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?

Princess Leonore of Sweden at the Pumpkin Patch

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I love that Princess Madeleine shares snippets of her family’s life on Facebook. Not too much, but just enough. I think it’s such a great way of meeting the people/media halfway. I think Kate and William could learn a lot from royals that embrace this way of compromising.

Anyway, this particular post Princess Madeleine shared of Princess Leonore at the pumpkin patch was too cute not to share. Look at her cute bow! And those leopard shoes!

Adorable.

Royal Rewind: Week of May 23, 2014

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Note: Let’s skip to the good stuff. If you want day-by-day rundowns of what the royals around the world were up to this past week, this site is far better at keeping up than I am.

This week in Royal news…

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler during an official event on his and Camilla’s Canada Tour.

Prince Carl Philip celebrated his 35th birthday.

Prince George met his second-cousin Mia.

Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel met with the mayor of Hamburg for the second time.

The Queen visited the Chelsea Flower Show.

Prince Albert II went to a Louis Vuitton fashion show instead of his daughter’s graduation.

Princess Madeleine shared first family photo with Princess Leonore. (Pictured above.)

Princess Elena of Spain attended bullfight.

Prince Gabriel, son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, celebrated his First Communion.

Royals celebrated 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution at Danish Royal Opera House gala.

Around the web…

Kate won ‘best smile’ and ‘best hair’ of 2014.

Copenhagen nightclub owner refused to participate in book, said CCTV footage from the club would be enough to ‘shake the monarchy.’

Kim Kardashian reportedly (?) invited the Duchess of Cambridge to her wedding.

OK Magazine claims Kate pregnant with twin girls.

Op-Ed urges Kate to show us the ‘real Kate Middleton.’

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark celebrate sixth wedding anniversary.

Who wore it better: Crown Princess Victoria vs. Natalie Portman.

The ‘oddest part‘ of  ‘I Wanna Marry ‘Harry” according to one writer.