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Prince Nicolas
Duke of Ångermanland

Full name
Nicolas Paul Gustaf Bernadotte
Born 15 June 2015 (2015-06-15) (age 5)
Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd Municipality, Stockholm
House Bernadotte
Father Christopher O'Neill
Mother Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Religion Church of Sweden
Swedish Royal Family
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HM The King
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Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland (Nicolas Paul Gustaf Bernadotte; born 15 June 2015), is the only son and second child of Christopher O'Neill and Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.

As of July 2020, Prince Nicolas is ninth in line to succeed the Swedish throne.

Early Life Edit

Prince Nicolas was born on 15 June 2015 at Danderyds Hospital in Danderyd Municipality, Stockholm.[1] He is the second child and only son of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband, Christopher O'Neill. He is the third grandchild and first grandson of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Prior to his birth, it was announced that any prospective children of Princess Madeleine would be styled Royal Highness and enter the line of succession. However, in order to be eligible to ascend, Nicolas must be brought up as a member of the Church of Sweden and reside in Sweden during his upbringing. Apart from Swedish citizenship, Prince Nicolas also holds American citizenship through his American-British father.

His birth was greeted by a 21-gun salute from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and from the saluting stations in Gothenburg, Härnösand, Karlskrona and Boden.[2]

A Te Deum thanksgiving service was held in his honour in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace on 18 June 2015.[3]

Names Edit

On 17 June 2015, his names and title were announced at a state council by his grandfather, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.[4]

His names are:

  • Nicolas: after his father, Christopher O'Neill, who was originally given this name at birth. (He was called Nicolas for less than a day but was later named Christopher.)[5]
  • Paul: after his paternal grandfather, Paul O'Neill and his father, Christopher Paul O'Neill
  • Gustaf: after his maternal grandfather, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Prince Nicolas shares almost all of him names with his grandfather's cousin, Lennart Bernadotte, whose birth name was Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul.

On 7 October 2019 it was announced that the King has decided that Prince Nicolas will no longer be member of The Royal House. While he will retain his titles of a Duke previously granted by the King, he will no longer enjoy the style of Royal Highness.[6]

Christening Edit

Prince Nicolas was christened by the Archbishop of Uppsala at the age of four months on 11 October 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace.[7]

His godparents were:

  • Prince Carl Philip, his maternal uncle
  • Countess Natascha Abensberg und Traun, his paternal aunt
  • Mr Henry d'Abo, his paternal uncle
  • Gustaf Magnuson, his mother's paternal cousin
  • Mrs Katarina von Horn and Marco Wajselfisz, friends of his parents

Titles, styles, and honours Edit

Titles and styles Edit

  • 15 June 2015 – 6 October 2019: His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland
  • 7 October 2019 – present: Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland

Swedish honours Edit

References Edit

  1. Announcement from the Marshal of the Realm. Kungehuset. 15 June 2015.
  2. Salut sköts för nyfödd prins. 16 June 2015. P4 Stockholm
  3. Te Deum torsdagen den 18 juni 2015. Kungahuset
  4. HRH Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf, Duke of Ångermanland. Kungahuset
  5. Chris O'Neill till SvD: ”Jag kallades Nicolas i en dag". SvD
  6. Communiqué on changes to The Royal House. Kungahuset
  7. Prince Nicolas' christening. Kungahuset

Official page Edit

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