Prince Nicolas turns 1

My how time has flown – Prince Nicolas of Sweden is already celebrating his first birthday, today, June 15.

Prince Nicolas 1st birthday photo
[Brigitte Grenfeldt/]

To mark his first birthday, the Swedish court released a new photo of Nicolas (above). The photo was taken at Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill‘s home in Stockholm.

Madeleine posted the below photo of Nicolas, taken during the same photoshoot, to her Facebook page with the caption: “Happy Birthday Nicolas! You are our sweetheart and we love you to the moon and back!”

Prince Nicolas 1st birthday photo
[Brigitte Grenfeldt/]

Maddie celebrated her 34th birthday last week on June 10. The court released this new photo of her to mark her birthday. It was taken during the photoshoot after Prince Oscar’s Christening.

Princess Madeleine 34th birthday photo
[Anna Lena Ahlstrรถm/]

59 Comments on Prince Nicolas turns 1

  1. Oz Shan
    June 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow – he is going to be a stunner – just like his mother

  2. Lisa S.
    June 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm (3 years ago)

    What a handsome little boy! Look at his eyes!

  3. Mel
    June 15, 2016 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    What a precious boy! Looks like daddy I think.

  4. Lauri from Ca
    June 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my, he has gorgeous eyes just like his momma!!

  5. Jenni
    June 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    She is my favorite Royal, and I cannot get enough of her absolutely yummy kids!

  6. Patricia
    June 16, 2016 at 12:00 am (3 years ago)

    What an attractive family, he does look like his daddy… And his moms distinct brightness about the eyes. He’s going to be a heartbreaker!!

  7. Em
    June 16, 2016 at 12:02 am (3 years ago)

    I can only imagine how he and Leonore are starting to bond. This was the age when my girls would really start to engage as playmates. And those eyes! He really is a lovely combination between Madeleine and Chris.

  8. Cathy
    June 16, 2016 at 12:10 am (3 years ago)

    Oh my! That’s one cute kid!

    Beautiful photo of Madeleine too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JET Texas
      June 16, 2016 at 10:17 am (3 years ago)


  9. Ellie
    June 16, 2016 at 12:25 am (3 years ago)

    I loved seeing this last night on Facebook.

    One of my happy dork moments was when I commented on a picture of Leonore and complimented Madde and Chris on their beautiful family and thanked them for sharing, she liked the comment!

    • Em
      June 16, 2016 at 1:09 am (3 years ago)

      I would totally geek out over that too!

    • G.
      June 16, 2016 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)

      Really nice on both your parts.

    • Candice
      June 16, 2016 at 9:00 am (3 years ago)

      They really do give the approachable vibe.

    • Beatrix
      June 16, 2016 at 10:35 am (3 years ago)

      I love reading this. I would have been thrilled!!!

      • mary elizabeth
        June 16, 2016 at 11:51 am (3 years ago)

        Ellie, that’s amazing! Good for you!
        I think Nicolas is adorable! What a darling little boy.
        His mother is gorgeous! And, so approachable, too.

        Maddie and Chris get it right. They allow people to have the opportunity to view their kids in joyful, wonderful moments. And, their children also have privacy.

        What a lovely family!

      • Ellie
        June 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

        Yes, they really do get it right: share their family in the appropriate fashion knowing people want o see them and also creating that bond there. I really enjoy seeing Leonore and Nicolas grow up and appreciate they take the time to share with people who they know care about their children even though we’re vast strangers. It’s why I’d commented, just to thank her for doing that because they don’t have to but it’s clear they WANT to. No PR in it.

    • rhiannon
      June 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm (3 years ago)

      I would still be on the floor! How cool is that?

  10. kathy
    June 16, 2016 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    So adorable! What a beautiful family!

  11. Miss K
    June 16, 2016 at 1:43 am (3 years ago)

    I didn’t realize Maddie is the same age as Kate. She looks absolutely gorgeous! And looks her age! I’m actually jealous of how good looking she is!

    • Beatrix
      June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

      I am jealous too. I think Maddie is the prettiest royal. Gorgeous best describes actually, and her personality seems lovely too.

  12. Charlotte
    June 16, 2016 at 2:02 am (3 years ago)

    Maddie is a stunner. Wow. Hard to believe she is the same age as leathery, wasted away Kate.

