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Sweden's Prince Daniel on daughter Princess Estelle: 'She's a competitive little person'


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February 22, 2016
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She might only be turning 4 on February 23, but Princess Estelle is already a full-fledged ski bunny. The heir to the Swedishthrone’s father, Prince Daniel, admitted to reporters on Monday that his youngdaughter has already bested him on the slopes.

When it comes to ranking thebest skiers in his household, the 42-year-old admitted, “My wife [Crown Princess Victoria], Estelle and then me." He continued, "[Estelle is] much better than me. She's been out on the slopes everyseason during the past couple of years."

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The little royal has seeminglypicked up on an innate trait from her royal parents, Daniel revealed. "She'sa competitive little person," he said. “I think she's inherited that from Momand Dad."

Crown Princess Victoria’s husbandwas near Stockholm on February 22 to support a countrywide Swedish SkiAssociation drive. During his outing, Daniel told reporters, “This is afantastic opportunity for children to try out skiing and winter sports. It'svital to establish positive habits and the feeling of 'I can handle this' earlyin life.”

He added, “When you'reconfident on the physical plane as a child, there's a better chance of carryingthat motivation through into adult life.”

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Daniel and his wife arecurrently expecting the arrival of their second child very soon. Thesoon-to-be father-of-two told reporters "You must be patient!" whenit comes to the latest details on his wife’s pregnancy.

Victoria, who is 9-monthspregnant, has already canceled her "Name Day" celebrations on March 12, ahead ofher little prince or princess’s arrival. The 38-year-old is currently enjoying maternity leave.

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