Saturday, February 23, 2013

Royal Profile: Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland

Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary Duchess of Östergötland was born on February 23, 2012  and is the eldest child and heir to Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel{Source}.

Princess Estelle was christened in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace on 22 May 2012{Source}. Her godparents were{Source}:
  • Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (good friend of her parents, also a distant cousin)
  • Prince Williem-Alexander of Oranje (good friend of her parents, again a distant cousin)
  • Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (her maternal uncle)
  • Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (good friend of her parents)
  • Mrs. Anna Westling Soderstrom (her paternal aunt)
She was named for{Source}:

  • Estelle: Speculations come up that she was named for Countess Estelle Bernadotte, who was The Crown Princess's great-uncle (I *think* that's right.)'s wife, but nothing has been confirmed.
  • Silvia: Her maternal grandmother
  • Ewa: Her paternal grandmother
  • Mary: one of her godmothers

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