THE PIONEERING PRINCESS

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWE­DEN

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The six-year-old daugh­ter of Crown Princess Vic­to­ria and Prince Daniel is clearly a bub­bly ball of en­ergy – a trait that will come in handy when she’s queen one day.

Even though she has a brother, Prince Os­car (2), Estelle is sec­ond in the line of suc­ces­sion be­hind her mom, mak­ing her the first fe­male royal in Swe­den born with the right to in­herit the throne no mat­ter what.

Vic­to­ria (41) would’ve had to stand aside for her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip (39), but the law gov­ern­ing as­cen­sion was changed in 1980. The law now says the el­dest child be­comes heir to the throne no mat­ter their gen­der.

Estelle be­comes heir ap­par­ent when Vic­to­ria – who caused a stir when she in­sisted on mar­ry­ing her for­mer per­sonal trainer Daniel Westling (45) – takes over from her fa­ther, King Carl XVI Gustaf (72).

The charis­matic young­ster is putting her so­cial skills to good use and re­cently started act­ing classes at a the­atre school in Stock­holm. She’ll “learn valu­able lessons in ar­tic­u­la­tion and pub­lic speak­ing”, ac­cord­ing to Hello! mag­a­zine, and will “also work on breath­ing, pro­ject­ing and en­gag­ing au­di­ences”.

The Swedish me­dia have dubbed the lit­tle princess “a star in the mak­ing”.

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