Sweden's Princess Madeleine and Her Family Are Moving to the U.S

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Updated 08/02/18

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The U.S. and Europe seem to have devised some sort of princess exchange program, since, less than a year after Meghan Markle left her home country behind to move across the pond to the U.K., Swedish Princess Madeleine and her family are planning on heading stateside. The family will be settling in Florida, where they already have a vacation home, sometime this fall. The move was announced by Sweden's official royal court in a press release on Thursday, giving eager Americans plenty of time to brush up on their royal etiquette.

"The time and opportunity for the United States is good for the family while the children are still pre-school-aged," the statement reads. "Princess Madeleine has a great commitment to children's rights and will continue working with the World Childhood Foundation and, through the move, be able to focus more on the activities in the United States. Mr. Christopher O'Neill has previously worked in the United States, but will continue his business in Europe."

Princess Madeleine, 36, previously moved to the U.S. in 2010, when she worked as a project manager for the World Childhood Foundation (co-founded by her mother, Queen Silvia, in 1999) in New York City. According to People, Madeleine stayed in New York for several years after marrying Christopher O'Neill, in June 2013, and even gave birth to now-4-year-old daughter Princess Leonore in an American hospital. Since then, the pair have moved to Stockholm, then London, and welcomed two more children, 3-year-old Prince Nicolas and 4-month-old Princess Adrienne.

O'Neill, too, is no stranger to American soil: The banker was born to an American father and, though he grew up in London, attended Boston University and Columbia University. For her part, Madeleine is the youngest daughter of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, making her seventh in line to the throne, after her older sister Crown Princess Victoria, brother Prince Carl Philip, and their respective children.

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