Swedish Princess Madeleine moving to Florida; will it be Palm Beach?


Word came last week via the foreign press that Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her family are moving to Florida in the fall.

The news was first reported in the Swedish newspaper Expressen and then confirmed by the Royal House of Sweden.

But exactly where they royals will land remains up in the air.

What we do know is that the Palm Beach house the princess’ husband, Christopher P. O’Neill, owns through a limited liability company is under contract, at least according to the local multiple listing service. The property at 207 Bahama Lane has been used by his mother, Eva Marie O’Neill, as well as the royal family on their visits to the island. State records list O’Neill and a company in Belize as managers of Bahama Beach Holdings LLC, the company that owns the house.

PHOTOS: 207 Bahama Lane

Real estate agent Rosalind Clarke of the Corcoran Group has the listing for the five-bedroom Bermuda-style home, which is priced at just under $4 million. She couldn’t be reached for comment, but her sales description says the 1954 house is “stylishly renovated” with a state-of-the-art kitchen, newly updated marble-appointed bathrooms, a private garden and a covered dining terrace. The house has 4,360 square feet of living space, inside and out, and stands on a third-acre lot on the North End.

For the past several years, the princess has resided with her family in London, where her husband works in finance. They are reportedly selling their London home but will maintain a residence in Stockholm.

“The time and opportunity for the United States are good for the family while the children are still of pre-school age,” according to the statement from the royal court. “Princess Madeleine has a great commitment to children’s rights and will continue working with the World Childhood Foundation and, through the move, be able to focus more on the activities in the United States.”

As the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the princess is seventh in line to the throne. She and her British-American husband have three children.

Clarke listed the house on Bahama Lane for sale July 1 and had landed a buyer for it by July 22, MLS shows.

Stay tuned.

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Darrell Hofheinz writes about real estate in his weekly “Beyond the Hedges” column. He welcomes news items about Palm Beach real estate for this column. Email dhofheinz@pbdailynews.com, call 820-3831 or tweet @PBDN_Hofheinz.



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