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A look back at Victoria and Daniel’s wedding: the guest list


In what was dubbed the biggest royal wedding in Europe since the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, royals from all over the globe travelled to Stockholm to watch Crown Princess Victoria marry her gym trainer, Daniel Westling.

Who was on the guest list for the 19 June 2010 nuptials? We take a look below:

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Naturally, the bride’s immediate family (parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and siblings, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine) attended. Prince Carl Philip also served as Daniel’s best man.

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The paternal aunts and uncles of Victoria, Princess Birgitta and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson and Tord Magnuson, Princess Margaretha, Mrs Ambler, along with her respective cousins from her aunts and uncles also attended. In addition, granduncles and grandaunts and other cousins were also on the guest list.

The Crown Princess’s maternal family including aunts, uncles and cousins travelled to Sweden for the wedding.

As this was the wedding of an heir to the throne, many reigning royals or heirs to the throne were sent as representatives. In some cases, multiple branches of royal families made the trip.

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King Albert and Queen Paola represented Belgium. Then Duke and Duchess of Brabant (current King Philippe and Queen Mathilde), Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, and Prince Laurent and Princess Claire also attended.

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Denmark sent Queen Margrethe, Henrik, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and Prince Christian. Prince Christian – a godson of Crown Princess Victoria – served as one of the pageboys. Princess Benedikte also attended alongside her husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

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Crown Prince Naruhito (who now sits on the throne in Japan) represented his father, Emperor Akihito.

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania brought their elder daughter, Princess Iman to the nuptials.

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Jordan also sent Prince Ali and Princess Rym, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, Prince Rashid, and Princess Noor.

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The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein attended on behalf of Prince Hans Adam II.

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa brought their two older sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Prince Félix.

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Prince Albert brought along longterm girlfriend, Charlene Wittstock. Their engagement was announced just a few days later.

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From the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix, the Prince and Princess of Orange (now King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima) with their daughter Princess Amalia, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Prince Friso and Princess Mabel. Princess Amalia is a goddaughter of Victoria and also served as a bridesmaid.

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King Harald and Queen Sonja were accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit and their daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, as well as Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn. Ingrid Alexandra served as a bridesmaid in her godmother’s wedding.

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Spain was represented by Queen Sofía, then-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia (now King and Queen), Infanta Elena, and Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin.

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Queen Elizabeth II sent the Earl and Countess of Wessex in her stead.

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Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia attended, as did Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania.

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King Constantine, Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Nikolaos and the future Princess Tatiana, Prince Philippos, and Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales Quintana represented the Greek Royal Family.

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The former Tsar and Tsaritsa of Bulgaria attended with their son, Prince Kyril and his wife, Princess Rosario.

Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Carina Axelsson, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann also attended.

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Aside from the royals above, Daniel Westling’s family, various members of the Swedish government, religious figures, the Presidents of Finland and Iceland, ambassadors to Sweden, organisations, media, representatives from patronages and royal academies, and personal friends of the couple attended.

Featured/Header Image: By Holger Motzkau 2010, Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons (cc-by-sa-3.0)



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.