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Sweden celebrates as princess Madeleine marries New York businessman

Published on Jun 9, 2013 6:20 AM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated as Sweden's Princess Madeleine, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, on Saturday married New York businessman Chris O'Neill.

The crowd gathered outside the palace in Stockholm cheered as the newlyweds kissed three times before riding in a horse and carriage procession through the heart of the capital.

At the ceremony inside the royal chapel, Mr O'Neill held back tears as his bride walked down the isle to a Swedish wedding hymn, minutes before Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson performed one of her best known Swedish ballads.

The wedding, held in Swedish and English, was witnessed by other royals, including Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Takamado of Japan and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

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