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Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill, and Princess Leonore at Prince Carl Philip’s wedding, June 13, 2015. Photo by Frankie Fouganthin. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Princess Leonore is a big sister!

Less than 48 hours after her brother’s wedding, The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden has issued a press release that Princess Madeleine has given birth to a son. This is her second child and the third grandchild for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (and the first grandson). Both Madeleine and the baby are doing well.

When Leonore was born, there appeared to be some questions about whether or not Madeleine and Chris’ children would be royal, but apparently The King announced before Leonore’s birth that royal status and places in the line of succession would be given to all of their children.

Estelle and Leonore’s names and territorial designations were announced by The King in a cabinet meeting a few days after their births, so I think we could hear something before the week is out.

Grattis/Congratulations to Madeleine, Chris, and Leonore!

 

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