Skip to comments.Sweden celebrates royal wedding
Posted on 06/19/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT by chickadee
The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is set to tie the knot with Daniel Westling, her former personal trainer, in the country's long-awaited royal wedding.
More than 1,000 guests, including royalties from around the world, were expected to attend the ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral on Saturday.
Security was tight in the capital, with 7,000 security personell deployed, the biggest security operation ever in the Scandinavian country.
The future queen's relationship with Westling, a commoner from a small town, has been under close scrutiny since it got known to the public eight years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...
I loved the fact that the hoo-ha in Sweden is over the gender equality issue. (Gasp) The princess wanted her father to walk her down the aisle. Maybe they are sublimating the personal trainer thingy:)
There was no other source for this besides Al Jazeera? I’m of Swedish decent and so this interests me, but sorry, I’m not giving that site a hit.
Prince Charles is living proof of the ravages of incest.The Brit royals should have tried marrying outside the family generations ago.
It makes sense - that is a Crown Victoria, right?
Oh, sorry - I didn’t think to look elsewhere. I didn’t want to engage in profiling, lol.
Party planners and personal trainers. If you want to marry well - those are the professions to look into.
The medium is the message.
Feel free to profile away. :~) FReepers prefer it!
That dang King of Monaco started it all when he married a Hollywood starlet instead of good blood.
Yeah. Charles shouldn’t have married that kindergarten teacher’s aide, Diana.
Although, in both cases, at least they married someone who had a paying job.
There was always the German prince of some small principality; it worked for Queen Victoria, hee hee.
The whole idea is that the dad, who raised her, treasured and guarded her her until now is now turning over her hand, in trust, for another to treasure and guard. Has nothing to do with dominance.
To cut the father out of it is an insult. She wasn't born and raised in a pod.
I don't suppose it will be long before they try that cr*p over here. I, for one, will defend tradition loud and clear. And MY granddaughters will proudly have dad escort them down the isle.
I am sick unto death of these screwed up feminists that haven't a clue as to real family. Take your stupid gender-neutral feminists and it's proponents and take them on a long march off a short pier.
(I was living in California way back when the whole inane "feminist" movement started. It started there, and believe me, there was nothing 'feminine" about those gals.)
Queen Victoria’s family line came from Germany. I think it was the House of Hanover, before it was renamed Windsor, to sound more British. I wonder how closely related Victoria and her German prince were.
Princess Victoria looks remarkably like Gretchen Wilson.
Westling will bring some real Swedish DNA into the royal gene pool. The Royal Family is French in origin with dashes of German and Peruvian.
Well, they've been together for many years - that's a good sign.
But he needs to get rid of his 1950's horn rims - he's quite handsome behind them.
Her father’s side was the Hanoverians and her mother was German. With her marriage to Albert changed the family line to Saxe-Coburg Gotha although renamed Windsor during WW I.
That's been pretty much the rule since "the Family" was founded way back when by Hugh Capet.
ALL of these people are multiply descended from French royalty ~ even the commoners.
Not that it's a "rule" but it's kind of hard to escape the problem.
A lot of brides walk themselves up the aisle, due to absent fathers, or just being older when they get married, or on their second marriage.
My brothers walked me up the aisle, since my father was deceased, but that’s not an issue for Crown Princess Victoria.
One time, I saw a bride walk up with both her parents. Her view was that she was acknowledging both their contributions in raising her and preparing her for marriage.
Looks like she is flipping everyone the bird! lol
outside nordic region
Does she know her hubby is secretly Superman?
I just hope her and her ‘Escort’ don’t have a son together and name him Pinto!
That German prince was Queen Victoria’s first cousin....
Are you sure?....Queen Victoria’s mother’s brother was father to Prince Albert.
So this gentleman is marrying a future queen and he can’t even wear a suit that fits?
Still, the family may have known something that was never made public.
... Aren’t you glad that our Founding Fathers had the sense to throw these idiots out!
I shudder to think that Prince Charles of England could be in charge of anything of greater importance than his garden shrubs!
Diana Spencer was from a very aristocratic family.
Victoria & Albert were FIRST COUSINS — but on her mother’s side, not on the Hanover side. Her mother was of minor German nobility. Albert’s father, (her mother’s brother) was the Duke or Prince of Sax-Coburg, in what is now eastern Germany.
Actually in the Jewish weddings it’s both parens.
So is this then a “Westling” match?
Rush Limbaugh’s new wife, Kathryn Rogers, is (was) an event planner ( most events are parties)
We still have monarchies in the 21st Century?
Ha ha, I thought the same thing
Victoria looked regal and demure in an ivory silk, short-sleeved, off-the-shoulder gown.
He's making Steve Urkel look like Fabio.
That's WITH the glasses. Without, he's Superman
He is 100% Swedish. This is the first time a crown Princess or Prince has not married a foreigner.
I agree about Al Jazeera. I would love to get your opinion of the dress, the wedding tiara, and the ceremony.
Check out my post of the wedding from The Telegraph UK
Sweden celebrates the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria
The Telegraph UK ^
Almost all of the EU countries are monarchies. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Spainm and a few ore I mught have missed.