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Royal Wedding Princess Madeleine marries NY banker

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Royal wedding Princess Madeleine of Sweden weds in lavish ceremony in the Royal Palace.

June 8, 2013 Stockholm, Sweden.   Updated November 13, 2015. 
Princess Madeleine of Sweden married British-born New York banker Christopher O’Neill in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace.   Attending the royal wedding on June 8, 2013 were family, friends and European royalty.

The bride wore a richly embroidered Valentino gown.   She entered the chapel on the arm of her father King Carl XVI Gustaf to a traditional Swedish wedding march performed by a children’s choir.

Valentino created the wedding dress in silk organdy with applications of ivory Chantilly lace.   The waist is emphasized by small vertical pleats that open and spread out on the full skirt.   The 4-meter (13.1234′) long train trailed on the marble floor.   Her 6-meters (19.685′) long silk organdy veil is edged with tulle point d’exprit with an application of Chantilly lace flowers.   The royal tiara is decorated with fresh orange blossoms.

The bride and groom were visibly moved as the ceremony proceeded with hymns in both Swedish and English. Performances were by singer Marie Fredriksson and Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera star Peter Joback. With tears in his eyes the groom walked up the aisle of the chapel to take the bride’s hand from her father. King Gustaf dressed in his navy admiral uniform gestured his support as the pair moved to the altar.

Princess Madeleine is the fourth in line to the Swedish throne. She read out her wedding vows in Swedish. While O’Neill read his in English.

Well-wishers lined the streets of Stockholm as the bride and groom toured the city in a horse-drawn carriage. Before going to the Drottningholm Palace for a private celebration with their 500 guests.

Royal Wedding Princess Madeleine marries NY banker

The society wedding women wore floor-length gowns to the event. The men dressed in white tie. Guests included The British Royal Family represented by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie. Princess Takamado of Japan. Greek royals Princess Theodora and Prince Philippos and Princess Tatiana and Prince Nikolaos. Royals from Norway, Denmark and Luxembourg attended as well.

O’Neill invited many of his friends including Opel heir Georg von Opel. Cadbury chocolate heir Joel Cadbury. Colombian billionaire Alejandro Santo Domingo. Aidan and Fizzy Barclay. Duran Duran band member John Taylor. CEO of fashion retailer H&M Karl-Johan Persson, and golfer Jesper Parnevik.
Royal Wedding Princess Madeleine marries NY banker.

Royal wedding Princess Madeleine, 30, remarked on her wedding that they shared the same sense of humor and have fun together. “Chris opened up my heart.”

Neither the Royal Wedding Princess Madeleine or her husband will change their names.

The wedding couple met through mutual friends in New York where they both live. They were first spotted together having lunch at the Central Park Boathouse in January 2011. Their engagement was announced in October 2012.

The couple live in New York. Neither of them changed their names for married life. This means that the princess will still carry out some royal duties. While Mr O’Neill, 38, will be able to carry on with his professional life as a partner and head of research at Noster Capital. Noster is a hedge fund with offices in London and New York. O’Neill holds dual American and British citizenship. He has declined a royal rank in Sweden which would have required him to become a Swedish citizen.

Their daughter Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was born in New York on the 20th of  February, 2014. She was christened at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace on the 8th of June 2014. The one-year anniversary of her parents’ wedding.

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