“We are so happy to have Leonore in our life. She is a little angel and like her name, she brings sunlight even on cloudy days.”- Princess Madeleine
Born on February 20th, 2014 at 10:41 pm at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City weighing 6.95 lbs, HRH Princess Leonore Lilian Maria, Duchess of Gotland, is currently seventh in line to the Swedish throne. The Little Princess has proven to be quite the little wild child in her three years with her mother describing her to be “everywhere” and her father nicknaming her “a little monkey”.
At nearly four months old, Leonore was christened on her parents’ first wedding anniversary in a beautiful church service. And though she may be little, Leonore has already undertaken her first engagement by visiting her duchy of Gotland in June 2016, accompanied by her parents.
Leonore is known to steal the show whenever attending events with the Royal Family. Whether it’s falling out of a chair at her little cousin’s christening or running wild at a photocall, we can always count on Leonore to make an event interesting. She’s said to be a helpful big sister to little brother Prince Nicolas and is very close to her elder cousin, Princess Estelle, many describe their relationship to be sisterly. According to her parents, Leonore is very attached to her kaninen (stuffed rabbit) and as of recent, enjoys reading books.
Here’s wishing Little Leonore the very best 3rd birthday! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her, may she only get wilder.
Princess Madeleine posted a picture of her family. She made the statement: “We are so happy and thankful that we had such a lovely christening for Nicolas. Leonore had a lot of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmed!”
Leonore Lilian Maria, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland,
Leonore was born at 22:41 Eastern Time on 20 February 2014 at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, United States. She is the first child of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill.
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13 June 2015 | Princess Madeleine of Sweden, her husband Christopher O'Neill and their daughter Princess Leonore attend the royal wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Gisela Schober / Getty Images)
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8 June 2014 | Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Christopher O'Neill hold their daughter, Princess Leonore after her christening at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholms royal palace near Stockholm. (Photo credit JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty Images)