The Swedish royal family is about to add one more member to its expanding family. On 4 September the Swedish royals announced that Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel will be giving their three-year-old daughter Princess Estelle a sibling.
The couple made the happy announcement in a statement posted on the Swedish royal family's Facebook page. "Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016," the statement read.
According to Hello! Magazine, the newest prince or princess will be the fourth grandchild for King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The baby announcement comes on the heels of the birth of Prince Nicolas, the second child of Victoria's younger sister, 38-year-old Princess Madeleine.
As previously reported, Princess Madeleine gave birth to her baby boy on 15 June, just one day after her brother Prince Carl Philip tied the knot with Princess Sofia in Stockholm. Since giving birth to the little prince, Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill have moved to London, where they are expected to live for the next two years, Hello! reported.
The Swedish royals also announced that the Crown Princess and her husband have no plans to change their public engagement schedules during the fall of 2015.
The pregnant Crown Princess and her royal siblings will reunite during Prince Nicolas's christening on 11 October at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm's Drottningholm Palace, according to Hello! The chapel is the same venue where the prince's 18-month-old elder sister Princess Leonore was christened last year.
The 38-year-old Crown Princess and her 41-year-old husband tied the knot in 2010. Victoria, the eldest of her three siblings, is the heir apparent of her father King Carl XVI Gustaf, who has been king since 1973, Us Weekly reported.