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Sweden’s Princess Leonore turns 6

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland celebrates her sixth birthday today.

Princess Madeleine has released a new photo of her daughter on Instagram to mark the occasion.

She said, “Happy birthday to our sunshine! You make us smile everyday!!”

Photo: Princess Madeleine/Instagram

Leonore is the eldest of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s three children. She has two younger siblings: Prince Nicolas (b. 2015) and Princess Adrienne (b. 2018).

At the time of her birth, Leonore was fifth in line to the Swedish throne. She now ranks eighth in line.

Leonore Lilian Maria was born on 20 February 2014 in New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical Center as the second grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Her name and titles were announced on 26 February as Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore Lilian Maria, Duchess of Gotland. She held the style of Royal Highness until October of last year when her grandfather removed the Royal Highness status and position in the Royal House from his grandchildren through his son, Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia, as well as the children of Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris.

Princess Leonore’s cousins, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, retain their place in the Royal House and status as Royal Highnesses as they are the children of Crown Princess Victoria – the future queen.

Princess Leonore holds dual American and Swedish citizenship, as exclusively confirmed by Royal Central, and resides in Florida with her family.

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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.