The Christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden (In Photos)

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The Prince was christened Oscar Carl Olof

People magazine writes:

One of Sweden’s newest little princes, H.R.H. Prince Oscar Carl Olof, was baptized with royal pomp and ceremony at a service held at Stockholm’s Royal Palace Chapel on Friday.

The only son of Crown Princess Victoria, 38, and her husband Prince Daniel, 42, Prince Oscar, who was born on March 2, is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after both his mother and his elder sister Princess Estelle.

During the service, Prince Oscar was wrapped in the family heirloom christening gown previously worn by his uncle and grandfather: It dates back to Prince Oscar’s forebears in the early 20th century.
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Following Bernadotte family tradition, Oscar’s name will be embroidered into the lining of the satin woven silk cape, alongside the names of previous wearers including the current King Carl XVI Gustaf and, most recently, nearly 1-year-old Prince Nicolas.

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How do the Swedish Royals always look so incredibly stylish while also seeming super down to Earth? I have a feeling CP Victoria and Princess Madeleine would be wildly fun to have as friends…

Also, Princess Madeleine also posted this on her Facebook page last night and it absolutely melted my heart. I grew up with my cousins and will forever consider them to be some of my best friends, so this struck an especially close chord for me.princess-madeleine-435.jpg

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The Christening of Prince Nicolas of Sweden (In Photos)

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The Prince was christened Nicolas Paul Gustaf

People magazine writes:

When it comes to royal christenings, Princess Charlotte may have some competition.

Sweden’s newest little prince, H.R.H. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf, Duke of Angermanland, was baptized in royal splendor at the Royal Chapel in the Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, on Sunday.

Nicolas, the son of Princess Madeleine, 33, and her British-American husband Christopher O’Neill, 41, was born on June 15, only a few days after his parents attended the royal wedding for Madeleine’s older brother Prince Carl Philip. Nicolas’ connection to his uncle will be further cemented at the christening, as Carl Philip is set to serve as his godfather. The handsome prince is no stranger to godfather duty – he is already one to Nicolas’ cousin Princess Estelle.

Much like the British royal family, the Swedes have christening traditions of their own. Nicolas wore a christening gown that had previously been worn by Carl Philip during his christening in 1979.

Nicolas’ christening marks the third major royal baptism of this year. Monaco’s royal twins, Gabriella Thérése Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi, were christened in May, while Prince William and Princess Kate‘s daughter was baptized in July.

As with Charlotte’s christening, Nicolas’ elder sibling, 19-month-old Princess Leonore, stole the show.

Can we just take a minute to talk about how STUNNING Princess Madeleine looks? She exudes happiness and it’s absolutely wonderful to see.

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On a gossip note: It seems that Emma Pernald, Prince Carl Philip’s ex before Sofia was invited to be a guest, seeing as how she’s one of Madeleine’s best friends, but was asked not to attend at the request of Carl Philip and Sofia? So many questions, so little time. I can kind of see that happening. But I don’t know, do Carl Philip and Sofia really have that much power?

Kate’s Throwing Prince Harry a 30th Birthday Party Using Her Party Pieces Skills

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The Duchess is putting her past-work experience to use by planning Prince Harry’s upcoming 30th birthday bash. She’s going to turn a room in Kensington Palace into a “nightclub,” because I heard those are hard to find in London. I’m sure Harry is THRILLED she invited all of his exes and has taken this milestone celebration upon her self and used her Party Pieces connections to make it memorable. (This is all very reminiscent of The Office (US) episode when Michael Scott turns the Michael Scott Paper Company office into a Cafe Disco…)

Kate Middleton’s finally putting her party-planning genes to good use for her brother-in-law’s upcoming 30th birthday.

