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Chris O'Neill's birthday: 10 facts about the royal husband

June 27, 2015
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Princess Madeleine's husband Chris O'Neill celebrates his 41st birthday on 27 June. The husband of one of Sweden's princesses is expected to mark the day privately surrounded by close family and friends. Chris will have extra reason to celebrate this year after his wife, Princess Madeleine, welcomed their second child Prince Nicolas earlier this month. To honour Chris' birthday, we've gathered 10 facts about the royal husband.

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6. Ahead of the royal wedding, Chris decided to turn down a royal title to continue his career in finance.7. In June 2013, royals from around the world gathered at Stockholm Palace, including Britain’s the Earl and Countess of Wessex to celebrate the nuptials of Chris and Princess Madeleine.8. The couple had made no secret of their desire to start a family and in February 2014 they welcomed their daughter, Princess Leonore, who was followed by a son, Prince Nicolas, in June 2015, who was born just days after Madeleine’s brother Carl Philip’s wedding.9. Despite no royal title, his father-in-law, King Carl Gustaf has honoured Chris with medals the Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star and the Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of His Majesty The King.10. Following Prince Nicolas’ birth, Chris and Madeleine intend to move to London in the autumn.

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