Two of the photos shown are of her daughter, Princess Leonore with Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. In the pictures, the two Princesses are sitting together in a chair laughing and hugging. The royal cousins look adorable together and are clearly enjoying spending time with one another.

The third photo is of a smiling Madeleine holding her daughter. These were taken after the christening of Estelle’s little brother, Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne on 27 May in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace, where Madeleine was named one of Oscar’s five godparents.

His other godparents are Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Hans Astrom and Oscar Magnuson. The photos were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström in the Royal Palace.

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

Princess Estelle, age 4, is the older of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s two children. She was born on 23 February 2012, at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden.

Her younger brother, Prince Oscar was born 2 March of this year in the same hospital. Princess Leonore, age 2, is the older of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill’s two children.

She was born on 20 February 2014, at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, New York, USA. She has a younger brother, Prince Nicolas who was born on 15 June 2015, at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden.

They have a cousin, Prince Alexander, born to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia on 19 April of this year, as well. Alexander’s christening date has not yet been announced but is expected to take place later this year.

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court

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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.