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Members of the Swedish Royal Family joined relatives, friends and government officials for Prince Alexander’s christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel on Friday, 9 September 2016 at 12 noon.

Crown Princess Victoria (left) with Prince Oscar and Princess Sofia holds Prince Alexander.

Crown Princess Victoria (left) with Prince Oscar and Princess Sofia holds Prince Alexander.

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla, Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria, the Norwegian and Denmark ambassadors and members of the royal court were also among the guests.

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Front row: King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Erik and Marie Hellqvist (Princess Sofia’s parents), Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore and her husband, Christopher O’Neill, holding Prince Nicolas.

The little prince sat contentedly on his mother’s lap, with his cousin Prince Oscar beside him during the service.

Prince Oscar (left) and Prince Alexander.

Prince Oscar (left) and Prince Alexander.

Proud parents Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in line to the Swedish throne, and Princess Sofia watched as Archbishop Ante Jackelén baptised their little son who was christened Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil with spring water from Öland.

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Archbishop Antje Jackelén baptises Prince Alexander.

The event was broadcasted live by Sveriges Television (STV), capturing some gorgeous moments with Prince Alexander and Prince Oscar — even holding hands — during the service as their mothers sat next to each other.

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Guests also witnessed the antics of the little princesses, Estelle and Leonore, and Prince Nicolas sitting nearby with their parents, Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill.

From left to right: Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore, Christopher O'Neill and Prince Nicolas.

From left to right: Marie Hellqvist, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore, Christopher O’Neill and Prince Nicolas.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia chose Crown Princess Victoria, Victor Magnuson, Cajsa Larsson, Lina Frejd and Jan-Åke Hansson to be the little prince’s godparents.

Bishop Johan Dalman, the Chaplain to the King, and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen, Court Chaplain and Rector of the of the Royal Court Paris assisted the Archbishop during the service.

Bishop Johan Dalman (left), Archbishop Antje Jackelén and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen

Bishop Johan Dalman (left), Archbishop Antje Jackelén and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen

King Carl XVI Gustaf conferred the Order of the Seraphim on his youngest grandson towards the end of the service, but Prince Alexander didn’t want to let go of his grandfather’s finger!

Prince Alexander grips his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf's finger.

Prince Alexander grips his grandfather King Carl XVI Gustaf’s finger.

A 21-gun salute was fired from Skeppsholmen and from HMS Kullen outside Drottningholm Palace.

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A reception with lunch for the invited guests was held following the service where Prince Alexander slept in Karl XV’s cradle after the christening.

The Prince Couple and Prince Alexander together with the godparents: Victor Magnuson, Cajsa Larsson, Lina Frejd, Jan-Åke Hansson and The Crown Princess with Prince Oscar.

The Prince Couple and Prince Alexander together with the godparents: Victor Magnuson, Cajsa Larsson, Lina Frejd, Jan-Åke Hansson and The Crown Princess with Prince Oscar.

Prince Alexander was born on 19 April 2016 at Danderyds Hospital in Stockholm, at 6.25 pm, weighing in at 3595 grams (7 pounds 9 ounces) and 49 cm (19.3 inches) in length.

20 April 2016 Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia leaving hospital with their newborn son. Photo: Kungahuset.se

20 April 2016 Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia leaving hospital with their newborn son. Photo: Kungahuset.se