Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel are expecting their second child, due in March


For dedicated royal-watchers, it really doesn’t get much better than Crown Princess Victoria and her family. Her husband, Prince Daniel, is a total doll and he seems to genuinely adore his wife. Their daughter, Princess Estelle, is charming and utterly beloved by all. Out of all the royal families, Victoria and Daniel really seem to be doing everything right, from the way they’re raising Estelle to the dedicated way they perform their duties. I always wondered if Estelle was going to be their only child, and I had always secretly hoped that Victoria and Daniel would have another baby. And it’s happening!

Sweden’s royal family just keeps getting bigger! The Swedish palace announced on Friday that Princess Victoria is pregnant with her second child. Victoria, 38, and husband Prince Daniel are already parents to Princess Estelle, 3.

“Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child,” the palace said in a statement on their official Facebook page. “The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016. No changes in the schedule of The Crown Princess Couple’s public engagements are planned during the fall of 2015.”

Victoria’s younger sister, Princess Madeleine, welcomed her second child, Prince Nicolas, back in June – just two days after she and husband Christopher O’Neill attended her brother Prince Carl Philip’s wedding. In August, Madeleine and O’Neill announced that little Nicolas would be christened on Oct. 11 at the Royal Chapel in the Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm.

[From People]

Congrats to Daniel and Victoria! March 2016 means she’s probably just over three months along, which is when you traditionally begin to tell people anyway. I wonder if it will be a boy or a girl? Not that I think it makes much of a difference – Estelle is already the heiress and Daniel and Victoria will be wonderful parents to this new child, I’m absolutely sure.

Incidentally, I like that all of the siblings are sort of doing their own thing as far as baby-making. Victoria and Daniel waited to get pregnant and then waited to have the spare. Madeleine got pregnant just before her wedding and then got knocked up again soon after giving birth. And I tend to believe that Princess Sofia, Carl-Philip’s new wife, is already knocked up too. Many Swedish-royal-watchers believed that Sofia was going to wait until Victoria announced her pregnancy before announcing her own. Sofia and Victoria could be pregnancy twinsies.



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  1. Lk says:

    Congrats to the happy couple. According to Ok Mag, Kate and William are also expecting their third.

    • Joaneu says:

      Geez, Kate just gave birth.
      Note to tabloids: Let her body heal as it should and let her enjoy her baby in peace.

    • Betti says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised – its their go to excuse for not doing anything.

    • caty1313 says:

      Ok magazine usually gets their gossip horribly wrong. Totally untrustworthy news about Kate.

      • LAK says:

        Has Ok Magazine ever printed real news about anybody above reality star? i know the royals are a reality show in their own way, but they are above the usual reality star grade.

    • FLORC says:

      It’s OK mag and Star reporting Kate is forever carrying her 3rd child. Every month she’s freshly pregnant so, it is what it is.

  2. minx says:

    Aw, their daughter is a doll.

    • evermore says:

      Princess Estelle is such a sweetie and The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel are always letting the press take photos of them as a family and they don’t COMPLAIN.

      William and Kate could learn a lesson from Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel, they work hard, they don’t complain all the time, they let the press in, they allow photos of Princess Estelle and they behave politely with the public.

      • pleaseicu says:

        They’re preparing Estelle for public life perfectly. They’ve done it gradually and consistently but they also make sure to let her be a child as well.

        They’ve never hidden her away and made her live in a little bubble. They’ve gradually introduced her to different types of events and for a period of time at each event suitable for her age. They’ve gotten her comfortable interacting with crowds and different types of people so she’s comfortable accepting flowers, shaking hands, smiling at the crowds. It’s becoming a routine part of her life so that she’s not going to be shell shocked and unprepared as she gets older and thrust more into public life as an eventual working royal.

        The press is pretty smart with Estelle too. They take pictures of Estelle at formal events or outings but they smartly leave Estelle alone the rest of the time. No threats from her parents or palace officials needed as that delicate balance is struck with allowing the press/public access but also respecting that she’s a child in need of privacy and the right to just be a child too.

  3. Kate says:

    Love them. Adorable family.

  4. COSquared says:

    THIS is how you combine royal duties & family. CONGRATS to the awesome couple!

    • Dena says:

      I love them as a couple & Estelle is very adorable. Vic & Dan & how they balance royal duties with their private life and how they maintain that balance with Estelle is definitely something that Bill & Kathy Middleclass should strive to emulate.

      I’m happy for them. Their love & delight as a couple and as parents always shines through. I should also add that Victoria’s love of her “job” and her maturity also shines through (William).

