The Swedish Royal Family, close relatives and friends attended Princess Adrienne’s Christening at 12 noon on 8 June 2018 at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel on a warm spring day in Stockholm.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla were among the official guests including the diplomatic corps, and members of the Royal Court.
Princess Adrienne wore the christening gown which has been worn by royal babies since 1906 and a cape made in 1935 with royal babies’ names embroidered in the lining.
The service, conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Dr Johan Dalman and Rector of the Royal Court Michael Bjerkhagen, was in Swedish and English.
However, the Swedish Royal Family had Princess Leonore and three rather restless little boys to contend with as the service progressed, including Prince Gabriel chewing on his father’s service programme.
However, Princess Leonore also couldn’t sit still, somehow lost her shoes and sat in the middle of the floor and running around her mother towards the end of the service.
However, Crown Princess Victoria’s eldest daughter Princess Estelle was noticeably absent at the last minute.
Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill chose Miss Anouska d’Abo, Mrs Coralie Charriol Paul, Mr Nader Panahpour, Frierre Gustav Thott, Ms Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund and Ms Natalie Werner as Princess Adrienne’s godparents.
King Carl XVI Gustaf presented his youngest grandchild with the Order of the Seraphim at the end of the service.
The weather was rather warm as a few guests were fanning themselves with their programmes and, according to reports, the heat proved too much for some of the Royal Guards, as one fainted outside.
A 21-gun salute was fired from Skeppsholmen and from HMS Kullen outside Drottningholm Castle.
The television network, Sveriges Television (SVT1) provided a live broadcast of the service.
A reception was held for invited guests, followed by lunch, at Drottningholm Palace, with Karl XV’s Cradle which has been used by most royal babies since 1826.
Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill also celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary.
Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice was born on 9 March 2018 at Danderyd Hospital. She is Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill’s second daughter and third child.
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