When it comes to royal christenings, Princess Charlotte may have some competition.
Sweden’s newest little prince, H.R.H. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf, Duke of Angermanland, was baptized in royal splendor at the Royal Chapel in the Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, on Sunday.
Nicolas, the son of Princess Madeleine, 33, and her British-American husband Christopher O’Neill, 41, was born on June 15, only a few days after his parents attended the royal wedding for Madeleine’s older brother Prince Carl Philip. Nicolas’ connection to his uncle will be further cemented at the christening, as Carl Philip is set to serve as his godfather. The handsome prince is no stranger to godfather duty – he is already one to Nicolas’ cousin Princess Estelle.
Much like the British royal family, the Swedes have christening traditions of their own. Nicolas wore a christening gown that had previously been worn by Carl Philip during his christening in 1979.
Nicolas’ christening marks the third major royal baptism of this year. Monaco’s royal twins, Gabriella Th r se Marie and Jacques Honor Rainier Grimaldi, were christened in May, while Prince William and Princess Kate‘s daughter was baptized in July.
As with Charlotte’s christening, Nicolas’ elder sibling, 19-month-old Princess Leonore, stole the show.
Nicolas won’t be the youngest Swedish royal for long – Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel announced in September that they are expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016.
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