The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents for Princess Adrienne this morning. Princess Adrienne is the third child of Princess Madeleine and her American-British husband, Chris O’Neill. She will be christened tomorrow at the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The ceremony is taking place on her parents’ fifth wedding anniversary and the same day that her older sister was baptised in 2014.
Her six godparents are Miss Anouska d’Abo, Mrs Coralie Charriol Paul, Mr Nader Panahpour, Baron Gustav Thott, Mrs Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund and Mrs Natalie Werner. d’Abo is O’Neill’s oldest niece, and Panahpour is a friend of O’Neill. Paul is a jewellery designer, and Thott is married to Princess Madeleine’s best friend, Louise who is a godmother to Princess Leonore. Cederlund and Werner are also friends of Madeleine.
As a surprise to many, Prince Daniel -the husband of Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine’s older sister – was not revealed as one of the godparents. Crown Princess Victoria is the godmother to Madeleine and Chris’s eldest child, Princess Leonore (b. 2014). Madeleine’s older brother, Prince Carl Philip is one of the godparents to Prince Nicolas (b. 2015) – the Princess Couple’s only son.
Adrienne will wear the Swedish Royal Family’s antique christening gown that was first worn in 1906 by then Prince Gustaf Adolph. It has been worn by her grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins and siblings before her. Her name and christening date will be embroidered on the gown after the ceremony.
The christening can be watched live on SVT. Official photos from the day will be revealed in the coming days after the religious service welcoming Adrienne into the Church of Sweden (Lutheranism).
Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice of Sweden, Duchess of Blekinge, was born on 9 March in Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden. The two-month-old is tenth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. She is the third granddaughter and seventh grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
The Princess and her family live in London, where her father is employed. However, they usually spend a significant portion of the summer in Sweden.