Madeleine, who married Chris in a fairytale ceremony in June, is taking the early stages of pregnancy in her stride. When she appeared in public just days after the good news was announced by the Palace, she confirmed: "I feel fine."
According to the Swedish Royal Court's solicitor, Axel Calissendorff, Princess Madeleine and Chris's child will become a Prince or Princess.
Speaking to Swedish magazine Svensk Damtidning, the solicitor adds that as the Madeleine is a royal highness, the child will also be born as a royal highness and enter the line of succession.
Just as her sister did during her pregnancy with little Princess Estelle, the Princess plans to continue as far as possible with her scheduled royal duties – including appointments for the World Childhood Foundation.
"No changes to the schedule of Madeleine's engagements," read a statement from the royal palace. "Work for Childhood is planned during the fall of 2013."