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The Royal Wedding

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  • 6/8/2013

    The Wedding Banquet at Drottningholm Palace


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  • 6/8/2013

    The Bride


    The Wedding Dress
    Princess Madeleine's wedding dress was created by the Italian designer Valentino Garavani. The wedding dress is made from pleated silk organza with appliquéd ivory-coloured Chantilly lace. The upper section of the bodice is lace with a deep-cut back. Narrow vertical pleats open up from the accentuated waist, above the wide skirt, which ends with a four-metre-long train.
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  • 6/8/2013

    The Royal Family's Attire


    The King's attire
    The King is an admiral in the Swedish Navy and wore mess dress model 1878. This is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom. The mess dress comprises a navy blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, navy blue trousers with gold stripes, dress shirt and black bow tie.
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  • 6/8/2013

    Mr. Christopher O'Neill's best man


    Mr. Christopher O'Neill's best man is Mr. Cedric Notz. Mr. Notz is a childhood friend. He is of Austrian and Swiss descent and resides in Switzerland. 
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  • 6/8/2013

    The King's sisters' tiaras


    The King's sisters — Princesses Margaretha, Birgitta, Désirée and Christina — wore the following jewellery:
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  • 6/8/2013

    The bridal attendants


    The bridal attendants at the wedding are Lillie von Horn, twin sisters Annais and Chloe Sommerlath, Louis and Chiara Abensperg und Traun, and Jasper D'Abo.
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  • 6/8/2013

    The entry of the guests of honour into the cathedral


    On Saturday 8 June at 15:30, the guests of honour – who sat in the chancel at the front of the chapel – processed into the Royal Chapel in the following order:
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  • 6/8/2013

    Floral decorations


    The floral decorations for the Royal Wedding on Saturday 8 June are inspired by early summer in Sweden and give an impression of a summer meadow.
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  • 6/8/2013

    Wedding ceremony


    The officiating clergy at the wedding will be Chief Court Chaplain of the Royal Court and Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark and Vicar of the Royal Court, Court Chaplain Michael Bjerkhagen.
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  • 6/8/2013

    Insignia in the chapel


    Crown and cushion
    To the left of the altar stands Princess Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta's crown, dating from 1778. The same crown stood at the baptismal font when Princes Madeleine was christened.
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  • 6/7/2013

    Princess Madeleine's wedding dress


    Princess Madeleine's wedding dress is created by the Italian designer Valentino Garavani.
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  • 6/5/2013

    Picture agencies at Grand Hôtel on 7 june 2013


    At the King and Queen's dinner for the Princess Couple at Grand Hôtel, the photo agencies Scanpix, Stella Pictures and Getty Images have been allocated one photographer each inside the hotel when the guests arrive.
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  • 5/30/2013

    Allocation of seats for photo and media positions at the wedding of H.R.H. Princess Madeleine och Mr. Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013


    A position card is required for access to the organised positions around the Royal Palace, the cortège and at Drottningholm Palace (positions marked 1-10 on map).
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  • 5/20/2013

    The Princess Couple's joint monogram


    The joint monogram of H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill consists of a face-to-face monogram with their initials, M and C. Princess Madeleine's ducal crown rests above her initial M.
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  • 5/20/2013

    Officiating clergy


    The officiating clergy at the wedding will be Chaplain to The King and Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.
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  • 5/20/2013

    The cortège route


    The bride and groom will be taken by horse and carriage from the Royal Palace of Stockholm to Riddarholmen. The cortège will travel past the Outer Courtyard and along Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Strömbron, Strömgatan, Norrbro, Slottskajen, Myntgatan and Wrangelska Backen to Evert Taubes Terrass on Riddarholmen.
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  • 5/20/2013

    Mr Christopher O'Neill's title


    Mr Christopher O'Neill is and remains an American citizen, and he intends to continue his business activities as before following his marriage to H.R.H. Princess Madeleine. In accordance with royal protocol, a member of the Royal Family should be a Swedish citizen, and should not hold a position of responsibility within business.
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  • 5/13/2013

    Applying for places at photo positions at the wedding of H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013


    Representatives from Swedish and international media outlets can apply for access to photo positions around the Royal Palace of Stockholm and along the route of the cortège in connection with the wedding on 8 June. There is only a limited number of places at these photo positions.
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  • 5/8/2013

    Publishing the banns of marriage for H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill


    On Sunday 19 May, the banns of marriage will be published in advance of the wedding of H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill.
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  • 4/29/2013

    The wedding weekend, 7-8 June 2013


    The wedding of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill will take place in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Saturday 8 June at 16:00.
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  • 4/9/2013

    Host broadcaster at the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill


    Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges television has been named the official host broadcaster at the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill. The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. CET in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace.
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  • 4/2/2013

    Restaurateur appointed for the wedding banquet on 8 June 2013


    Stefano Catenacci has been appointed restaurateur for the banquet at the wedding of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013.
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  • 12/23/2012

    The wedding between Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill


    The wedding between Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill will take place the 8th of June 2013 in the Royal Chapelopens in new window at the Royal Palace, Stockholm.
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  • 10/25/2012

    Engagement between Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill


    The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce the engagement between Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill.
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