Pregnant princesses Sofia and Victoria mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Princess Sofia and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden showed no signs of slowing down on Thursday (Jan. 28) as they carried out separate engagements to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The expectant royals were both glowing as they stepped out in Stockholm as both set to welcome new additions in the spring.

Victoria was a guest of honour at the Royal Opera House, where she watched the presentation of scholarships from the Micael Bindefeld Foundation in Memory of the Holocaust. The 38-year-old princess, who is expecting her second child with Prince Daniel in March, looked sophisticated in an all-black ensemble and cradled her baby bump as she arrived at the event.


Crown Princess Victoria marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the Royal Opera House.

Meanwhile, her sister-in-law Princess Sofia attended a separate service at Stockholm's Great Synagogue. With her brunette hair worn down in loose curls and a belted coat accentuating her growing baby bump, the mom-to-be was the picture of health as she attended the service alongside Lena Posner-Korosi, president of the Official Council of Swedish-Jewish Communities.

Both Victoria and Sofia are in the last trimester of their pregnancies, though they're keeping busy with their usual volume of engagements. While Princess Victoria attended a lecture about the Holocaust at a school in Jarfalla earlier this week, Princess Sofia joined her husband Prince Carl Philip for a glamorous date night at the Swedish Sports gala on Monday evening (Jan. 25).

Princess Sofia attended a service at Stockholm's Great Synagogue.

The parents-to-be added to the elegance of the evening as they posed hand in hand outside the event, which is held to honour the success of the country's athletes.

News of Sofia's pregnancy was revealed in October, four months after their beautiful summer wedding. In a statement shared on Facebook, Sofia and Carl Philip said, "We are so excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it."

The announcement came just weeks after Princess Victoria's happy news was revealed in a statement from the Swedish Royal Household. "Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that the crown princess is expecting their second child," the statement said. "The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016."

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