The Swedish royal family have released a series of beautiful new portraits of Princess Estelle to mark her 9th birthday today.
Crown Princess Victoria’s eldest daughter, who is second in line to the Swedish throne, beams in a white blouse and tartan skirt in the photographs taken at Haga Palace, in Stockholm.
In one of the photos the royal is joined by four-year-old brother Prince Oscar and their adorable pup.
Sweden, which made headlines around the world in recent months after it did not impose the type of Covid-19 lockdown seen elsewhere in Europe, has started tightening measures in the face of a stronger than expected second wave over recent months.
Princess Estelle of Sweden (pictured) posed for a series of new portraits at Haga Palace to mark her 9th birthday
One photograph shows Estelle alongside her brother Prince Oscar (pictured) and the family’s dog Rio
Prince Oscar, who will celebrate his fifth birthday on 2 March, is seen wearing a grey jumper with a geometric print and coordinating trousers.
The portraits were shared on social media by the Royal House, racking up over 29,000 likes and a stream of comments from well-wishers.
The siblings are often photographed together, with most recently a snap on Instagram showed them enjoying skiing alongside their parents.
The Swedish royals release official portraits on their birthdays, Christmas and on other traditional events of significance.
Estelle (pictured) was snapped in a white blouse and tartan skirt, by professional photographer Kate Gabor
Estelle (pictured) appears in good spirits for the portraits, despite being expected to celebrate her birthday at home because of the pandemic
Social media users have taken to Instagram to wish Princess Estelle a Happy Birthday
Estelle was photographed by Kate Gabor to celebrate this year’s birthday, with many Instagram followers blown away by the snap.
Many Instagram users have posted heartwarming comments, saying: ‘Happy birthday Estelle’
Another said: ‘Warm congratulations to our lovey Princess Estelle. I wish the princess a really nice birthday.’
A third gushed: ‘Aww I love these photos! Happy birthday to lovely Princess Estelle’
Estelle is the only daughter and eldest child of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who is heir to the Swedish throne, and her husband Crown Prince Daniel
Estelle’s grandparents Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf are currently on the throne. Pictured, the King and Queen (centre) with daughter Crown Princess Victoria (right), son-in-law Prince Daniel and their daughter Estelle (right). Left, Princess Sofia of Sweden
‘Congratulations to the beautiful Princess Estelle,’ another wrote.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who used to be her personal trainer, are parents to Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.
The mother-of-two is the eldest daughter of King Carl Gustaf 74, and Queen Silvia, 76, who have two other children – Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, married to Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, and Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, married to Christopher O’Neill.