Sweden

Prince Gabriel of Sweden’s christening photos released



The Swedish Royal Court released the official photos from Prince Gabriel’s christening, which took place on Friday, 1 December at the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace.

The four images, taken by Erika Gerdemark, feature the young royal with his parents, grandparents, aunts and godparents.

Erika Gerdemark / Kungahuset.se

Erika Gerdemark / Kungahuset.se

Erika Gerdemark / Kungahuset.se

His paternal aunt, Princess Madeleine and maternal aunt, Sara Hellqvist, Oscar Kylberg, Carolina Pihls and Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath were all selected as godparents and announced on Thursday.

Oscar is a business partner of Prince Carl Philip through their graphic design company Bernadotte & Kylberg, and Carolina Pihls was a business partner of Princess Sofia prior to her marriage to Carl Philip and is still a close friend. Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath is a maternal cousin of Prince Carl Philip.

All of the Swedish Royal Family were in attendance except for the two children of Princess Madeleine and husband, Christopher O’Neill: Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas. They remained behind in London, as the family had just returned from a trip to the United States. Madeleine and Christopher returned to the United Kingdom later in the day on Friday.

Princess Madeleine took to her Facebook on Friday, as well, to post a photo from the reception after the christening and said, “Today we gathered at Drottningholm for a beautiful christening ceremony for little Prince Gabriel. I’m honoured to be one of his godparents.”

Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck, Royal Court of Sweden (via Princess Madeleine’s Facebook)

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have asked that people donate to the Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Foundation or Project Playground instead of gifts for the baptism. People can send greetings and congratulations to the Prince Family on the Royal Family’s website, here.

Prince Gabriel Carl Walther was born on 31 August 2017 at Danderyd Hospital at 11:24 am. The new prince weighed 3400 g and was 49cm long.



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