  5. Imo says:

    Awww congrats 🙂

  6. suze says:

    Oh they are definitely one of the royal good guys.

    Very nice news for the Swedes!

  7. BearcatLawyer says:

    I love how the statement makes it clear that their schedules should not change as a result of the pregnancy. Shading Bill and Kate perhaps?

    • Ponytail says:

      Ooh, I noticed that too!

    • COSquared says:

      Nah, no shade. They’re just not lazy. Considering how rude they were to VicDan at the Olympics, I would have been pleased if they threw a jab at them(low key, of course). Alas, some folks aren’t as petty as I can sometimes be.

      • NewWester says:

        How were they rude? I missed hearing about that

      • Sunsetsnow says:

        How were they rude?

      • The Original Mia says:

        Daniel and Carl-Phillip were sitting directly behind William, Kate & Harry at the Olympics. William & Kate greeted everyone, but ignored the Swedish royals and Prince Albert. There are plenty of pictures of the snub.

      • COSquared says:

        To add onto TOM, the Swedes were clearly expecting some kind of acknowledgement, it was quite awkward how Bill, Kate & Harry blatantly ignored them. The day was saved by Countess Sophie who greeted them. In another case last year, Bill seemed to have no idea who King Felipe was. As an heir apparent, he’s supposed to know these people.

      • aaa says:

        Swedish Princes Daniel and Carl Philip were at the London Olympics and went over to greet British royals William, Harry and Kate. Based on the body language the Swedish princes got a cool reception. A short time later the Daniel and Carl Philip were seen interacting with Edward and Sophie and the interaction with the Wessexes was much warmer.

      • evermore says:

        William and Kate were at some Event in Europe about a year or two ago and King Felipe, who had just become King was standing next to their chairs. William nor Kate seem to even recognize him, or neither seemed to care that the King was standing next to them, because neither stood up and greeting the new King of Spain(who William had a holiday with as a child). Those two William and Kate are so self absorbed imo, they didn’t even care about protocol or at least just showing respect to the King of Spain.

        Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward have formed friendships or some type of association with the European/Scandavian Royals because they attend things and actually work hard representing the Queen with the other Royal houses and they truly make an effort.
        William and Kate can’t be bothered to attend much but Wimbledon and film premieres and when, William and Kate went to meet Princess Mary and Prince Fred of Denmark, Kate sounded like a total lightweight stumbling airhead on camera. it was almost as bad as the Faberge egg thing.
        How does William expect Kate to grow or understand protocol fully if they don’t work and get out there doing their roles more?

        ok rant over 🙂

      • Natalie says:

        Harry being involved makes me think there’s a backstory there. Perhaps something happened at the wedding?

      • bluhare says:

        As much as I like Harry I bet he can be as petty and whiny as his brother sometimes.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Natalie, I don’t see how anything could have happened at the wedding. One of the many failures of that “semi-state” (there is no such thing) wedding is that the foreign royal wedding guests were dumped. W&K had a reception for their friends but didn’t plan anything for all the royal wedding guests whom they did NOT invite to the reception.

        I think HM stepped in with something, but the bride and groom didn’t attend any post-wedding events with the foreign royal guests. If anything, Daniel and Victoria would have been snubbing the brits, since the Swedes were among the royal wedding guests who were dumped.

      • COSquared says:

        Natalie, I don’t think anything happened. I think it’s general Windsor snobbishness. Even dear Harry is capable of that. The Windsors are totally out of touch with royal Europe: No royal at Fabiola’s funeral, same again at the HM MII’s birthday celebrations.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There’s no excuse for the Fabiola snub. After HM said no one was available, KM was caught shopping or at the park that day. PR cleanup on Aisle 2.

        Philip was scheduled to attend Margrethe’s birthday celebration last time (5 years ago?) but was stopped by the volcanic ash that shut down European travel. If they were available, C&C or Edward and Sophie should have gone this time.

      • COSquared says:

        They managed to invite a pub owner who admitted he didn’t even know them personally yet royals were not invited to the reception. Strange.

      • Dena says:

        Here is the thing: Victoria & Dan attended Kate & William’s wedding. No, their wedding was not some small intimate crush but the Swedes did show up. BTW: Victoria looked absolutely gorgeous in the peach ensemble she wore to the wedding..

      • Dena says:

        I also meant to add that William & Harry should at least know and have some awareness of the people of the other royal houses who are within their age range—at the minimum. To not know who’s who is very telling. It not only speaks to their lives in a British-centric fishbowl & their own individual ignorance & insularity but their sense of their own importance within a “world” system too.

