|The newly engaged couple with the King and Queen following the announcement.|
Sofia Hellqvist reveals her stunning engagement ring! What do you think? http://t.co/MjXo8VyEGc pic.twitter.com/GgrrQGCEbwAs seems to be the time-honored tradition of a royal engagement, the new family member is welcomed by a rousing round of criticism using anything the press and the public can get their hands on. In this case, Sofia comes rife with material, since her pre-CP days included some modeling (of the scantily-clad and, uh, occasionally un-clad varieties) and a turn on a reality show. The backlash won't be anything new for her, since the rumblings have been there since her relationship with Carl Philip was first disclosed back in 2010. There were the obligatory initial reports of family disapproval (how right or wrong those were, we'll never know), but in the past few years she seems to have been accepted by the royal family, including attending public family events. She's put an emphasis on her charity work during her relationship with the prince.
— HELLO! (@hellomag) June 27, 2014
JUST NU: Här är det hemliga firandet på slottet. http://t.co/nZ2NAzf3K3 pic.twitter.com/MT4xlXzfDZI know there are mixed reactions out there to the engagement, but we can all unite on the superficial level - that's what we're here for, folks, as far as this particular blog is concerned - and look forward to another tiara-filled Scandinavian wedding. Right?
— Expressen (@Expressen) June 27, 2014
Again, they've announced that the wedding will be next summer, dates and all the rest to come. As far as attendance and scope, my personal guess is we're in for something like what Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill had, but we'll just have to see what happens.