Expat in Stockholm Sweden

The Swedish fairy-tale wedding

Since yesterday, the hearts of many Swedish girls have been broken. The Swedish Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist and there were few women in the crowd outside the Royal Palace who didn’t wish to live the fairy tale instead of her.

It really is a fairy tale. About a handsome prince (the Swedish online newspaper The Local called Jon Snow his doppelganger) and an ordinary girl who once was a model and reality-show star. The rumour has it that they first met in a nightclub. The official version diplomatically says that they were introduced by a mutual friend and started dating in 2010. Since then, Sofia has mainly engaged in charity work for the Project Playground that she founded. The Prince, except for his prince role, is known as a successful designer. He studied graphic design, did an internship at National Geographic and lately designed various items (for examples vases and cutlery).

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see a prince getting married. We came in front of the Royal Palace at 16.30 when the wedding was supposed to begin in the Royal Chapel. There were already four rows of people around the whole length of the Palace. We found a little window in the crowd and waited, and waited…

And just as in the movies, there was a girl who fainted. But it wasn’t that funny at all. I don’t know if she was just dehydrated or had any kind of disease, but her family was around her, giving her water and keeping her awake until the ambulance arrived. I must say that I was unpleasantly surprised by how long it took the ambulance to come. Hopefully, it wasn’t anything serious.

But soon all the thoughts were again with the Prince and Princess-to-be. The Royal Guard and police were positioning around the castle, an empty carriage passed in the direction of the castle to pick up the newly-weds. And then finally they appeared and began the carriage ride around the city center. So much waiting for such a short moment…well, worth it anyway! After the carriage ride they returned back to the castle, climbed the stairs and had a speech and compulsory kiss in front of the masses. I told you, the Swedish fairy-tale wedding.

Read a step-by-step description of the wedding day at The Local.












Have you ever witnessed a celebrity wedding? Or met any celebrity?



  • Reply Gin

    Both royal children have a fairy tale story, the other with the gym teacher :-)

    June 15, 2015 at 19:43
    • Reply Patricia

      Right! It’s kind of nice that they don’t have to choose between love and duty anymore :-)

      June 15, 2015 at 19:57
  • Reply kate

    Oh wow, it’s so cool that you got to see something like this!

    June 17, 2015 at 13:23
    • Reply Patricia

      Right? I was considering if to go there or not as I’m not the kind of person chasing celebrities, but in the end I’m happy that I did because it was an extraordinary experience. I love fairy tales and this really felt like one :)

      June 17, 2015 at 22:14
  • Reply Camille

    Oh, I had no idea this was going on in Sweden! A pretty cool thing to be able to say you witnessed!

    June 23, 2015 at 01:22
    • Reply Patricia

      I’m very glad about it. I love fairy tales and this was as close to a real fairy tale as it gets :D

      June 23, 2015 at 08:10

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