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Princess Madeleine and her family return to Sweden for first time since 2019


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Madeleine and her family have travelled to Sweden for the first time since 2019, the Royal Court has confirmed.

Princess Madeleine and her family arrived in Sweden on 14 June – just in time for Prince Nicolas to celebrate his sixth birthday on 15 June with his maternal family.

Information Manager at the Royal Court, Margareta Thorgen, said to Expressen: “I can confirm that Princess Madeleine and her family have been at home in Sweden since yesterday. The Princess is happy to be home when it was over a year and a half since her last visit.”

The family was unable to return to Europe due to the pandemic as they reside in Florida, which was one of the hardest-hit states in the US. Both Madeleine and her husband, Chris, have been vaccinated against COVID-19, which allowed them to travel to Sweden first the first time since the winter of 2019.

Princess Madeleine, her husband Chris O’Neill and their three children: Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne, are expected to stay in Sweden for a longer period. Thorgen told Expressen earlier this month, “It has been difficult due to the restrictions, and there are still restrictions, but the plan is for the whole family to come home for a longer period this summer.”

Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas have been spotted around Stockholm in the Humlegården on Tuesday morning with their nanny, according to Svenskdam.

The exact length of the family’s stay has not been revealed, but it is thought they will still be in Sweden on 14 July to mark Victoriadagen. Celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday have not yet been revealed. Due to the global health crisis, decisions may not be made until closer to the day.

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