Baby Prince Oscar Makes His Debut During Balcony Appearance For Grandfather’s 70th Birthday

  April 30, 2016 at 9:38 am by

Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday.

The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish Royals gathered to watch a choral performance that was the City of Stockholm’s gift to the King below the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Lejonbacken terrace.

Oscar’s sister Princess Estelle gleefully watched the proceedings from the arms of both Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, complaining at one point to her aunt Sofia that her hands were cold (who quickly gave them a rub to warm them up).

Once the singing was over there was a bit of mingling amongst the guests on the balcony, many of whom wanted to coo over little Oscar (Denmark’s Queen Margrethe made a beeline for Victoria as she stepped away from the balcony proper). And there were photos aplenty taken as well, including one of Princess Estelle with her godmother Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Earlier, the Royals – accompanied by a large contingent of their foreign counterparts (more and more kept showing up after the Te Deum service as they arrived in Stockholm – attended the Armed Forces’ presentation for King Carl Gustaf in the Outer Courtyard of the Palace.

The King also received a number of flowers from children in the crowd, including one from a little boy dressed – complete with staff! – as a ceremonial soldier.

A lunch was held at the Stockholm Town Hall, while a banquet will be hosted by the King and Queen at the Royal Palace this evening. And never fear, apparently the invitation has read that tiaras may be worn, despite black-tie dress code.

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