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Swedish Royal Family share official portrait of Princess Estelle on 8th birthday

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Just like mum! Swedish Royal Family share a stunning official portrait of Princess Estelle to mark her eighth birthday – and she’s the spitting image of her mother Crown Princess Victoria

  • Portrait of future queen taken at Haga Palace shared on Kungahuset Instagram
  • Also shared a sweet snap of Princess Estelle with her brother Prince Oscar, three
  • Birthday girl wore a pretty floral high neck dress and golden hair in a side plait

By Hayley Richardson For Mailonline

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The Swedish Royal Family has released an official portrait of Princess Estelle to mark her eighth birthday.

The second-in-line to the throne is the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria, 42, and the spitting image of her mother.

The stunning photograph, taken at Haga Palace in Stockholm, was shared on the Kungahuset Instagram page earlier today, along with a sweet picture of the future queen with her brother Prince Oscar, who will turn four in March.

Princess Estelle wore a pretty cream and blue floral dress with a high neck, while cheeky Oscar looked smart in a grey jumper over a white shirt and cream chinos.

The Swedish Royal Family has released an official portrait of Princess Estelle to mark her eighth birthday

The birthday girl wore her shiny blonde locks in a side plait and smiled angelically at the camera for her solo portrait, while she and her sibling looked to have broken out into giggles in the second.  

The caption read: ‘Today, Princess Estelle turns eight!’, and the post notched up nearly 45,000 likes in just three hours.

It is not known when the photograph, shot by Linda Broström, was taken.

Princess Estelle recently hit the headlines when she broke her leg in a skiing accident in early January.

The stunning photograph, taken at Haga Palace, was shared on the Kungahuset Instagram page earlier today, along with a sweet picture of the future queen with her brother Prince Oscar, who will turn four in March

She fractured her limb in an accident while her family was celebrating the New Year, and her mother missed the funeral of her friend Ari Behn, the ex-husband of Princess Martha Louise of Norway, to stay with Estelle while she recovered.

In the new portrait, Princess Estelle does not appear to be wearing a cast, though only one of her legs is visible due to the way she is sitting. 

Earlier this month proud mother Crown Princess Victoria shared two striking new family portraits, after she and husband Prince Daniel announced the establishment of a royal foundation in their daughter’s name to ‘promote cultural activities’ and celebrate art. 

Earlier this month proud mother Crown Princess Victoria shared two striking new family portraits, including this one of her daughter Princess Estelle. The blonde-haired youngster donned a navy bow to keep her tresses away from her face, and wore a dress of the same colour

Princess Estelle’s Cultural Foundation will ’emphasise the importance of art and culture to an open and modern society’.

The foundation, which was established last year, was unveiled on by the Swedish Royal Family’s official Instagram account.

‘Today, the formation of a new royal foundation is announced: Princess Estelle’s Cultural Foundation’, the statement read. ‘The purpose of the foundation is to promote cultural activities in Sweden.’ ⠀⠀⠀

‘With the initiative, the Crown Princess couple wants to emphasise the importance of art and culture to an open and modern society.

Princess Estelle gazed out from between her mother Crown Princess Victoria, who is next-in-line to be Queen of Sweden, and father Prince Daniel, in the family photograph. Her brother Prince Oscar, three, grinned as he perched on his mother’s knee

‘The initial focus of the foundation is to continue the temporary sculpture exhibition project at Royal Djurgården during the summer of 2020’, an annual outdoor exhibition that champions Swedish artists.

The announcement added that the foundation’s first project is ‘part of the quest to make contemporary art accessible to a wide audience’.

The Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation will be chaired by Johan Ericsson, with Prince Daniel on the board alongside Elin Annwall, the director of operations at The Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation; Lena Josefsson, chairman of the Friends of the Modern Museum; and Staffan Larsson, governor of the Court at the Royal Palace.

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