November 28, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Princess Madeleine expecting baby

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Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neil have announced on the Royal Court’s website that they are expecting their first baby. The baby is due at the beginning of March next year.

Roger Lundgren, a Swedish royal family expert said that “The news was really nice and great for the royal family.That a royal birth is even bigger than a wedding in terms of boosting a royal family, highlighting the impact the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges new arrival had on the UK.”

It is unlikely we will hear as much about the baby as Princess Estelle’s was last year, as Madeleine, unlike her sister is not next in line to the throne. It is likely the baby will be raised Swedish, despite having an American father although thats not to say the baby wouldnt have an American name.

Despite the pregnancy Princess Madeleine’s schedules for the following months is not set to change, which will include engagements with charity organisation Childhood, the charity was founded by Queen Silvia, the princess’s mother, to raise awareness and offer support to trafficked or sexually abused women and children.

 

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