Madeleine of Sweden invites little princesses to the palace for a dream tea party

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Tea with a real-life princess is something little girls can only dream of, but a group of adorable youngsters were given the chance by Princess Madeleine of Sweden on Monday. The royal threw open the doors to the royal palace and invited 12 children to a fairy-tale party.

The dress code was made very clear – princes and princesses! And Madeleine's own daughter Princess Leonore, who turned two over the weekend, attended in a pink frock complete with a matching bow and tutu.

Madeleine invited the children into her home in her role as patron of "Min Stora Dag", which translates as "My Big Day". The charity supports children with serious illnesses by granting them a wish, whether it's an excursion or an activity.

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Princess Madeleine is patron of My Big Day children's charity

The little boys and girls, who were aged between five and eight, had travelled from all over Sweden to attend the royal party. They were treated to juice, cookies and cake and entertained by a magician.

In photos posted on Madeleine's Facebook page, her daughter Leonore looked as sweet as sugar as she played with her new friends. "Leonore and I had a wonderful afternoon with children from Min Stora Dag. We were all dressed up!" wrote the 33-year-old mum.

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The royal's daughter Princess Leonore attended the tea party

The royal, who also has an eight-month-old baby Prince Nicolas with her husband Chris O'Neill, looked her usual stunning self in a blue gown. She completed her princess look with a glittering tiara.

On Saturday Madeleine thrilled royal watchers once again with new photos of birthday girl Leonore. "Time flies – our Leonore is 2!" she wrote. "Happiest of birthday wishes to our beautiful and sweet daughter."

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The youngsters were treated to juice, cookies and cake

The blue-eyed beauty uploaded a trio of gorgeous photos, showing Leonore blowing out her candles on a cupcake as she waved a starry wand.

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