Sweden’s Prince Oscar Gets Christened, Royal Kids Steal The Show

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Every time a Swedish royal gives birth, I eagerly await the blessed child’s christening, as it’s chock full of footage featuring Princess Leonore doing whatever TF she wants.

At her brother, Nicholas’ christening in October, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s firstborn danced along to the rhythm of a beautiful, christening-appropriate musical arrangement, binky in mouth.

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Today, Leonore and Nicholas’ cousin, Prince Oscar was christened in the royal chapel.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed Oscar on March 2nd; he is their second child and first son.

His godparents –  HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine, Mr. Oscar Magnuson (son of Princess Christina of Sweden and Victoria’s cousin) and Mr Hans Astrom (Prince Daniel’s cousin) – were all present for the ceremony, as were members of the royal family, and Prince Daniel’s parents.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Tiaras! Babies! Ball Gowns!

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First off, the award for MVP goes to Princess Sofia, who only gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child, Prince Alexander, on April 19th.

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Sofia could have easily stayed home with her newborn son, but instead she was a trooper and joined her family for a Te Deum thanksgiving service in the Royal Chapel for her father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday yesterday.

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Crown Princess Victoria Cuddles Son Prince Oscar In Darling New Photo

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With his head tucked safely under mummy’s chin, Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden posed for his second official photo.

The Swedish Royal Palace released a new image of Oscar and his mother, Crown Princess Victoria.  The little prince, born March 2nd, is Victoria’s second child with husband, Prince Daniel.  He has an older sister, Estelle, who will one day rule the country.

“We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for all the kind greetings and congratulations we have received in connection with Princess Estelle’s birthday and the birth of Prince Oscar,” Victoria and Daniel wrote on the palace’s site.  Continue reading

Prince Oscar: Swedish Royals Share Darling Photo of Newborn

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Today is cute royal kids day, it seems (one is not complaining).

First, Kensington Palace released family photos of the Cambridges, then this little nugget posed for/slept through his first photocall.

Sweden’s Prince Oscar (born on March 2nd) snoozed as the cameras snapped away at Haga Palace, where the baby prince lives with his older sister, Princess Estelle and parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

The Daily Mail confirmed with the Swedish court that Victoria took the photo of her son, much like the Duchess of Cambridge did when Princess Charlotte was born. Continue reading

Sweden’s Royal Baby Named HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof

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Roughly twelve hours after his birth, the Swedish monarchy has announced the name of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s son.

King Carl Gustaf XVI announced at a Council of State meeting that his new grandson would be named HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof.

The Council of State is held on the occasion of a royal birth, according to the monarchy’s official site.

“The King convenes the Council of State in accordance with Chapter 5, Article 3 of the Instrument of Government, which states that the Government shall hold a Council of State chaired by the Head of State,” the website explainsContinue reading

Princess Madeleine Throws a “Fairytale” Party For a Very Special Cause

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You have to hand it to a Princess who goes the distance when it comes to making children smile.

This is exactly what Princess Madeleine of Sweden did last week, when she hosted a tea party for Swedish Charity, My Special Day (Min Stora Dag), which helps to make dreams come true for children with serious illnesses.

As patron of the charity, Madeleine and her daughter, Princess Leonore, invited twelve children, ranging from ages 5-8, to the palace for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading

Princess Madeleine to Paparazzi: Just Ask For Pics From My Family Vacation!

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There are certain royal families who demand total privacy when it comes to family photos, but others are more lenient.

The Swedish royal family has a working relationship with their photographers, offering up photos to share with the public more frequently than, for instance, the House of Windsor.

Last night, Princess Madeleine of Sweden took to her official Facebook page to express her frustration over the paparazzi photographing her family vacation in the Maldives.

“Family time, sadly interrupted,” the princess wrote.

“What a pity we weren’t just asked for photos, because here are some sweet ones.”

Madeleine then took control the situation and beat the paps at their own game.

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The value of whatever photos were taken by the paparazzi has undoubtedly gone down, thanks to Madeleine sharing her own via Facebook.  Continue reading

Sweden’s Prince Nicolas Gets Baptized, But Princess Leonore Just Wants to Dance (VIDEO)

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Today, the Swedish Royal Family gathered at Drottningholm Palace Chapel in Stockholm for the christening of Prince Nicolas (b. June 15, 2015), Princess Madeleine and husband Chris O’Neill‘s youngest child.

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The great and the good gathered inside the chapel, including King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria (expecting her second child), Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip (one of Nicolas’ godparents) and his wife, Princess SofiaContinue reading