Expectation in the heir: The next generation waiting to ascend the throne

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Expectation in the heir: The next generation waiting to ascend the throne

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 35, possesses the unique destiny of becoming queen regnant, or queen in her own right.

She will be a beacon of feminine power when she occupies the throne during a time when Europe's other royal houses are headed by men. Although that is something to contemplate for the future, it is very much on Victoria's mind at the moment.

"The prospect of becoming queen is something I can't get out of my head, even though it's in the future," she previously said. "I don't stop focusing on the job with which I've been entrusted."

She and her prince, Daniel, will prepare their daughter Estelle for that very same destiny