Expectant Princess Victoria radiant with happiness

Thursday August 18, 2011

The only thing brighter than the sunshine was Princess Victoria's beaming smile.

Sweden's future queen had just announced that she and husband Prince Daniel are expecting their first child.

Which was why an engagement to present the Swede of the Year award in Stockholm turned into a more joyous affair.

Everyone who greeted the popular royal on Wednesday seemed to shared her excitement and photographers jostled to get a good picture.

Soon after the news broke, the ecstatic 34-year-old told reporters that she has "a lot to look forward to".

"We are very happy and fortunate but there's still half a year left. So we're taking it day by day."

The baby – the first grandchild for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia – is expected next March.

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