When Prince Carl Philip married reality star and model Sofia Hellqvist, everything was perfect. Except for one tiny thing. When the Prince Carl Philip tried putting the ring on his beloved’s finger, the ring wouldn’t fit.
How did Sofia react? By smiling, laughing, and helping him put the ring on, while the prince looked on, beaming with nervous happiness. The ring finally wedged on her finger. Placing the prince’s ring on his finger went much smoother, as wedding guests watched the happy couple take their vows. Flip to minute 19:42 in the video to watch the ring exchange.
Prince Carl Philip isn’t the first prince to struggle with the ring at the altar; the same thing happened to Prince William when he wed Kate Middleton in 2011.
“Today I am the happiest man in the world,” Prince Carl Philip said in a speech after the ceremony, reports People magazine. “Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness. With your love I will be able to overcome all challenges. Dear Sofia, I love you.”
Instead of a speech, Sofia wrote an original song for Prince Carl Philip, which was performed by singer Molly Sanden, People reports. The lyrics, “Everything I am, everything I have, to my last breath I will always love you with every beat of my heart,” made the prince cry with happiness. In addition to her dreamy wedding, Sofia is now officially a princess, having been given the title of Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland, reports the Daily Mail.
The newly-crowned princess stunned in a delicate white bridal gown, which has been compared to Kate Middleton’s in its loveliness. She wore a refined diamond and emerald crown when she wed Prince Carl Philip.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Prince Carl Philip married Sofia at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on June 6th. Carl Philip is third in line to the Swedish throne, behind his elder sister Crown Princess Victoria and her three-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle according to the Daily Mail.
While the wedding was everything a fairytale wedding should be, the prince is cutting his honeymoon short so he can get behind the wheel of a race car. “The honeymoon will last just 12 days – from the 13th to the 25th – when Carl Philip will drive a race,” Johanna Lejon, a writer at Svensk Damtidning, told People magazine.
It’s reported that Princess Sofia is a big supporter of her husband’s racing efforts, and has been at all of Prince Carl Philip’s races.
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