Here she is! Born just a week ago, Crown Princess Estelle Silvia Eva Mary of Sweden arrived measuring 20 inches long and weighing 7.23 pounds. The first royal baby in 3 decades, the tiny baby is second in line for the throne after her mother Crown Princess Victoria.
The day after her birth King Carl XVI Gustaf announced her name during a meeting of senior officials saying,
“It is a name which is very close to the heart of the princess and also the family,”
Estelle was the name of the American wife of Count Folke Bernadotte. Her maiden name was Manville and she died in Sweden in 1984.
The baby is the first grandchild for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
“We are very happy for the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel. We recall our own joy upon becoming parents and we wish the new family a wonderful time in peace and quiet. This is a much longed-for grandchild and we are both very proud and happy today,” the king and queen said in a statement.
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