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The wedding day

The first wedding of a female successor to the throne


The royal wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling on 19 June, 2010, was a unique event. It was the first wedding of a female successor to the throne in the list of Swedish monarchs.

It was also a historic event in the history of the Swedish monarchy. When The Crown Princess becomes Queen she will be Sweden's fourth female regent after Queen Margareta (reigned 1389-1396), Queen Kristina (reigned 1632-1654) and Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Younger (reigned 1718-1720).
 
When he married Crown Princess Victoria, Mr Daniel Westling was granted the title Prince, Duke of Västergötland.

 


The marriage ceremony


The marriage ceremony was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd. He was assisted by Chaplain to the King Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Dean of the Cathedral Parish of Stockholm, Åke Bonnier, and Antje Jackelén, Bishop of Lund. The wedding service followed the order of service as laid out in the Swedish prayer book, with prayers over the ring(s), the wedding vows, exchange of rings and blessing.

The music


Court organist and organist for the Cathedral Parish of Stockholm, Gustaf Sjökvist, was in charge of the music during the ceremony at Stockholm Cathedral. He was also responsible for the music during the royal wedding in 1976.

The wedding ceremony tooke place in the afternoon. It was the culmination of several days of royal wedding celebrations, including a lunch at Stockholm City Hall, a gala performance at Stockholm Concert Hall, and private supper with dancing at Drottningholm Palace.

 


Cortège


A considerable number of royal guests from the courts of Europe was invited to the wedding celebrations. The bridal couple traveled in a cortège through central Stockholm after the wedding. It was followed by a journey across Stockholm Bay on the Royal Barge 'Vasaorden', a salute from Kastellholmen, salutes from foreign warships, military parades, soldiers lining the streets and musical tributes.

Live TV broadcast


The wedding was broadcasted live on television. Swedish Television has said that this was the biggest event that has ever been covered in Stockholm.