Friday, 26 May 2000

HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden - Bio

Full Name: Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine

Title: Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Birth: Born on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden

Country: Sweden

Monarchs during life: King Carl XVI Gustaf (1973-Present)

Relationship to current monarch: Daughter

Place in line of succession:
  • At Birth: 3rd in Line, behind siblings, brother Carl Philip and sister Victoria
  • Current: 6th in Line, behind nephew Prince Alexander & brother Carl Philip
Religion: Church of Sweden
  • Christening: Christened on 31 August 1982  at The Royal Palace Church
    • God Parents: 
      • Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
      • Walther L. Sommerlath (Uncle)
      • Princess Benedikte of Denmark
      • Princess Christina (Aunt)
  • God Children: 
    • Prince Oscar (Nephew)
Family:
  • Parents: King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Madeline is their 3rd and youngest Child. 
  • Engagement: Madeleine was engaged (2009-2010) to Swedish lawyer Jonas Bergström. 
  • Marriage: Madeleine married British/American financier Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013 at the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace.
    • Children:
      • Princess Leonore (2014)
      • Prince Nicolas (2015)
Schooling:
University:
  •  Stockholm University
Job: Full-Time Mother, does occasional royal duties when in Sweden

Previously:
  • Project Manager at World Childhood Foundation in New York City, USA
  • UNICEF in New York City, USA
Residence: Lives in London, UK

Causes: Children, Illness, Sexual Assault, Horse Ridding, etc.

Video of them speaking:-

Quotes:

"We met through mutual friends. For me it started with a great friendship. We share the same humor and we have a lot of fun together. Christopher opened up my heart, he is my soul mate." - Engagement interview (2012)

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