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Sweden’s Princess Madeleine gets rid of her New York apartment

Princess Madeleine of Sweden can cross New York City off her list of residences, as she sold her Upper East Side apartment last week.

Princess Madeleine purchased the apartment in 2013, the same year she married her husband, British-American businessman Christopher O’Neill. The Princess moved to New York in 2010, where she began working for her mother, Queen Silvia’s World Childhood Foundation as a projects manager.

Per the New York Post, Princess Madeleine’s apartment had white oak herringbone hardwood floors, ceilings nearly 10 feet high, a custom closet off the entryway, and white marble flooring. The chef’s kitchen is also luxurious, with marble counters, Gaggenau appliances, and a sub-zero refrigerator.

The building amenities include a doorman and concierge service, gym, bike room, library, and wine cellar with private storage, among other benefits.

Princess Madeleine relied on broker Fredrik Eklund, who is also Swedish, to sell the apartment. The one-bedroom, one bathroom condo was located on 132 E. 65th Street, on the Upper East Side of New York City.

Eklund posted on his Instagram once the sale was official last week, with the caption, “My career has several great milestones but today it reached a new, important one. I’ve sold homes to some of the biggest celebrities, and today I added a special royal family to my list of clients. I can confirm: today we CLOSED on the New York apartment of Swedish Princess Madeleine!”

He continued, “Thanks for trusting me to sell your apartment. Thanks for being a friend. Thanks for being so beautiful and amazing. Love you, Madeleine Bernadotte, and congrats on the fantastic sale.”

The Swedish Royal Court reported in 2015 that Princess Madeleine, Chris, and Princess Leonore had moved from New York to Stockholm, but following the birth of Prince Nicolas in June 2015, the family moved to London where they currently reside.

Chris works full time in business, and Princess Madeleine works on behalf of the Swedish Royal Family. She regularly returns to Sweden to attend official functions. Chris told the Swedish publication Expressen back in the summer that the family would be in London for at least another two or three years, but that there was no time limit.

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Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.