The main members of the royal family are King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and their children with families. The King and Queen have three children, the first-born being Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Duchess of Västergötland, born on 14 July 1977. Their two other children are Prince Carl Philip Edmund, Duke of Värmland, born on 13 May 1979; and Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, born on 10 June 1982.
The three children’s children and spouses are also part of the royal family, apart from Princess Madeleine’s husband, who has declined a royal title and is, as such, not an official part of the royal family.
Already before Victoria was born in 1977, there were discussions about changing the Succession Act and make it gender-neutral. The change eventually took place in 1980 but was made retroactive, which immediately changed Victoria’s title from Princess to Crown Princess.
The crown princess got her prince
On 19 June 2010 Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling, previously a gym owner and personal trainer. The celebrations around their wedding lasted for three days, and thousands of people assembled to offer their congratulations. International press, meanwhile, spread the news around the globe.
Daniel Westling was given the title H.R.H. Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. Eighteen months later they had their first child, a baby princess. Second in line to the Swedish throne, Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary was born on 23 February 2012. Princess Estelle’s brother, Prince Oscar Carl Olof was born on 2 Mars 2016. He is third in line to the Swedish throne.