Royal Number Seven

Sweden's royal baby boom continues and the latest pregnancy announcement (Madeleine, number three, March next year, all well) has put the country's king and queen in a rather special situation. For this little prince or princess will be grandchild number seven for Carl Gustaf and Silvia. Seven is a bit of a magic number, lucky for most and special for many. So in honour of their exciting news, here's a run down of who else makes the number seven royal grandkids club. We'll start with the current monarchs of Europe and their broods...

United Kingdom

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Lady Louise Windsor is the seventh grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

Name Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary
Born November 8th 2003, Frimley Park, Surrey
Daughter of Edward, Earl of Wessex (youngest child of Elizabeth and Philip) and Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Place in line of succession Lady Louise is eleventh in line to the throne
Title Lady Louise Windsor (though technically she is entitled to be known as HRH Princess Louise of Wessex)


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Princess Josephine of Denmark is the seventh grandchild of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

Name Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
Born January 11th 2011, Copenhagen
Daughter of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (and elder son of Margethe and Henrik) and Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Place in line of succession Princess Josephine is fifth in line to the Danish throne
Title Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat

Of course, many of Europe's monarchs are still raising their children so don't have grandchildren yet. That's not going to stop a royal review in its tracks. Let's go one generation back to the monarchs who have recently abdicated and put a call out for number seven....


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Prince Gabriel of Belgium is the seventh grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola

Name Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie
Born on August 20th 2003, Anderlecht
Son of King Philippe of the Belgians (eldest child of Albert and Paola) and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
Place in line of succession Prince Gabriel is second in line to the Belgian throne
Title His Royal Highness Prince Gabriel of Belgium


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Princess Leonor is the seventh grandchild of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia

Name Leonor de Todos los Santos
Born on October 31st 2005, Madrid
Son of King Felipe VI of Spain (youngest child of Juan Carlos and Sofia) and Queen Letizia of Spain
Place in line of succession Princess Leonor is the heir to the Spanish throne
Title Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias


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Countess Zaria is the seventh grandchild of Princess Beatrix and her late husband, Prince Claus

Name Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou
Born June 18th 2006, London
Daughter of the late Prince Johan Friso (second son of Beatrix and Claus) and Princess Mabel
Place in line of succession None, Zaria has never held succession rights
Title Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau

In Norway, King Harald and Queen Sonja currently have five grandchildren and one step grandson while Luxembourg's Grand Duke and Duchess, Henri and Maria Teresa, have three grandchildren. Sweden's monarchs welcome their sixth grandchild in September when Princess Sofia is due to give birth to her second baby with Prince Carl Philip and number seven will arrive in March 2018 with Madeleine's latest arrival.