Friday, June 14, 2013

The Official Royal Wedding Pictures

H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill

You might have already heard that Madeleine, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gastrikland, married Christopher O'Neill on Saturday, June 8th. Here are the official wedding pictures, courtesy of the Swedish Royal Court.

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.

After the ceremony, the couple rode in the Parade Barouche, drawn by four horses. This is the same barouche that was used by The King and Queen, and The Crown Princess Couple at their weddings. The guests of honour were transported, by boat (on the S/S Stockholm), to Drottningholm Palace for the wedding banquet.

The guests of honour, who sat in the chancel at the front of the chapel, entered the Royal Chapel in the following order:

The Marshal of the Realm
Mistress of the Robes
Mr Ralf de Toledo Sommerlath and Mrs Charlotte de Toledo Sommerlath
Mr Walther L. Sommerlath and Mrs Ingrid Sommerlath
Speaker Per Westerberg and Psychiatrist Ylwa Westerberg
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
TT.RR.HH. Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana (Greece)
Princess Märtha Louise and Mr Ari Behn (Norway)
TT.RR.HH. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie (Denmark)
H.R.H. Princess Benedikte (Germany)
H.H. Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Germany)
Princess Margaretha, Mrs Ambler
H.R.H. Princess Birgitta
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson and Consul General Tord Magnuson
H.R.H. Princess Takamado (Japan)
TT.RR.HH. The Earl and Countess of Wessex (United Kingdom)
TT.RR.HH. Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg,(Luxembourg)
TT.RR.HH. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
TT.RR.HH. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary (Denmark)
H.R.H. Princess Charlene (Monaco)
Ms Eva Maria O'Neill
Ms Annalisa O'Neill
Mrs Karen O'Neill
Ms Stefanie O'Neill
Mrs Tatjana d'Abo and Mr Henry d'Abo
Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun and Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun
TT.RR.HH. The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip
H.M. The Queen
Mr Cedric Notz
Mr Christopher O'Neill
H.M. The King
H.R.H. Princess Madeleine

The bride, groom and their families

The newlyweds with the bridal attendants

The parade barouche
The Royal Chapel

Guests of honour at Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

The couple asked those wishing to congratulate H.R.H. Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill with a gift to consider making a donation to the My Big Day Foundation or the World Childhood Foundation.

Photos of the wedding ceremony by Anders Wiklund/Scanpix