“Le temps prend tout son temps
Et moi je perds le mien
Je m’invente des jeux enfantins
Je fais peu avec rien
Le temps prend du bon temps
Et je m’ennuie avec le mien
Je m’invente des jeux qui ne valent rien
Je fais peu mais je fais bien
En t’attendant…” En t'attendant - Mélanie Laurent
The few times I’ve met Eva O'Neill, she’s always had a smile on her face and is a social professional. For example:
One time we ran into each other by chance together in Central Stockholm. Eva was in the company of Madeleine, Leonore and Nicolas. This was just days after Nicolas had come into the world and the first outdoor walk for Madeleine since the birth of the baby.
We stood for a while and talked about the weather and of course the little newborn prince:
- I am the proudest grandmother, said Eva.
Suddenly she pointed to my right hand. In my hand, I had by coincidence two copies of the biography of Princess Madeleine as I wrote in connection with the wedding in 2013.
This day I was on my way to a meeting and would hand over the books. Chance made me ran into the book’s protagonist and her mother in law. The odds on it?
- It is a book about your daughter, I said when Eva asked. Here you get your own signed copy, I said and wrote in the book to Chris’s mother.
- But I can not speak Swedish, said Eva a bit apologetic.
Then Madeleine chimed in:
- It does not matter. I can read the book together with you!
Johan T Lindwall, author of a autobiography about Princess Madeleine when asked of Chris O’Neill’s mother, Eva, and when he ran into Eva, Madeleine and the kids shortly after Nicolas’ birth in 2015 when speaking with Svenskdam.