Sweden’s Princess Leonore rolls around on church floor and her mum isn't impressed

The UK’s Princess Charlotte may be only three-years-old, but she has already won over the world with her sweet (and rather queenlike) waves and the occasional somersault.

Now it looks as if we’ve found her the perfect playmate: Sweden’s Princess Leonore.

The four-year-old daughter of Princess Madeleine and her British-American husband, Christopher O’Neill, is getting some internet fame after video footage from her baby sister’s christening went viral.

Sweden’s Princess Leonore was caught on camera rolling around the floor of the church at her sister’s christening. Photo: Instagram/theirroyalhighnesses
Her mum Princess Madeleine wasn’t impressed. Photo: Instagram/theirroyalhighnesses

As you can see above, the footage shows a barefoot Leonore — clad in a pretty white dress for the occasion — playfully rolling around on the carpet during the formal ceremony, while her parents try in vain to curb her hilarious antics.

Note the tight expression on Princess Madeleine’s face as she softly scolds her eldest child while clutching the guest of honor, three-month-old Princess Adrienne.

The young princess and her two-year-old brother, Prince Nicolas, were noticeably absent from a family photo taken at the christening.

Princess Leonore (right) with her mother, Princess Madeleine, and baby sister, Princess Adrienne. Photo: Getty Images
The 4-year-old daughter of Princess Madeleine and her British-American husband, Christopher O’Neill, is getting some internet fame after video footage from her baby sister’s June 8 christening went viral. Photo: Getty Images


Leonore’s christening caper has found her some new fans, who love her rebellious streak. But some commenters have used her behavior as an excuse to criticise her parents.

“Put some shoes on that kid and smack her bottom!!!” read one comment, while another critic dubbed it an example of “bad parenting and a very poor reflection” on the Swedish royals. 

“That’s embarrassing,” another commenter wrote. “The kid is too old to be rolling around on a floor. Kids should have stayed home.”

Others have come to Leonore’s defense, noting that Princess Charlotte and her brother, Prince George, have also been caught acting like (shocker) kids.

Princess Madeleine, meanwhile, seems to have moved on and made peace with her daughter’s free-spirited nature. See her most recent tribute to the little scene-stealer.


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