THE PIONEERING PRINCESS
PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN
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”.