But oh, so Swede

Anna Svensson is a noted Swedish equestrian who in her younger days was a competition show jumper, and who still loves to ride.

Only “Anna Svensson” is not her real name:

Princess Madeleine of Sweden

This is in fact Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, currently fourth in line of succession to the Swedish throne. This shot was taken on a suitably royal occasion: the 2011 wedding of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, to former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

Madeleine herself has a royal wedding coming up in June, to Christopher O’Neill, head of research at London hedge fund Noster Capital, a name I recognize only because their managing partner sent a nastygram last summer to the board of Chesapeake Energy here in Oklahoma City which called for the ouster of then-chairman Aubrey McClendon.

That’s two princesses this week. (The first, if you’ve forgotten.) I suspect I have now outed myself as a monarchist.


  1. Jeffro »

    10 February 2013 · 12:28 am

    I suspect I have now outed myself as a monarchist.

    No, just an appreciative viewer of good lookin’ princesses!

  2. McGehee »

    10 February 2013 · 8:10 am

    Better that than a binarchist. Although… two princesses…

  3. McGehee »

    10 February 2013 · 8:10 am

    Or does Twi make three?

  4. CGHill »

    10 February 2013 · 11:01 am

    Let’s just say I’m waiting for the third horseshoe to drop.

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