Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Prince Gabriel of Sweden's Christening

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Prince Gabriel of Sweden
 will be christened on Friday, 1st December. He is the 2nd child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden & is 6th in line to the Swedish Throne. He will be 3 months old when christened.

The christening will take place at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace. (His older brother Alexander & cousin's Leonore and Nicolas were  also christened there.)

Swedish public service broadcaster, Sveriges Television, will be broadcasting Prince Gabriel's christening. The Live Coverage starts at 11:30 AM. The Live Stream and Service will both be in Swedish, but don't worry it's not hard to follow. And, of course, a bunch of us will be Live Tweeting the whole thing.


Schedule: 11 AM Stockholm = (10 AM London) (5 AM Toronto/New York) (2 AM San Francisco) (8 PM Sydney)

11 AM Guests start to arrive at Chapel

*Approx 11:30  Live Steam Starts*

12 Christening ceremony

12:45ish Guests leave Chapel

1 PM  King and Queen hold Reception

*Approx 1 PM Live Steam Ends*

(Later: Private Lunch)

Guests:
Immediate Family, Godparents plus spouses, family, friends, representatives from Parliament, the Government and Official Sweden.
In lieu of gifts, the couple have asked for donations to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's Foundation and Project Playground.

If you are international, donations can also be made to a local children's charity, or to some other cause you support. 

God Parents:
  • Princess Madeleine (Aunt)
  • Sara Hellqvist (Aunt)
  • Oscar Kylberg (Friend of Dad)
  • Carolina Pihl (Friend of Mum)
  • Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath (Extended family on Queen Silvia’s side)
Official Photos:
Official Christening Pictures should be released within a few days of the ceremony.  There will be a few different combinations of photos:
  • Family: Carl Philip, Sofia, Alexander & Gabriel
  • Extended family: Gabriel, Brother, Parents & Grandparents (Both Sets)
  • Godparents: Gabriel, Parents and God Parents
  • etc,
Dress:
Prince Gabriel will be christened in the same dress worn by Victoria, Carl Philip, Madeleine, & his brother and cousins at their christenings.


Christening Guests will be in Morning Dress.

You will see the member of the royal family wear their Family Order. Prince Gabriel will be given the Royal Order of the Seraphim during his christening.

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