Princess Madeleine of Sweden returns to the spotlight with pregnant Princess Sofia

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She's stepped back from the spotlight since welcoming her second baby Prince Nicolas in June but Princess Madeleine of Sweden made a temporary return to the public eye on Thursday. The devoted royal, who is currently on maternity leave, attended the Global Child Forum in Stockholm alongside her pregnant sister-in-law Princess Sofia.

Madeleine had flown in from London where she is currently based with her husband Chris O'Neill and the couple's two children, to support the cause close to her heart.

The annual forum works to create a better future for all children and is held at the royal palace, under the direction of Madeleine's parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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The Swedish royals attended the Global Child Forum in Stockholm

The royals were out in full force, championing the event, and took part in different sessions including speeches and workshops.

Madeleine, 33, channelled business chic, wearing black trousers and a cream blouse and a very on-trend black cape. Taking inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge, Madeleine had her glossy locks styled into a perfect Chelsea blow-dry.

Her sister-in-law Sofia showed little sign of her pregnancy, choosing to hide her bump under a teal asymmetrical top that she paired with black trousers and ankle boots.

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Princess Madeleine and pregnant Princess Sofia were reunited as Madeleine has moved to London

The princess, who is due in April 2016, married Madeleine's brother Prince Carl Philip in June – just two days before Madeleine gave birth to her baby boy.

The sisters-in-law may well have swapped pregnancy experiences and Madeleine, who has two children under two, may have given Sofia advice about becoming a first-time mother.

The main topic of discussion of the day, however, will have been on other less privileged children around the world.

Each year the Global Child Forum brings together 400 leaders from the worlds of government, business and civil society. It involves 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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