        Not excusing them but at the Olympics, I might–I might could see how Dan & Carl Felipe looked like two ordinary dudes (but their passes would have confirmed who they are) & so HWK may not have immediately recognized them. Ok. Cool. But if their awareness extended behind the UK this type of embarrassing situation wouldn’t have happened. Somehow, I don’t think Beatrice would have gotten that wrong. I have to think back if she was there (per pics). I could be wrong.

        Now, the fiasco with Felipe was just that–a downright embarrassing fiasco. That situation reinforces that William et al are used to assuming that they are at the top of the rock & particularly how oblivious they are to life. Why in the world would they think that they would be the most important people present at an “international” event & at an event not taking place on their home soil? Why would they not even begin to think that other royal houses & dignitaries would be present? Did the dumb-asses even check with their people regarding the other invited guests? Do they even know to hire people who know to do that? That lil piece of work with Felipe would have people around here saying that it happened cause W/K are smelling their own drawers.

        People somehow want William to leapfrog over ‘is Nibs. Small incidents like this show, plain & simple, how ill-prepared William is to do that–even if possible. Charles may be a lot of things but he is usually prepared, polished, witty and aware. And that’s just not a result to age and longevity. William has big shoes to fill. He really does & hiding out in Norfolk & putting off the inevitable by playing around as a medical transporter isn’t directly helping him.

        Ok. Wooo. My rant is over. Didn’t mean that to happen😄.

      • lower-case deb says:

        the funny thing about the olympics is that both Daniel and Carl Philip wore their access pass which clearly said HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden and HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. and since both of them were passing in front/standing in front of W, K, and H and supposedly all three of the Brits can read….

        but even if CP and D were not royals, and mere commoners, nothing wrong with being courteous…

        the same thing with Felipe.
        even if they don’t know who Felipe is for sure, the fact that the Belgian PM (?) stood up and shook Felipe’s hand and Felipe was given a seat in the front row indicates that Felipe is an important person. i mean it’s simple deduction. with a bit more thought and observation, perhaps they can even conclude that Felipe is even more important in the pecking order than W&K (you know these international to-dos have strict protocols on who comes first where). no excuses.

      • MyLittlePony says:

        It seems the BR royal family has made a pretty good job of denouncing (and making the general public forget) the fact that they are initially a German royal family. The House of Windsor was created in 1917 yet the the young(er) generation of Windsors seem to believe they are superior in rank to all members of other royal families, even the king of Spain.

    • LAK says:

      it says something about how much we’ve backslide as far as pregnancy, especially royal pregnancy, that a statement like that needs to be included in the official announcement.

      She’s having a baby, not dying.

      • COSquared says:

        You are soooo mean! Have you forgotten that Women are d-e-l-i-c-a-t-e?

      • FLORC says:

        Thank You for this.

      • Bridget says:

        People get like that about pregnancy in general. You should hear the comments you get if you run while visibly pregnant. Do people think the baby is going to fall out if you shake it too much?

      • Betsy says:

        Pregnancy can be a tough condition; god knows there were things I couldn’t do when I was in a family way. People wouldn’t care if Kate missed some things while pregnant if she and her husband did stuff the rest of the time.

    • wolfie says:

      Dena, that was just beautiful reading.

      • Ysohawt1 says:

        Some of you need to do a photo search because Harry did acknowledge Pr.Fred of Denmark, their are photos somewhere of the two of them together smiling, talking.

        I had a photo of PR.Harry somewhere during an event talking with Prince Fred of Denmark, I’m pretty sure it’s the Olympics, so PR.Harry definately did acknowledge Pr.Fred at some point,…its William and Kate, they ignore everyone, unless they are actors or U.S, celebrities, then Kate and William make a bee line for them, Kate practically bowed to some U.S. Actor at Wimbledon, it was ridiculous.

        The Queen should have been called out in the press for the Fabiola snub, that was terrible!

      • COSquared says:

        You seem to be mentioning The Invinctus Games from 2014. Fred was at the opening ceremony, I think.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      I noticed it mentioned her schedule wouldn’t change either. Wonder if Jason sees stuff like this and wishes he was working for them instead. ha

      This is great news! I agree with everyone, Victoria and Daniel are a wonderful royal couple to watch.

      • wolfie says:

        Jason; thinking of those two just makes me feel irritable!

