07 June 2014

Princess Leonore's Christening: Open Post and Information

Hello, and a happy surprise weekend post to you.

Sweden's Princess Leonore, daughter of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill and second grandchild of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, will be christened on Sunday, June 8.

Several of you have requested an open post for comments if you want to watch live, so here you go. I will also include some information about the event here and we'll have a look at the fashion on Monday morning in our regular post.

Time: 12:00 PM (noon), local Swedish time. That's 6 AM EST. The SVT broadcast is supposed to begin at 11:15 AM local.

Live stream link from SVT:

The broadcast should remain available online after the event, at least for a limited time.

The christening will take place at the chapel at Drottningholm Palace. No foreign royal guests are expected. Leonore will have six godparents: Crown Princess Victoria (sister of Madeleine), Miss Louise Gottlieb (friend of Madeleine), Mr. Patrick Sommerlath (cousin of Madeleine, on her mother's side), Mrs. Tatjana d’Abo (half-sister of Chris), Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun (brother-in-law of Chris), and Miss Alice Bamford (friend of Chris).

Princess Leonore will wear the Bernadotte christening gown, first used in 1906 and most recently used for Princess Estelle's christening. Madeleine of course wore this gown when she was christened.

National Day was on Friday and Leonore got in the spirit, helping her mother and father open the palace dressed in a wee national costume. Dangerous levels of cuteness going on in Sweden right now, is what I'm telling you.
National dress for everybody! (Except the men. They never play along on National Day.) You can see video of the palace opening here, a gallery with Leonore here, and the whole National Day concert (including a carriage ride featuring Estelle) here.

And there you go! Enjoy the christening, and feel free to post about the christening and National Day here if you like.

Photos: Expressen video and SVT video and Kate Gabor/Kungahuset