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Old 09-07-2016, 10:37 AM
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We can count Crown Princess Mary out, too, I think. She has an engagement at 4pm on Friday and I doubt she'd want to rush back after the christenings. I think Mary was the most likely member of the DRF to serve as godmother, so while there theoretically still could be Danish attendance, I sadly doubt we'll see a Danish royal godparent.
presence at the christening is not an indicator of who will be a godparent. felipe of spain himself was chosen as godfather to danish twin vincent himself, yet couldn't be at the christening. so if they want mary to be a godmother, the fact that she isn't available to attend the christening would not be a problem.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:43 PM
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Oh, I know. The whole speculation that Alexander might have a foreign royal godparent stems from the fact that the court implied that there will be European royal presence at his christening. While their long-term friendship made it logical for Mary and Frederik to make Felipe Vincent's godparent although he wasn't able to attend it, I don't think we can quite assume that there's the same kind of bond between CP and Sofia and e.g. Mary and Frederik.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:35 PM
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Does Madeleine have and royal godparents for her two children
No, other than her siblings which I never count as royal godparents as they are family and just happen to be royal. Madeleine and Chris each chose three godparents. Leonor has Chris's sister Tatiana, Natasha's husband Ernst, Chris's friend Alice Branford, Victoria, Patrick sommerlath and Madeleine's best friend Louise Gotlieb. Nicolas has Natasha, Tatyana's husband Henry, Chris's friend Marco, Gustaf magnuson, Carl Philip and Katrina Von horn.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:43 AM
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The god parents have been announced:
H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victoria
Fru Lina Frejd
Herr Victor Magnuson
Herr Jan-Åke Hansson
Fröken Cajsa Larsson

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Old 09-08-2016, 04:06 AM
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Well well well, look at that. I like this list. I assume that Miss Cajsa Larsson is the mother of Sofia's goddaughter Tiara Larsson?
I looked up the guest list of the wedding and that is what I gamed together.

And I like that they have included her elder sister Lina and his best friend, Jan-Åke Hansson.

A first-timer for no Royal-or-titled-godparents-outside-the-family
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:29 AM
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Well well well, look at that. I like this list. I assume that Miss Cajsa Larsson is the mother of Sofia's goddaughter Tiara Larsson?
I looked up the guest list of the wedding and that is what I gamed together.

And I like that they have included her elder sister Lina and his best friend, Jan-Åke Hansson.

A first-timer for no Royal-or-titled-godparents-outside-the-family
No. Leonor and Nicolas have no royal godparents outside their aunt and uncle, so Alexander is definitely not a first.

When we were first guessing godparents I was pretty right. I said two eldest sisters, two friends (and guessed his best man which Jan was and speculated perhaps tiara's mother whose mother name I didn't know). And either a cousin or foreign royal, or both if six. For once I actually guessed right.


It seems the siblings were likely closest to Christina and her kids growing up. All three of Christina's sons have now served. Her eldest Gustaf is for Nicolas, her second Oscar is godfather to his namesake and now her youngest is to Alexander.

My one mistake was thinking the cousin would be Hubertus. I thought as a son of Carl Philips godmother, that the middle name Hubertus may be a nod to him as godfather.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:35 AM
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No. Leonor and Nicolas have no royal godparents outside their aunt and uncle, so Alexander is definitely not a first.

When we were first guessing godparents I was pretty right. I said two eldest sisters, two friends (and guessed his best man which Jan was and speculated perhaps tiara's mother whose mother name I didn't know). And either a cousin or foreign royal, or both if six. For once I actually guessed right.


It seems the siblings were likely closest to Christina and her kids growing up. All three of Christina's sons have now served. Her eldest Gustaf is for Nicolas, her second Oscar is godfather to his namesake and now her youngest is to Alexander.

My one mistake was thinking the cousin would be Hubertus. I thought as a son of Carl Philips godmother, that the middle name Hubertus may be a nod to him as godfather.
I also said titled, and both Leonore and Nicolas have one titled godparent (Leonore has Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun and Nicolas has Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun). I count Count and Countess as titled (however much the title may mean), so IMO yes, a first-timer.

