Swedes in Oslo hail new new royal heir

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With thousands of Swedes living and working in Norway, the Swedish Embassy in Oslo quickly put out a congratulatory protocol that non-Swedes as well could sign following the birth of a new heir to the Swedish throne.

Crown Princess Victoria (far right) kept working right up until the day she night she gave birth. Highly pregnant, she appeared here at an official reception for the president of Finland on Tuesday. PHOTO: Kungahuset.se

Sweden’s ambassador to Norway, Ingrid Margaretha Hjelt af Trolle, reportedly was the first to sign, and others were welcome to visit the embassy on Bygdøy Allé in Oslo Frogner district to do the same.

Little Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary was born just after 4am on Thursday and traveled home  to Haga Palace from the Karolinska hospital in Stockholm with her parents, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, later that afternoon.

Her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf, officially released the baby’s name on Friday. Her second name is after her grandmother, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and “Ewa” is the name of Prince Daniel’s mother.

The new royal heir, who’s destined to be queen one day, is related to the Norwegian royal family and her mother has close ties to both Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. The baby was greeted with two 21-gun salutes on Thursday at various sites all over Sweden was being celebrated with a marzipan “princess cake” at the Swedish embassy on Friday afternoon.

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