Prince Oscar of Sweden's most extravagant christening gift revealed

Sweden's little Prince Oscar of Sweden will be celebrated next Friday (May 27) during his christening service in Stockholm's royal chapel. The baby will be surrounded by his doting parents Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and members of the royal family.

Oscar will be showered with gifts from his loved ones, including one very extravagant gift.

According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, there are plans to build a playground named after the young royal.

The playground will be located in the Söderåsen National Park in the southernmost region of Skåne, of which Oscar is the duke.


Prince Oscar will be baptized on Friday May 27.

Governor Margaret Palsson came up with the idea and wrote a letter to 33 municipalities in Skåne and the Skåne region, asking them to be involved in the project.

"We are expected to deliver a gift from Skåne associated with the baptism and I want us to do something really good," she wrote. "My idea is to create something lasting that promotes good health among children and young people, which I know that the Crown Princess thinks is important."

Baby Oscar with his parents Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and big sister Estelle.

The governor decided on Prince Oscar's playground, which will be made only of natural materials and be open to children of all ages.

It reportedly costs around $160,000 to build and because it won't be ready in time for the christening, the young Prince will be presented with a painting of the proposed structure instead.

Because of the expense, if the funds are not raised then Oscar will "receive a traditional gift," said Margaret.

A playground is being built in Oscar's honour in his duchy.

The baby boy is third-in-line to the Swedish throne, after his mother Victoria and his four-year-old sister Estelle. He was born on Mar. 2, weighing eight pounds and measuring 22 inches long. Oscar was styled as the Duke of Skåne at birth.

His christening on May 27 will be a traditional affair. Oscar will be baptized in the royal palace's chapel and be dressed in the same gown that his mother, sister, aunt Princess Madeleine, uncle Prince Carl Philip and cousins Leonore and Nicolas wore at their christenings.

He will also be baptized using water from the island of Öland, as is customary in the Swedish royal family.

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