Sweden’s little Princes and Princesses came together to celebrate the summer season with a new family portrait. The Swedish royal court released the photo on Monday, July 24 showing Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Prince Alexander with their respective parents and grandparents — Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf — on holiday at Solliden Palace in Öland. “The royal family wishes happy summer from Solliden Castle in Öland,” a message alongside the photo read.
VIEW GALLERY The royal family came together for a photo during their summer holiday Photo: Jonas Ekströmer, The Royal Court, Sweden
The picture appears to have been taken during Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th birthday celebration on July 15. The family coordinated in blue, white and earth tones for the sunny photo session. Queen Silvia sat front and center on a bench sandwiched between her oldest grandson, Nicolas, two, and granddaughter, Estelle, five.
Victoria sat beside her daughter Estelle, who is second in line to the Swedish throne, while cradling her son Prince Oscar, one, as husband Prince Daniel stood behind. Like her sister, Princess Madeleine also held on to Princess Leonore, three, while Christopher O’Neill stood behind his wife and daughter. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who are expecting their second child, posed behind the bench with their one-year-old son Prince Alexander and His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
VIEW GALLERY Sweden's royal tots have certainly grown since their 2016 summer photo Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court, Sweden
Princess Madeleine took to her personal Facebook page to share the beautiful portrait writing, “Summer is family time! Happy summer everyone from all of us!” The royals traditionally spend their summer months at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland in southern Sweden. Last year the family welcomed their newest additions, Oscar and Alexander, to the photo. The royals will have a new little Princess or Prince in next summer's greeting once Sofia and Carl welcome their second child this September.