Princess Madeleine of Sweden Marries Chris O’Neill in Stockholm

13 Jun

Princess Madeleine, 30, the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three children, married British-born financier Chris O’Neill, 38, in Stockholm’s Royal Palace.

The bride looked stunning in a Valentino wedding gown which featured silk organza and ivory Chantilly lace. Small vertical pleats at the waist opened into a full skirt with a flowing, four-metre train. Her six-metre long cathedral veil was also made from silk organdies, edged with tulle and embellished with Chantilly lace flowers. Madeleine wore her hair swept back from her face in a simple, low bun held in place by her royal tiara, which was decorated with a delicate garland of fresh orange blossoms.

Princess Madeleine read her wedding vows in Swedish, while Mr O’Neil delivered his in English. Among the high-profile guests in the chapel were Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Karl-Johan Persson – the chief executive of fashion company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Roxette stars Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson. The reception was held at Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace, the royal family’s private residence.

The couple met after Princess Madeleine fled to the U.S. in 2010 with a broken heart. She crossed the Atlantic following the breakdown of her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom amid speculation that he had cheated on her.

The couple announced their engagement in October 2012. They will make their home in New York, Chris passed up the offer for a royal title, which would have required he become a Swedish citizen.


(Images by Daily Mail)

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