Princess Madeleine of Sweden

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Princess Madeleine
Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
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Princess Madeleine in 2017
Born (1982-06-10) 10 June 1982 (age 40)
Drottningholm Palace, Drottningholm, Sweden
  • Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
  • Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland
  • Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge
Full name
Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine
FatherCarl XVI Gustaf
MotherSilvia Sommerlath
ReligionChurch of Sweden
Princess Madeleine with husband, Christopher O'Neill, on their wedding day in 2013.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, (Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine;[1] born on 10 June 1982 in Drottningholm, Sweden), is a Swedish princess. She is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Madeleine is seventh in line to the Swedish throne.

Princess Madeleine is married to British financier Christopher O'Neill. The couple has three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne.

Early life[change | change source]

Princess Madeleine was born on 10 June 1982 at 19.05 Central European Time[2] in the Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden. Her fourth name, Josephine, honours her ancestor Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

Forbes Magazine ranked Madeleine at 12th place on its "20 Hottest Young Royals" list in 2008.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine - Sveriges Kungahus". Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  2. Udo Sponberg "Och så ska det gå till ... - Sverige - Göteborgs-Posten" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  3. Streib, Lauren (27 May 2008). "The 20 Hottest Young Royals – 12. Princess Madeline". Forbes. Retrieved 19 June 2010.