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Special birthday caps off celebratory few days for Swedish royals


Jonas Ekströmer, The Royal Court of Sweden

The sixth birthday of Prince Alexander of Sweden capped off a celebratory few days for the Swedish Royal Family.

Prince Alexander marked his sixth birthday on 19 April, and his parents shared a new photo of their eldest on their Instagram account, saying: “Today our effervescent and wonderful Alexander turns 6 years old.”

His special day came after the royals marked Easter on Sunday with several holiday snaps on social media. The Royal Family spent the Christian holiday with different parts of their family. Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their three sons (Princes Alexander, Gabriel and Julian) were in Älvdalen, where Princess Sofia grew up.

They posted two images from the slopes on Instagram and said: “Happy Easter from the beautiful mountains!”

The King and Queen marked Easter at Storlien in Jämtland. Their Majesties wished the Swedish people well on Easter in an Instagram snap where they are seen with their dog, Brandie, in the snow.

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and their two children, Princess Estell and Prince Oscar, spent Easter at Villa Skönvik on Öland. Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill and their three children (Princesses Leonore and Adrienne and Prince Nicolas) remained in Florida.

No photos were shared from the private celebrations of the Crown Princess Family or the Princess Family. However, a video of the Crown Princess reading the Easter Gospel aired on SVT on Saturday, 16 April.

There will be more celebrations for the Swedish Royal Family next weekend as the King mark’s his birthday on 30 April.

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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. 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.