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Sweden's new princess is named Leonore

Sweden's new princess, born last Thursday in New York, is called Leonore, her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustav said Wednesday. Her full name is Leonore Lillian Maria and she has received the title of duchess of Gotland. Leonore's parents are 31-year-old princess Madeleine, the king's youngest child and fourth in line to the throne, and 39-year-old US-British financier Christopher O'Neill, who got married in Stockholm in June. The Swedish Royal Court published the first pictures of the baby on Wednesday.

Sweden's new princess is named Leonore

Sweden's new princess, born last Thursday in New York, is called Leonore, her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustav said Wednesday. Her full name is Leonore Lillian Maria and she has received the title of duchess of Gotland. Leonore's parents are 31-year-old princess Madeleine, the king's youngest child and fourth in line to the throne, and 39-year-old US-British financier Christopher O'Neill, who got married in Stockholm in June. The Swedish Royal Court published the first pictures of the baby on Wednesday.

Swedish Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and fourth in line to the throne, has given birth to a girl in New York, the Swedish Royal Court announced Friday. "Both mother and child are in good health," the court said in a statement. The 31-year-old princess -- whose full name is Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine -- married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June. The couple live in New York and the baby is their first child.

Swedish Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and fourth in line to the throne, has given birth to a girl in New York, the Swedish Royal Court announced Friday. "Both mother and child are in good health," the court said in a statement. The 31-year-old princess -- whose full name is Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine -- married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June. The couple live in New York and the baby is their first child.

Swedish King vows to keep supporting China-Sweden cooperation

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf said he valued Sino-Sweden relations highly, and would keep supporting bilateral cooperation when he accepted on Thursday credentials from the new Chinese Ambassador to Sweden. King Carl XVI Gustaf said he had visited China several times since the 1980s, when he was impressed by the "very industrious and creative" Chinese. He expressed his willingness to visit China again in future.

Sweden celebrates princess's wedding

Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated as Sweden's Princess Madeleine, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, on Saturday married New York businessman Chris O'Neill. The crowd gathered outside the palace in Stockholm cheered as the newlyweds kissed three times before riding in a horse and carriage procession through the heart of the capital. At the ceremony inside the royal chapel, O'Neill held back tears as his bride walked down the isle to a Swedish wedding hymn, minutes before Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson performed one of her best known Swedish ballads.

Royals gather to celebrate Sweden princess's wedding

Sweden's Princess Madeleine, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, was Saturday to marry New York businessman Chris O'Neill in a ceremony before 500 guests including European and Japanese royals. Sunshine reigned on Sweden's scenic capital of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, as photographers and other spectators jostled for a spot along the horse and carriage procession route that will take the newlyweds from the Royal Palace to the nearby island of Riddarholmen.

Sweden bids farewell to Princess Lilian

Sweden's Welsh-born Princess Lilian, who waited three decades to marry her prince, was buried Saturday after thousands of Swedes paid their respects to one of the most popular members of the royal family. A casket draped in Sweden's blue and yellow flag was placed on a catafalque and topped by a crown once belonging to Sweden's Princess Eugenie at the Stockholm Royal Chapel funeral, which was officiated in Swedish and in English.

Sweden holds state funeral for Princess Lilian

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Princess Lilian, the Welsh-born beauty who married into Sweden's royal family after a 33-year secret romance with a prince, was buried after a state funeral on Saturday. Lilian, who died on March 10 at the age of 97, was laid to rest in the royal cemetery in Haga Park on the outskirts of the Swedish capital. Lilian met Sweden's Prince Bertil during World War Two in London. She was working in a factory making radios for the Royal Navy and he was a naval attache.

Flags fly half-mast for Sweden's fairytale princess

Flags flew at half-mast across Sweden on Monday as the country mourned the death of Princess Lilian, a Welsh-born commoner who stole Swedes' hearts by waiting three decades to marry her lifelong love Prince Bertil. Born Lilian Davies in the Welsh mining city of Swansea in 1915, the princess died at her Stockholm home on Sunday at the age of 97, surrounded by the royal family. She had suffered from Alzheimer's. Prince Bertil, the uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf, died in 1997. The couple never had children.
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