    I really wonder sometimes if Kate has any cognizance of the rest of the Royal world, in particular the wonderful SRF.

    • Elina
      June 16, 2016 at 3:44 am (3 years ago)

      She is a stunner, isn’t she. Probably the most good looking royal that I know and the most photogenic, too. There is a rumour that Camilla was not in favour of Kate from even the girlfriend times and was lobbying for William to marry a European royal. I would guess Maddie was her first choice. She would have been a huge asset to BRF imho, however I’m happy that she was spared of the prospect to marry Wills. I’m sure she’s much better off with Chris.

      Nicolas is such a sweet little boy, he has definitely his mum’s eyes. Now that he’s growing, he will be competing with his big sister who is the most lively in the house, lol.

      Happy Birthday to both Maddie and Nicolas and thank you KMR for reminding us the SRF birthdays.

      • Lauren
        June 16, 2016 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

        There are a few rumours going around that Charles tried to organise a meeting between William and Maddie. Maddie told her parents no way.

        • mary elizabeth
          June 16, 2016 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

          Princess Madeline — one smart woman!!!!

          • Beatrix
            June 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm (3 years ago)


      • Beatrix
        June 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

        Thank goodness that didn’t happen. Maddie is too good for William.

        Although, maybe it would have been good for him to have the influence + inclusion of the SRF (duty + family love) vs the Middletons

      • M from Germany
        June 17, 2016 at 8:20 am (3 years ago)

        How hypocritical of Charles and Camilla! He wanted to marry Camilla, a commoner, but a commoner for his son? No way, only a royal! Same for Camilla – she was in the same sutuation as a non royal girlfriend -.-

        I think it would be sooo lovely if George would marry Leonore one day – the O’Neills live in London now and I’m sure they are all in the same exquistie circles so a childhood friendship turning into romance for George and Leonore – my secret dream couple ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. LizB
    June 16, 2016 at 2:55 am (3 years ago)

    Too cute!! Love his button down shirt ๐Ÿ™‚ I like to dress my son in those at every opportunity I can…

    Maddie is gorgeous.

    • jenny
      June 16, 2016 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

      Have been thinking about you. Thought you may have had your baby!
      Wishing you well. A healthy and happy newborn and the wonders of your son, who must be so much fun. Best to you!

      • LizB
        June 16, 2016 at 10:43 am (3 years ago)

        Thanks, jenny! No baby yet!

        My son got his arm cast off yesterday – the arm still looks a bit wonky, but the doctor says it’ll be back to normal in a few weeks!

        • jenny
          June 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm (3 years ago)

          Good news for your son. And, you hang in there. Wishing you a safe and easy labor/delivery. We await your news.

  14. Clem
    June 16, 2016 at 3:19 am (3 years ago)

    He is cute, he looks like his father with the eyes of his mother

    • rhiannon
      June 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm (3 years ago)

      I totally agree!

  15. Aj
    June 16, 2016 at 3:50 am (3 years ago)

    Happy birthday little one :)!!

  16. Cat
    June 16, 2016 at 4:00 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks KMR, I needed a Swedish royal baby fix! He has his mother’s eyes, he will grow into a handsome young man indeed!

  17. kat
    June 16, 2016 at 4:26 am (3 years ago)

    I was in shock to see that Nicholas turned one yr old. Wow. And what a beautiful gorgeous handsome little boy with those eyes. I do agree his mother Maddie is so beautiful.

    • katemiddletonreview
      June 16, 2016 at 4:48 am (3 years ago)

      I know. This one really snuck up on me. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since he was born.

  18. MrsBBV
    June 16, 2016 at 6:37 am (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful little boy but his parents aren’t too shabby in the looks department either are they? Such blue eyes and what an angelic face. ๐Ÿ˜

  19. Tanya S
    June 16, 2016 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

    Such a gorgeous boy and those EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He is such a handsome little man and I can see both his Mum (the eyes obviously) and his Dad in him.

  20. yuhkiminamitani
    June 16, 2016 at 8:03 am (3 years ago)

    I feel like Prince Nicholas is going to be a real heartthrob when he grows older.

  21. Candice
    June 16, 2016 at 8:22 am (3 years ago)

    He looks like Leonore here.As for his parents looks,I find Christopher O Neill nothing special.On the other hand, Princess Madeliene has stunning blue eyes and her hair is always in beautiful condition and she’s ok in the other departments.I in particular like her English accent.

