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Old 05-27-2016, 02:34 PM
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Not sure its 'natural'. Often if you have a lot of people to honor, if you have chosen one half of the couple, you may not choose the other. Guillaume and Victoria have been said to be close in the past as well, which is why some people were hoping to see him as godfather. I don't think anyone is disappointed in MM, simply perhaps hoping to see someone different honored like Mathilde, considering Victoria is to Eleanor.
Maybe they will honor them with possible further children.

Although I was absolutely wrong with my guesses (I was only with Princess Madeleine right), it feels right for me. Victoria has said that Frederik and Haakon are for her like her brothers.

Princess Madeleine's impressions on the christening:

https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59006387570134

https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...type=3&theater
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:51 PM
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Considering a combination of Victoria being 39 years old this year, and the age difference between her kids (whether by choice or trouble conceiving), I don't think Oscar and Estelle are likely to have a younger sibling.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:52 PM
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another article with more lovely photos
Se billederne: Her bliver Sveriges prins Oscar døbt - med Frederik som gudfar

nice overview photo
http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res...en-royalty.jpg
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:03 PM
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Maybe they will honor them with possible further children.

Although I was absolutely wrong with my guesses (I was only with Princess Madeleine right), it feels right for me. Victoria has said that Frederik and Haakon are for her like her brothers.

Princess Madeleine's impressions on the christening:

https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59006387570134

https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...type=3&theater
I know that the Church of Sweden allows any Christian who has been baptized according to the Trinitarian formula to be a godparent, but I wonder if the fact that Guillaume and Mathilde are Catholic might make them less likely choices to serve as godparents of a Protestant Swedish prince/princess.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:08 PM
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I don't think the Scandis have a problem in general with naming Catholics as godparents. Felipe is godfather to Ingrid Alexandra and Vincent.Maxima is Sverre's and she is Catholic. Isabelle has Mathilde. Josephine has the catholic Duke of Castro. Certainly Victoria has been happy to serve as godmother to Catholic royal children, I don't think she would see religion as a negative in reverse IMO.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:47 PM
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Andrea Brodin and Cedric Notz, photo from Andrea's blog
http://metromode.se/wp-content/blogs...tiOjE7fQ%3D%3D

Caroline Nilsson/Kreuger Jewellery, her earrings today. A new design, but the Kreuger butterflies are there still.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BF5xEo0C...ewellery&hl=fi
https://www.instagram.com/p/BF4I8ihC...ewellery&hl=fi
https://www.instagram.com/p/BF6sPRWC...ewellery&hl=fi

And the Grand Old Ladies, countess Marianne Bernadotte and Dagmar von Arbin
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Not sure its 'natural'. Often if you have a lot of people to honor, if you have chosen one half of the couple, you may not choose the other. Guillaume and Victoria have been said to be close in the past as well, which is why some people were hoping to see him as godfather. I don't think anyone is disappointed in MM, simply perhaps hoping to see someone different honored like Mathilde, considering Victoria is to Eleanor.
From what I understand, the bond between MM and Victoria is the closest comparing the other royal ladies you name.
I would have loved to see someone from the greek royal family as a godparent. That would have brought them back on the map a bit more again. Prince Constantine Alexios, known within royal circles as "Tino" and godson of CPss Victoria, would have been great, for instance!
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:54 PM
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another video of the royals exiting the church
BILLED-BLADET Play – Danmarks Royale TV | Gæsterne forlader kirken efter prins Oscars dåb

in this video, at minute 52 you can see a little bit of the reception and Oscar in his cradle
Prins Oscars dop - Prins Oscars dop - sammandrag | SVT Play
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:16 PM
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Thank you to all those who shared the photos and videos of Oscar's christening today! I like the list of godparents, they weren't too surprising but very nice and well chosen all the same.

Oscar is such an adorable little one! He seemed to be quite well behaved during the service, too. Estelle is charming, as always and I loved the point of the video where she started to wave, that was a cute moment. Leonore and Nicolas are beautiful children. Leonore did seem to get quite bored during the service, however I can imagine that for a child of her age, the service would seem rather dull. In one photo I saw of him, Nicolas appeared to be holding a toothbrush, which I thought was really sweet, I wonder where he got that from?

It seemed to be a lovely service and I enjoyed the music and the hymns.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:24 PM
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It was a beautiful ceremony, and I liked that we saw a bit of Estelle's close relationship with Daniel's parents.

I watched it on Danish TV 2, because (this time) their coverage was far better than the Swedish/Norwegian.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:26 PM
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Watching the video now, Oscar was pretty good with the water, until they held him up after for all to see. He doesn't seem to share his sister's love of the spotlight

Leonor has definitely inherited her cousin's spirit. She was a handful for Chris and Madeleine at the wedding as a wiggly baby. The toddler doesn't seem to have grown out of the phase I loved Nicolas' glowing toothbrush to distract him.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:18 PM
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Just re-watch the christening video and notice that in Sweden, people don't bow, curtsy to the king and queen as much as in Denmark? (the STV video at about 0:40 when the king and queen arrived)
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:35 PM
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Several monarchies have done away with bowing. Sweden basically has. The exception being to foreign monarchs. Notice both Haakon and Mary bowed/curtseyed to the king and queen. If any foreign heads of state had been in attendance, Victoria and her siblings would have bowed.

