In royal ceremony Swedish Prince baptised

In royal ceremony Swedish Prince baptised


The sixth in line the newborn son of Princess Madeleine and New York banker Christopher O’Neill, was baptised Sunday near Stockholm.

Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf, additionally to be known as the Duke of Angermanland after a province in northern Sweden, is the initial grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf. Prince was born on June 15 in Stockholm.

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The service was attended by some 150 guests friends — largely family and a few political leaders — on a sunny fall day in the chapel of Drottingholm Palace outside Stockholm.

Nicolas, almost 4 months old, howled as Archbishop Antje Jackelen baptized him, though he quit crying as she lifted him in her arms in front of the congregation. It was the first royal baptism the Scandinavian country’s first female archbishop for Jackelen,.

Their mom, Madeleine, is fourth in line to the Swedish throne, which Carl XVI Gustaf inherited 41 years ago. She’s Queen Silvia’s three children and the youngest of the king’s.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy where the royals primarily serve as figureheads.

The royal family has only ceremonial duties, such as attending award ceremonies, encouraging Swedish companies abroad and supporting charities. The king also receives foreign dignitaries on formal visits.