HURRAH, HURRAH Sweden Has a New Princess !!
Today is a momentous day for Swedish people and the Swedish Realm. There has been an official Royal announcement that our Crown Princess Victoria has given birth to a daughter! Here is the Royal Announcement given by the Marshall of the Realm:
The Marshall of the Realm is happy to announce that HRH Crown Princess Victoria, on Thursday the 23rd of February at 04.26 has given birth to a daughter. Both mother and child are doing fine.
According to Swedish Royal traditions, cannons will be fired off today. Normally there are 21 to be fired, but because this new baby that has just been born is a girl and is the heir to the throne, the number will be doubled. There will be 42 cannons fired in total. This will happen not only in Stockholm , but all over Sweden. Tomorrow will be a day of cannons being fired all over Sweden. I have read that the Royal Court has many events planned over the next few days in the celebration of this Royal birth.
The fact that HRH Crown Princess Victoria’s new baby is a girl, means that a queen will inherit the throne from a queen. This will be historic. It will be the first time that this has happened in Swedish royal history.
Sweden’s new Princess was born at the Karolinska Institute, a world famous hospital and research center. We all know that both mother and daughter are doing well and the father Prince Daniel was present at the birth and has given a press conference with a face gleaming with joy and amazement at the birth of his daughter. Prince Daniel is not of Royal blood and it was not required that HRH Crown Princess Victoria marry a person of Royal blood lines. So the fact that this baby has the blood of a commoner, makes the Swedish people quite happy.
In Sweden, the state pays every parent 1,050 kronor per child, per month. This is paid through the office known as Försäkringskassan. This payment is given to all parents as they have children and is equal to 157 dollars. This payment continues per child, per month, until the child is 16 years old. This is true even for Royalty. The first payment will be made March 20th.
Just a little about our Swedish Monarchy:
According to records, Sweden has been a Kingdom since prehistoric times. Our present King has been Monarch since September 15, 1973. He is King Carl XVI Gustaf. Our Royal family consists of Queen Silvia of Sweden, HRH Crown Princess Victoria ,Princess Madeline, Prince Carl Philip and new Prince Daniel husband to HRH Crown Princes Victoria.
Sweden enjoyed the Royal wedding of HRH Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel. Daniel is a commoner and was the Crown Princess’ personal trainer owning several fitness centers in Sweden. The Royal Wedding was June 19, 2010. It was so beautiful!
We all are waiting to hear what the new Princess’ name will be. There may be an announcement as early as today.
As a subject of the Royal Swedish Realm, I send my humble and heartfelt congratulations to the Royal family.