Sweden’s Princess Madeleine To Marry Next Summer
Sweden’s Princess Madeleine will marry her fiance on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Royal Palace chapel in downtown Stockholm, according to the country’s royal family.
The announcement was made on Sunday by the family, whose youngest daughter will marry her US-British boyfriend, Christopher O’Neill.
The daughter of King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia became engaged to O’Neill, who is a New York banker, in late October, according to The Huffington Post.
Bertil Tenert, the royal family’s chief spokesman, announced the wedding date for Princess Madeleine and her fiance on Sunday, adding that wedding organizers will now plan the details of the nuptials involving the country’s fourth in line to the throne.
The wedding of Madeleine is also expected to be smaller than her older sister Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding in Stockholm two years ago. The Swedish royal family has no role in politics in the country. They have only ceremonial duties, which include supporting charities and promoting Swedish businesses.
The news that the wedding will be smaller also means that it will be more intimate than that of the Crown Princess in 2010, notes United Press International. The venue was chosen after the couple spoke with the princess’ parents. Madeleine and O’Neill, who was born in London, have been dating for about two years.
Earlier this year it was revealed that the pair have been living together in an apartment owned by O’Neill in New York since fall of 2011. The princess has spent her time working with a child-advocacy non-profit while her fiance works as a partner with Noster Capital.