Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas

Princess Madeleine of Sweden shared a photo showing together, Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas on her own Facebook account. The photo is with the title of "Cousins at Christmas Lunch at the Palace yesterday!"
Princess Madeleine, Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, Princess Estelle wears old dresses of her mother
Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle

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  1. Someone said Estelle's dress used to be Victoria's, I can see that style as being from the early 80's, when Victoria was about 5..

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    1. That was me who said it was Victoria's dress, she wore it several time throughout 1982-1984.

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    1. There is a pic of Victoria wearing the dress here ... http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/

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  3. Uma bela foto com três belas crianças :))

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  4. So cute. Beautiful little children.

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  5. Ok, I know this is going to seem like a weird comment. There's something about Leonore's outfit that I don't like but can't quite put my finger on. Something about the overall outfit makes her look too grown up, if that makes sense. Perhaps it's the white blouse. She's still a very cute little girl though.

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    1. Whole arrangement on this photo is wrong .

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    2. Leonore's outfit looks very cute and she look like little girl, not grown up at all. I've seen this outfit in Trotters, I believe.

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    3. I guess too it's the white blouse, which has a shirt cut as a matter of fact. Though I don't sense the "too grown up" thing, for me it evokes my childhood when we had to line up on the school yard for hours to listen to the school director's year end/beginning speech about how a good little "comrade" has to build the socialist future in the spirit of the communist revolution, to the delight of out great socialist leaders. We all had to wear dark trousers/skirts and these white shirts that were available only in cheap materials and uncomfortable cuts. Girls couldn't wear a proper blouse, they had to wear the shirts too. I swear to god if I ever have a baby girl I'll never ever make her wear button down shirts. And for the same reason I hate the style on every children.

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    5. ZL: sorry to hear about your childhood trauma.
      May I ask in which country they treat children like this? Sorry to ask but I'm always interested to learn about different countries and their traditions/culture.
      Sweden has no communist past, so I guess no white blouse trauma for princesses... In my country Christmas parties are one of solemn events where parents like to dress up their kids. I have many pictures from my childhood where I wear similar outfit (cute white blouse with skirt) and those are soo adorable pictures and we always had so much fun and warmness :)

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    6. It is rather a bad memory than a real trauma, worst things have happened/are happening to children all around the world but thank you anyway. This happened in Central Europe, in one of the countries in the socialist block under soviet influence (I prefer to say it was an occupation since soviet troops were stationed everywhere in the country). But thankfully the socialist regime ended in 1989-90 and there are no such things in schools anymore. Of course and fortunately Sweden has no such memories :) But at home and at family events, in Christmastime, we also dressed up nicely, and I liked that. It was part of the festive spirit, every family member made an effort to look polished on Christmas eve, that is, the 24th of December, which is the night when in my country we gather around the christmas tree and exchange presents (that is: as per the tradition in my country the baby Jesus brings us the presents which is quite the strech of the biblical story but why look for much logic and reason in an otherwise lovely several hundred years old tradition? :). Christmas is a very intimate family thing here, people don't go to big parties, only before Christmas (corporate parties) and after (normally friends' gatherings).
      I still love to put on a fairly elegant dress for the Christmas day events and Easter church services and so on and is one of the reasons I love to follow royal families: when there is a festive event they get out the nice coats and dresses and hats (I LOVE hats) and tiaras and gowns and look really proper and polished (well, some of them just try but I appreciate that too). I'm not saying this is the core, the meaning of a holiday but it elevates the level of the anticipation, the wait of the culmination (the birth of God).
      This comment is getting super long but I add one more thing: a few years ago I got ill and my possibilities to get out got fairly limited, midnight church service in Christmas and Easter services being the main ones of the few occasions I save my energy to go. I realized I have nothing to lose and I started wearing hats for these occasions.It has been considered a very outdated, posh and pompous thing here (sees socialist past of the country) so women sparsely wear hats, only the very old ladies. You can't imagine the effect on other people! Men and women, they turned their heads. Some people told my mom how lovely and elegant I looked. And the third year I spotted three other younger women wearing hats. The fourth year even more. What I wanted to say, some people keep asking why the royals wear those "silly" hats, they comment that it's a ridiculous, outdated habit but this is my proof that it isn't, that hats are here for a reason, that they make women more elegant and they are the perfect finishing touch to a festive look.

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    7. It was nice to hear your stories ZL, but don't feel too bad about your old uniform. I'm from Australia and we had to wear school uniform, some schools had a pleated skirt and white short like this, but my school had a pleated serge sleeveless pinafore dress with white shirt underneath, for our winter uniform, not only that but we had to wear a school tie just like the boys, a blazer jacket over the top, and our school hat and matching gloves when we were coming to school or going home on the bus or train. That was 50years ago and it's all more relaxed now but school uniforms were quite normal for us. In fact in those days the more formal the uniform the 'better' your school was thought to be.

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  6. Cute kids! Estelle is a real charmer.

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    1. I agree! Estelle is charming and adorable!

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  7. Beautiful and happy children. Estelle is getting so big.

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  8. Estelles behavior in that age is a little bit odd.Always is her arms in the air or making funny movements....I see no charm at all in that kind of children who can not behave well ever.

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    1. Come on, this is a snapshot from Princess Madeleine herself, most likely taken with her smartphone. No professional photographer was involved, so it seems, and no need for any special, mostly artficial posing or showing your best manners. They're kids, that's all.

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    2. What planet are you on? Estelle is not yet 5 years old. She has charm, knows when to display decorum. This photo is a private snap shot.

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  9. Leonore really does look a lot like Madeleine when she was little.

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  10. Why isn't Alexander in the picture?

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    1. Oscar wasnt in the photo either, but that's because Victoria took her with him to Rome. More than likely it was a lunch with the older cousin. Alexander only 9 months old.

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    2. Yikes so many typos in my previous comment

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  11. Nicholas is so cute and very handsome little boy.

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  12. Always Estelle is the best, Estelle that, Estelle this. No wonder Leonore takes off. Never to be judge as an individual. Always to be compared with Estelle. She looks so pretty in her white blouse and tartan red skirt. Estelle look ridiculous in this oversize dress.

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    1. No need to freak out, Anna-Marie. Neither Estelle nor Leonore read this blog.

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    2. I don't think people are saying one child is the best or are they making negative comparisons.

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  13. Yes, it is only a mobile snapshot, but not a good one, I would not have published it. Not a fan of this green dress, not on Victoria thirty years ago and not on her daughter now. It is just not flattering.

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  14. There are something realy wrong whith Estelles picture her legs look like a little girls her body far too long

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    1. Nothing wrong with her, just a bad photo angle, as I said above, not a good snapshot. That's all.

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    2. The dress is too big for her still, even in the 80's little girls didn't wear a dress this long. Victoria was either older or bigger when SHE wore it. That said I'm not crazy about the color.

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    3. It's tricky to try to put children in their parent's clothes - sizes are wrong for the season or for the child, and styles change etc. It only works for toddlers, I find, when it's cute whatever they wear.

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  15. Leonore is a dupe of her grandmother Eva O'Neill.

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    1. Absolutely! Although there is a teeny bit of Madeleine, based on that old photo.

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  16. Yep at least they are removing Kristy spiteful comments finally!!!!

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