Swedish royal wedding: Prince Carl Philip weds ex-model Sofia Hellqvist

By: | Published: June 15, 2015 1:44 AM

After dating for almost five years, Sweden's Prince Carl Philip married his girlfriend and former model Sofia Hellqvist in the chapel of the royal palace in Stockholm on 13 June.

After dating for almost five years, Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip married his girlfriend and former model Sofia Hellqvist in the chapel of the royal palace in Stockholm on 13 June.

The 36-year-old prince, third in line to the throne, was visibly nervous during the ceremony because after a long wait at the altar, he struggled to put the wedding ring on the finger of his bride, Stuff.co.nz reported.

The 30-year-old former reality star wore a dress by Swedish designer Ida Sjostedt with lace sleeves and back which revealed the star-shaped tattoo between her shoulder blades.

The wedding was attended by royals from around the world including Princess Takamado of Japan, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and the Earl and Countess of Wessex from Britain.

Following the ceremony, the couple was greeted by many well-wishers as they were driven in a horse-drawn carriage through central Stockholm before returning to the palace again for the wedding dinner and dance.

Addressing the crowd from in front of the palace in the early evening sunshine, the prince, a major in the Swedish navy and a part-time racing driver, thanked the public for their support and said “It shows Sweden is a warm country with lots of love, before kissing Hellqvist to loud applause.

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