The Swedish Royal palace confirmed on their official website Wednesday that the christening of little Prince Nicolas will take place on Oct. 11. The two-month-old baby is the son of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her British-American husband Chris O’Neill.
The 33-year-old royal and her husband have moved to London, and have settled into their new home in the English capital, according to national newspaper Expressen. But, the couple will travel back to Stockholm for the royal christening, Hello reported. Baby Nicolas will be christened in the royal chapel of Drottningholm Palace located on the outskirts of the city.
It is the same place where his big sister Princess Leonore, who is now 18 months old, was also baptized in 2014. The baby prince, who is sixth in line to the throne, was born on June 15 at the Danderyd Hospital. He will be four months old when he is christened, and it will be his first public appearance after his birth.
The family is based in Stockholm for the past couple of months, and will stay in London for two years.
O’Neill, 41, said that they had always planned to move to London, but after their second child was born, they decided to stay in Stockholm for some time. In July the businessman defended himself for not attending recent royal engagements.
O’Neill drew flak from several quarters after he failed to attend National Sweden Day in June where the royal family dressed up in traditional garb and posed for official family portraits. He was also absent at the 69th birthday party for King Carl XVI Gustaf in April.
“I have to look after my family and put food on the table. My job doesn’t allow me to decide if I can attend an official engagement one month before it happens,” O'Neill said, speaking to Swedish publication Expressen last month.
Chris and Madeleine married in June 2013 in Stockholm. The couple welcomed their first child Leonore in February 2014, and ten months later it was announced that Madeleine was pregnant again.