Yesterday, March 3, an hour after King Carl XVI Gustaf revealed the name of Crown Princess Victoria‘s new baby, the Swedish royal family held a Te Deum for Prince Oscar‘s birth.
The King, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, and Chris O’Neill, as well as Prince Daniel’s family, all attended the thanksgiving service at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace.
Princess Estelle wore a pink coat once worn by Princess Madeleine as a child.
Princess Sofia wore a new blue dress with embroidered detailing around the hem, sleeves, and empire waist, and new blue hat which I think looks pretty on her – except for the birdcage part of the hat which is a style I’m not fond of.
Queen Silvia wore a blue suit, and Princess Madeleine wore green. Maddie wore a green jacket she previously wore in 2013 when pregnant with Princess Leonore, a green skirt or dress, and green ankle booties.
Here’s a photo of the signed Witness Confirmation. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, President Urban Ahlin, Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist, and Stewardess Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke met with Victoria, Daniel, Estelle, and baby Oscar at Haga Palace as part of the witness confirmation ceremony.
The four witnesses held a press conference after the cabinet meeting where they talked about Oscar and the family.
Of Estelle’s reaction to her new little brother, they said: “Estelle was very excited and very happy. She was a little disappointed that he had his eyes closed all the time and did not want to look at her drawings she had done.”
They also said Oscar was “completely silent all the time when we were there.” and that “He has dark hair and very fine features.”