Swedish princess and American husband expecting a child

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, and her husband Christopher O'Neill attend The Victoria Day Concert in Borgholm, on Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's 36th Birthday on July 14. Credit: Getty Images
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband, Chris O’Neill, attend The Victoria Day Concert in July.
Credit: Getty Images

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband, American banker Chris O’Neill, are expecting.

Their baby is due in early March next year, the couple announced on the Swedish royal family’s official website. This means that the couple conceived shortly after their wedding in June.

“Her Royal Highness is feeling fine,” says Bertil Ternert, head press officer at the Swedish royal court. “She was the one who decided to announce the pregnancy now.”

Does the pregnancy show? Is that why she decided to announce it now?

“I wouldn’t dare to speculate on that.”

In an interview with Metro Sweden shortly before her wedding, Princess Madeleine spoke about her work at the organization Childhood:

Metro: What function does Your Royal Highness have at Childhood?

Princess Madeleine: I’ve been mainly working with the core activity of Childhood, the projects around the world, and the support we offer underprivileged children. Lately I’ve been working almost exclusively with an exciting project that we hope will raise awareness around the difficult issues that Childhood works with. I can’t spill the beans now, but keep your eyes open at the end of the summer!

What is the worst and best part about working with Childhood?

The best thing is contributing to prevent children and young people from ending up in exposed situations, and that Childhood contributes to more children growing up with positive memories of their childhood. The worst part working with Childhood is that we get more applications for support than we can grant. Because of that we have to turn down many important projects.

What is Your Royal Highness most passionate about?

The most important part is the preventive work. We can do a lot if we make sure that we give the support the children need before they end up in exposed situations. To make sure that children get a safe childhood filled with love, that’s my passion.

What is it like to go out and meet the people that Childhood helps?

It’s fantastic to get the chance to visit the projects and meet the children that we work for and hear their stories. Through talking to the children and the staff at the projects, I can more easily acknowledge their challenges, but also be a part of their progress.


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