Well this is a nice surprise. Princess Madeleine is expecting her third child with husband Chris O’Neill, the Swedish court announced yesterday.
Ever since last summer, when Chris gave an interview where he said he and Madeleine “absolutely” wanted to have more children, I’ve been expecting them to announce a third pregnancy at some point, but I didn’t think it would be this year. So this is a nice little surprise for a Sunday in August – a notoriously slow news time for the royals.
The Swedish court announced:
“HRH Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their third child. The Princess is feeling well and the birth is expected to take place in March 2018.”
Madeleine took to Facebook to write her own announcement:
“Chris and I are thrilled to announce that I am expecting. We look forward to four becoming five!”
Congratulations to the couple!
On August 21, Madeleine was in Gothenburg, Sweden for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Longines FEI European Equestrian Championships where she cut the ribbon to officially open the championships.
Madeleine wrote on Facebook: “Today I had the honor to open the European Championship in Gothenburg!”