The future of the Swedish royal family is female. Crown Princess Victoria will someday be Queen, as will her daughter, Princess Estelle of Sweden. Born on February 23 2012, Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary is the eldest child of the Crown Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. She has a younger brother, Prince Oscar.
Princess Estelle of Sweden is also the first grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Upon birth, she was given the duchy of Östergötland like many other members of her family, including her cousins, who hold duchies of their own.
Princess Estelle is second in line to the Swedish throne behind her mother due to the change in the line of succession in 1980, which saw her then-newborn uncle Carl Philip stripped of his Crown Prince title and the title of heir to the throne given to her mother, Victoria. Her name was announced the day after her birth on February 24, 2012 during a cabinet meeting attended by her grandfather, The King. Due to the change to the succession laws, Estelle is the first future Queen of Sweden to have been born at such a high position in the line of succession. A law had to be passed for her mother
There was a bit of confusion before the official announcement of Princess Estelle of Sweden’s name. The Swedish royal website had the name Ulrika Marianna Annika David, Duchess of Upplands Väsby, as the name of the Crown couple’s daughter. However, it was revealed that this was a placeholder name as the staff were updating the site.
The future Queen of Sweden currently attends primary school in Stockholm.
Princess Estelle Of Sweden’s Godparents
Estelle’s godparents are the following:
- Prince of Orange (now King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands)
- Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
- Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (now Queen Mary of Denmark) – partial namesake
- Prince Carl Philip – maternal uncle – mother’s younger brother
- Anna Westling Söderström – paternal aunt – father’s sister