It’s been announced that the christening of Prince Nicolas of Sweden will take place on October 11 (one week from tomorrow), and you will be able to watch it on SVT Play here. The broadcast should begin around 12 noon Stockholm time; you can convert to other time zones here.
Video courtesy Monaco Channel.
For those who weren’t able to watch the christening live, Monaco Channel has made the video from their livestream available for replay on YouTube. It is a full Catholic baptism mass, and so the service itself lasted about an hour and a half, after which Albert and Charlene walked the streets of Monaco on their way back to the Princely Palace and greeted the people of Monaco. (The twins went back to the Palace by car with their nannies.) The entire video lasts 2 hours and 42 minutes.
A quick update for those interested in watching the christening of Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco this weekend: Monaco Channel has posted their livestream page, which will be through YouTube. You can watch the livestream here or here. (Hat tip to Cheryl Anderson Brown on Twitter for sharing the link.)
The christening of Princess Gabriella (known formally as Her Serene Highness The Countess of Carladès) and Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco (known formally as His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux) is scheduled for this Sunday, May 10, and it has been announced that the christening will be available to stream at Monaco Channel. (No specific streaming link has been provided as yet.) After the service, the family will return to the Princely Palace for a ceremony in which Gabriella and Jacques will be decorated with the Order of Grimaldi.
The service begins at 10:30 am Monaco Time, which converts to Sunday at 1:30 am Pacific Time/4:30 am Eastern (though I personally plan on tuning in early to make sure I don’t miss anything). You can convert to other time zones here.
Sunday afternoon (or morning California time), family and friends of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O’Neill gathered at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel for Princess Leonore’s christening.
Leonore’s godparents are mostly family and friends of the parents. The official list of godparents is: Crown Princess Victoria (Madeleine’s sister), Louise Gottlieb (a friend of Madeleine), Patrick Sommerlath (Madeleine’s cousin), Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun (Chris’ brother-in-law), Tatjana D’Abo (Chris’ half-sister), and Alice Bamford (a childhood friend of Chris).
At the end of the ceremony, King Carl Gustaf presented Leonore with the sash of the Order of the Seraphim, the highest chivalric order in Sweden. Also, yesterday’s christening marked the announcement of Leonore’s monogram and coat of arms (which is the Swedish royal coat of arms, with one quarter replaced by the arms of Gotland; Leonore is Duchess of Gotland) and her inclusion with the members of the royal family. (Chris does not have a page as he declined royal rank when he married Madeleine last year.)
Unlike Estelle’s christening two years ago, the Swedish Monarchy has the full SVT broadcast available on their site here; you can also still watch it on SVT’s own site here. On the Royal Court’s English-language page, you can also see a small selection of pictures from the post-christening celebrations.
And, to finish, here is a picture of the happy family at Sweden’s National Day on June 6, complete with Leonore in a tiny national costume:
With the christening of Princess Leonore of Sweden just days away, I hopped over to Swedish broadcaster SVT’s online player site to see what I could find. (As always with SVT Play, my method is simple: run a search for “leonore.”)
You can watch the christening here. Coverage begins around 11 am Stockholm time; and you can convert to your local time here. Also, according to the program information, the stream will be available for one full year after, as opposed to the 30 days that Madeleine’s wedding was available.
Thanks to kronprinsessa on Tumblr for the heads-up.
The Swedish Royal Court has announced that broadcaster SVT will be offering a live stream of Princess Leonore’s christening on June 8.
SVT will be airing the christening over their SVT Play online site beginning at 11:15 am Stockholm time. You can find your time zone here. (2:15 am California time?! The things I do for love of this family…)
It has been announced by the Swedish Royal Court that Princess Leonore’s christening will take place in the Drottningholm Palace Church on June 8, one year to the day after Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s wedding.
Swedish television did not offer a live stream of Estelle’s christening, but the Royal Court did post a video of the ceremony after the fact, so we’ll have to see what we get.
Also, I would be remiss if I did not share these precious pictures. Apparently a few weeks ago, Victoria, Daniel, and Estelle went to New York to meet Leonore, and Victoria took a few pictures of the cousins together.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I’m certainly looking forward to 2014 (and all the royal goings-on that might happen).
As she has since the beginning of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II shared her thoughts for Christmas. Ever since I first discovered them online, it’s been a part of my Christmas traditions. It even aired on BBC America this year (between episodes of Doctor Who. How much more British can you get?). In her message this year, the Queen referenced many occasions of the year, including the 60th anniversary of her coronation and the birth and christening of Prince George. If the embedded video does not work, you can watch it here.
Courtesy The British Monarchy
I wish you all the best in 2014. Happy new year!
Today, Clarence House (the official residence of The Prince of Wales) released the portraits taken yesterday after the christening of (the absolutely adorable) Prince George of Cambridge – including the portrait of the 4 generations. You can see the gallery here.
Update: There is also a new official family portrait of the Cambridges, which you can see (with an assortment of other photos from the christening) here.