According to The Mirror (so, take this with a big ole salt mine…), the Duchess is throwing Prince Harry a massive, club-themed party at Kensington Palace on September 15. Festive! The extravaganza is reportedly set to involve “sexy dancers,” schmancy cocktails, Beach Boys songs (?), and coasters printed with pics of the Ginger One—some of which we hope will find their way to eBay in the days following. Night club owner Guy Pelly— who runs several of Harry’s fave haunts, including London’s Tonteria and Sloane Square—is said to be assisting K-Mid in the arrangements.

But the real gems lie in the alleged guest list. As per the tab, no fewer than three of Harry’s exes have been invited to help ring in the big three-oh: party girl Chelsy Davy, who broke off her six-year relationship with Harry in 2010; scrunchie-maven Cressida Bonas, who split with Harry in April; and former Miss Edinburgh Camilla Thurlow, who was just recently seen smooching the Prince. (Unfortunately, it seems future girlfriends have been left off the list—though I’m keeping my calendar open just in case.)

Said The Mirror’s anonymous insider, “Harry has no problem with seeing his exes all under the same roof. Let’s just hope they don’t either.” Sounds a bit like the plotline of a bad MTV reality show, no? (Elle)

Happy 1st Birthday, Prince George!

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Happy Birthday, Prince George!

Keep on keepin’ on, little one. We love your sass!

 

 

A Royal Gift Guide: Birthday gifts fit for a Prince (or Princess)

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With Prince George’s first birthday being tomorrow (!), what’s a better way to celebrate than a London-inspired gift guide the Prince would surely approve. Perfect picks for the wee Prince or Princess in your life.

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  1. Silver Cross Kensington Pram Stroller White & Navy (www.silvercrossus.com) – $2,750 The Kensington pram is perfect for parents who prefer a traditional pram, but value the convenience of a detachable body and folding chassis. Each Kensington pram is handmade in Yorkshire using traditional methods and feature a polished chrome chassis, hand stitched fabrics and hand painted fine line detailing.
  2. Boys London Tee W/ Short (www.magnificentbaby.com) – $21 It’s London! Big Ben, a Double Decker Bus and the Eye all appear here on a marine blue Jersey Tee. The tee pairs perfectly with the lightly striped shorts.
  3. London Bus Stroller Toy – Mini Red Bus (us.mamasandpapas.com) – $13 Mini red London bus stroller and car seat toy is a soft and colorful travel toy designed to entertain your baby whilst out and about.
  4. Harrods Guardsman Bear (www.harrods.com) – $35 Adorably smart, this guardsman bear is ready to report for duty. Equally at home guarding the palace or sitting pretty in your home, he is a real national treasure.
  5. Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks from J.Crew (www.jcrew.com) – $36 Fun to stack, they also help build strength, improve hand-eye coordination, teach spatial relationships, develop math and reading skills and more—it’s no wonder they’re considered the original educational toy.
  6. This is London (www.amazon.com) – $15 Illustrator M Sasek shares his impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground.

Happy 37th Birthday, Crown Princess Victoria!

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Crown Princess Victoria is quickly becoming one of my very favorite royals. She is always so bubbly, always smiling, and seems to carry her roles with such respect and dedication. (She sprained her ankle while skiing earlier this year, and yet, continued with her duties! How many other royals would do the same?) While she has certainly experienced personal issues–as we all do–she seems to continue to strive to be the royal she was clearly born to be.

There are so many pictures I wanted to post, but of course, couldn’t post them all… here are a few childhood photos, however, I couldn’t resist sharing:

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Happy Birthday, Crown Princess Victoria!

The Christening of Princess Leonore of Sweden (In Photos)

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The Princess was christened Leonore Lilian Maria

Exactly one year since the wedding of Princess Madeleine to Christopher O’Neill, the couple joined with their families to celebrate the christening of their four-month-old daughter, Princess Leonore. The couple flew in from New York City last week, in time to celebrate Sweden’s National Day before the christening.

Princess Leonore was born in NYC last February, making this her first time in Sweden.

 
You can read all about her Godparents here, as well as a complete report of the day.