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Sweden

Princess Madeleine breaks with tradition


PHOTO: ANNA-LENA AHLSTRÖM, THE ROYAL COURT, SWEDEN

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has broken with tradition surrounding her only son’s birthday.

On the birthday of her children, the Princess shares new images of the birthday royal on her social media accounts. However, on the seventh birthday of her middle child and only son, Prince Nicolas, she did not reveal any new photos of the young prince.

The reason for this omission may be simple. The young royal was not with his mother on his special day to celebrate.

Prince Nicolas turned seven on 15 June but was unable to celebrate the day with his mother and sisters. Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore and Princess Adrienne are in Sweden and arrived earlier this week, but Prince Nicolas remained behind in the United States with his father, Chris O’Neill.

The Royal Court told Svenskdam that young Nicolas was having ear pain and was unable to fly with the rest of the family earlier this week, and as such, he and his father remained in Florida. They are due to fly to Sweden on Friday.

Birthday celebrations for Nicolas are private, so any details on how the family will mark the occasion once the Prince is in Sweden will not be revealed.

Royal fans may still be treated to a new photo of Prince Nicolas for his seventh birthday, but they may have to wait a couple more days until he is reunited with his mum.

About author

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. Her love of royals began in middle school, and 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.