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Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location

  June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage.

The Palace Chapel

The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to the current chapel burnt down in 1697. Nikodemus Tessin was commissioned after the Great Fire to rebuild the Royal Palace, and his work was continued by Carl Hårleman after Tessin’s death.

Guillaume Taraval, Jacques-Philippe Bouchardon and Sergel were tasked with creating ceiling paintings, three of which represent Christ’s accession to heaven. Bouchardon and Sergel also created the altarpiece, which depicts Jesus in Getsamane.

The most recent royal events to be held in the Palace Chapel were Princess Madeleine’s wedding, the christenings of Princesses Estelle and Leonore, Princess Lilian’s funeral, and the marriage banns of all three Bernadotte siblings.

The White Sea Ballroom (Vita Havet) of the Royal Palace

Carl Philip and Sofia’s wedding reception will be hosted by the King and Queen in the White Sea Ballroom, which has space to seat over 200 guests. It is the third largest room in the Royal Palace and is frequently used for representation dinners to welcome guests (during renovations in 2007, it was also used for the dinner).

The room, redesigned and decorated during the reign of Oscar I, has its own music gallery. It was also where the King and Queen had their wedding lunch in 1976.

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