Princess Madeleine of Sweden has shared an adorable photo on Facebook of her six-month-old daughter Princess Leonore with her older cousin Princess Estelle. The baby duo, who don't get to spend much time together given that they live on opposite sides of the Atlantic, looked picture perfect as they cuddled up for their girly play date. Royal watchers will have noted how much Leonore has grown since her last official public appearance three months ago.
Princess Estelle embraces her baby cousin Princess Leonore
The latest addition to the Swedish royal family was christened on her parents Madeleine and Chris O'Neill's first wedding anniversary in June, at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm. Unlike her slightly sleepy demeanour at the ceremony, Leonore looked much more awake and curious in her latest social media snap. This was most likely the last time Estelle, who is two-and-a-half-years-old, will have seen her newborn cousin. The older girl wrapped her protective arms around baby Leonore as she grinned out for the photo that Madeleine captioned "Precious moments".
Princess Leonore was last presented at a public engagement at her June christening
The heart-warming photo is reminiscent of Estelle and Leonore's debut photographs together which the Swedish royal family released in April, when Madeleine's daughter was two-months-old. The set of snaps showed both baby princesses dressed in matching white frocks as they leant back on a big, fluffy white pillow. Proud mum Madeleine, who is the younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, re-posted one of the charming images with the caption, "A cousin is a ready-made friend for life...". The photos were taken when Estelle met Leonore for the first time, when she travelled with her parents Victoria and Prince Daniel to the US where Madeleine is based. The 32-year-old royal has been living in New York City with her businessman beau Chris for around four years. The couple welcomed their firstborn Leonore on 20 February 2014.