Princess Leonore's christening

Princess Madeleine, Mr Christopher O'Neill and Princess Leonore. Photo: Robert Eklund/Stella Pictures

Tatjana d'Abo, Eva O'Neill, Alice Bamford, Christopher O'Neill, Ernst von Abensperg und Traun, Princess Leonore, Princess Madeleine, The Crown Princess, Princess Estelle, The King, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, The Queen and Louise Gottlieb. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Archbishop Anders Wejryd christens Princess Leonore. To the left is Michael Bjerkhagen, Pastor of the Royal Court Parish. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The Guard of Honour from the Life Battalion of the Life Guards at Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

On Sunday 8 June, Princess Leonore was christened in Drottningholm Palace Chapel.

The christening was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, Chaplain to The King Lars-Göran Lönnermark and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.

Princess Leonore's christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Princess Leonore's christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The King confers the Order of the Seraphim on Princess Leonore. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The King confers the Order of the Seraphim on Princess Leonore. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The Princess Couple and Princess Leonore together with the godparents: Ernst Abensperg und Traun, Alice Bamford, Tatjana d'Abo, Patrick Sommerlath, The Crown Princess (with Princess Estelle) and Louise Gottlieb. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

The Princess Couple and Princess Leonore together with the godparents: Ernst Abensperg und Traun, Alice Bamford, Tatjana d'Abo, Patrick Sommerlath, The Crown Princess (with Princess Estelle) and Louise Gottlieb. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

After the christening service, The Princess Couple, The King and Queen and Mrs Eva O'Neill welcomed the guests to the reception in the Ehrenstrahl Hall.

The room was previously known as Hedvig Eleonora's Audience Chamber. The room is dominated by Court Painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl's enormous paintings from 1696, which tell the story of Sweden's history during the time of the Pfalz Dynasty. The room is open to visitors to Drottningholm Palace.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at the reception after the christening. The christening gift from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government is a set of Swedish children's books. The collection includes everything from picture books to novels. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at the reception after the christening. The christening gift from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government is a set of Swedish children's books. The collection includes everything from picture books to novels. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

The King and Queen then hosted a lunch in Karl XI's Gallery.

The table decorations. Photo: Kungahuset.se

The table decorations. Photo: Kungahuset.se

Menu

Lobster-filled pickled apple cannelloni, Norway lobster panna cotta, trout roe and smoked dill crème

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Lemon thyme-stuffed chicken breast, confit of chicken leg, potato and asparagus terrine, garden sorrel sauce, tomato and asparagus tips

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Summer trio of rhubarb and strawberries

 

Sveriges Television broadcast the christening live on SVT1, and will show a summary at 20:00 on the same channel. Photo: royalcourt.se

Sveriges Television broadcast the christening live on SVT1, and will show a summary at 20:00 on the same channel. Photo: royalcourt.se