Princess Estelle is getting a head start on preparing for her future role as queen! During a fun and sparkly outing with her mom, Crown Princess Victoria, the mother-daughter duo checked out the Swedish royal family crowns – and the little girl took it very seriously.
The Swedish royals took to Instagram to share the adorable snaps of the six-year-old, dressed in pink, during the exciting history lesson. Peering through the glass that protects the royal heirlooms, Estelle got a glimpse at the piece of history she’ll inherit when she becomes Queen – her mom’s current crown, the Karl Gustav. According to the family's official website, all royals are assigned their own crowns.
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I dag fick Prinsessan Estelle, tillsammans med Kronprinsessan, besöka Skattkammaren för att bekanta sig med riksregalierna – monarkins främsta symboler. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Samtliga medlemmar i Kungafamiljen har en tilldelad krona. I Skattkammaren fick Prinsessan Estelle titta på Kronprinsessans krona, "arvfurstekronan", från 1650. Prinsessan fick också se den krona hon själv blivit tilldelad, "prins Oskars (II) furstekrona", från 1844. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kungafamiljen bär inte längre kronorna. Riksregalierna tas dock fortfarande fram vid viktiga kungliga ceremonier för att markera aktens betydelse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Rikets regalier och dyrbarheter" förvaras i Skattkammaren, som är öppen för besökare året runt. @kungligaslotten ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ : Henrik Garlöv/Kungl. Hovstaterna
The mother of two appeared to be thoroughly enjoying showing her daughter the incredible gems, two of which date all the way back to 1584 and 1606 – the Queen Gunilla Bielke spire and the national apple, as well as King Karl IX’s lubrication horn. Estelle also checked out Prince Oskar’s pine crown from 1844.
The adorable little girl, and big sister to Prince Oscar, listened intently as she learned about the silver baptismal font, which dates back to the 18th century. A stunning confection of brilliant silver, it was once used during baptisms and held consecrate water for the meaningful event.
Though the jaw-dropping pieces date back many, many years, they are so well-preserved that they don’t look nearly as old as they are! The Swedish royals almost never wear the crowns nowadays, but during important ceremonies – like weddings and baptisms – they are placed on display, resting on pillows, to signify how important those ceremonies are to the royal family.