Princess Madeleine and husband Christopher O'Neill. Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist. Copyright

Princess Madeleine wants to give birth in USA

Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neill have decided to have their child in the United States, the palace has announced on its website.

The royal couple are expecting their first child in February 2014.

Roger Lundgren, a writer and follower of the Swedish royal family, believes that Princess Madeleine's choice to give birth in the United States is a purely practical decision. He said she has had a rough pregnancy, and it is more convenient for her to give birth in the United States where she lives, rather than Sweden.

Giving birth in the United States is not expected to be of any constitutional significance but the child would have to be raised in Sweden in order to accede to the throne, according to the TT news agency.   

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