Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
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ROYAL BRIDE: CROWN PRINCESS VICTORIA OF SWEDEN

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska Hospital in Solna, Stockholm, as the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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Victoria born as a Princess of Sweden and was designated Crown Princess in 1979 ahead of her younger brother Prince Carl Philip.

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On 24 February 2009, The Swedish Royal Court announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling during a press conference at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Victoria’s engagement ring features a solitaire round brilliant-cut diamond mounted on white gold.

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Olof Daniel Westling born on 15 September 1973 to Olle and Ewa Westling at Örebro Hospital.

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Daniel was Crown Princess Victoria’s personal trainer and gym owner and ran a company called Balance Training with three gyms in central Stockholm.

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The wedding took place in Stockholm Cathedral on 19 June 2010, the 34th anniversary of her parents’ marriage and a traditional wedding date of the Swedish Royal Family.

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The groom Daniel Westling and Prince Carl Philip (Crown Princess Victoria’s brother).

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The service began at 15:30 local time in Stockholm Cathedral, with around 1,100 guests present.

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Victoria walked down the aisle with her father, who then handed her over to Daniel.

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The wedding service was conducted by Anders Wejryd, Archbishop of Uppsala, who told them about the importance of supporting each other in a marriage.

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Victoria’s custome made dress was by Swedish designer Pär Engsheden. It is made of cream-coloured duchess silk satin, with short sleeves and a turned-out collar, which follows the rounded neckline. The dress has a v-shaped back with covered buttons. The sash at the waist is buttoned up at the back.

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The train is edged with a border, fastened at the waist, and has the same shape as the veil. The train is almost five metres long.

The Crown Princess’s shoes were made up in the same fabric as her dress.

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The Crown Princess was wearing Queen Sofia’s lace veil. It is the same veil that was worn by Crown Princess Victoria’s mother, Queen Silvia, at her marriage to King Carl Gustaf in 1976.

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Victoria wore the Napoleanic-era antique Swedish Cameo Tiara, the same diadem that her mother, Queen Silvia, and her paternal aunts wore when they married.

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The word “cameo” means a precious stone decorated in raised relief. The tiara is made of gold, pearls and cameos. The central cameo depicts Cupid and Psyche from Greek mythology. Her earrings and bracelet are part of the Cameo Parure.

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The Crown Princess’s bridal bouquet was created by Court Florist Claes Carlsson. It consisted of a mixture of traditional Swedish summer flowers and more exotic flowers. All the flowers were white, and the bouquet was tied into a free teardrop shape.

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Behind the Crown Princess hair and make up was Peter Andersson and Linda Öhrnström.

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After The Crown Princess and Daniel were declared husband and wife, Swedish singers Agnes Carlsson and Björn Skifs sang with the song “When You Tell The World You’re Mine”.

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It was the official wedding song, written especially for the occasion and as a gift to the bridal couple. Before the ceremony, the title and everything concerning the song was a secret.

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Victoria and Daniel walked under crossed swords after stepping out of the cathedral.

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A carriage procession followed the ceremony, in which the Princely Couple was transported through the streets of Stockholm. 

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived back at The Royal Palace after their wedding and trip around Stockholm.

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The wedding processional included ten young bridesmaids and page boys:

Princess Catharina-Amalia, 6, daughter of  the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherland; Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 6, daughter of Norway’s Crown Prince Couple Mette-Marit and Haakon; Prince Christian, 4, son of Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple Mary and Fredrik; Madeleine von Dincklage, 11; Ian De Geer; Vivien Sommerlath, 15; Giulia Sommerlath, 14; Léopold Sommerlath, 7.
 
Mr Daniel Westling’s nieces, Hedvig Blom, 11, and Vera Blom, 6, daughters of Anna Westling Blom, were also bridesmaids.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Danie pose after their wedding with bridesmaids and page boys (L-R) Vera Blom, Catharina Amalia, Giulia Sommerlath, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Vivien Sommerlath, Madeleine von Dincklage, Leopold Sommerlath, Ian De Geer and Prince Christian of Denmark.

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Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, Eva Westling and Olle Westling.

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The wedding banquet was held on the night of the wedding day in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, Sweden’s finest ceremonial hall.

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Pink and white flowers were strewn over the table decorations, which included silver candelabra and silver bowls.

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The cake was an 11 tiered cake made of organic ingredients. The sides of the cake were decorated with four-leaf clovers, symbolising the Crown Princely couple and their wedding. Each layer of the cake was topped with several chocolate wafers with the royal couple’s monogram in caramel. The top layer had a large version of the Crown Princely couple’s monogram is reproduced in cast caramel. The cake was a gift from the Swedish Association of Bakers and Confectioners.

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The Royal Couple cut their wedding cake during the Wedding Banquet.

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Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel dance after the Wedding Banquet.



Royal Guests At Crown Princess Victoria’s Wedding

Royals from around the world travelled to Stockholm to watch The Crown Princess of Sweden married Daniel Westling. We take a look at the Royal Guest List below.

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Queen Silvia of Sweden (Victoria’s mother).

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Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia.

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Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

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Crown Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant and Crown Princess Mathilde (Now King Philippe and Queen Mathilde).

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Prince Albert of Monaco and girlfriend Charlene Wittstock (Now Princess Charlene of Monaco).

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Margarethe II and husband late Prince Henrik of Denmark.

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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Princess Benedikte of Denmark and husband, the late Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.



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Queen Anne-Marie and King Konstantin of Greece.

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands (Now King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima).

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Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (Now Princess Beatrix).

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Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Letizia, Princess of Asturias (Now King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia).

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Infanta Elena of Spain (L), Infanta Cristina of Spain (R) and husband Inaki Urdangarin.



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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

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Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her ex-husband, the late Ari Behn.

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Prince Alois and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein.

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan.

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

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Queen Margarita and King Simeon of Bulgaria.

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Prince Kyrill and Princess Rosario.

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Catherine and Alexander of Yugoslavia, Countess Gunilla Bernadotte of Wisbrog and Count Carl-Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg.

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Princess Anna von Bayern and Prince Manuel von Bayern.



Ten years later, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are a happy couple with two beautiful children:

  • Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland born on 23 February 2012, in the Karolinska University Hospital.
  • Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne, born on 2 March 2016 in the Karolinska University Hospital.


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