Sweden's newborn princess named Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary

This image released on the website of the Swedish Royal Palace shows Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, left, and Prince Daniel carrying their newborn baby as they leave the Karolinska University Hospital in the Stockholm suburb of Solna on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Victoria gave birth to her first child early Thursday, a baby girl who will be groomed to one day become queen. Website of the royalcourt.se

This image released on the website of the Swedish Royal Palace shows Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, left and Prince Daniel carrying their new-born baby as they leave the Karolinska University Hospital in the Stockholm suburb of Solna Feb. 23, 2012.
Website of the royalcourt.se

(CBS/AP) Sweden's newborn princess, daughter of the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and future monarch officially has a name: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.

King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his granddaughter's name, and said the baby girl, who was born Thursday, will receive the title Duchess of Ostergotland, a province in southeast Sweden.

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As Victoria's first-born child, she is second in line to the throne.

Estelle, a name of French origin, is unusual in Sweden and took royal watchers by surprise, though it isn't unprecedented in the royal family, which has French roots. Estelle was the name of the American-born wife of the king's godfather, Count Folke Bernadotte, a U.N. mediator in the Israeli-Arab conflict who was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948.

Silvia is the name of Victoria's mother and Ewa is Daniel's mother's name.

Mary is not common in the Swedish royal family, but it's the name of Denmark's Australian-born crown princess.

The king didn't explain the reasoning behind the names.

"We have now been given a little Princess Estelle in Sweden and we are all, particularly me and the family, very, very happy and joyful for that," he said.

Victoria and Daniel returned to their lakeside palace Thursday.


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