Swedish King Carl XVI reveals name of the country’s newborn princess

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 16:33 EDT
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Photo by the Swedish Royal Family shows Sweden's new princess, Leonore, born on Feb. 26, 2014, in New York [AFP]
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Sweden’s new princess, born last Thursday in New York, is called Leonore, her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustav said Wednesday.

Her full name is Leonore Lillian Maria and she has received the title of duchess of Gotland.

Leonore’s parents are 31-year-old princess Madeleine, the king’s youngest child and fourth in line to the throne, and 39-year-old US-British financier Christopher O’Neill, who got married in Stockholm in June.

The Swedish Royal Court published the first pictures of the baby on Wednesday.

Leonore is the second grandchild of the royal couple after Estelle, aged 2, who is the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria.

Princess Madeleine and her husband live in New York, where the brand-new mother works for the World Childhood Foundation, an NGO created by her mother, Queen Silvia, in 1999.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

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