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Princess Adrienne to be baptised in June

Princess Adrienne, the third child of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Chris O’Neill, will be baptised on 8 June in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. It will take place just three days after the National Day celebrations in Sweden.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Antje Jackelén will perform the ceremony with the Right Reverend Bishop and Chief Court Chaplain Johan Dalman and the Reverend, Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen assisting him.

An official reception will be held for invited guests after the service with a private lunch to follow. Those invited will include family, friends and representatives from Parliament, the government and official Sweden.

Her Royal Highness will wear the traditional royal Swedish christening gown which was first worn by Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1906. It has been worn by King Carl XVI Gustaf, his children and his grandchildren. Afterwards, her name will be embroidered on the gown like her family members before her. The water used will be from Öland.

Godparents will be announced a day or two before the christening. Adrienne’s uncle, Prince Daniel, the husband of Crown Princess Victoria, is tipped to be a godparent.

The date of the religious ceremony is special to her family. It was on that day in 2013 that Princess Madeleine married her American-British love, Chris O’Neill in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace. Adrienne will be baptised on their fifth wedding anniversary. It is also the same date that her older sister, Princess Leonore, was baptised in the same chapel in 2014.

Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice was born in Danderyd Hospital on 9 March 2018. The first official photo of her was released later that day; it was taken by Chris O’Neill before the family left hospital to return home to the Royal Mews.

Adrienne has an older sister, four-year-old Princess Leonore and an older brother, two-year-old Prince Nicolas.

Official photos with her parents and siblings are expected to be released by the Royal Court in the coming days and weeks.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.