Princess Madeleine shared a photo and childhood memory for the ThankYou Campaign of the World Childhood Foundation.
“I am very fortunate to be filled with wonderful memories from my childhood. I remember the day like it was yesterday when I got my very own rabbit. She was white and fluffy and had long, brown, floppy ears. It was love at first sight and I was thrilled with joy. My mom, in her listen-to-me-carefully voice, sat me down and said, ‘With this rabbit you also have responsibilities. You have to take care of your rabbit and you have to love and respect her.’ Her words stayed with me and I still try to treat everyone I meet, animals and people, with love and respect. Her words have been important in making me into the person I am today. So thank you, mom, for teaching me the core values in life and about caring about others. I love you.”