Saturday, 20 August 2016

Prince Alexander's Christening - 9th September 2016

Prince Alexander of Sweden
will being christened on Friday, 9th September. He is the 1st child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden & is 5th in line to the Swedish Throne. He will be almost 4.5 months old when christened.

The christening will take place at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace. (Both Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas were christened there.)

Swedish public service broadcaster, Sveriges Television, will broadcasting Prince Alexander'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.

**Live Stream Link**

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

*11:30  Live Steam Starts*

12 Christening ceremony

12:45ish Guests leave Chapel

1 PM  King and Queen hold Reception

*1 PM Live Steam Ends*

(Later: Private Lunch)

Immediate Family, Godparents plus spouses, family friends, representatives from Parliament, the Government and Official Sweden.
  • Swedish Royals
    • King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia
    • Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel
      • Princess Estelle
      • Prince Oscar
    • Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia
      • Prince Alexander
    • Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neil
      • Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas
The children's attendance is are expected to attend, but the decisions will be made the day of. 
  • Foreign Royals
    • Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
In lieu of gifts the couple has asked for donations to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Foundation and Project Playground.

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

God Parents:
  • Crown Princess Victoria (Aunt)
  • Lina Frejd (Aunt)
  • Victor Magnuson (Reliative)
  • Jan-Åke Hansson (Friend of Carl Philip)
  • Cajsa Larsson  (Friend of Sofia)
Official Photos:
Official Christening Pictures should be released with in a few days of the ceremony.  There will be a few different combinations of photos:
  • Family: Carl Philip, Sofia, Alexander 
  • Extended family: Alexander, Parents & Grandparents (Both Sets)
  • Godparents: Alexander, Parents and God Parents
  • Aunts: Alexander, Parents & Aunts (both sides)
Prince Alexander will be christened in the same dress worn by Victoria, Carl Philip, Madeleine, Estelle, Leonore, Nicolas & Oscar at their christenings.

Christening Guests will be in Morning Dress.

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

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