Prince Nicolas turns 1

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/Kungahuset.se]

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/Kungahuset.se]

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 Ahlström/Kungahuset.se]

59 thoughts on “Prince Nicolas turns 1

  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

      1. 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!

      2. 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.

  4. 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!

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

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

      2. 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

      3. 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 😉

  6. Too cute!! Love his button down shirt 🙂 I like to dress my son in those at every opportunity I can…

    Maddie is gorgeous.

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

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

  8. 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.

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

  9. 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. ?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

      2. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Happy birthday to this sweet little prince and Maddie!
    Nicolás 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 🙂

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

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

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