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Crown Princess Victoria shares adorable new photos of Princess Estelle with family puppy

Princess Estelle turned nine on 23 February

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden shared a series of sweet photographs of their daughter, Princess Estelle, to mark her ninth birthday on Tuesday. And the young royal was joined by the family's adorable puppy Rio for one charming snap.

Princess Estelle, who is second in line to the throne, beams at the camera in the portraits taken at Haga Castle in Haga Park, Solna.

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In one photo showing Estelle with her younger brother, Prince Oscar, four, and their beloved cavoodle, the Swedish royal family's stunning interiors can be seen in the background, complete with gold-trimmed chairs and oil paintings.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel introduced their new pup to royal fans in a sweet Instagram post in May 2020.

estelle birthday 1© Kate Gabor / Kungl. Hovstaterna

Princess Estelle turned nine on 23 February

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland was born on 23 February 2012 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. 

Like Princess Charlotte, Princess Estelle made history when she was born. She is the first female in Swedish history to benefit from the change of succession law, which states that girls will not be overtaken by any future younger brothers.

Victoria, born in 1977, became heir to the throne in 1979 ahead of her younger brother Prince Carl Philip when the change in the constitution came into effect.

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estelle birthday 2© Kate Gabor / Kungl. Hovstaterna

Two chandeliers can be in the background at Haga Castle

In 2019, King Carl XVI Gustaf made some changes to the royal house, announcing that the children of Prince Carl Phillip and his wife Princess Sofia, and the children of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill, will no longer be members of the royal house.

This meant that Carl Phillip's sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, and Princess Madeleine's children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne, lost their style of Royal Highness and in future will not be expected to perform duties incumbent on the head of state.

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estelle birthday 3© Kate Gabor / Kungl. Hovstaterna

The princess will one day be queen

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar are awaiting the arrival of a new cousin this year, as Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their third child this spring.

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