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Together again: Swedish Royal Family releases new family photo after being separated for over a year

The Swedish Royal Family has released a new summer family photo after the royals were forced to be separated for over a year due to the global health emergency.

The new image was taken this month in the gardens of Solliden Palace – the Royal Family’s private summer home on the island of Öland.

With the photo’s release, the Royal Court said: “Together on Öland again! It’s a long-awaited reunion for the Royal family, who after a long time in different places, can now once again gather on the ‘island of the sun and the winds’.”

Top from left to right: Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Oscar, and Princess Adrienne. Bottom from left to right: Rio, Princess Estelle, Prince Alexander, Brandy, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill and Prince Nicolas. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer, The Royal Court of Sweden

The photograph features the entire Royal Family as well as the King and Queen’s dog, Brandy, and the Crown Princess Family’s dog, Rio.

It is the first full family photo released since an image was released in the summer of 2017. At that time, the Royal Family was significantly smaller as Prince Gabriel, Princess Adrienne and Prince Julian were not yet born.

Princess Madeleine, the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three children, resides in Florida with her husband, Chris O’Neill, and three children, Princesses Leonore and Adrienne and Prince Nicolas. Due to travel restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, the family was unable to travel back to Sweden in 2020. Both Madeleine and her husband are vaccinated now, and the family travelled to Sweden earlier this month. They are expected to stay for a significant amount of time before Leonore and Nicolas have to start school back this autumn.

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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.