Princess Madeleine of Sweden has thanked all the royal fans and well-wishers for the success of the christening of her son Prince Nicolas. She took to the royal palace of Sweden’s official Facebook page and expressed her joy and happiness. The 33-year-old posted a picture of the happy family on Facebook.
“We wish to express our sincere thanks for all the congratulations, gifts and kind wishes shown to us at the christening of our son, Prince Nicolas. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated!” wrote Madeleine. The Swedish royal posted a picture with her husband and two kids.
The picture shows Madeleine holding her daughter Princess Leonore in her arms, while her husband Chris O’Neill stands next to her. It also shows a sleeping baby Nicolas in his christening robe. She also shared the official portrait of the family of four that was released by the palace after the royal christening.
The princess mentioned in the caption that Leonore had lots of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmed during the ceremony. The picture was taken following the christening service held at the royal chapel in Drottningholm Palace on Oct. 11.
The pictures have been clicked by acclaimed Swedish photographer, Mattias Edwall in the ornate Stockholm palace. There are other pictures also of little Nicolas surrounded by his family and loved ones in celebration of his special day.
Madeleine was dressed in a gold and green mini dress which featured long sleeves. Her hair was styled into a bun, which she accessorized with a mauve fascinator. Her husband Chris O’Neill was dressed traditionally in chequered trousers, a black frockcoat, white waistcoat and royal blue tie.
Prince Nicolas, who is sixth in line to the Swedish throne, was baptised by Archbishop Antje Jackelheen. Following the service, Madeleine, O’Neill, the king and queen and Eva O’Neill welcomed their guests at a reception held at Ehrenstrahl Hall. Carl Gustaf and his wife later hosted a luncheon in Karl XI’s gallery.
Guests were treated to golden beet carpaccio with truffles, mizuna, roasted pumpkin seeds and pecorino, followed by a seared filled of hake, lobster tails tossed in butter, vegetable parcels, herbed potatoes and lobster sauce. For dessert, they were treated to a southern French toffee tart with raspberry mousse.