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Old 10-11-2015, 02:53 PM
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I am surprised that Princess Christina was not among the guests. Is it known why she didn't attend?
Yes I was wondering where Princess Christina was also?
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:01 PM
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The main reason for Princess Lilian not receiving the Order of the Seraphim earlier was that between 1974 and 1995 it was prohibited for Swedish citizens to receive the order. That's also the reason for Queen Silvia to receive it before the wedding (and not after like Prince Daniel) when she still held West-German citizenship.


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Prohibited for swed. citizens? But the King´s sisters are all swedish citizens, aren´t they?
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:07 PM
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Prohibited for swed. citizens? But the King´s sisters are all swedish citizens, aren´t they?

They all got their orders in 1952 before the big reform of the order system in 1975.


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Old 10-11-2015, 03:38 PM
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According to her husband she was busy doing something in France.


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Yeah.. And when asked if buissnes or pleasure he said that it was a bit of both :P
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:09 PM
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I just finished watching the playback of the christening. I have to say, I laughed out loud when little Nicolas was crying loudly, Leonore was not reined in like mom and dad were trying! It made me just realize that for all of the beauty, formality, ceremony - they are parents of 2 very young children and have their hands full, just like the rest of us! And with the sweet and helpful cousin Estelle running to get a pacifier to help her newest cousin. I loved it all. Faith and Family! Wonderful!
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:31 PM
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I just finished watching the playback of the christening. I have to say, I laughed out loud when little Nicolas was crying loudly, Leonore was not reined in like mom and dad were trying! It made me just realize that for all of the beauty, formality, ceremony - they are parents of 2 very young children and have their hands full, just like the rest of us! And with the sweet and helpful cousin Estelle running to get a pacifier to help her newest cousin. I loved it all. Faith and Family! Wonderful!
Hahah, exactly! It got a bit sweaty at moments. But that's the charm of it ! :)
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:50 PM
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I watched it back and was shocked to see a guest texting during the first hymn! He was sitting with Chris' family.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:01 PM
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I watched it back and was shocked to see a guest texting during the first hymn! He was sitting with Chris' family.
Huh? I didn't see that! :O The only ones I saw texting (or maybe tweeting) was the politicians while they waited for the rest to arrive!
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:09 PM
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I am surprised that Princess Christina was not among the guests. Is it known why she didn't attend?
Her son Oscar was with his sister-in-law Vicky Magnuson, whose husband Gustaf was one of the godparents.
Oscar's wife Emma was absent too.
Victor Magnuson and his partner Frida came with their newborn second son Sigvard.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:03 PM
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I want to know what was going on starting at 10:15, at Princess Margaretha.

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Old 10-11-2015, 06:28 PM
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I want to know what was going on starting at 10:15, at Princess Christina.
Hahah, looks like some juicy gossip or bad suggestions being whispered in her ear :P
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:16 PM
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She was having an animated discussion before the Service started, but I couldn't help sniggering as she held her Order of Service in front of her face and turned sideways to avoid, I assume, lip readers employed by the media. This was obviously not her first time out round the block and she obviously has a practical response.

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Most Swedes doesn't bow to the altar these days the main reason being that they don't know they're supposed to. I do but I'm more often than not the only one doing so. We're not a churchgoing people and in general most of us only take part in a church service for christenings, weddings and funerals with the odd service at Christmas now and then.
To be honest, I think this only becomes an issue for royalty. Tthe members of the SRF are at services of all denominations and in many different countries, so I think it only natural that they would bow.

For this Baptism the "Royal Wedding" rules apply. You walk up the aisle, bow to the altar and turn 20 degree's east and bow to the (home) royals, and turn back 40 degrees, and bow to any foreign royals (if any). Both the Crown Princess Couple and the King and Queen bowed to the altar, Carl Philip though, got a bit confused and bowed to the left as well even though there were no royals there.

If you are going to bow to King's and Queen's in a church, it seems only right and proper that you bow to whose church it is.

Edit: The minister and bishop bowed to the altar. The archbishop did not, so go figure.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:31 PM
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Lovely service, I always go for a boy choir, this was particularly sweet. You have to feel for the parents of crying babes and restless toddlers, so wonderful that we can view it.
Chris' sister, one of the godparents seems particularly elegant and special, he must be very close to her. His mother seemed just charmed watching her grandchildren and son
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:42 PM
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What a beautiful photo of mother and son

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Old 10-12-2015, 12:40 AM
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Chris spent yesterday evening with his family at restaurant Sturehof. Madeleine was at home with the children. Expressen tells that shortly after 20.00 Chris took a taxi from their apartment to the restaurant. There were Eva O'Neill, Chris's sisters Natascha and Tatjana and Tatjana's husband Henry d'Abo. Also Eva's longtime partner Wolfgang Seybold was there. At 23.00 they left the restaurant.
Chris O'Neill gick på krogen efter prins Nicolas dop – utan prinsessan Madeleine _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:50 AM
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It was a lovely ceremony, no doubt. And I like that the children made a little bit of a fuss... they're children and it was fun to see them being children!
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:48 AM
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:53 AM
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It was a lovely ceremony, no doubt. And I like that the children made a little bit of a fuss... they're children and it was fun to see them being children!
I agree! It was very refreshing! :) Felt for Madde and Chris a bit though... They had those two kids and then "let's add a candle" :P hhaah, but they handled it all like pro's :)
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:49 PM
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will the court be publishing official pictures?
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