Prince Oscar of Sweden will be christened at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace located in the outskirts of Stockholm on May 27. He is the second child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Members of the Swedish royal family and close friends will attend the royal christening. However, the baby Duke of Skåne, even before his christening is already in for a very special gift.
Baby Oscar, who is now more than two months old, is likely to get a playground in his name. The playground will be located in the Söderåsen National Park in the southernmost region of Skåne. This was revealed by Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet," which said that there were plans to build a playground named after Prince Oscar.
“We are expected to deliver a gift from Skåne associated with the baptism and I want us to do something really good. My idea is to create something lasting that promotes good health among children and young people, which I know that the Crown Princess thinks is important,” read a letter written by Governor Margaret Palsson. She came up with the idea and wrote a letter to 33 municipalities in Skåne and the Skåne region, asking them to be involved in the project.
The playground will be made only of natural materials and be open to children of all ages. It will reportedly cost around 82,000 pounds to build. But, since the project will take time to be built, the baby prince will be presented with a painting of the proposed playground. The governor said that if funds for the playground are not raised, then Oscar will “receive a traditional gift.”
The christening on Friday will take place according to tradition at the palace chapel. Oscar will be baptized in the same gown that his mother, sister Princess Estelle, aunt Princess Madeleine, uncle Prince Carl Philip and cousins Leonore and Nicolas wore at their christenings. Besides, water that will be used in the ceremony will come from a spring in Öland, a custom among the Swedish royals.
The royal christening will be broadcast live by Sveriges Television (STV), according to the Swedish Royal Court. However, names of the godparents to the little prince have not been announced yet by the Royal Palace.