| Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland (more)
|Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary|
|House||House of Bernadotte|
|Father||Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland|
|Mother||Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden|
|Born|| February 23, 2012 |
Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland (Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary; born 23 February 2012) is the daughter and eldest child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland.
As of October 2017, Princess Estelle is second in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.
Princess Estelle was born at 04:26 CET on 23 February 2012, she measured 51 cm and weighed 3280 grams. She is the eldest child and only daughter of Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland and Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden. Her mother is the eldest child and daughter of Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and her father is the only son and second child of Mr Olle Westling and Mrs. Ewa Westling. She is the fourth grandchild and second granddaughter of Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Her names and title were announced on 24 February 2012 by her maternal grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf at a cabinet meeting. After the cabinet meeting a Te Deum was held in honour of the birth of the new princess. Present was her father Prince Daniel, her maternal and paternal grandparents, her paternal and maternal aunt's and uncle's and her elder cousin's, Princess Leona and Prince's Wilhelm and Frederik.
Princess Estelle was baptized on 22 May 2012 at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her godparents are:
- Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
- Prince Carl Fredrik, Duke of Västerbotten, her mother's brother
- Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
- Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
- Anna Westling Söderström, her father's sister.
Princess Estelle is second in the line of succession to the Swedish throne and also holds a distant place in the line of succession to the British throne after her mother, as a descendant of Princess Margaret of Connaught.
She is the first female in the history of Sweden to be born with a right to inherit the throne that cannot be superseded by the subsequent birth of a male heir. She is also the first person in the history of Sweden to be born the child of an heiress apparent. The only two princesses of Sweden before Estelle to be born first in line for the throne were both heiresses presumptive: Christina, who eventually became queen regnant, and Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, who was superseded by a younger brother.
Titles, styles, honours and armsEdit
Titles and stylesEdit
- 23 February 2012 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, The Duchess of Östergotland
- Member of the Royal Order of the Seraphim (since her birth, on 23 February 2012)
- Recipient of the 40th Ruby Badge Medal of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf
- Recipient of the 70th Birthday Badge Medal of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf