Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel appeared in high spirits as they carried out an official engagement in Värmland, Sweden on Wednesday. The royal couple, who are expecting their second child together, playfully laughed and joked around together as they walked along hand in hand.
The expectant Princess showed off her blossoming baby bump in a pale blue coat and navy printed dress from her favourite maternity brand Séraphine for the visit, which has seen her tour the local Karlstad University and a centre for unaccompanied refugee children.
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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were in high spirits on Wednesday
The couple appeared to be sharing a joke as they toured the university together, with Victoria at one point playfully pushing her husband away while they continued to hold hands.
Princess Victoria took the opportunity to deny rumours that she and Prince Daniel were expecting twins, pointing at her bump while joking to a reporter from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: "It perhaps looks like that!"
The 38-year-old also declined to reveal the gender of her upcoming arrival. When asked if her daughter Princess Estelle was longing for a little brother or sister to play with, she quipped: "What she really wants is a hamster!"
Victoria denied rumours that she is expecting twins
Victoria and Daniel announced their pregnancy news in September, confirming that the baby is due in March 2016. The future Queen has continued to carry out her royal duties throughout her pregnancy, and recently carried out an official visit Colombia with her husband in October, where she told HELLO! Online's sister publication HOLA! that she is "doing fine" throughout her pregnancy.
She is not the only Swedish royal who is set to welcome a baby next year. Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia announced in October that they are expecting their first child together, confirming that Sofia is due to give birth in April 2016.