Interview with Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist
Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix
Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist has given an interview in connection with the engagement of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill.
Will Princess Madeleine's position in the order of succession change? No, her position will remain the same. Will Princess Madeleine continue to be HRH and Princess of Sweden? Yes, and Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland. Will Princess Madeleine continue to receive part of the state allocation, appanage? Yes, to cover her official duties. What title will Christopher O'Neill be given? That will be announced when the date of their wedding is announced. Will Christopher O'Neill represent Sweden in any capacity? Christopher O'Neill will support his wife in her official engagements. Will Christopher O'Neill attend events together with the Royal Family? Christopher O'Neill will accompany his wife at those events that she and the Royal Family would be expected to be involved in. Will Princess Madeleine apply for American citizenship, or will Christopher O'Neill apply for Swedish citizenship? No. Christopher O'Neill is a Catholic. Will he have to convert to Protestantism before marrying Princess Madeleine? No, he won't have to convert.