‘Happy Birthday to our strong and beautiful Leonore’: Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrates her daughter’s eighth birthday with a sweet Instagram snap
- Princess Madeleine, 39, penned a tribute to daughter Leonore on her birthday
- Posting on Instagram, Swedish royal gushed about her strength and beauty
- Madeleine’s first post of 2022 racked up 26,000 likes and hundreds comments
Princess Madeleine of Sweden has payed a sweet public tribute to her daughter Leonore to mark her eighth birthday.
Posting on Instagram, the mother-of-three, who lives in Florida, shared an adorable photograph of Princess Leonore, he first social media post of 2022.
She gushed about her daughter, who also has the title Duchess of Gotland, in the caption, writing: ‘Happy Birthday to our strong and beautiful Leonore!’
Leonore has a striking resemblance to her mother in the heartwarming snap, wearing a white dress with pearl earrings.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted a tribute on Instagram to celebrate the eighth birthday of her daughter Leonore (pictured)
Princess Madeline gushed in the caption of the post about her daughter’s strength and beauty
The eight-year-old has her hair styled in a relaxed off-centre parting with one side tucked behind her ear.
Royal fans went wild for the snap, which quickly racked up 26,000 likes and hundreds of comments from well-wishers around the world.
One person wrote: ‘Congratulation Princess Leonore on her birthday. You are so like your mother in the picture’
Another said: ‘Oh Congratulations Princess Leonore. Hope the day goes well’
A third added: ‘Happy birthday, princess may God bless and keep you’
Leonore appears to have been outside when the photo was taken using natural lighting.
The eldest of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill’s three children, she is currently ninth in line to the Swedish throne.
Despite the family currently living in Miami, Florida, Leonore was born in New York and holds dual American and Swedish citizenship.
Princess Madeleine last shared a photograph of her husband Christopher O’Neill and their three children (pictured) on Christmas eve
She and her siblings Prince Nicolas, six, and Princess Adrienne, three, lost their Royal Highness style after King Carl XVI Gustaf removed the title and membership in the Royal House in 2019 to allow his grandchildren more freedom as they grow up.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s children were also affected by the change.
Following the official announcement, Princess Madeleine took to her Instagram page to state that the decision would give her children more control over their own lives.
Many well-wishers from around the world have been quick to comment ‘happy birthday’ to Leonore on Instagram
She posted a picture of herself with her three children next to a statement which read: ‘This change has been planned for a long time.
‘Chris and I think it is good that our children now have a greater opportunity to shape their own lives in the future as individuals.’
Princess Madeleine last took to Instagram with a photo of her husband and children on Christmas Eve 2021, while wishing their almost 300,000 followers well for the year ahead.
The family returned to the Royal Palace in Stockholm for the holidays, where they posed for a series of sweet snaps in front of an elegantly decorated Christmas tree.