Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill's baby girl has a name — find out its family significance

The name of Sweden's new Princess has been revealed! On Monday, March 12, Princess Madeleine's father, King Carl XVI Gustaf shared the name of his newest grandchild, Her Royal Highness Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge, during a Council of the State meeting. Adrienne is a name loved by Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neill, while Josephine is a traditional Bernadotte family name and also happens to be Madeleine's fourth name. Alice is the name of Adrienne's maternal great-grandmother, Alice Sommerlath, Queen Silvia's mother.  


 target=VIEW GALLERY Madeleine and Chris O'Neill have named their daughter Adrienne Josephine Alice Photo: Christopher O'Neill 

The big reveal comes just three days after Madeleine and Chris welcomed their third child.The ceremony was attended by Adrienne's father Chris as well as her aunt Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and her grandmother Queen Silvia. To celebrate her daughter's birth, Madeleine also opened an official Instagram account and shared a cute photo of baby Adrienne with her older siblings, four-year-old Princess Leonore and two-year-old Prince Nicolas.


Leonore and Nicolas were pictured cuddling their baby sister at home in Stockholm as she slept soundly. "Leonore and Nicolas welcoming their little sister home ❤️," the 35-year-old captioned the photo. Baby Adrienne was born on Friday March 9, weighing 7.6 pounds and measuring 19.7 inches. Madeleine's husband Chris, who was present at the birth, later said: "We are thrilled about the new addition to our family. Leonore and Nicolas are looking very much forward to finally meeting their new little sister."

 target=VIEW GALLERY Princess Madeleine shared a picture of Adrienne with her older sister and brother Photo: Instagram/@princess_madeleine_of_sweden

An official photo of the new Swedish princess was released that same day, showing the newborn fast asleep. Baby Adrienne looked adorable in a pink cardigan, white shirt and cream knitted tights. Madeleine and her family are based in London for businessman Chris' job, but the doting mom flew back to her native Sweden to deliver her third child. She gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital in greater Stockholm, where her son Prince Nicolas was also born; Leonore was born in New York, where Madeleine and Chris used to live.

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