Princess Sofia + Victoria: Family trip without Madeleine and her kids

Princess Sofia + Princess Victoria
Pre-Christmas family trip without Madeleine and her children

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Princess Sofia and Princess Victoria enjoyed a special evening at the opera with the royal couple and their children over the weekend. Only Princess Madeleine and her children were missing.

The Swedish royal family is finally complete again! On Monday evening, December 18, 2023, ensured Queen Silvia, 79, had a real surprise when she did not appear alone at the traditional reception of the Christmas trees in the Royal Palace as announced, but rather had her eight grandchildren in tow.

Princess Madeleine traveled to Sweden with her family earlier than expected

Together with Princess Estelle, 11, Prince Oscar, 7, Prince Alexander, 7, Prince Gabriel, 6, Prince Julian, 2, Princess Leonore, 9, Prince Nicolas, 8, and Princess Adrienne, 5, the monarch decorated the stately fir trees and posed for sweet souvenir photos. The Queen was particularly pleased by the presence of her grandchildren who live in Florida, after all the school is in session Miami-Dade County, the county in which Princess Madeleine41, and Chris O’Neill, 49, actually live until December 22nd. But the family seems to have made an exception for the holidays and flew to Sweden earlier than expected. Nevertheless, Madeleine and Chris and their offspring were missing from a pre-Christmas family outing last weekend.

Princess Sofia, Princess Victoria and Co. enjoy an evening at the opera

Together with King Carl Gustaf, 77, and Queen Silvia Princess Victoria46, Princess Sofia39, and Prince Carl Philip, 44, visited the Royal Opera in Stockholm with her children – only Prince Julian, 2, was missing. Sofia and Carl Philip published photos of that trip on their own Instagram account on Wednesday evening, December 20th. “There was a wonderful Christmas atmosphere when we were able to enjoy the Nutcracker at the opera again this weekend. Thank you!” the couple wrote about four recordings of the special evening. It remains unclear whether Princess Madeleine and her family had recovered from their jet lag or were even still in the air at the time.

Despite the absence of Madeleine and her children, the fans of the Swedish royal family are enthusiastic about the new posting, and the users were particularly impressed by picture number four: Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel grin and pose for a sweet photo of their offspring . “The cousin picture is simply wonderful,” says a royal fan – and promptly receives approval: “What a nice bunch of cousins.”

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