Prince Nicolas of Sweden will be christened in the royal chapel of Drottningholm Palace located on the outskirts of Stockholm on Oct. 11. The Swedish royal family has released more details about the baptism of the little prince. Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Chris O’ Neill will baptise their son at 12 p.m. on Sunday.
Baby Nicolas will reportedly be baptised in the same gown as King Carl XVI Gustaf, Princess Victoria, his cousin Estelle and his big sister Leonore. Water used at the christening will come from a spring on Öland. The names of the little prince’s godparents have not yet been revealed.
The service is confirmed to be broadcast by Sveriges television. Royal fans will be able to see the event. According to Swedish Expressen, the news agency TT has been named as the official photo agency for the ceremony. Swedish public TV network STV this year will not telecast the event live.
This is the first time after 39 years that STV will not air the program live. But, the christening will be recorded and be telecast at a later date as part of the annual TV program wrapping up the past year’s events of the royal family. Also, a reception will be hosted by King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia at the palace, celebrating the christening of their grandson.
The reception will be held at the Swedish Royal Palace which will be followed by a private lunch. It will witness the entire royal family participating including Prince Carl Philip and his wife Sofia Hellqvist (Princess Sofia). The pregnant Crown Princess Victoria will also attend with her husband Prince Daniel and their daughter Princess Estelle. No other details of the ceremony have been revealed.
Madeleine and her husband, who have settled in their new home in the London, will travel back to Stockholm for the royal christening.
It is the same place where his big sister Princess Leonore, who is now 19 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.