  22. Ray
    June 16, 2016 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

    Sweet little boy from a lovely family!

    But….did anyone notice the beige nursery? Maybe this is a trend among aristocracy?? I have a feeling if we were able to see these people’s baby rooms, 9 out of 10 would be neutral palettes. Looks like Kate is just keeping up with a trend, rather than breaking new bland ground with her color schemes haha

    • LizB
      June 16, 2016 at 10:42 am (3 years ago)

      I’m not sure if that’s his nursery.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the royal trend was for bland, but have to say that Swedes do have a thing for neutral color in their homes – lots of white and beige!

      • Ray
        June 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm (3 years ago)

        Maybe not, just pointing out that we are quick to get on Kate (cause it’s just so easy any more, let’s be honest;) ) about her blah interior decorating, but looks like she’s just being au courant rather than blazing her own taupe trail!

        • Ella
          June 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

          I pinned it down to the modern, fresh and bright Scandinavian design/decor aesthetic.

          • Ray
            June 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm (3 years ago)

            It must be the fashion everywhere in Europe, then.

      • Red Tulip
        June 17, 2016 at 7:01 am (3 years ago)

        I think royals and rich people in general tend to have their babies in bland clothes and bland nurseries. It’s a rich ppl thing maybe? Something that sets them apart from the great unwashed?

  23. Szolo
    June 16, 2016 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    Wow, what insanely gorgeous photos! Maddie’s one of my favorite royals and Nicolas is turning out to be a handsome wee fellow. I love Squirmy Monkey (aka Leonore) too. I do wish Chris would grow his beard back. I am a sucker for beards (hello, Harry and Haakon).

    Such a beautiful family.

  24. jenny
    June 16, 2016 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    Time certainly has a way of getting away from us. I am shocked that Nicolas is one! Happy belated birthday to him and his mom. He is one beautiful child. A good combination of his parents. And, Madeleine is so beautiful, warm and loving. The Swedish Royal Family is tops in my book.

    • Beatrix
      June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)


  25. Lauren
    June 16, 2016 at 11:54 am (3 years ago)

    Happy birthday to him! He is such a handsome little boy! He looks a lot like both of his parents, they must be so proud. Maddie is a stunning woman, like Kate she is mother of two, but looks so much younger.

  26. rhiannon
    June 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    He is an adorable little boy. A good mixture of his parents. Chris and Maddie make some beautiful babies.

  27. Beatrix
    June 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy birthday to this sweet little prince and Maddie!
    Nicolรกs is a cutie. He looks a lot like his dad with his mom’s beautiful eyes.

    As always, great of the SRF to share of themselves and of KMR to cover them ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Lexistential
    June 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm (3 years ago)

    These pictures are a joy to see, especially since the news has been so terrible as of late. What a beautiful boy. He totally resembles his mother, and is going to be a little heart-breaker when he grows up. His eyes are amazing!

    Really love the Swedish royal family. My favorite used to be the Danish one (and I still love Queen Margrethe), but Madeleine and Victoria are my favorite royals to read about.

  29. Laura
    June 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you KMR for these photos. Happy Belated birthday Nicholas. I can see Madeleine in him, and Nicholas is really cute. The little guy really is cute and I like reading about the Swedish Royals. My favourite royals used to be the Dutch Royals and I like hearing about them too but it is lovely watching the children grow.

  30. Lisa
    June 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous, happy little boy! I’m so glad they share photos of their kids. They will have their hands full with Leonore and Nicolas when they get older as they will both be heart breakers.

    Maddie is absolutely gorgeous. You can see the happiness all over her, she glows.

  31. Red Tulip
    June 17, 2016 at 7:03 am (3 years ago)

    He looks so much like his daddy but with his mothers blue eyes. He’s a handsome and happy baby! Happy First Birthday Nicholas!

  32. FormerKateFan
    June 18, 2016 at 8:17 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you for posting, KMR. You work so hard at making this blog so fun and interesting. It’s such a relaxing escape. Happy Birthday, Nicolas. I’d love to just pick you up and give you a birthday hug and kiss!

  33. Fairfax
    June 20, 2016 at 12:06 am (3 years ago)

    What captivating smiling eyes and expression! He must really like the photographer — or someone standing near the photographer. A beautiful first birthday picture.