To update what we so briefly gleaned yesterday, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gave birth to a prince, now third-in-line to the throne. This morning, while we Americans were deep in REM, the royal baby’s name was announced: Prince Oscar. In Stockholm, a te deum was held at noon [still sleeping here!] as well as the same 21-gun salute that hailed the birth of Princess Estelle in 2012.
The first photo of the new Prince Oscar was also released while your Blog Hostess was snoozing. We are really coming off narcoleptic in this post…
See, this is why your Blog Hostess loves the Swedish Royals most of all. There was no
personal hair and make-up artist snuck in through the back door a-la-Kate Middleton to make the new mom look perfect and promote her as a fashion icon. It’s just a nice candid shot of a family. A big sister meeting her baby brother for the first time. [Nostalgic flashback when they brought Brother Blog Hostess home when I was three.] Victoria looks fabulous without going that Duchess of Cambridge route. It just makes me wonder what Middleton looks like without hours of professional primping. Yeah, I said it. Come get me.
At last night’s press conference, Prince Daniel said a name had already been decided but it would not be public knowledge until a cabinet meeting to determine the spare heir’s title was held. This morning, both name and title were announced, Prince Oscar Karl Olof, Duke of Skåne.
Though your Blog Hostess wouldn’t know where to begin looking for Skåne on a map of Sweden, the new Princely Duke’s name struck us as incredibly appropriate. Olof is Prince Daniel’s real first name and Karl being his grandpa and current king’s first name. Oscar being the most appropriate recalling his great Bernadotte ancestors Oscar I and Oscar II, Kings of Sweden and Norway.
And no, we have no clue about the bunny ears. Can somebody else explain that?