Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge

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Princess Adrienne
Duchess of Blekinge
Born(2018-03-09)9 March 2018 (age 1 year 7 months)
Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden
Full name
Adrienne Josephine Alice Bernadotte
FatherChristopher O'Neill
MotherPrincess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Princess Adrienne of Sweden, Duchess of Blekinge (Adrienne Josephine Alice Bernadotte; born 9 March 2018) is the third child and second daughter of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill.[1] She is a granddaughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She is tenth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.[2]

Birth[edit]

Princess Adrienne was born on 9 March 2018 at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden. The birth was greeted by a 21-gun salute from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and from the saluting stations in Gothenburg, Härnösand, Karlskrona and Boden.[3] On 12 March, her names and title were announced at a state council by her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustaf.[4] A Te Deum thanksgiving service was held in her honour in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace on 12 March 2018.[5]

Adrienne was christened on 8 June 2018 at Drottningholm Palace chapel, exactly five years after her parents married on 8 June 2013 and four years after the christening of her sister, Princess Leonore, on 8 June 2014. Her godparents are: Anouska d'Abo, Coralie Charriol Paul, Nader Panahpour, Gustav Thott, Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund and Natalie Werner.[6]

Titles and styles[edit]

Adrienne's coat of arms

On 7 October 2019 the king issued a statement rescinding Adrienne's royal status in an effort to more strictly associate Swedish royalty to the office of the head of state; she is still to be styled as a princess and duchess and remains in the line of succession to the throne.[7][8][9]

  • 12 March 2018 - 6 October 2019: Her Royal Highness Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge.[10][11]
  • 7 October 2019 - present : Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge.[12]

Swedish appointments and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UPDATE: Princess Madeleine of Sweden gives birth to her third child, a daughter – Royal Central". royalcentral.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Royal baby boom! Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to her third child". The Local. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Prinsessan Madeleine och Chris O'Neill har fått en dotter" [Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill have had a daughter] (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neill's new baby girl officially has a name". nowtolove.com.au. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Familjen samlas när nya prinsessan får sitt namn". Expressen. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Faddrar - Sveriges Kungahus". www.kungahuset.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  7. ^ Swedish communiqué of king's decree 2019-10-07
  8. ^ English communiqué
  9. ^ "Sweden's king removes five of his grandchildren from royal house". euronews. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  10. ^ "HRH Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge" (Press release). Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  11. ^ "HRH Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge" (Press release). Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Communiqué on changes to The Royal House" (Press release). Retrieved 17 September 2019.
Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge
Born: 9 March 2018
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Prince Nicolas
Succession to the Swedish throne
10th in line
Last in line