The first official dinner hosted at the Royal Palace in Stockholm this week gave the two expecting Princesses in the Royal family of Sweden a chance to dress up their bumps.
Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, a New York city businessman, attended with Victoria in a beautiful floor-length beaded lace gown. Her sister-in-law Princess Sofia went with a shimmery gold floor-sweeping dress with a tiny train. Sofia is expecting her first child with Prince Carl-Philip (who we at the Bellyitch offices think is the cutest royal around).
They both had on their tiaras! The event was attended by dignitaries, high-level officials, business executives and other notables.
This will be Victoria and Daniel’s second child. They are parents to 3-year old Princess Estelle. She is due in March, one month ahead of Sofia.
These will be the 4th and 5th grandbabies for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Victoria and Carl’s sister Madeleine has an almost 2-year old daughter Princess Leonore Lilian and a 7-month old son Prince Nicolas with British-American businessman Christopher O’Neill.
Fun Fact:Unlike Daniel, O’Neill has decided to not take on the Royal name or rescind his British and US citizenship, therefore he is not a member of the royal family.
What a handsome family
h/t Daily Mail
Photo: Official Swedish Monarchy Website
Prince Carl and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their first child after marrying last June 2015. Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel are expecting their second child. They are parents to almost 3-year old Princess Estelle.
I have been slacking. I tried to do my best to showcase other nations’ royal births other than Duchess Kate and Prince William of Great Britain. I managed to cover most of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden‘s first pregnancy and a bit of her baby sister Princess Madeleine’s first pregnancy, but then I slacked off big time!
Now, look! There’s a double bumpwatch going on among the Swedish royals.
Victoria is pregnant with her second child right alongside her sister-in-law Princess Sofia, who is married to Victoria’s younger brother Prince Carl Philip. Carl and Sofia married last June and didn’t waste much time to usher in another heir to the throne.
Baby sister Princess Madeleine and her husband New York businessman Christopher O’Neill have an almost 2-year old daughter Princess Leonora, born in February 2014, and a 7-month old son Prince Nicolas, born last June 2015.
Victoria is mom to 3-year old Princess Estelle, also born in February, in 2013.
Sofia is now 6 months along and Victoria also expects her baby to be delivered in March. Victoria’s children will inherit the throne first because she is heir apparent, and one of only 4 female heir apparent in monarchs world wide.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be delighted at all the new grands coming this Spring.
Royals for everyone!