Recently married Swedish princess Madeleine announced in early September of 2013 that she is expecting a child with her New York banker husband Christopher O’Neill. When the pair married in June of 2013, Mr. O’Neill opted out of a royal title choosing instead to remain a private citizen rather than be granted royal rank. Princess Madeleine moved to the United States in 2010 following the nasty collapse of her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom who was rumored to have cheated on her.
Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine started dating in 2011, having first been seen together at the Central Park Boathouse. Their wedding was well-attended by celebrities such as Roxette stars Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, and the chief executive of fashion company H&M Karl-Johan Persson. Princess Madeleine wore a couture Valentino wedding gown. The married couple currently lives in New York where Princess Madeleine works for the non-profit World Childhood Foundation founded by her mother, Queen Silvia.
On Saturday, September 14th, 2013, Princess Madeleine and her husband attended an event at the royal chapel in Stockholm to celebrate her father King Carl Gustaf’s 40th year on the throne. The three-month pregnant Princess was seen playing with her 19-month old niece, Princess Estelle. The little princess was wearing an adorable pink striped outfit and matching hairbow while Princess Madeleine displayed her small baby bump in a white cream jacket and pencil skirt. Princess Madeleine accessorized her outfit with drop pearl earrings, black high heels, and a black clutch purse. Scandalously, another item carried by the princess was a glass of champagne.
Princess Madeleine and her husband, Christopher O’Neill, attended a charity event the day after the celebration. For that event, the princess looked elegant as she wore a forest green silk dress, jacket, and heels with large golden drop earrings, and a delicate silver clutch purse. Mr. O’Neill chose a black suit, navy blue tie, and white shirt for the event. The princess appears to be enjoying her new pregnancy and practicing at being a mother with her little niece.