A Royal Wedding In Review || Princess Madeleine of Sweden

On June 8, Sweden’s Princess Madeleine married New York banker Chris O’Neill in a glittering ceremony in Stockholm.

Princess Madeleine + Chris ONeill 6.8.13

The bride’s highly-anticipated dress was a custom lace Valentino (and stunning) gown.

Princess Madeleine + Chris ONeill - Alter - Back Princess Madeleine + Chris ONeill - Outside on Platform

Fun fact: Valentino flew into Stockholm on a private jet with The Greek Royal Family.

Greek Royal Family + Valentino Private Jet
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greek with Valentino on a private jet to Stockholm.

Princess Madeleine lives and works in New York City, where she met her husband Chris O’Neill. Chris was offered a title by The King of Sweden, Carl Gustav, however he declined it. Princess Madeleine will also not be taking her husband’s last name, and will remain Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

The pair left the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage, waving happily to the thousands of spectators who had gathered.

Wedding - Carriage with Soldiers Princess Madeleine + Chris ONeill - In Carriage Waving

The wedding was also a “tiara event” (meaning that it was White Tie formal), and glittering with members of various royal families and, of course, the Swedish Royal Family.

The bride's mother and brother, Queen Silvia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip.
The bride’s mother and brother, Queen Silvia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip.
Prince Carl-Philip's long-time girlfriend, Sogia Hellqvist.
Prince Carl-Philip’s long-time girlfriend, Sogia Hellqvist.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden with her husband Prince Daniel and their daughter Princess Estelle.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden with her husband Prince Daniel and their daughter Princess Estelle.

The¬†Scandinavian¬†royal families are all very close cousins, and have all been in attendance at each other’s weddings. Crown Princess Victoria is particularly close with her cousins, who are closer in age to her.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary 2
Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary (of Denmark)
Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit (of Norway).
Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit (of Norway).

In keeping with her usual routine, Queen Elizabeth (of the UK and Common Wealth Realms) sent her son The Earl of Wessex and his wife The Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and Sophie) as her representative. The Countess wore the Canadian Aquamarine Tiara.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Images courtesy of Daily Mail, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal’s Instagram.

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