Swedish royal wedding: Princess Madeleine and NYC banker Christopher O’Neill

June 8, 2013

Married: Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 30, and Manhattan banker Christopher O’Neill, 38, in a Stockholm celebration Saturday that drew about 500 European royals and wealthy jet-setters. Church ceremony at the royal chapel; a kiss on the palace steps for cheering fans; a horse-and-carriage procession: you know, the whole nine yards. Her dad, King Carl XVI Gustaf, is said to be footing the bill.


The new husband and wife depart after the ceremony. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

Which princess is she? Not the heir to the throne — that’s her older sister Victoria, who married the nice fitness trainer three years ago — but the one with the chick-lit life: Heartbroken after her previous fiancé allegedly cheated on her with a Norwegian handball player, she fled to a new life in New York, started working at her mother’s non-profit World Childhood Foundation, and found love again with a handsome hedge funder.


The couple prepares to depart on a boat trp to Drottningholm Palace for their wedding dinner. (Erik Martensson / Scanpix via Reuters)

They’ll make their home in New York: He passed up the offer for a royal title, which would have required he become a Swedish citizen. (Read more at AP: Swedish Princess Madeleine says ‘yes’ to New York banker Christopher O’Neill)


Whole lotta crowned heads in the house: Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marta Louise of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. (Erik Martensson /Scanpix Sweden via EPA)

Prince Daniel, remember him? That’s the former fitness instructor with his wife, Crown Princess Victoria and their baby daughter, Princess Estelle. Queen Silvia is at far right. (Jessica Gow / Scanpix via Reuters)

It was smaller than the wedding of the crown princess three years ago — but don’t be silly, of course there was a horse-drawn carriage. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP/Getty Images)

 

Check it out -- Britain's Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Remember when he used to be third in line to the throne? Well, he's seventh now.
Check it out — Britain’s Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Remember when he used to be third in line to the throne? Well, he’s seventh now.

 


Princess Charlene of Monaco. Where’s Prince Albert? No idea. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
Well, hello: Sofia Hellqvist, the former "glamour model" and reality TV contestant who is the live-in girlfriend of the bride's older brother, Prince Carl Philip. (Maja Suslin/Scanpix via Reuters)
Well, hello: Sofia Hellqvist, the former “glamour model” and reality TV contestant who is the live-in girlfriend of the bride’s older brother, Prince Carl Philip. (Maja Suslin/Scanpix via Reuters)

And they lived happily ever after, as of press time. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / Scanpix via Reuters)

 

Earlier: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are visiting Washington, too, 5/9/13

Prince Daniel of Sweden visits D.C. school, explains how to be a prince, 10/26/11

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