Happy Christening Day, Prince Oscar!
One of Sweden’s newest little princes, H.R.H. Prince Oscar Carl Olof, was baptized with royal pomp and ceremony at a service held at Stockholm’s Royal Palace Chapel on Friday.
The only son of Crown Princess Victoria, 38, and her husband Prince Daniel, 42, Prince Oscar, who was born on March 2, is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after both his mother and his elder sister Princess Estelle.
During the service, Prince Oscar was wrapped in the family heirloom christening gown previously worn by his uncle and grandfather: It dates back to Prince Oscar’s forebears in the early 20th century.
Following Bernadotte family tradition, Oscar’s name will be embroidered into the lining of the satin woven silk cape, alongside the names of previous wearers including the current King Carl XVI Gustaf and, most recently, nearly 1-year-old Prince Nicolas.
Oscar’s christening marks the third major royal baptism within a year: after Prince William and Princess Kate‘s daughter Princess Charlotte’s ceremony in July 2015, Prince Nicolas’s service followed three months later in October 2015.
The May 27 date of Prince Oscar’s ceremony has special resonance for Prince Daniel because it marks to the seventh anniversary of his life-saving kidney transplant from Olle Westling, his father.
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The Swedish Royal Palace is expected to announce a date for the christening of Prince Alexander soon.
Oscar’s godparents were revealed ahead of the ceremony on Thursday. Victoria’s youngest sibling, Princess Madeleine, is the mom of Prince Nicolas and Princess Leonore, and was named as one of the godparents. Victoria is already godmother to Princess Leonore.
Other godparents include Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.