Princess Madeleine Expecting First Child

Princess Madeleine Expecting First Child
Christopher O'Neill and Princess Madeleine
Jessica Gow/AP

updated 09/03/2013 at 01:00 PM EDT

originally published 09/03/2013 01:30PM

Princess Madeleine and her husband, New York banker Christopher O'Neill, are expecting their first child in March, the palace announced Tuesday.

Madeleine, the younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, is third in line to the Swedish throne. She and O'Neill got married in Stockholm in June.

The palace said 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 representative and ceremonial duties.



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