|Duke of Ångermanland|
|Born||15 June 2015|
Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden
|Mother||Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland|
HRH Princess Birgitta
Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland (Nicolas Paul Gustaf Bernadotte;born 15 June 2015) is the second child and only son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill. He is ninth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. At the time of his birth, he was sixth in line.
Christopher Paul O'Neill, KNO is a British-American financier and husband of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Prince Nicolas was born on 15 June 2015 at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden.The birth was greeted by a 21-gun salute from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and from the saluting stations in Gothenburg, Härnösand, Karlskrona and Boden. On 17 June, his names and title were announced at a state council by his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Danderyds sjukhus is a hospital in Danderyd Municipality in northern Greater Stockholm opened in 1922. Until 1964 it was called Centrallasarettet i Stocksund.
A 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military honor.
Skeppsholmen is one of the islands of Stockholm. It is connected with Blasieholmen and Kastellholmen by bridges. It is accessible by foot from Kungsträdgården, past the Grand Hôtel and Nationalmuseum, by bus number 65, or by boat from Slussen, Djurgården or Nybroplan.
A Te Deum thanksgiving service was held in his honour in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace on 18 June 2015.
Stockholm Palace or the Royal Palace is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch. Stockholm Palace is located on Stadsholmen, in Gamla stan in the capital, Stockholm. It neighbours the Riksdag building. The offices of the King, the other members of the Swedish Royal Family, and the offices of the Royal Court of Sweden are located here. The palace is used for representative purposes by the King whilst performing his duties as the head of state.
Nicolas was baptised into the Lutheran faith by Antje Jackelén, the Archbishop of Uppsala, on 11 October 2015 in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace.SVT announced that it would broadcast the ceremony live, despite earlier reports that it would not due to complaints from the public. His godparents were his maternal uncle, Prince Carl Philip; his paternal aunt, Natascha Abensberg und Traun; his paternal uncle, Henry d'Abo; his mother's paternal cousin, Gustaf Magnuson; and friends of his parents, Katarina von Horn and Marco Wajselfisz.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teaching of Martin Luther, a 16th century German reformer. Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of the church launched the Protestant Reformation. The reaction of the government and church authorities to the international spread of his writings, beginning with the 95 Theses, divided Western Christianity.
Antje Jackelén is the Archbishop of Uppsala and primate (prima inter pares) of the Church of Sweden, the national church. On 15 October 2013, she was elected the 70th Archbishop of Uppsala and formally received through a service in Uppsala Cathedral on 15 June 2014, making her Sweden's first foreign-born archbishop since the 12th century, and the first female archbishop.
The Archbishop of Uppsala has been the primate in Sweden in an unbroken succession since 1164, first during the Catholic era, and from the 1530s and onward under the Lutheran church.
Nicolas is styled as: His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland.
Duchies in Sweden have been allotted since the 13th century to powerful Swedes, almost always to princes of Sweden and wives of the latter. From the beginning these duchies were often centers of regional power, where their dukes and duchesses had considerable executive authority of their own, under the central power of their kings or queens regnant. Since the reign of King Gustav III the titles have practically been nominal, with which their bearers only rarely have enjoyed any ducal authority, though often maintaining specially selected leisure residences in their provinces and some limited measure of cultural attachment to them.
The Royal Order of the Seraphim is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Polar Star. The order has only one class with the dignity of Knight, and is the foremost order of Sweden.
The Royal Order of Charles XIII is a Swedish order of merit, founded by King Charles XIII in 1811.
Prince Nicolas's coat of arms is based on the greater coat of arms of Sweden. It features in the first and fourth quarters, the Three Crowns; in the second, the lion of the House of Bjelbo; and in the third, the three salmons of the arms of Ångermanland, representing the titular designation of his dukedom. In the centre, on an inescutcheon, is the dynastic arms of the House of Bernadotte. Surrounding the shield is the chain of the Order of the Seraphim, of which he had been presented with since his baptism.
Carl XVI Gustaf is the King of Sweden. He ascended the throne on the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf, on 15 September 1973.
The House of Bernadotte is the royal house of Sweden, which has reigned since 1818. Between 1818 and 1905, it was also the royal house of Norway. Its founder Charles XIV John of Sweden, born a Frenchman as Jean Bernadotte, was adopted by the elderly King Charles XIII of Sweden, who had no other heir and whose Holstein-Gottorp branch of the House of Oldenburg thus was soon to be extinct.
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland is the only son and the second of three children of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As of 2016, Prince Carl Philip is fourth in the line of succession, after his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, his niece and goddaughter Princess Estelle, and his nephew Prince Oscar. He lives with his wife, Princess Sofia, and two sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, in Villa Solbacken in central Stockholm.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, is the second daughter and youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Upon her birth, she was third in line of succession to the Swedish throne. She is currently seventh in the line of succession. Princess Madeleine is married to British-American financier Christopher O'Neill. They have three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne.
The Swedish royal family since 1818 has consisted of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, closely related to the King of Sweden. Today those who are recognized by the government are entitled to royal titles and style, and perform official engagements and ceremonial duties of state. The extended family of the King consists of other close relatives who are not royal and thus do not represent the country officially.
Lennart Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a Swedish-German landscaper, filmmaker and photographer. He was a grandson of King Gustaf V of Sweden.
The line of succession to the Swedish throne is determined by the Act of Succession, originally approved jointly by the Riksdag of the Estates assembled in Örebro and King Charles XIII in 1810.
Carl Johan Arthur Bernadotte, Prince Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, was the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught.
Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland, is the husband of Crown Princess Victoria. Prior to his marriage to the heir apparent, Daniel was a personal trainer and gym owner and ran a company called Balance Training with three gyms in central Stockholm.
Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland is the wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. Prior to her marriage, Sofia was a glamour model and reality television contestant. She married Carl Philip in 2015, and she is the mother of their two children, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, who are fifth and sixth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, respectively.
Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, is the elder child and only daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. She is the eldest grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf, and is second in line of succession to the Swedish throne.
The wedding of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, and the British-born American financier Christopher O'Neill took place in Stockholm on 8 June 2013.
Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, is the eldest child and elder daughter of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill. She is eighth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. At the time of her birth she was fifth in line.
The wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist took place on 13 June 2015 at Slottskyrkan, Stockholm.
Prince Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, is the younger child and only son of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. He is a grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his mother and his sister, Princess Estelle.
Prince Alexander of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland, is the first child and son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. He is a grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He is the elder brother of Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna and is fifth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.
Prince Gabriel of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna is the second child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. He is a grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. His elder brother is Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland. Prince Gabriel is sixth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne as of June 2018.
Princess Adrienne of Sweden, Duchess of Blekinge is the third child and second daughter of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill. She is a granddaughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She is tenth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.
Prince Nicolas, Duke of ÅngermanlandBorn: 15 June 2015
| Succession to the Swedish throne |
9th in line