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Sweden's Princess Madeleine is pregnant

Tuesday - 9/3/2013, 3:25pm  ET

FILE - This is a Saturday June 8, 2013 file photo of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill leave in an open carriage after their wedding ceremony at the royal chapel in Stockholm. Sweden’s Royal Palace said Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 that Princess Madeleine and her husband, New York banker Christopher O’Neill, are expecting their first child in March. (AP Photo/Soren Andersson) SWEDEN OUT

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Royal Palace says Princess Madeleine and her husband, New York banker Christopher O'Neill, are expecting their first child in March.

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

The palace said Tuesday 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 ceremonial duties.


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