King Carl Gustaf has announced his youngest granddaughter’s name and title at a Cabinet Meeting held in the Royal Palace on Monday, 12 March 2018.
Crown Princess Victoria, the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and Mistress of the Robes Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke were also present.
The Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, announced in the Karl XV Hall that the little princess’s name is Adrienne Josephine Alice and has been assigned the Duchy of Blekinge.
She will be known as Princess Adrienne.
Blekinge is a small region in south-eastern Sweden.
Princess Madeleine had married British-born American financier Christopher O’Neill on 8 June 2013. Mr O’Neill chose not to accept a royal title.
Princess Adrienne has two older siblings: Princess Leonore who was born in February 2014 in New York and Prince Nicolas who was born in 2015 at the Danderyd Hospital.
She is King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s seventh grandchild, as Crown Princess Victoria and her husband have two children, Estelle, aged 6, and Oscar, aged 2.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have two sons, Prince Alexander, who turns two in April, and Prince Gabriel who was born on 31 August 2017.
Te Deum Thanksgiving Service
A Te Deum thanksgiving service was held in the Royal Chapel at 12.15 pm.
King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and Mr O’Neill celebrated the new baby’s arrival with government officials and the staff at the royal court.
Te Deum thanksgiving services are a tradition as they are held for major events for the Royal Family, including births, christenings and anniversaries.
According to SVT, Princess Adrienne’s other proud grandmother Mrs Eva O’Neill did not attend as she was boarding a flight for the trip home to London.
Princess Madeleine on Instagram
Princess Madeleine shares her first photo on Instagram: her children Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas welcoming their baby sister home.