Monday, 12 October 2015

Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening

Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening

Prince Nicolas of Sweden was christened on Sunday at Drottningholm Palace Chapel at midday.

Nicolas' older sister Princess Leonore dressed adorably in a frilled blue dress accessorised with a large blue bow in her hair. Other members of the royal family, Crown Princess Victoria, her daughter Estelle, Prince Daniel and new Princess Sofia sat close by beaming as the young boy was baptised into the Church of Sweden.

Madeleine's older brother Prince Carl-Philip was announced as the baby boy's godfather along with five other of the royal couple's friends. He played a vital role in the christening speaking at the ceremony, filling up the baptismal font and blessing the child before he goes forth into the world.

Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening

The fourth-month-old baby wore the same christening robe that his older sister wore at her baptism last year.

Following the service mother and father took young Nicolas to greet well-wishers who had waited outside in the sunny weather during the event. The christening has been one of Swedish most important events of the year and was broadcast on national television.

Princess Madeleine gave birth to her first son, whose full name is Nicolas Paul Gustaf, two days after her brother Carl-Philip married Sofia Hellqvist in June. Nicolas is the sixth-in-line to the Swedish throne.

After the official ceremony the guests left the Chapel and attended a reception followed by a private lunch. Invited guests included immediate family and representative of the Riksdag and the government.

Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening
Swedish Royals Turned Out For Prince Nicolas' Christening


The Baptism of Prince Nicolas of Sweden Video

HRH Prince Nicolas, baptism on October 11 at Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Slott.

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