February 20, 2014 – Birth of Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, daughter of Princess Madeleine of Sweden.
Leonore Lillian Maria is the elder child of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill. Leonore was born at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center, United States. A 21-gun salute was fired in Stockholm to celebrate her birth. Prior to her birth it was announced that any prospective children of Princess Madeleine would be styled Royal Highness and enter the line of succession. However, in order to be eligible to ascend, Leonore must be brought up as a member of the Church of Sweden and reside in Sweden during her upbringing. Apart from Swedish citizenship, Princess Leonore also holds American citizenship through her American-British father.
Her name and titles were revealed when her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf. Her first name was chosen by her parents as one that they both liked very much after considering a very large number of other names. It has been used previously by four Swedish queens, but then only in full as Eleonora. Her middle names honour her great-grandaunt Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, and her paternal grandmother. Leonore was registered with the surname Bernadotte in the Swedish registry.
On 8 June 2014 (the first anniversary of her parents' wedding), Leonore was christened in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace into the Lutheran faith. She was christened in the family's antique christening gown which was first worn by Prince Gustaf Adolf when he was christened in 1906. Her name and date of christening was added in embroidery to the gown. She is eighth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.