      • FLORC says:

        Reading “irritable” took my mind to Stress induced rash or constipation #poorjason

      • Ysohawt1 says:

        There are rumours, only rumours, that already Jason treads lightly with William now, because William is rumoured to be very prickly, thinks he knows better than his PR handlers , he doesn’t listen, has stomped his feet at several suggestions concerning the couple and goes against some of the handlers suggestions.

        William’s way is to hide away ,begrudgingly come out when forced, then send bristling,angry tense messages to the press so he can have an excuse to then hide away again.
        William and Kate are ridiculous.

        P.S. Estelle has already done a few engagements. from what I recall seeing in the Scandinavia press
        So adorable.

      • notasugarhere says:

        From what I remember, Estelle’s been to part of Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) since she was 4 months old. She opened a walking or hiking trail in her name. And she’s received the royal Christmas trees with her mom for a couple of years, which is very cute.

  8. Betti says:

    Congrats – I love these 2 and wish she was our heir. Their daughter is soo cute.

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      Victoria gets on with her business and did an official engagement this weekend after the announcement, looking Stunning and no excuses or dramatic headlines about how LOOK She’s working during her pregnancy, like The UK press does with precious Kate!

  9. Chinoiserie says:

    Estelle looks so cure and very much like Victoria, great for her to have a little brother of sister, I think that was a greater motivation for a child that having “a spare”.

    I wonder if they had trouble with having a second child, Daniel even had health problems, or maybe they were just busy and delayed having another child or changed their minds of having one only when Estelle wasted a sibling.

    • bluhare says:

      She looks like Victoria but I see her dad there too. I think she’s a cute little firecracker combo!

      • wolfie says:

        bluhare LOVES babies – she makes funny faces at them while in queue.

      • bluhare says:

        You remember that, wolfpup? I would like to say I only do it to babies who look like that would enjoy it. Don’t want to make any body cry!

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Lucky parents, lucky big sister, lucky baby, lucky country. Congratulations to all!

  11. aquarius64 says:

    Congratulations to Victoria and Daniel! I’m rooting for a prince, a playmate for Madeleine’s Nicolas.

    I don’t think Carl Philip and Sofia will be announcing because in an interview before their wedding Carl Philip said he wanted to wait before having a baby. Even if Sofia were pregnant now, the media focus would mostly be on Victoria because this baby on the way is a child of a future queen, third in line to the throne. Baby Bernadotte Westling has pushed Carl Philip back to fourth in line, making his first child with Sofia fifth in line (sixth if Victoria and Daniel are having twins).

  12. COSquared says:

    A bit O/T: I’m feeling sorry for the HGD couple of Luxembourg. They’re the only heir-couple not to have their own heir(ess). In the normal sense, waiting 3+ years for kids isn’t uncommon. But they’re royals: heirs are anticipated. Hope all is well.

    • LAK says:

      An heir to the throne being childless isn’t a tragedy for the throne unless said heir is the last of the line. In your example, the heir has brothers, and IIRC one of them has already procreated. Line of succession saved.

      That example has recently been demonstrated in Belgium.

      • COSquared says:

        I’m talking more about the pressure they must surely feel than the line of succession itself. When they hear of other heirs and procreation, are the courtiers cruel/mean? Are the grey men of other Courts just as vicious as St James about what they might view as shortcomings?

      • Betti says:

        Doesn’t 2 of his brothers have kids – he’s got about 4/5 nieces and nephews. His wife is several years younger than he so I imagine that they are just taking their time and getting used to the royal life. She seems very sweet.

        Talking about other European royal families – I used to crush (still do) on Prince Haakon of Norway, particularly with the beard (i like a bit of facial hair).

      • COSquared says:


        The royal man who has the sexiest facial hair is undoubtably King Felipe of Spain. Haakon is a bit average, imo. Lucky Letizia…

      • notasugarhere says:

        Betti, two of those kids, the children of Louis and Tessy, are out of the line of succession. Their parents did that deliberately, since one was born out of wedlock. They didn’t want their first son left out, so they removed all their kids from the line.

        The HGD couple stated in their engagement interview that they were going to wait three years before trying to have kids. They haven’t celebrated their third anniversary yet.

        COSquared, sadly Felipe shaved his beard last week.

      • aaa says:

        I think that most monarchs/heirs apparent feel pressure to continue the line even if there are others in the line of succession. Of course there are numerous examples in history where the throne went sideways and things continued on, but the expectation is for the line to continue through the monarch/heirs apparent and therefore one of the chief duties, if not the chief duty, of the monarch/heir apparent is to have children, and because of this there is pressure on the heirs apparent and their partners to reproduce.

