Today, Tuesday 24 February 2009, the engagement between Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling was announced at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
After His Majesty The King of Sweden had given his consent to the marriage between the Crown Princess and Mr. Westling, His Majesty, in accordance with the procedures set out in the Swedish Constitution, requested the agreement by the Swedish Government, which was subsequently communicated to His Majesty in connection with an information council held at the Royal Palace today.
The wedding is planned to take place in the early summer of 2010. In connection with the wedding Mr. Westling will be invested with the title Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. The question of residence for the Crown Princess and her future consort is subject to further consideration. Some different alternatives are being examined.
Media is invited to meet with the Crown Princess and Mr. Daniel Westling today at 17.00 hours in Princess Sibylla's Apartment at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This will not be a traditional press conference, but rather a photo opportunity with a possibility to put a few questions to the couple. For this reason we are mainly directing ourselves to larger media with a wide distribution both nationally and internationally. Only one writing journalist per media will be invited. For photos we refer to picture agencies.
Please see enclosed PDF-file (to the right) to see the available seats for the press. Journalists are kindly requested to bring their press ID´s .
Access to the Royal Palace will be provided from 16.00 hours through the main entrance at Västra valvet. All journalist should have taken their seats at 16.45 hours at the latest.
Director of Press & Communication