The Royal Palace of Sweden released the first official pictures from the christening of Prince Nicolas of Sweden Wednesday. The pictures were posted on the royal family’s official Facebook page. The first picture shows the four-month-old prince on his father’s lap while his mother Princess Madeleine holds his older sister Princess Leonore.
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, Hello reported.
Another image shows the newest member of the royal family joined by his grandparents, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Mrs Eva O’Neill. The third picture shows baby Nicolas with his aunts and uncles, including Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, the tot’s godfather.
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.
Victoria who is expecting her second baby with her husband Prince Daniel was dressed in a blue dress and matching hat. Her younger brother Carl Philip was dressed in his regal finery at the ceremony.
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.
The little prince was gifted a collection of Swedish children’s books, given by the Swedish Parliament and government. The administration of Västernorrland has made a park in baby Nicolas’s honor named, Prince Nicolas Duke of Ångermanland's Discovery Park, which is located at the visitor centre in the High Coast area of Sweden.