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Princess Madeleine to return from maternity leave for one day for special cause

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Since the birth of her son Prince Nicolas in June, Princess Madeleine of Sweden has been devoting her time to her newborn baby. The doting mum, who has also been taking care of her 22-month-old daughter Princess Leonore, has made a few public appearances for royal duties.

On Thursday, the Swedish princess will take a break from her maternity leave to highlight a cause that holds a special place in her heart.

Madeleine will travel from her home in London back to Sweden, to attend the Global Child Forum at the royal palace in Stockholm.

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Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill, who live in London, welcomed their son in June

The 33-year-old moved to London in August with her husband Chris O'Neill and their two children. It is thought that Madeleine will return to her native Sweden with baby Nicolas, while Chris and little Leonore will remain in the English capital.

The forum, which brings together 400 leaders from the world of government, business and civil society, is held each year to champion a better future for all children. The day will involve speeches, networking sessions, a luncheon and workshops and this year's theme is Children’s Rights within the Corporate Sustainability Agenda.

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Princess Sofia will attend the Global Child Forum with Madeleine 

Madeleine's parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will attend alongside their daughter and new pregnant daughter-in-law Princess Sofia, who married Prince Carl Philip in June. The forum was launched by King Carl and Queen Silvia in 2009.

The night before on Wednesday, the royal family will host a gala dinner at the palace. It is not yet known whether Crown Princess Victoria, who is five months pregnant with her second child, will attend.

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Baby Nicolas will most likely accompany his mother to Stockholm

Madeleine hasn't officially returned to royal duty following the birth of her second baby this year. Travelling between London and Stockholm will most likely become a regular occurrence though, as she continues to support causes related to child welfare.

The princess has also been promoting the Eyes Wide Open campaign by charity Childhood on Facebook, which aims to protect children from sex abuse.