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Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria is pregnant

The Swedish Royal court announced in a press release Wednesday that Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are expecting their first child.

The birth is expected in March and the mother-to-be feels fine. The Crown Princess told tabloid Aftonbladet that she had a lot to look forward to this fall.

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling were married on June 19, 2010. They live in the Haga castle in Solna just outside of Stockholm. As heir-apparent, Crown Princess Victoria can be the first woman monarch in the Bernadotte family.

In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said the couple had "a great experience to look forward to and I want to send my warmest congratulations to you both."

The former mentor to the Crown Princess said she had already had a chance to congratulate Victoria. "It has long been her dream to be a mother and it's always great to have a dream come true," said Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg.

The head of the Royalist Association was also overjoyed. "I’m really glad to hear this news as the head of the Royalist Association," Patrik Åkesson told news agency TT. "It hopefully means that the succession to the throne is guaranteed, and that's important since I want to keep the monarchy."

The Swedish Republican Association waded in on the news as well. "I'm happy for Crown Princess Victoria just like I'm glad when everyone gets kids....but I don't think the child is going to take over as head of state," says Magdalena Streijffert, vice President of the Swedish Republican Association.

According to the Royal Court, there will be no major change to the Crown Princess' schedule this fall.