Prince Carl Philip of Sweden married Miss Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, 13 June 2015, at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm’s Royal Palace.
Crown Princess Victoria’s daughter, Princess Estelle, was one of the flower girls, wearing pure silk and Italian silk organza dresses made by the Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.
The groom’s sister Crown Princess Victoria read a passage from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, 13, which was one of the Bible Readings whilst the bride’s sisters, Lina and Sara Hellqvist, read from Romans 12:9–10, 15 and The Song of Solomon 8:6–7.
The Royal Court Chief Chaplain, The Right Reverend Lars-Göran Lönnermark, assisted by Royal Court Chaplain, The Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen conducted the wedding service.
The happy couple exchanged vows in front of family, especially the Swedish Royal Family, and friends.
The groom struggled with placing the ring on his bride’s finger, and a band played a cover version of Cold Play’s song, Fix You, and a Swedish version of Umbrella by Rihanna, and the song, Joyful Joyful, from the movie, Sister Act.
Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie from Denmark, the Earl and Countess of Wessex from Britain (representing Queen Elizabeth II), Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Martha and her husband Ari Behn from Norway, Queen Mathilde from Belgium, Queen Maxima from the Netherlands, Princess Takamado from Japan (representing Emperor Akihito) and Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark were among the royal guests.
The newlyweds rode through the streets of Stockholm before returning to the Royal Palace for a lavish banquet in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms, which was the old ballroom, with ceiling paintings dating from the 18th century.
Musicians Avicii and Icona performed during the reception.
Watch the Wedding highlights, courtesy of Sveriges Television.
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