Princess Madeleine’s husband Chris O’Neill misses National Day festivities

Christopher O’Neill, the husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, has not been able to participate in the National Day festivities in Sweden today. The father of three was scheduled to attend this year’s celebrations but had to cancel last minute.

Chris O’Neill was supposed to join his wife, Princess Madeleine of Sweden for the National Day festivities at Skansen, central Stockholm this afternoon. After the National Day concert, Chris would also be joining the Royal Family for the reception at the Royal Palace. However, the Swedish Royal Court has taken his name off the calendar.

Princess Madeleine travelled to Sweden earlier this week with her youngest daughter, one-year-old, Princess Adrienne. The Princess was in Sweden to launch her children’s book “Stella och hemligheten”. Meanwhile, her husband would continue to work and leave their home in Florida for Sweden with the other two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas later in the week.

However, Chris had to cancel his plans to fly with the two oldest children to Sweden. Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas have fallen ill and are, therefore, not able to fly. Both children have a high fever and an inflammation of the middle ear, the Royal Court has confirmed to Expressen.

Christopher, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas will travel to Sweden as soon as the children feel better and can make the long flight. Princess Madeleine and the children will spend most of the summer months in Sweden while Chris O’Neill will alternate between his job in Florida and Sweden.

In the past, Chris O’Neill often was unable to make it to the National Day celebrations due to work commitments. This year he had cleared his agenda for the important event, but sadly his plans had to be cancelled.

The husband of Princess Madeleine is scheduled to join the family for the birthday celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria on the 14th of July in Öland, Sweden.

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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.