Princess Madeleine and Her Family Are Moving Back to Sweden

Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrated her 42nd birthday this week, and to mark the occasion, the Swedish royal family not only shared a sweet portrait of the princess with her family, but some exciting news as well.

In an Instagram post, the royal family's official account shared an adorable photo of Madeleine with her husband, Christopher O'Neill, and their three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne. Along with the portrait, which was reportedly taken last September, the account also shared the news that the family will be moving back to Sweden, after living in Florida since 2018.

"Princess Madeleine and family are now moving home to Sweden. After several years as foreigners, Princess and Mr. Christopher O'Neill have decided that the family should for now reside in Stockholm," the translated caption reads.

The news that Madeleine and her family would be returning to her homeland was first announced back in 2023, with plans that the big move would happen that summer. However, that timeline was later pushed back, with officials saying, "It is simply that the time for the family with all that a move entails, it has been a little too short." The family have lived abroad for almost a decade, moving to London in 2015, and then to Florida in 2018, where they have remained since.

The youngest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Madeleine is currently eighth in line to the Swedish throne. Like the Danish royal family, the Swedish royals shook things up in recent years with the decision to streamline the royal family by stripping some official titles from the youngest generation—in this case, Madeleine's children, as well those of her brother, Prince Carl Philip's children. The kids retained their "Prince and Princess" titles but lost the use of the HRH (His or Her Royal Highness) standing.

Unlike the situation in Denmark, which resulted in some public hard feelings among the royal family, Madeleine seemed to welcome the decision, writing at the time, "This change has been planned for a long time. Chris and I think it's good that our children are now getting a greater opportunity to shape their own lives as private individuals in the future."

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