The Swedish Royal Palace has released three official photos to mark Princess Adrienne’s Christening on Friday, 8 June 2018, at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel.

Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla were among the official guests including the diplomatic corps, and members of the Royal Court.

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.

The Princess Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta’s crown, which dates from 1778, was on display at the altar, which Princess Madeleine shares with her children Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne.

Princess Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta’s crown dates from 1778. Photo: Henrik Garlöv, Kungahuset.se

It is used for ceremonial occasions such as christenings, weddings, coronations and funerals but visitors can see the Princess Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta’s crown on display in the Treasury at the Royal Palace.

King Carl XVI Gustaf presents Princess Adrienne with the insignia and sash of the Order of the Seraphim.

At the end of the service, King Carl XVI Gustaf bestowed the Order of the Seraphim insignia with a pale blue sash upon his youngest granddaughter.

King Frederik I of Sweden created Sweden’s most distinguished chivalric order, the Order of the Seraphim, on 23 February 1748.

The Order of the Seraphim was conferred on Princess Adrienne. Photo: Henrik Garlöv, Kungahuset.se

It is conferred exclusively on members of the Swedish Royal Family, foreign heads of state and others of equal rank.

After the Christening, 21-gun salutes were fired from Skeppsholmen and from the HMS Kullen outside Drottningholm Palace.

Front row: Princess Madeleine holding Princess Adrienne and Mr Christopher O’Neill.
Back row: Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Eva O’Neill. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill posed for photographs for the media outside Drottningholm Palace with their youngest daughter, godparents and family members.

Outside Drottningholm Palace with Princess Leonor sans shoes and sitting down.

However, their oldest daughter Princess Leonore had appeared without her shoes and even sat down during the photocall.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a reception at Drottningholm Palace and a lunch for invited guests.

The Swedish Riksdag and Government gave Princess Adrienne some children’s books with Swedish songs and a ukulele.

Princess Madeleine, Mr Christopher O’Neill and Princess Adrienne with godparents: Mrs Coralie Charriol Paul; Mr Nader Panahpour; Fru Natalie Werner; Miss Anouska d’Abo; Friherre Gustav Thott; Fru Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

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