Princess Madeleine of Sweden will give birth to her baby in June, the same month that her brother Prince Carl Philip will wed his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist, their mother Queen Silvia has confirmed.
The revelation means that it is possible that Madeleine, who is currently pregnant with her and husband Chris O'Neill's second child, may not be able to attend the nuptials, which are to take place on 13 June.
Princess Madeleine is due to give birth in June
The Swedish queen revealed that June will be an extra special month while on a state visit to Finnish capital Helsinki, according to newspaper Expressen. She added that the family are excited at the prospect of both of the grand and approaching occasions.
Now that Madeleine and her British-American banker husband have relocated to Sweden from New York, where the couple were living since they met, there is more likelihood of her attendance even if she is heavily pregnant. Should the baby be born before the 13 June, however, she would naturally be unable to attend.
Madeleine and Chris are currently living in Sweden, where the royal will give birth
Madeleine and Chris together with their little girl Princess Leonore moved to Sweden in December, and are currently living in an apartment owned by the royal family in central Stockholm. They shared the wonderful news of an expectant new arrival in December, when their little princess was just nine months old.
Prince Carl announced his own happy news, meanwhile, back in June last year. The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia said of his fiancée Sofia: "I have the incredible honour of being engaged to this fantastic girl".
Prince Carl Philip and Sofia will get married the same month that Madeleine is expected to have her baby
Carl Philip and Sofia met in a club in 2009, and have been dating since 2010. The couple have been living together in Djurgården, an affluent neighbourhood in Stockholm, for some time now.