Princess Madeleine shares sweet new photo of Princess Leonore

Princess Madeleine of Sweden is spending some mother-daughter bonding time with Princess Leonore ahead of the arrival of her second child. The Princess, who is set to welcome another baby in June, shared a picture of her one-year-old daughter on her official Facebook page on Friday.

"Spring is finally here!" she captioned the photo, which shows the toddler gazing intently at some bluebells in the garden.

The sweet snap attracted almost 30,000 likes within hours of being shared to the social networking site, with many royal fans commenting on how "adorable" the young Princess looked.

Spring is finally here!

Posted by Princess Madeleine of Sweden on Friday, 17 April 2015

It is the first picture Madeleine has shared of her daughter since she celebrated her first birthday in February. The Princess marked the occasion on 20 February by posting another photo to Facebook that showed the tot grinning happily in a chair and clutching a teddy bear.

"Leonore, our little sunshine turns 1 year old today," Madeleine, 32, captioned the picture.

The youngster will soon have a little brother or sister to play with, as her mum and dad – British-American banker Chris O'Neill – announced in December that they are expecting their second baby together.

Madeleine and Chris' second child will be born in Sweden, whereas Leonore was welcomed into the world in New York – where the royal couple were living at the time.


Princess Madeleine is expecting her second child in June

The family have since relocated to Stockholm, and confirmed that they had registered as permanent residents of the city in February.

Princess Leonore's baby brother or sister is not the only new member set to join the Swedish royal family in June. Madeleine's elder brother Prince Carl Philip will tie the knot with Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June.

The couple's wedding date has led many to speculate whether Princess Madeleine will be able to attend her brother's nuptials as she will be heavily pregnant, or may have just welcomed her new arrival.