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Swedish Royal Court Releases New Photos to Mark National Day



This morning, the Swedish Royal Court released four new photographs of Princess Estelle,4, and Prince Oscar, 3 months, in celebration of Swedish National Day on 6 June.

The royal family participates in the festivities each year. These include the opening of Stockholm Palace to the public, a Swedish citizenship ceremony, a carriage ride through the streets of Stockholm, an appearance by the family at the Skansen Museum, and a reception in the evening.

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, and Prince Oscar. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, and Prince Oscar. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

Since 2013, the Royal Court has released a photo of Princess Estelle dressed in the traditional blue, yellow, and white Swedish costume in celebration of the holiday. The photos released today include one of Estelle cuddling her three month old little brother and one of her playing with sheep in the palace gardens. Another photograph features Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar with their mother, Crown Princess Victoria. The final picture released was of Oscar, being held in his mother’s arms. These photos were taken in the gardens of Haga Palace.

Princess Estelle. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

Princess Estelle. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

Haga Palace was a wedding gift to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in 2010 by the government of Sweden. It is located in Solna, which is just outside of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The Crown Princess couple and their family have lived there since November of 2010.

His Royal Highness Prince Oscar. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

His Royal Highness Prince Oscar. Photo: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se

Crown Princess Victoria, 38, is the heir apparent to the Swedish throne. She married Prince Daniel, 42, her former personal trainer, on 19 June 2010, exactly 34 years after her parents: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Their first child Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland was born 23 February 2012 at Karolinska University Hospital. Their second child Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne was born 2 March 2016 at the same hospital. He is third in line to the Swedish throne. He was christened just a couple of weeks ago on the 27 May at The Royal Chapel in Stockholm Palace.



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