She might only be turning 4 on February 23, but Princess Estelle is already a full-fledged ski bunny. The heir to the Swedish
throne’s father, Prince Daniel, admitted to reporters on Monday that his young
daughter has already bested him on the slopes.
When it comes to ranking the
best 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 every
season during the past couple of years."
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The little royal has seemingly
picked up on an innate trait from her royal parents, Daniel revealed. "She's
a competitive little person," he said. “I think she's inherited that from Mom
Crown Princess Victoria’s husband
was near Stockholm on February 22 to support a countrywide Swedish Ski
Association drive. During his outing, Daniel told reporters, “This is a
fantastic opportunity for children to try out skiing and winter sports. It's
vital to establish positive habits and the feeling of 'I can handle this' early
He added, “When you're
confident on the physical plane as a child, there's a better chance of carrying
that motivation through into adult life.”
Daniel and his wife are
currently expecting the arrival of their second child very soon. The
soon-to-be father-of-two told reporters "You must be patient!" when
it comes to the latest details on his wife’s pregnancy.
Victoria, who is 9-months
pregnant, has already canceled her "Name Day" celebrations on March 12, ahead of
her little prince or princess’s arrival. The 38-year-old is currently enjoying maternity leave.