The little princess stole the show at a church service with the royal family

By Caris Davis
Updated March 04, 2016 03:35 PM
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Even when she’s not supposed to be the center of attention, Sweden’s Princess Estelle ends up the star of the show.

The adorably high-spirited 4-year-old did just that on March 3 at a formal religious service for her newborn baby brother.

The Swedish royal family organized the ceremony to give thanks for the safe delivery on March 2 of Prince Oscar.

The setting was appropriately grand: Sweden’s 18th-century royal chapel features ornately gilded stone architecture, intricately worked statues and fine ceiling paintings.

But all eyes were on the new big sister and second-in-line to the Swedish throne during the traditional Te Deum service.

Princess Estelle, in a hand-me-down pink coat borrowed from the wardrobe of her aunt, Princess Madeleine, sat between her father Prince Daniel and her uncle Prince Carl Philip, whose wife stunned in blue at 8 months pregnant.

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Estelle, clearly comfortable in the warm coat her aunt had often worn as a child, carried a matching pink bag "filled with her secret, favorite things" according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Although she’d been asleep when he was born, Princess Estelle was quick to make up for lost time and visited her new sibling first thing at the hospital the following morning.

Princess Estelle “was incredibly proud and excited” about her new brother, Urban Ahlin, the Swedish parliamentarian told the Swedish outlet Svenskedam after attending a cabinet meeting with the King just before the church service.

“But she was a little disappointed that he had his eyes closed all the time, and couldn’t see the drawings she had made,” he added.