[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”stanga”]Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel are expecting their first child just over a year from the June 2010 fairytale wedding at Stockholm Central Cathedral.
A Royal Court of Sweden statement, dated August 18, announced:
“Their Royal Highnesses,The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their first child.”
“The birth is expected to take place in March of 2012. No changes in the schedule of the Crown Princess’ public engagements are planned during the fall of 2011.”
Anyone witnessing their joy on their engagement and the day of their nuptials could have guessed that it wouldn’t be long before the couple started trying for a child.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Princess Victoria, who is the heiress to the Swedish throne, told her people:
“With Daniel by my side I feel secure.”
“You have probably noticed that in recent years I have seemed stronger and happier.”
“And now the time has come for us to begin building something together and starting a family.”
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling got to know each other in 2001.
They announced their engagement at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Tuesday 24 February, 2009.
Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling became husband and wife in a lavish wedding ceremony at the Stockholm Central Cathedral in 2010, June 19, eight years after the start of their romance.
It was a union that, although once seen as unlikely because of Daniel’s lack of aristocratic heritage, further cemented gym owner’s position by Victoria’s side and also within the royal family, who have come to embrace and support the future queen’s consort.
The Swedish Royal Family consists of King Carl XVI Gustaf, born 1946, Queen Silvia, born 1943, Crown Princess Victoria, born 1977, and her husband Prince Daniel – Duke of Västergötland – born 1973, Prince Carl Philip, born 1979, and Princess Madeleine, born 1982.
In addition to the members of the Royal Family, the Swedish Royal Court also includes Princess Lilian, born 1915, and Princess Birgitta, born 1937, married to Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern.