Princess Estelle broke her leg during a skiing holiday in the Alps during the New Year weekend, with her parents and younger brother, Prince Oscar.

The Crown Princess Family in December 2019. Photo: Raphael Stecksén, The Royal Court of Sweden

According to the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, Princess Estelle, aged 7, broke her leg whilst skiing down a hill.

The princess was taken to hospital for x-rays and a plaster cast applied to the fracture and given crutches to move around.

Princess Estelle has been skiing since she was 2. Photos: Kate Gabor, The Royal Court, Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court’s Head of Information Margareta Thorgren released a brief statement:

‘The court can confirm that Princess Estelle has suffered a fracture of the limb in connection with skiing. She is plastered and otherwise well.’

According to Danish magazine, Billed-Bladet, Princess Estelle has been skiing since she was two years old.

Ari Behn’s Funeral

However, Crown Princess Victoria was unable to travel to Norway to support her childhood friend, Princess Märtha Louise, during this sad time and to attend Ari Behn’s funeral at Oslo Cathedral.

Prince Daniel travelled alone to Oslo, representing their family, whilst Crown Princess Victoria stayed to look after their daughter.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel released the following statement, following the news of Ari Behn’s death on Christmas Day: ‘It is with great sadness we received news of Ari Behn’s death. We will remember Ari as the warm, cordial and spiritual man he was. It was a privilege to get to know Ari. Our thoughts are with his daughters and family.’

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