Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar’s sweet sibling bond is on display in a new portrait released by the Swedish Royal Court. The eight-year-old future Queen of Sweden and her four-year-old brother cuddled up close to each other during a photo session with their parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Estelle and Oscar stole the show sitting center stage together, while the Crown Princess couple proudly stood behind. The little Princess was pictured sweetly hugging her younger brother as Oscar gazed off to the side.
Estelle coordinated in florals with her mother for the photo shoot. Victoria swept her dark tresses up into an elegant updo to highlight the pussy bow necktie of her blush printed dress. Meanwhile, Estelle styled her long golden locks down with a single pink bow and wore a long-sleeve printed frock teamed with white tights and Mary Jane flats. Daniel looked dapper in a suit, blue shirt and navy tie, while his mini-me son sported a similar button-down and trousers.
Last week, Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her Name Day on March 12. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic the public ceremony was canceled. In a statement the palace said, “For the sake of the public, which at the celebration usually gather on a limited area with some congestion, and based on the Public Health Authority's risk assessment of the new corona virus, Kungl. The Supreme States and the Armed Forces decided to cancel the ceremony this year.”
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🇸🇪💐 I dag gratuleras alla Victoria/Viktoria på namnsdagen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Under förmiddagen tog Kronprinsessan och Prins Daniel emot representanter från @forsvarsmakten som gratulerade Kronprinsessan på namnsdagen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Av hänsyn till allmänheten, som vid Kronprinsessans namnsdagsfirande normalt samlas på Kungl. Slottets inre borggård för att framföra gratulationer, var årets allmänna namnsdagsceremoni inställd. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎥: Victor Ericsson/Kungl. Hovstaterna 📸: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Victoria’s father King Carl XVI Gustaf shared a message saying, “I and my family are following the development of covid-19 in and out of Sweden very seriously. To you who are now working to prevent and limit the spread of the new coronavirus, and to provide care to the people who are ill, I would like to send a special greeting. Your efforts are important to our country and deeply appreciated by me, my family and everyone in Sweden.”
Because of the coronavirus, the Swedish Royal Court revealed that there will be “a great deal of restrictiveness” regarding the royal family's travels, and all planned programs will be gradually re-evaluated based on risks and conditions. The palace also noted that the King’s family is “keen” to “limit the spread of COVID-19.”