Prince Nicolas of Sweden celebrated his fourth birthday today, and in celebration and as part of tradition, the Royal Court of Sweden and Princess Madeleine released new images of the ninth in line to the Swedish throne.
The photo released by the Royal Court was taken by Nicolas’s proud mother, Princess Madeleine. It is not known where the photo was taken.
On Instagram, the Princess shared a second photo and wrote, “Happy Birthday sweet Nicolas! Turning 4 years today!”
The Princess and her family are in Sweden for the summer. By autumn, they will return home to Miami, Florida, USA.
His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland, was born in Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden, on 15 June 2015 – just two days after his parents and sister, Princess Leonore attended the wedding of his uncle, Prince Carl Philip to Sofia Hellqvist (now Princess Sofia).
Nicolas was christened in the family’s antique christening gown (first worn in 1906) on 11 October 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. His godparents are his maternal uncle, Prince Carl Philip; paternal aunt, Natascha Abensberg und Traun; paternal uncle, Henry d’Abo; maternal cousin, Gustaf Magnuson; and friends of his parents, Katarina von Horn and Marco Wajselfisz.
Prince Nicolas has two sisters – one older and one younger. Princess Leonore was born on 20 February 2014 in New York City, and Princess Adrienne was born on 9 March 2018 in the same hospital as Nicolas.
As ninth in line to the Swedish throne, Nicolas was the first grandson and third grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.