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?

The Christening of Princess Leonore of Sweden (In Photos)

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The christening of H.R.H. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria, daughter to H.R.H Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill mmPrincess Madeleine and Queen Silvia at her christening, August 31st 1982 || Princess Leonore and Princess Madeleine at her christening, June 8th 2014

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.