Sweden's Crown princess is pregnant
(CH) Good news from Stockholm: Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria is pregnant. The palace affirmed on Wednesday that the 34-year-old and her husband Daniel (37) are expecting their first child in March. Since the couple had married in June 2010, many Swedes were waiting for the royal offspring.
Accordingly, the heiress is doing very well and there are no plans so far to change anything on her official appointments. Victoria should be in Oslo on Sunday to attend a memorial service for the victims of the shooting attacks in late July.
It would thus be the first grandchild for the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The pregnancy may also help lift the royal family from a deep low: the enthusiasm of Victoria and Daniel's wedding was soon overshadowed by unpleasant news about the parents of the princess. Carl Gustav made the headlines with a controversial biography that spread amongst other things details about alleged “gentlemen's evenings” with paid young women and contacts with criminals from the red light district.
Queen Silvia was not faring any better with a highly acclaimed TV documentary about the business and political activities of her German father, Walther Sommerlath, during the Nazi occupation. Only recently did the royal family publish a research note on the matter.