      • I think it’s beyond ridiculous that they still have to kow tow to the legitimite/illegitimite bullshit………

    • LAK says:

      The pressure only comes about if the line of succession isn’t clear cut.

      Only the Japanese Imperial house exerts pressure on the heir to have a child and that child be male.

      Most of the other royal houses, Britain included, have relaxed that pressure – see HM’s importance even though the official heir was unmarried and not about to do so any time soon for all the years pre-Wallis Simpson.

  13. The Original Mia says:

    I’m so happy for them. They are most definitely my favorite royal couple. Estelle is so freaking adorable. She’s already going on official visits and doing a far better job than royals decades older than her. I’ve no doubt her new sibling (siblings, please) will be raised the same.

    Victoria is scheduled to be in S. America during her 3rd trimester, which is amazing to me because I’m so used to royals taking 4 months off before the birth. Duchesses are so delicate, you know?!

    Doubt Sofia is pregnant. Even if she is, her pregnancy won’t get the coverage Victoria’s will.

    • Jessica says:

      Victoria is scheduled for South America in October. She’ll still be in her 2nd trimester.

    • Dena says:

      I’m thinking that is Sofia is pregnant that Victoria’s pregnancy should/would be announced first out of deference to her (as big sister, as the heir and perhaps because she & Dan may have struggled to make this pregnancy happen).

  14. ladyg says:

    This year, the Swedish Royal Family hands down won the “Battle of the Blue Bloods”. And well deserved.

    You know how Pro-Windsor people always try to point to tourism as a reason to keep the british monarchy alive? I’ve never bought into that, because I truly believe that most folks, including myself, want the Windsors to clear out so we CAN look behind the curtain. In other words, I think many people’s interest in the British Monarchy is largely historical, making the current Moutbatten-Windsors just a nuisance that won’t go away.

    But I will admit, I’m considering a trip to Sweden, now, (which I never gave much thought to before), because I’ve grown to like the image the Swedish Royal Family has put forward over the past couple of years. I don’t fantasize about meeting them or anything, but I think: “Hmmm, they seem pretty great; pretty chill, but hard-working; wonder if their country is also great? I want to find out. Honey, we’re going to Sweden this year!”

    How wild would it be if the Swedish Royal Family usurped the British Royal family — in international popularity!? Will and Kate are always crying about privacy, but you know they would be crying even louder if everyone’s interest just “moved on” to another royal family.

  15. Angee says:

    Estelle and Prince George are my two favorites; both are full of personality and energy.

  16. M.A.F. says:

    “No changes in the schedule of The Crown Princess Couple’s public engagements are planned during the fall of 2015.”

    Maybe Kate should take note?

    • paddyjr says:

      Now, now, to be fair, Kate has just finished renovating her home, then had a baby, and now has to completely re-do the tennis court. There are only so many hours in a day and she has to fit in shopping, working out, and doing her hair! 🙂

      Seriously, Will and Kate would do well to try to emulate Victoria/Daniel and Felipe/Letiza: both couples are within 15 or so years of W&K and have young (or at least school-age) children. Seemingly, both couples have good relationships with the press, their children aren’t photographed excessively and they have struck a good balance of public/private lives. I realize Will has issues from his childhood and Kate probably thought that she could coast once she had the heir and spare, but they need to realize that they are public figures and they need to figure out how their public/private lives can co-exist.

  17. Laura says:

    The Swedish Royal Family quietly has so much class. Not like others who I need not mention. Wish we could adopt the Swedes as our Royal Family! Love the pregnancy watch. Please continue the great coverage!

  18. FLORC says:

    So, the rumors were true! Still doubt Sof is carrying. Photos of her that same day as the shirt dress showed her much more slim. Shirt dresses can be poofy to begin with.

    V and D’s 2nd child will be raised well if Estelle is any measurement of what they’ll do.

    And yes. A woman carrying a child doesn’t mean bedrest is needed. Or stress must be eliminated. If you can travel or be on your feet throughout the day you can work. Victoria is a prime example of a working mother in a high profile role regarding the balance of your personal life, private life, and including the the public in that. It’s a game of balance and they are masters of it.

  19. Jezza says:

    Yaaay!!! So happy for them! They’re such a lovely little family. Estelle is such a sweetie!

  20. wow says:

    This is wonderful news! So happy for them!

  21. (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

    Such a thoroughly nice family, hard-working and scandal-free! They set the bar high for other royals. The new baby is sure to be as adorable as big sister 🙂