Princess Madeleine glows in new portrait with Chris O'Neill

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her fiancé Chris O'Neill marked the two week countdown to their royal wedding by releasing several new official photographs. The three images show Madeleine and Chris as a couple and individually as they prepare to say 'I do' on Saturday, 8 June.

In the new official portraits bride-to-be Madeleine sports a mint green, peplum dress with lace sleeves. Princess Madeleine, 30, who is King Carl Gustaf's youngest child after Princess Victoria, 35, and Prince Carl Philip, 34, lays her left hand on Chris's arm, proudly displaying her glittering engagement ring.

Reports have said that Madeleine is 'not stressed' despite her wedding day drawing ever nearer.

Princess Madeleine


"It feels really good. I thought I'd be more nervous and stressed out but I'm not," the royal told a Swedish newspaper. "I am just very much looking forward to our big day."

Like any bride Madeleine is hoping for a "beautiful day with good weather". "I'd be very happy if we could show Stockholm off at its best," she added, in reference to the host of international guests who will soon be jetting to the Swedish capital.

The Swedish royal household has not revealed details of the guests. But Madeleine and Chris's guest list is thought to include Danish royals, Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Princess Mary, as well as his brother Joachim, accompanied by his wife Marie. Madeleine's godmother Princess Benedikte will also make up the party.

Princess Madeleine

Frederik's mother Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte are cousins of the bride's father King Carl Gustaf.

Their sister Anne-Marie of Greece is sending her son Prince Nikolaos and his wife Tatiana, who will make the journey from their home in London.

Also journeying from London and representing Britain are Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who were last in Sweden for the nuptials of Madeleine's sister Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel.

In the run up to the wedding it has also been announced that Chris O'Neill has chosen to remain a US citizen following his wedding. A statement posted on the couple's official royal wedding website explained that Chris has declined Swedish citizenship and so will not hold a position of responsibility with the Swedish royal household.

Chris' decision means that he will not take on his wife's titles and become HRH Prince of Sweden, Duke of Gastrikland and Hälsingland upon his marriage.

"Mr. Christopher O'Neill has respectfully asked to remain a private citizen and not be granted royal status," read the statement, released on 17 May, by Svante Lindqvist, Marshall of the Realm.

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