Crown Princely Couple of Sweden expecting baby no. 2!

Crown Princess Victoria PregnantWhen I read the news last Saturday, I squealed with joy.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel seem like absolutely doting parents with Princess Estelle, and I’m sure she will be an enthusiastic big sister, to say the least!

Congrats to them, congrats to Sweden!

My royal sources are suggesting Princess Sofia may be expecting as well… I think that’s pretty plausible. (Far more believable than Kate being pregnant with baby no. 3, as lots of US mags are speculating.)

Princess Estelle of Sweden Learns Sign Language

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Princess Estelle learned some sign language while attending Sport Day at Haga Park on September 7 when she stopped by the NS Hephata tent.  NS Hephata is a sport club for the deaf and hard of hearing.   

Crown Princess Victoria explained to Princess Estelle that sign language is a language for the deaf and hard of hearing. Prince Daniel also tried to spell his name, but had some difficulty. Princess Estelle was given a packet with signs so she could continue practicing at home.  

Princess Estelle is also learning English from her Australian nanny. (The Royal Watcher)

Princess Estelle’s Her First Day of Preschool (In Photos)

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Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle’s Matching Dresses

Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle: Fashion Twins

Before Kate started doing it with Prince George, Crown Princess was, and has been, dressing her sweet daughter Estelle that match the outfits she herself once wore as a wee babe.

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Without sounding too much like my mom… I must say, this is one royal trend I can get behind. It also helps that the dresses Victoria once wore were absolutely precious.

I’m not completely sure, but I think Victoria has replicates of her dresses made, I don’t think they are the original. But I could be wrong…

Nonetheless, the two share an uncanny resemblance, and have similar sassy personalities!

(Source.)

When They Were One: Regal tots


I love seeing childhood photos of anyone–especially when they’re our favorite royals!

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The Christening of Princess Leonore of Sweden (In Photos)

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The Princess was christened Leonore Lilian Maria

Exactly one year since the wedding of Princess Madeleine to Christopher O’Neill, the couple joined with their families to celebrate the christening of their four-month-old daughter, Princess Leonore. The couple flew in from New York City last week, in time to celebrate Sweden’s National Day before the christening.

Princess Leonore was born in NYC last February, making this her first time in Sweden.

 
You can read all about her Godparents here, as well as a complete report of the day.