Sweden's Princess Madeleine to wed US businessman
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Sweden's Princess Madeleine is set to marry US-British businessman Chris O'Neill on Saturday in a ceremony likely to be more low-key than Crown Princess Victoria's lavish wedding three years ago.
The 30-year-old princess, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, met New York financier O'Neill while working in the United States with the World Childhood Foundation, a charity for marginalised children set up in 1999 by her mother.
The two will tie the knot in an afternoon ceremony at Stockholm's Royal Chapel before a horse and carriage procession through the city centre.
The 350-metre long royal cortege will take a shorter route than it did three years ago, focusing on the capital's medieval old town, Gamla Stan.