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Prince Oscar of Sweden turns seven

Prince Oscar of Sweden has turned seven.

As is tradition, the Swedish Royal Court released new images of the royal to mark his birthday.

Two photos taken by Linda Broström were released of the Prince at his family’s home at Haga Palace.

In one photograph, Prince Oscar is seen smiling with his family’s dog, Rio, while he is seen with his older sister, Princess Estelle, in the other image.

Photo: Linda Broström/The Royal Court of Sweden

The photos released were taken on the same day that Princess Estelle’s birthday photograph was taken. Estelle turned 11 in February.

Oscar is the third of four of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s grandchildren to have birthdays within a few weeks of each other. Princess Leonore, his cousin, marked her ninth birthday on 22 February; Princess Estelle turned 11 on 23 February. His cousin, Princess Adrienne, will celebrate her fifth birthday on 9 March.

Oscar, who is third in the Swedish line of succession, is the younger child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

He enrolled at Campus Manilla in Stockholm last autumn, joining his big sister at the school. In Sweden, children do not begin compulsory education until the school year when they will turn seven.

Prince Oscar Carl Olof was born in Karolinska University Hospital on 2 March 2016 – just a month before his maternal first cousin, Prince Alexander (b. 19 April 2016). His grandfather bestowed the title Duke of Skåne on his grandson after his birth.

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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.