On the 19th of June 2010, the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling took place. To celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, we are taking a look back on this special day.
Let’s take a look at the bridesmaids and page boys who accompanied the future Queen of Sweden on her wedding day.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is often named the “godmother of Europe”. She received this nickname as she has over 18 godchildren. Back in 2010, the Crown Princess of Sweden was already a much sought after godmother. It was only natural that Victoria chose many of her godchildren to act as bridesmaids and page boys at her wedding.Embed from Getty Images
In total, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel had ten bridesmaids and page boys. Three of them were royal: Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands (then 6), daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima; Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (then 6), daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit; and Prince Christian of Denmark (then 4), son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Crown Princess Victoria is godmother to the young Prince and Princesses.
Crown Princess Victoria also chose to include family members from both her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf and her mother, Queen Silvia’s sides of the family. Two of her paternal aunts; grandchildren were chosen: Madeleine von Dincklage (then 11), granddaughter of Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Ian De Geer (then 8), grandson of Princess Désirée of Sweden. Both Madeleine and Ian can rely on Victoria as their godmother.
From her mother’s side of the family, Victoria asked another three of her godchildren to take part in the ceremony. The three cousins that also acted as bridesmaids and page boys were: Vivien Sommerlath (then 15), Giulia Sommerlath (then 14) and Léopold Sommerlath (then 7).Embed from Getty Images
Naturally, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel also included some children from Daniel’s family. His nieces, Hedvig Blom (then 11) and Vera Blom (then 6), the daughters of Daniel’s sister, Anna Westling, were also asked to be bridesmaids.
All ten of the bridesmaids and page boys accompanied the bride on her way to the altar. The bridal procession was led by the six youngest members: Vera Blom and Leopold Sommerlath followed by Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Princess Amalia. They were followed by Prince Christian and Ian De Geer. Then, Prince Daniel’s niece, Hedvig Blom, made her entrance as ring bearer.Embed from Getty Images
Next, it was time for Crown Princess Victoria to make her way down the aisle. She was accompanied by her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf. She was followed by her oldest bridesmaids, Vivien and Giulia Sommerlath and Madeleine Von Dincklage.Embed from Getty Images
The bridesmaids wore floor-length white organza dresses with short sleeves and a roll collar. The youngest of the bridesmaids also wore white diadems in their hair while the older bridesmaids had white bows in their hair. All the bridesmaids carried a posy. The three page boys were dressed as sailors in their white-blue uniforms.