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’.”
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.