The list gives me a good feeling, makes for an intimate setting.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:44 AM
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I also said titled, and both Leonore and Nicolas have one titled godparent (Leonore has Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun and Nicolas has Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun). I count Count and Countess as titled (however much the title may mean), so IMO yes, a first-timer.

The list gives me a good feeling, makes for an intimate setting.
What you said was no royals or titles outside the family. As Natasha is Chris's sister and Ernst his brother in law, they fall within the family category. So I stand by my, 'this is not the first' comment.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:00 AM
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What you said was no royals or titles outside the family. As Natasha is Chris's sister and Ernst his brother in law, they fall within the family category. So I stand by my, 'this is not the first' comment.
I was only thinking of the Royal Family, I left the in-laws out. So in that respect you are right.
Seen from only the angle of the Royal Family (without the in-laws), this is a first-timer for no Royals or titled godparents. That makes me being right.

But this borders on nitpicking

Now it's awaiting the guest list.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:45 AM
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Not surprised no foreign non family royal godparent. Alexander is fifth in line to the throne and CP & Sofia have no close royal friends.

I'm surprised that a reception for Alexander's christening was held on Aug.20 for CP & Sofia's friends. There's a reception after the christening tomorrow. Where they invited to the main event?
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:53 AM
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I have to say that I am very satisfied with the choice of the godparents.

The couple has been low-profile for once. IIRC, Mrs Larsson is the mother of Sofia's goddaughter, Tiara Larsson, who served also as a bridesmaid at her wedding.
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Is there any info about the TV live coverage of the christening?
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:25 AM
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I have to say that I am very satisfied with the choice of the godparents.

The couple has been low-profile for once. IIRC, Mrs Larsson is the mother of Sofia's goddaughter, Tiara Larsson, who served also as a bridesmaid at her wedding.
According to the godparents list it's Miss Larson, so she is not married. And yes, she is Tiara Larsson's mother.

We are both satisfied with the choice of godparents - what is this world coming to? (You know what I mean)

I wouldn't necessarily call it high or low profile (although I suppose that, had there been a Royal or titled person outside the family, the "too high profile" accusations would fly again), but these people are clearly the ones they feel comfortable with to serve as Alexander's godparents. I think it's a nice group.

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Old 09-08-2016, 09:26 AM
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Is there any info about the TV live coverage of the christening?
SVT is the official broadcaster. The live coverage starts tomorrow at 11.30 am.

Here's the link to the online streaming:

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I have to say that I am very satisfied with the choice of the godparents.

The couple has been low-profile for once. IIRC, Mrs Larsson is the mother of Sofia's goddaughter, Tiara Larsson, who served also as a bridesmaid at her wedding.
I suspect they deliberately chose to go low-profile to avoid raising again the issue of the changes to the Act of Succession and of Alexander being the legitimate agnatic heir of the House of Bernadotte after his father. It is the strongest signal yet IMHO on CP's and the KIng's part that they have moved on that issue.

BTW, has the guest list been published yet ?
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I suspect they deliberately chose to go low-profile to avoid raising again the issue of the changes to the Act of Succession and of Alexander being the legitimate agnatic heir of the House of Bernadotte after his father. It is the strongest signal yet IMHO on CP's and the KIng's part that they have moved on that issue.

BTW, has the guest list been published yet ?

I don't think that CP had any hard feeling on that matter anyway. It as the King that do it all by himself.

The guest list will be released tomorrow, at least that what the spokeswoman said.
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Prince Alexander christening rehearsal video.
http://www.expressen.se/tvspelare/vi...tartvolume=0.8
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The prince will be the last one to receive his own crown. It is the crown made for Prince Fredrik Adolf in 1771.

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He really is an adorable and very chubby baby, much bigger than his four cousins who have been baptized in the last few years. He is also older, will he br wearing the same gown? I guess they can let the neck out?
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Yes he will be christened in the same gown all the royal babies are, and his name added. Little worried about the delicate gown, looked a bit small on Nicolas and he was younger and smaller. But they will have found some way yo accommodate the bigger chubbier baby.
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