Princess Madeleine and her little girl have left the hospital. Still no name yet, but that should be announced shortly. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Madeleine and the baby in New York, and Victoria and Daniel are going to go visit soon. Here are some photos posted to Madeleine’s Facebook and the video of the press conference Chris O’Neill gave after the birth. Also, yesterday was Princess Estelle’s 2nd birthday. She is so adorable. Estelle and her little cousin have birthdays only a few days apart. I’m wondering if that’s cute or not. I think it’s sweet, but then I could see why the children might not like having birthdays so close as they get older. Anyway, enjoy the adorableness.
I was going to make this post all about Estelle, but since there are multiple royal baby sightings I’m going to lump them all together.
Cuteness alert! Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, was photographed on a sleigh looking absolutely adorable in her little snow suit when her parents took her on a trip to Umea. The family was there to celebrate the city being named as the European Capital of Culture. Victoria has a sprained ankle, but has continued with her royal duties. Got to love that.
Hello Mag has a photo of Kate Middleton holding Prince George on their newest cover–as posted on Twitter.
I have not been able to find the photographs or even an article online, but it may be posted later. I’ll update this post should that happen. Here is Hello Mag’s online article about the photos. Still no photos other than the cover. The article doesn’t say much, it’s just a preview to get you to buy the magazine. Hopefully the photos from inside will be posted somewhere online at some point. I am curious to see what William and Kate do about these photos. Last year they made a ruckus about the pregnant Kate photos and how they were such an invasion of privacy, so I’m curious if they will say anything this time.
Mia Tindall was spotted out with her mum, Zara Phillips, at a rugby match in Gloucestershire to watch Mike play. It was reported by a local paper and there is no photograph with the article. Hopefully Zara and Mike will release a photo at some point, but they may not since they’re going for the normal, private thing.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden is seven months pregnant, and is reportedly having a girl. She has not confirmed the sex of the baby personally, but reportedly they registered for baby shower gifts with an American website revealing the sex of the baby to be female. And a Swedish Royal Court spokeswoman reportedly confirmed the information to a Swedish website (I looked at it and it seems like it’s a royal, and celeb, gossip website? I’m not from Sweden so I don’t know how reliable it is). I guess we should believe it if the spokesperson confirmed it? I don’t know. Either way, congrats to them. Can’t wait to find out the name. I’m always interested in the name.
Madeleine stepped out a few weeks ago for a gala celebrating Queen Silvia’s 70th birthday, and she looked very pregnant and adorable. She wore a blue lace fitted gown, with blue shoes, black clutch and black fur jacket. Side note: What the hell is Victoria wearing?
I did a search for photos of Madeleine and found that she has some great pregnancy style (much better than a certain Duchess the media has shoved down our throats). Here she is at the New York Green Summit and Royal Gala Award Dinner. At King Carl Gustaf’s 40th Jubilee (and of course I’m choosing the picture with a Prince Carl Philip bonus), and an adorable picture of her with Princess Estelle (Victoria’s daughter) for good measure. At the Jubilee government dinner—again with a Carl Philip bonus. And at the opening of an exhibition in Sept (again with Carl Philip). She looked great. I like her style.
And you know, Madeleine actually has a job in New York. She works for the World Childhood Foundation, a non-profit group founded by her mother, Queen Silvia. Good for her.