The secret behind Princess Adrienne of Sweden’s name

Photo: Pontus Lundahl/The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Adrienne of Sweden is the youngest child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill.

Born in 2018, Adrienne’s name was a bit of a shock to royal watchers as it doesn’t have a history with the Royal Family. However, the name actually is a sweet tribute.

According to Svenksdam, Adrienne’s name came from a lady Queen Silvia met in the 1990s. The woman, named Adrienne, was getting a cancer screen at Medevi Brunn and met the Queen.

Queen Silvia said to her: “Oh, your name is Adrienne, it’s such a beautiful name. I would have given that to Madeleine.”

Fast forward a couple of decades and Madeleine chose to give that very name to her own daughter.

Adrienne’s middle names also have a special meaning.

The middle name Alice comes from her great-grandmother (the mother of Queen Silvia) Alice Sommerlath, while Josephine was the name of Chris’s grandmother, Josephine Cesario. Madeleine also counts Josephine as one of her middle names.

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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