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Princess Madeleine to give birth in Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has released an official statement in which it is announced that Princess Madeleine has decided to give birth to her third child in Sweden. The Princess and her family normally live in London.

Last year Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill announced they were expecting their third child. The new addition to the family is expected to arrive in March of this year. Chris O’Neill works in London, and therefore, the family has decided to live there for the time being.

Now the Swedish Royal Court announced that even though the family lives in London, Madeleine is to give birth in Sweden. The Princess family will fly to Sweden in the coming weeks, around mid-February. The family will probably fly to Sweden before the 20th of February which is the day Princess Madeleine and Christopher’s daughter, Princess Leonore will celebrate her 4th birthday. The statement read:

“HRH Princess Madeleine plans to give birth to her third child in Sweden. The birth is expected to take place in March 2018.”

The family also has an apartment at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. It is expected that Princess Madeleine will welcome her new baby in the same hospital where her son, Prince Nicolas was born, the Danderyds Hospital in central Stockholm.

Before her marriage, Princess Madeleine and Christopher lived in New York, and they continued to do so after their wedding. Daughter Leonore was born in New York City. The little Princess has both the Swedish and American nationality. In 2015 the family temporarily moved to Stockholm where Princess Madeleine gave birth to her son Prince Nicolas. A couple of weeks after the birth, the family relocated to London where Chris’s family lives.

The Swedish Royal Court also stresses that because Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill are not registered as living in Sweden, the family will pay for the hospital care costs with their personal funds.

Although nothing has been confirmed, it is to be expected that Princess Madeleine and her family will spend a little while in Sweden after the birth, as well.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.