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Princess Madeleine expecting second baby
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Princess Madeleine expecting second baby

19.12.2014 From our online archive
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, and her businessman husband Chris O'Neill are expecting their second baby next summer, the palace announced Friday.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, and her businessman husband Chris O'Neill are expecting their second baby next summer, the palace announced Friday.

"Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill are delighted to announce that the princess is expecting their second child," the Swedish Royal Court said in a statement.

Madeleine, 32, is fourth in line to the throne and lives in New York with her husband.

"We are very happy and look forward to welcoming a new member to our family," the couple said in the statement.

The announcement was also posted on the Royal Court's Facebook page, where the couple immediately received hundreds of good wishes.

Madeleine married British-American businessman O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June 2013 attended by 500 guests, including a number of European royals.

Their first child, Leonore, was born in February 2014.

The royal baby will be the third grandchild for the king and queen.

Madeleine's older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, gave birth to Princess Estelle in February 2012.