With Mary and Haakon it was more their custom that they bowed. Silvia and CG would not expect them to. It likely seems a foreign concept to Mary who has to bow her own mother and father in law, not to bow to a foreign.
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Several monarchies have done away with bowing. Sweden basically has. The exception being to foreign monarchs. Notice both Haakon and Mary bowed/curtseyed to the king and queen. If any foreign heads of state had been in attendance, Victoria and her siblings would have bowed.

With Mary and Haakon it was more their custom that they bowed. Silvia and CG would not expect them to. It likely seems a foreign concept to Mary who has to bow her own mother and father in law, not to bow to a foreign.
Bowing to royals remains standard practice in the UK, Denmark and Spain. Belgium and the Netherlands have basically done away with it. In Sweden, bowing is rare, but it happens sometimes. The Court staff for example still seems to bow frequently.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:16 AM
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Aftonbladet had a little different kind of article about Oscar, the archbishop mentioned Zlatan at her speech.
There were Kings at the church - king Sudden (ice hockey star Mats Sundin), king Foppa (ice hockey star Peter Forsberg), His Majesty (king Carl Gustaf) and "Hans Majestät", the king of bandy (His Majesty/Hans Majesty, the godfather Hans Åström).
And Oscar has a father who was a personal trainer - to his mother. And Oscar has a grandfather, who loves sports.
The archbishop spoke about Zlatan. The idea she obviously got from Princess Estelle. It obviously was she who in preparation for baptism in the Royal Chapel mentioned Zlatan's name (the archbishop didn't want to confirm that to the press).
And the Archbishop suddenly saw in front of her, Prince Oscar as 6-8-year-old, on the football field, in too large a shirt with the name of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the back. In search of the ball.
And Aftonbladet's reporter writes that because Oscar is not the heir to the throne and hardly becomes king, perhaps he becomes a king at the football field.
Kung Zla..., förlåt, prins Oscar, en dag kanske du får bli kung i alla fall – på fotbollsplanen _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet

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Gästerna på prins Oscars dop _ Hovbloggen
Morfars kärlek när Oscar fick serafimerorden _ Hovbloggen
Barn och bus under prins Oscars dop _ Hovbloggen
Prins Oscars dop – alla fina ögonblick _ Hovbloggen
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When all the other royal children were christened they were carried in on a cushion (or a pillow), why is this not the case with Estelle or Oscar? No cushion/pillow for him or Estelle? It was seen as Nicolas' christening.

When Carl Philip and Madeleine were christened the christening gown had long sleeves but they haven't been seen since 1982.

But nice to see the same cradle used like at Madeleine's, Leonore's and Nicolas' christening. Too bad not a shot of all the little kids around the cradle like at Madeleine's in 1982

I was hoping to see Estelle in Victoria's old dress she wore to Madeleine's christening. It was white a blue, like her cousins wore white and blue today and would have been a hand-down dress. I love that dress of Victoria's it was so pretty.
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I finally watched the christening. Very charming. Thanks everyone for the photos and information!
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Old 05-28-2016, 04:31 AM
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I'm hoping to see more photos from the reception, here is one
https://img0.tv4cdn.se/convert?resiz...chments%2F2615

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Bautizo de Oscar de Suecia_ Galería en Bekia
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Baptême d'Oscar de Suède _ L'adorable prince aux anges dans les bras de Victoria
Baptême d'Oscar de Suède _ Madeleine, marraine divine parmi les têtes couronnées
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I finally watched a recording of the service. It was lovely. The kids had their moments (Estelle "blessing" the holy water, Leonore running around - and I'm glad she was okay when she fell out of the chair - Nicholas with his light up toothbrush). I'm still confused with the protocol. CP, Sofia & Chris did not bow to the altar, like Victoria and Daniel did; no bow or curtsy to Haakon & Mary, who outrank the Prince Couple as the crown prince of Norway and the crown princess of Denmark (no courtesy bow from non royal Chris). Chris bowed his head when CG and Silvia walked pass, nothing from CP & Sofia. During CG's 70th birthday Victoria curtsied to the former king and queen of Spain.
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I finally watched a recording of the service. It was lovely. The kids had their moments (Estelle "blessing" the holy water, Leonore running around - and I'm glad she was okay when she fell out of the chair - Nicholas with his light up toothbrush). I'm still confused with the protocol. CP, Sofia & Chris did not bow to the altar, like Victoria and Daniel did; no bow or curtsy to Haakon & Mary, who outrank the Prince Couple as the crown prince of Norway and the crown princess of Denmark (no courtesy bow from non royal Chris). Chris bowed his head when CG and Silvia walked pass, nothing from CP & Sofia. During CG's 70th birthday Victoria curtsied to the former king and queen of Spain.
Princes/princesses only bow/curtsy to kings/queens (if they bow/curtsy at all).
And royals bow/curtsy only when they are greeting kings/queens. Obviously SRF saw each other before the service, so they didn't greet the king and queen inside the church.
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