Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Chris O"Neill name their baby daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Chris O
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Chris O’Neill have named their daughter Leonore Lilian Maria.

Leonore, who was born on 20 February and is fifth-in-line to the throne, will have the title of Duchess of Gotland.

In keeping with tradition, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the news at a meeting of the Cabinet Council on Wednesday afternoon with Princess Victoria at his side.

 

Shortly after Princess Madeleine gave birth in New York, her parents King Carl and Queen Silvia flew stateside to meet their baby granddaughter.

As soon as they heard about the new arrival last week, King Carl and Queen Silvia shared their congratulations with the first-time parents.

“We know today both happiness and warm thanks,” the reigning couple said. “Our joy is great. We wish now that Princess Madeleine and Christopher get peace and quiet and can take advantage of this unique time with her little daughter.”

 

The happy news was also celebrated with the firing of a 21-gun salute in Stockholm as well as other locations across Sweden such as Boden, Harnosand, Karlskrona and Gothenburg.

As keen users of social media, Princess Madeleine and Chris have kept followers updated with news about their royal darling.

Madeleine shared a photo of the couple leaving the hospital with their newborn on her Facebook page last week. In their first family snapshot made known to the public, the princess and her London-born husband are pictured standing in the corridor of the hospital, with their daughter sleeping in a car seat gently covered with a blanket.

 

“She looks like her mum which is all I wanted,” Chris had previously said about his baby. “We have ten fingers, ten toes. And she’s got a very strong, nice roar on her.”

Madeleine and Chris live and work in New York — the city they have called home for several years. The princess works for the non-profit World Childhood Foundation, founded by her mother, Queen Silvia.