King Carl Gustaf commented on the news in Swedish media yesterday. The King is very happy with the news and promised to assist his daughter with raising the child, as well as changing diapers. But as the princess currently lives in New York, the King might have to travel a lot or stay in the United States to help out with his grand daughter. When asked if it's a possibility for princess Madeleine to move her family to Sweden he said:
"That's also interesting, for sure, but she might move to Iceland instead, it might be better there".
Madeleine, the younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, is fourth in line to the Swedish throne. She and O'Neill got married in Stockholm in June. The palace said Tuesday that the pregnancy would not affect Madeleine's schedule this fall, or her work for the World Childhood Foundation, a nonprofit founded by her mother, Queen Silvia.
Sweden has a constitutional monarchy in which the royals primarily serve as figureheads. King Carl XVI Gustaf is the country's head of state, but his powers are limited to ceremonial duties.
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