Sweden’s newest royal baby officially has a name! Just days after Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris O’ Neill, welcomed their third baby on Friday, March 9, the royal couple announced their newborn daughter’s name on Monday, March 12. “Adrienne Josephine Alice,” Madeleine, 35, revealed on her newly-created Instagram account.
Hours later, the princess returned to Instagram to post a sweet photo of her two older children — four-year-old daughter Princess Leonore and two-year-old son Prince Nicolas — meeting baby Adrienne for the first time. “Leonore and Nicolas welcoming their little sister home,” Madeleine captioned the snapshot.
Last week, the Swedish royal family’s official Kungahuset Instagram account shared the first photo of Princess Adrienne with the caption, “Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill’s newborn daughter photographed at Danderyd Hospital earlier today.” At the time, the Swedish Royal Court revealed in an official statement that the “healthy child” weighed 7.6 pounds and measured 19.7 inches at birth and that both mother and baby were doing well.
Following the birth of baby No. 3, British financier Chris, 43, released the following statement: “We are delighted with the new addition to our family. Leonore and Nicolas have their long-awaited sibling. They can’t wait to meet their new baby sister.” According to People, Madeleine recently flew home to Sweden from the couple’s adopted hometown of London to prepare for the new baby.
Though Princess Madeleine is currently seventh in line to take over the Swedish throne — her father is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and her older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, is next in the line of succession — she confessed in a past interview that she considers herself a “normal mom.” Madeleine continued, “[My kids] wake me up and we fix breakfast together and the breakfast flies all over the place! And then we go out to the park and we swing, we try to do a lot of activities because my little Leonore, she has lots of energy, so we have to keep her stimulated and busy.”
Madeleine and Chris’ new addition is interestingly not the only royal baby to be recently welcomed into Sweden’s royal family. Madeleine’s younger brother, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, had baby No. 2, a son named Prince Gabriel, in August 2017.
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