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.
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?
I saw this on my twitter feed this morning and new I had to post it quickly on my lunch break. It’s so stinkin’ darling!
When I read the news last Saturday, I squealed with joy.
Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel seem like absolutely doting parents with Princess Estelle, and I’m sure she will be an enthusiastic big sister, to say the least!
Congrats to them, congrats to Sweden!
My royal sources are suggesting Princess Sofia may be expecting as well… I think that’s pretty plausible. (Far more believable than Kate being pregnant with baby no. 3, as lots of US mags are speculating.)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen meeting Crown Princess Victoria when she visited the set of “So Little Time” at Universal Studios October 25, 2001 in Universal City, CA.
King Carl XVI Gustaf showing a young Princess Victoria the ropes, quite literally, 1979.
Before Kate started doing it with Prince George, Crown Princess was, and has been, dressing her sweet daughter Estelle that match the outfits she herself once wore as a wee babe.
Without sounding too much like my mom… I must say, this is one royal trend I can get behind. It also helps that the dresses Victoria once wore were absolutely precious.
I’m not completely sure, but I think Victoria has replicates of her dresses made, I don’t think they are the original. But I could be wrong…
Nonetheless, the two share an uncanny resemblance, and have similar sassy personalities!
Princess Alexandra of Norway
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Crown Princess Victoria
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent of Denmark
Infanta Leonor of Spain
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Prince Christian of Denmark
Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
Princess Estelle of Sweden
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I love seeing childhood photos of anyone–especially when they’re our favorite royals!