Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wedding in Sweden: Crown Princess Victoria got married to long time beau Daniel Westling

The future queen of Sweden and her commoner fiancé wed Saturday in Stockholm in a lavish wedding that attracted royalty dignitaries from around the world.
The ceremony for Crown Princess Victoria, 32, and her former personal trainer Daniel Westling, 36, is the first royal wedding in Europe since 2008, according to The Associated Press. The royal court told that 950 guests were set to attend the event, which is reported to cost $2.6 million.

Some royals from Norway and Denmark arrived by yacht. Also present for the weekend’s festivities were Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Sofia of Spain, Britain's Prince Edward and Sophie and golfer Tiger Woods' mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg.

The wedding of Victoria, the oldest of three siblings and first in line to the Swedish throne, and Westling took place exactly 34 years after the marriage of her parents, Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf.