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 the main colour scheme of other guests’ fashions were blush pink and light blues.

The ceremony began with opening hymns and prayers, before Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway delivered readings. Princess Estelle and Princess Madeleine helped to pour the water from Öland into the baptismal font, before Prince Oscar (who disliked being rudely awaken from his slumber) was officially christened.

To conclude the ceremony, King Carl XVI Gustaf presented his grandson with the Order of the Seraphim, pinning a miniature sash and star to the christening gown. The official party then recessed back down the aisle, before they went out to the courtyard to briefly greet the crowds.

And, as with other royal events within the Swedish Royal Family over the past few years, the young ones provided their own highlights: Princess Estelle decided that her cousin Princess Leonore’s side of the chapel was much more fun with toy horses and Elsas, Prince Nicolas spent the whole time chewing on a light-up toothbrush, and as for live-wire Leonore herself? Well, she fell over the back of her mini throne during one of the final songs trying to watch the singer behind her.

The royals are currently back at the Palace for the christening luncheon.

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