Third baby on the way for Sweden’s Princess Madeleine

Sweden's Royal Court has confirmed that Princess Madeleine is pregnant with her and her husband Chris O'Neill's third child.

Third baby on the way for Sweden's Princess Madeleine
Princess Madeleine, Chris O'Neill and their two children Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Madeleine, 35, broke the news about the new addition to her family herself on Facebook, writing: “Chris and I are thrilled to announced that I am expecting. We look forward to four becoming five!”

The Royal Court confirmed that she is in good health and is expected to give birth in March next year.

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Madeleine and British-American financier O'Neill – who has chosen not to take a royal title in order to continue his business – married in 2013. The couple already have two children together, Princess Leonore who was born in New York in 2014 and Prince Nicolas, born in Stockholm's Danderyd Hospital in 2015.

They are based in London but are currently in Stockholm, where they have been spotted in restaurants around the capital, and where Leonore earlier this month started attending a Swedish nursery school.

“The family are still living in London, but because they also regularly stay in Sweden it is good that Princess Leonore gets this experience. It is also very important to Madeleine that the children get a strong connection to Sweden and the Swedish language,” Royal Court spokesperson Margareta Thorgren told the Aftonbladet tabloid.

The new baby will have plenty of royal cousins to play with.

Madeleine's older brother, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, are expecting their second baby in September. Their first child, Prince Alexander, was born in April 2016.

Princess Victoria, first in line to the throne, has two children – Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar – with her husband Prince Daniel.


Swedish Crown Princess and Prince catch Covid-19 for the second time

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel have both tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time, although the pair have very mild cold symptoms.

Swedish Crown Princess and Prince catch Covid-19 for the second time
Both Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: TT

Sweden’s Royal Court announced that Prince Daniel had tested positive in a press release issued on Sunday, while Crown Princess Victoria’s second infection was revealed in another release on Saturday.

The royal couple, who are both fully vaccinated, first tested positive for the virus in March last year, and have only mild symptoms. 


According to the press releases Prince Daniel was suffering “very mild symptoms and feels well”, while Princess Victoria has “the symptoms of a cold but otherwise feels well”.  

The couple are both now isolating in Haga Palace in the north of Stockholm, where they have lived since 2010. 

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are triple-vaccinated, both tested positive on Tuesday. The couple are now symptom-free, but are continuing their isolation at Drottningholm Palace to the west of Stockholm. 

Prince Carl Philip, Victoria’s younger brother, and his wife Princess Sofia were the first Swedish royals to test positive in November 2020.