Where Princess Madeleine will marry her prince charming Chris O'Neill

Princess Madeleine of Sweden's fast approaching wedding day – to take place on Saturday 8 June – has the city of Stockholm preparing every fine detail for the big day of King Carl Gustaf's youngest child and her fiancé Chris O'Neill.

Like any other bride Madeleine is hoping for a "beautiful day with good weather" for the moment she says 'I do' in front of guests that will include Danish royals such as Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Princess Mary, as well as his brother Joachim and his wife Marie, and Madeleine's godmother Princess Benedikte.

"I'd be very happy if we could show Stockholm off at its best," the Princess said as her special day draws ever nearer. With permission of the bride and groom, we take a look at the settings that will provide the perfect backdrop for the fairytale wedding of a Princess and her prince charming...

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The Swedish capital will be decked out to welcome royal guests of the courts of Europe who have been invited to the wedding celebrations of the Princess and her fiancé Chris O'Neill 

On Friday June 7, the day before the big day, the happy couple will welcome guests with a private lunch at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm 

The five-star luxury landmark hotel will unveil the first of the royal wedding celebrations 

The couple will say 'I do' in a ceremony officiated by Swedish bishop emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and preacher of the congregation of the Swedish court Michael Bjerkhagen, in the chapel of the Royal Palace 

The newlyweds will travel in a horse-drawn carriage from the Royal Palace to the island of Riddarholmen. The procession, escorted by soldiers of the Swedish army, will pass through the outer courtyard of the palace and the streets Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Strömbron, Strömgatan, Norrbro, Slottskajen, Myntgatan and Wrangelska backen to the square of Evert Taubes terrass in Riddarholmen 

The firing of 21 guns at intervals of five seconds will take place, in keeping with a tradition dating back to the 17th century 

Guests will travel by boat from the island of Riddarholmen to Drottningholm Palace, where the wedding banquet will take place 

In Drottningholm Palace, also the residence of the Royal Family, the wedding feast will be hosted by King Carl Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia of Sweden 

Drottningholm Palace is very dear to the bride as she was born in the residence, which has been a perfect setting for an array of celebrations over the years 

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