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Sweden's party princesses enjoy royal birthday show

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Sweden's party princesses enjoy royal birthday show
Sweden's Princess Estelle. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT
08:25 CEST+02:00
It was all smiles as Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria celebrated turning 39 with an annual concert in her honour. But it was another princess who stole the show.

Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel's daughter, Princess Estelle, made her first ever visit to the concert at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland on Thursday evening.

And the little princess, who turned four earlier this year, seemed to be enjoying herself, despite getting a bit tired towards the end and having to lean on her mum's shoulder.


Estelle and her mother. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Estelle clapped her hands to 'Happy Birthday' and even sang along in English to the chorus of Sweden's Eurovision entry Frans Jeppsson-Wall's 'If I Were Sorry'.

If The Local were a glossy fashion magazine, we would comment on her "cute outfit, sure to set trends among royal children across Europe". Instead, we'll point out the typically Swedish protective noise covers she wore on her ears, but in very royal style: pink and big. No sleek and solemn Nordic greyscale here.


Sweden's Eurovision contender Frans Jeppsson-Wall. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Earlier in the day, the royal family arrived a few minutes late to the celebrations at Solliden, where 4,500 people had gathered to greet birthday girl Victoria.

“You know what families with small children are like,” joked King Carl XVI Gustaf.

GALLERY: More pictures from Victoria's birthday here


King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Victoria and Daniel's youngest child, four-month-old Prince Oscar, had his outing earlier in the day to the delight of spectators, but sat out the evening concert. You can't do it all, you know. Someone's got to take care of the screaming and pooping.


Prince Oscar looking rather unimpressed earlier in the day. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Victoria's brother, Prince Carl Philip, also attended the evening concert with his wife, Princess Sofia. The couple had also left their newborn son, Prince Alexander, at home.


Princesses Sofia and Madeleine. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Princess Madeleine and her British-American husband Chris O'Neill, who live in London with their two children, were also there to cheer Victoria and enjoy the Swedish summer (some sun, mostly overcast, bit of rain – weather forecast courtesy of The Local).


"Okay, I'm done. Can I go home now?" Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

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