Princess Victoria, 34, heir to the throne of Sweden, and her husband, Prince Daniel, 37, will become first-time parents in March 2012.
“Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that the Crown Princess is expecting their first child,” the Swedish palace said in a statement.
“The birth is expected to take place in March of 2012. No changes in the schedule of the Crown Princess’s public engagements are planned during the fall of 2011.”
Princess Victoria married former personal trainer Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010, in one of the most magnificent ceremonies in Stockholm , attended by numerous celebrities and royalties.
Princess Victoria is very popular among Swedes. A survey conducted May 21 showed that 59% of the population wants King Carl XVI Gustaf to abdicate in her favor.