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Princess Madeleine introduces new four-legged member of Swedish Royal Family

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has introduced the new four-legged member of the Swedish Royal Family on Instagram.

The Princess, who resides in Florida with her family, shared a post of her family’s new rescue Havanese dog “Oreo.” The three-year-old pup was rescued from a Miami shelter.

According to the royal, the dog once had a tough life living outside in Florida, where temperatures in Miami can get to 34C or higher in the summer. Oreo once lived his life tied up outside in the elements but now has a loving home with Princess Madeleine, her husband Chris and their three children.

Oreo joins the family’s other dog, Teddy, who Madeleine shared loves his new brother.

With the two photos of Oreo and Teddy, Princess Madeleine said: “Please meet Oreo! He is a 3-yr old Havanese, who we recently adopted from a great shelter in Miami. Prior to that, Oreo was not treated well and was tied up outside, under the Florida elements, for most of the day and night. But today, he gets to make us laugh and show us what a tender and loving soul he has (and, yes, Teddy and he are total buddies who can’t stop playing with each other)!”

The Princess has been praised on her Instagram for rescuing the cute dog and giving it a loving home.

Madeleine, Chris O’Neill and their children, Princesses Leonore and Adrienne and Prince Nicolas, have had Labradoodle Teddy for around two years. He was first seen in an Easter video with the Swedish Royal Family in the Spring of 2020. He featured in the Swedish Royal Family’s video call for the holiday as the family celebrated digitally during the first year of the global health crisis.

The Princess officially introduced him on Instagram in March of this year.

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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.