She was baptised on 31 August 1982 at the Royal Chapel and was given the names Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine.
H.R.H. Princess Benedikte, H.H. Prince Andreas von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, and Mr Walter L. Sommerlath were appointed godparents at the christening.
Princess Madeleine is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
In accordance with the 1979 Act of Succession, which entered into force on 1 January 1980, Princess Madeleine is fourth in the line of succession, following Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip.
In autumn 1998, Princess Madeleine began her senior level studies at Enskilda Gymnasiet, following a social science programme. She graduated from upper secondary school in the spring of 2001.
While there she worked with and learned more about issues relating to humanitarian work, which she had prepared for by studying Ethnology and Modern History.
The Princess focused on areas of work that included:
While carrying out her work experience in New York, Princess Madeleine has been involved in information days at the UN headquarters in New York and participated in conferences, including one in Minneapolis on issues relating to support to programmes for sexually exploited girls.
She has also participated in the follow-up stage of projects in the Bronx, New York, which included an educational project for young mothers who have been sexually abused, and a trafficking project.
The Princess' work with World Childhood Foundation in autumn 2006 included some project follow-up work in Ukraine and St Petersburg.
In 2008, the Princess continued with both her work at World Childhood Foundation and her university studies. She participated with the Queen in the Third World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, which took place in Brazil.
The Princess carried on with her studies and her work at World Childhood Foundation in spring 2009. The work at World Childhood Foundation continued into autumn 2009 and her work took her to World Childhood Foundation in the United States. She carried out project visits in New York and San Francisco and attended seminars and symposiums.
The Princess works at World Childhood Foundation in the United States since the fall of 2010. She continued her work during 2011 and the spring of 2012.
The wedding took place on June 8, 2013, in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.