Move over, Charlotte — this 4-year-old Swedish princess is the new royal scene-stealer after christening hijinks

England’s Princess Charlotte may be only 3 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 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.

Princess Leonore (right) with her mother, Princess Madeleine, and baby sister, Princess Adrienne. (Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Princess Leonore (right) with her mother, Princess Madeleine, and baby sister, Princess Adrienne. (Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

As you can see below, 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, 3-month-old Princess Adrienne.


The young princess and her 2-year-old brother, Prince Nicolas, were noticeably absent from a family photo taken at the christening.

Team Adrienne! Foto: Erika Gerdemark

A post shared by Princess Madeleine of Sweden (@princess_madeleine_of_sweden) on Jun 11, 2018 at 5:58am PDT


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 criticize 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.

Leonore in her true element ❤️

A post shared by Princess Madeleine of Sweden (@princess_madeleine_of_sweden) on Jun 9, 2018 at 2:59am PDT


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