Just last week it was announced that five grandchildren of King Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden would have their royal titles dropped. Fast forward to today, Monday, October 14th and it’s been revealed that Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill‘s children Leonore, 5, Nicolas, 4, and Adrienne, 19 months, were three of those five grandchildren.
No longer using their royal titles means the three siblings no longer need to take part in any royal duties or be known as His or Her Royal Highness.
The move is welcomed by their mum — Princess Madeleine — who sees the change as a positive one. Speaking on her Instagram account and sharing this sweet snap of her three children, she revealed:
“This change has been planned for a long time.
Chris and I think it is good that our children now have a greater opportunity to shape their own lives in the future as individuals.”
Source and photo: Princess Madeleine
With the nation still celebrating the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, 17 days, Autumn Phillips — wife of Peter Phillips and mum of Savannah Anne Kathleen, 4, and Isla Elizabeth, 3 — gave an insight of what it’s like having two children so close in age and, from her own experience, what it was like welcoming siblings in to the family.
When Isla was born, Savannah had just turned 15 months. I don’t think she really noticed at first there was another baby. She just wanted to run around and tear the place apart.
It’s when they get older it gets tricky. They learn to share by fighting each other off. I have an older brother, a twin brother and a half-brother and sister so I know what it’s like. But siblings are a gift.
Along with Savannah, Isla and Princess Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth II also has two other great-grandchildren — Mia Grace, 16 months, and Prince George Alexander Louis, 21 months. With 4 out of 5 of them being girls — Prince George is outnumbered for the time being. Says Autumn:
There are a lot of girls in the family now. Poor little George — he’s going to be surrounded by bossy little ladies. But when they all get together again, it’ll be a blast.
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Savannah Anne Kathleen, 4, and Isla Elizabeth, 3, daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips — enjoyed an ice cream when they attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle with their parents on Saturday, May 16th.
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco leave Monaco Cathedral and pose for photos after the Christening of their twins, daughter Gabriella Therese Marie and son Jacques Honore Rainer, 5 months, on Sunday, May 10th 2015.
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With the nation in full swing baby fever after the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, one person who would have been in her element and at the centre of it all would have been the tot’s late grandmother Princess Diana — who is fondly remembered in her granddaughter’s name. Former royal correspondent Jennie Bond — who knew Princess Diana well — says the Princess would have been a “very hands-on” grandmother. Speaking to OK! magazine, she said:
“[She] would have been doting, tactile and a very huggy granny in a way that the Queen, possibly, has never been. She would have wanted the grandchild to know normality, to be on the other side of privilege.”
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New parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have named their baby daughter Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The name is thought to be in honour of her Grandfather, Prince Charles, Grandmother, the late Princess Diana and Great Grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
She was born at 8:34am on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 and will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Of Cambridge. She joins big brother Prince George Alexander Louis, 22 months.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — William and Kate — have left the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with their baby daughter, The Princess Of Cambridge.
She was born at 8:34am on May 2nd 2015, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
She joins big brother Prince George Alexander Louis, 22 months.
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Proud new dad Prince William waves at the crowd of well-wishers with Prince George Alexander Louis as they head into the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, so that the 22-month-old can meet his newborn baby sister — born today, Saturday, May 2nd 2015 at 8:34am.
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Prince George Alexander Louis, 22 months, is finally a big brother!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — William and Kate –have welcomed their second child together — a baby girl! Their daughter was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London at 8:34am and weighed 8lbs 3oz. All members of the family are said to be “delighted with the news” and according to a royal spokesperson:
‘Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.’
The new Princess will be 4th in line to the British throne.
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Princess Madeline of Sweden gave a warm smile as she arrived at the Vatican in Rome with daughter Princess Leonore Lilian Maria, 14 months, to meet with Pope Francis on Monday, April 27th 2015. They were also joined by Queen Silvia and Princess Madeline’s husband Christopher O’Neill.
The couple’s second child is due later this year.
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Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and wife Princess Mary proudly showed off their newborn boy/girl twins on Friday, January 14th. The couple — who have not yet announced the names of their new arrivals — are also parents to Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, 5, and Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, 3.
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Princess Caroline of Hanover and her daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 10, were spotted heading to some royal duties last week with Princess Caroline’s brother Prince Albert of Monoco. Alexandra’s dad is Prince Ernst of Hanover. She also has three other children — Prince Andrea Albert Pierre, 25, Princess Charlotte Marie Pomeline, 23, and Prince Pierre Rainier Stefano, 22, with the late Stefano Casiraghi.
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Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letiza of Spain took daughter Princess Sofia, 2, for her first day of Kindergarden in Madrid on Friday, September 11th. They are also parents to Princess Leonor, 4.
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