26 May 2016

Details of Tomorrow's Swedish Royal Christening

Prince Oscar of Sweden appears with his parents, sister, and aunts and uncles on his grandfather's 70th birthday (Photo: MAJA SUSLIN/TT/AFP/Getty Images)

On Friday morning in Stockholm, the Swedish royals will gather at the Royal Palace for the christening of Prince Oscar, the son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Here are some of the details we learned today ahead of the event...




Two of Oscar's godparents: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (Photo: Casper Christoffersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar will have three royal godparents: Princess Madeleine of Sweden (his aunt), Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. A fourth godparent, Oscar Magnuson, is the son of Oscar's great-aunt, Princess Christina.


Guests at the christening of Oscar's big sister, Princess Estelle (Photo: Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images)

So far, it's been confirmed that (along with Oscar's parents and sister) almost every member of the Swedish royal family will attend: King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, Chris O'Neill, Princess Leonore, and Prince Nicolas. (Baby Alexander will understandably be staying home.) Several members of the extended family will be there too, including Princess Margaretha, Princess Christina, Tord Magnuson, Countess Marianne Bernadotte, and Count Bertil and Countess Jill Bernadotte. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will also be attending, as will Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.


Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar (Photo: Kate Gabor/kungahuset.se)

Guests will begin arriving at the palace chapel at 11 AM Stockholm time, which translates to 5 AM in New York and 2 AM in Los Angeles. The christening will begin an hour later. The christening will be broadcast by SVT; the broadcast will begin at 11:30 AM Stockholm time. You should be able to view the event worldwide through SVT's website. Here's the link!