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Princess Madeleine
Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
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Princess Madeleine in 2017
Born 10 June 1982 (1982-06-10) (age 38)
Drottningholm Palace, Drottningholm, Sweden
Full name
Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine
House Bernadotte
Father Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Mother Silvia Sommerlath
Religion Protestantism

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, (born Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine on 10 June 1982 in Drottningholm, Sweden), is a Swedish princess. She is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Madeleine is fourth in line to the Swedish throne. She is behind Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, and Prince Carl Philip. She is before her niece, Princess Estelle.

Princess Madeleine is married to British financier Christopher O'Neill. The couple has two children, a daughter, Princess Leonore, and a son, Prince Nicolas.

Early life

Princess Madeleine was born on 10 June 1982 at 19.05 Central European Time in the Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden. Her fourth name, Josephine honours her ancestor Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

Forbes Magazine ranked Madeleine at 12th place on its "20 Hottest Young Royals" list in 2008.

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