Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her baby news with some of her friends from the royal families of Denmark, Norway and Luxembourg on Sept. 5. The heir apparent of Sweden was joined by her daughter Princess Estelle on the occasion.
The 38-year-old royal appeared to be happy in the company of her friends. Princess Victoria, who celebrated her 38th birthday in July, was dressed casually for her outing in a gray top, jeans and trainers. Her three-year-old daughter Estelle sat on her lap and wore a matching gray dress with a bow in her hair, Hello reported.
The entire group posed for a picture that was shared by the palace on its Facebook page. The mother-daughter duo attended the get-together minus Prince Daniel. Victoria’s husband could not attend the gathering due to a cold.
The bash to celebrate Victoria’s baby news was organized at the summer estate of Norway’s royal family in Mågerø, on the island of Tjøme, south of Oslo. The informal gathering was hosted by Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Their two children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were also present.
Also present to celebrate the happy occasion was Estelle’s godmother, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. She was joined with her husband Prince Frederik and their four children, Princess Isabella, Prince Christian and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent.
Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg also joined the gathering, which was designed to bring together the heirs and heiresses of the four kingdoms.
Victoria is expecting her second child with her husband Daniel. The Royal Palace of Sweden took to its official Facebook page and revealed the news, saying that the child is expected to be born in March 2016.
Victoria married a commoner Daniel, her former personal trainer, in 2010. Currently, she is next in line to the throne after her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, who has ruled since 1973. In 1980, three years after the princess was born, Sweden changed its constitution to permit the eldest heir to inherit the throne regardless of gender.