Baby Estelle Makes Balcony Debut

  April 30, 2012 at 9:21 am by

View the full image at Aftonbladet

Sweden’s infant Princess Estelle made her balcony debut today, celebrating her grandfather’s 66th birthday.

King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated his birthday by greeting the people from the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and Prince Carl Philip took a military salute, before the army band paraded for the crowd that gathered while the King received flowers from children, as he does each year. ‘Happy Birthday’ was then sung in its Swedish form.

View the full image at Svenskdam

In the window above the courtyard was Queen Silvia, and then the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel appeared as a surprise. Later, when the King joined his family at the window, Crown Princess Victoria reappeared with little Estelle cradled in her arms. Victoria held Estelle up so the crowd could catch a glimpse of the second in line for the throne, while Daniel gently maneouvered his daugher’s hand into a wave.

Princess Estelle was born on February 23rd, and is the first grandchild of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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5 Responses to Baby Estelle Makes Balcony Debut

  1. My favorite story about Karl Gustav, king of Sweden, is: When he was young and unmarried, kids would come up to him and simply say: “Hey, king, come with us!” And, if he had time, he went. I’m not certain why that seems so fetching. It was certainly dangerous enough!

  2. natalya says:

    Happy Birthday to His Majesty !

    Natalya Radovanskaya

  3. Anthony Craig (James) Sedlmeyer says:

    “May the Lord Bless You and Keep You. May He give You and Your Family many Blessings Princess Estelle.”
    A Very Happy Birthday Your Majesty, King Carl Gustaf XVI: 🙂 AND Many Happy Returns of the Day! 🙂


  4. What a little charmer. Those of us here in the USA involved with
    trying to keep our Swedish Heritage alive just love it when we
    can see photos of our new little princess.

    Thank you

  5. kaveh yousefzadeh says:

    again i sincerely congratulate the her highness princess Estella Gustav to her family in outset and the Swedish cultured people secondly!
    kaveh yousefzadeh

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