Princess Madeleine happy with wedding venue
Sweden’s Princess Madeleine is delighted her wedding reception will take place at the Royal Palace.
The princess will marry financier Chris O’Neill at 4pm on 8 June in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, followed by a post-ceremony gala dinner within the palace.
Madeleine said: “This is something that makes me happy and that means a lot to me, because I was born and raised there.”
Over 350 guests will attend the wedding – including Britain’s Earl and Countess of Wessex – and a 21-gun salute, fired at five second intervals from Skeppsholmen, one of the islands of Stockholm, will mark the end of the ceremony.
After the dinner, a dance will take place in The White Sea Hall at the official royal residence, with the seven-floor palace’s 600 bedrooms accomodating all of the guests.
Swedish Michelin-starred chef Mathias Dahlgren is working on the menu for the occasion, and the princess is tipped to don a wedding dress created by Valentino.
It is not yet known if she will follow royal tradition and wear a tiara and veil handed down from several generations.
Madeleine – who is based in New York – and Chris got engaged last October.