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Flashback Friday: Christening of Denmark’s Prince Frederik

  June 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On this day in 1968, Prince Frederik of Denmark, the month-old son of Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik and the country’s future King, was christened at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen. His godparents were Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Prince Georg of Denmark, Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat, Baron Maximillian de Watteville-Berckheim and Birgitta Juel Hillingsø.  

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Prince Alexander To Be Christened On September 9

  June 16, 2016 at 10:12 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened on Friday September 9 at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel, the Royal Court has announced today. The Chapel was the location of the christening of Alexander’s two cousins, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, the children of Princess Madeleine. Prince Alexander was born on April 19 and is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.

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Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar’s Christening Goes Off Without A Hitch

  May 27, 2016 at 8:04 am by

The christening of Prince Oscar was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm earlier today, in front of a crowd of family and friends. Arriving in the arms of his mother Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar was wearing the christening gown first worn by his great-grandfather, Prince Gustaf Adolf, in 1906. The Crown Princess and Princess Estelle were both in white dresses and fluffy fascinators, while … Continue reading

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Three Royals As Godparents for Prince Oscar

  May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents of little Prince Oscar ahead of his christening tomorrow. Oscar’s godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Oscar Magnuson and Hans Åström. Princess Madeleine is no surprise, considering Crown Princess Victoria’s brother is godparent to her eldest child; while the two other royals are also unsurprising considering the close relationship between the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Palace Shares Details of Prince Oscar’s Christening

  May 17, 2016 at 6:04 am by

The Royal Palace of Stockholm has released some details about the chritening of Prince Oscar, which will be held on the 27th of May. The officiating clergy at the christening of the little prince will be the Archbisshop of Uppsala, Dr. Antje Jackelén. She will be assisted by Archbishop, assisted by Bisshop Dr. Johan Dalman (Chief Court Chaplain), and by  Michael Bjerkhagen (Court Chaplain) and Rector of the Royal Court … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar To Be Christened On May 27

  April 4, 2016 at 8:07 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Prince Oscar, the month-old son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, will be christened on May 27. The christening will take place at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Further details will be announced in due course. Prince Oscar was born on March 2 and is the Crown Princess Couple’s second child. Första bilden på Prins Oscar! Prinsen är … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Baby Prince Nicolas Christened at Drottningholm

  October 11, 2015 at 7:53 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Christening Portraits Released

  July 10, 2015 at 3:43 am by

Kensington Palace has released the official photographs taken to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening last weekend. The series of four photos was taken by Mario Testino at Sandringham House after the christening ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com One is a group shot of the Windsors and the Middletons, one is a family shot of the Cambridges, one of Catherine and Charlotte, and one of William and George. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte is Christened

  July 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm by

On July 5, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the second child and first daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her grandmother, the late Princess of Wales, was also christened there. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte’s godparents are The Hon. Laura Fellowes, Sophie Carter, Adam Middleton, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee. Laura Fellowes is a niece of Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5

  June 5, 2015 at 6:06 am by

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on July 5. The christening will take place at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital and is fourth in line to the throne.

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Monaco’s Princely Twins Have Been Christened

  May 10, 2015 at 8:14 am by

The twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco were christened this morning in a ceremony at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in white gowns reportedly from Baby Dior, were baptised into the Roman Catholic faith by Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco. Around 700 guests were in attendance in the Cathédrale, including the twins’ paternal aunts, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. View image … Continue reading

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Christening of Désirée Magnuson

  March 22, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading

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Baptism Date of Monaco’s Princely Twins Announced

  March 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

The christening date for Monaco’s princely twins has finally been announced, the event will take place on May 10. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will be christened at the Cathedral de Monaco during a special morning mass. The twins were born on December 10 at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. They are first and second in line to the throne of Monaco. Monaco Channel also revealed that … Continue reading

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Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde Welcome a Daughter

  January 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (née Drapé-Frisch) gave birth to a daughter on December 22, 2014 in Geneva. The little Archduchess has been named Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola. Archduchess Katarina was christened very shortly after her birth, on December 27. The christening also took place in Geneva. The little Archduchess’s sponsors are Countess Marie Christine de Limburg Stirum and Galdric Drapé-Frisch. Archduke Christoph and Archduchess Adélaïde were married in a religious ceremony on … Continue reading

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Mia Tindall Christened In Gloucestershire

  December 1, 2014 at 8:33 am by

Mia Grace Tindall, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, was christened at a local church in Gloucestershire on November 30. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge were amongst those who attended the christening, though the Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t present. Zara is a godmother to the Cambridges’ son, Prince George. There are no photos of the christening, though a short clip can be found here. The footage was … Continue reading

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Baptism of Willem Jan van Vollenhoven

  November 10, 2014 at 10:10 am by

Prince Floris and Princess Aimée baptised their son, Willem Jan, yesterday at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. All members of the Dutch Royal Family, bar Princess Mabel and her two daughters, attended the event. While they were posing for photos upon arrival, some of the family joked that Willem Jan was the first child they had seen walk into their own baptism (the youngest van Vollenhoven was … Continue reading

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Double Christening Within the House of Bourbon-Parma

  October 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm by

On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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Two Christenings Within the Non-Reigning Royalty of Europe

  September 27, 2014 at 6:47 am by

Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading

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Princess Louise-Marguerite of Orléans Christened in Druex

  September 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm by

Princess Louise-Marguerite of Orléans, the little daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, who are pretenders to the former French throne, was christened at the Royal Chapel in Dreux, France last weekend. Her godparents are Archduke Michael of Austria, Alvaro de Orléans y Borbón, the Duke of Luynes, Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg and Princess Marguerite of Liechtenstein. The assistants at the christening were Princess Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier, Princess … Continue reading

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