The christening of Prince Nicolas: New Details

Prince Nicolas will be baptised on October 11 at 12 am at the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace (Drottningholm Slott). The baptism will last 45 minutes.
Prince Nicolas of Sweden will be baptised on October 11 at 12 am at the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Slott.
  • Prince Nicolas will be baptised by the new archbishop Antje Jackelén. She will be assisted by the chaplain: Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark and by the pastor of the Royal Academy/Court Parish/regular chaplain: Michael Bjerkhagen.
  • Prince Nicolas will be christened in the same christening gown as Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore and the other members of the Bernadotte family. Prince Nicolas’s name will be embroidered in the gown.
  • Prince Nicolas will be christened with water from a spring on Öland.
  • The guests consist of the immediate family (the King, Queen, Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill, Princess Leonore, and Chris’s family) and representatives of the parliament and government of Sweden. 160 guests are expected to come. Guests are expected to arrive at 11 am and to find their seats before 11.40 am.
  • Prince Nicolas will have 6 godparents like his sister Leonore. Prince Carl Philip is confirmed to be godfather.
  • The dress code of the baptism is morning dress.
  • After the ceremony, there will be a reception for invited guests followed by a private lunch. The reception starts at 13.15–14.30.
  • To markt the start of the baptism, a canon salute of 21 shots will be fired at Amfibieregementet.
  • Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill ask their guests to donate to the World Childhood Foundation or Min Stora Dag. The Princess has a very close bound with the charities.
  • Prince Nicolas will become a member of the Royal Order of the Seraphim. Just like his sister, he will receive the smaller badge and sash. He will only wear the order during the baptism. When Prince Nicolas turns 18, he’s allowed to wear the order at official engagements.
  • After the baptism, Prince Nicolas’s monogram and coat of arms will be released.
  • Here are the livestreams:
  • SVT - starts at 11.45 am
  • Aftonbladet - starts at 10.30 am
  • Expressen - starts at 9 am


  1. Enfin, ce n'est qu'un baptême d'un enfant même pas dynaste ; que de tra la la

    1. Oui,mais on aura l'occasion de voir toute Famille royale de Suede et surtout les jolies choupinettes,Leonore et Estelle!!! Pas mal!!!

    2. Trop vrai, Mariag. La pompe de toutes les ceremonies royales me frait grincer des dents, et est de l'argent jete a la poubelle qui pourait etre beaucoup mieux employe. (pas d'accents, mon clavier est anglais)

    3. Je me disais : tiens Lizzie ne commente plus ; votre copine Maude d'Oléron est au baptême peut-être ... je ris sous cape

    4. A part rire sous cape, vous savez dire autre chose?

    5. Oui, j'aime beaucoup vous répondre

  2. I will watch the baptism of the little prince on the SVT channel, I like Princess Madeleine.

    1. I am so glad that we get to see the baptism ceremony live. Princess Madeleine is one of my favourite princesses, so its only natural that I will watch the baptism :)
      Its going to be great to see little Leonore and Estelle and little Nicolas as well.

      Well for now Swedish royal family is done with the royal weddings but there are going to be so many christenings in coming next years. Next year Victoria and Daniel will baptism their newborn baby, I'm sure that Carl Philip and Sofia will start the family soon and perhaps Madeleine and Chris will want more than 2 children in their family.

    2. I am looking forward to seeing little princess Estelle and her parents as well as Madeleine. And I am really curious about their outfits.

  3. ik had het graag gezien,maar het roddelblad prive sluit het af voor mij .
    ik ben het niet met hun eens als ze leugens vertellen,en daar om sluiten ze me af ,maar halen ze het lef van daan
    ik mag net zo goed kijken als een ander ,ik verteld het aan iedereen,ze kunnen het niet begrijpen,erg zielig !!!!


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