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Pictures of Sweden's royal wedding: The princess and the New York banker

Around 470 European royals, top New York socialites and celebrities attended the wedding in Stockholm.
Jun 9th 2013, 3:41 PM 24,258 25

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill smile as they ride in a horse drawn carriage through Stockholm in Sweden following their marriage ceremony in the Royal Chapel. (Image: 10006/EMPICS Entertainment)

AFTER FALLING IN love in New York, Swedish Princess Madeleine married Christopher O’Neill in a lavish wedding ceremony in Stockholm yesterday.

The 30-year-old princess wore a stunning silk organza dress with a lace top and 13-foot trail, designed by Valentino Garavani.

Around 470 European royals, top New York socialites and celebrities were in attendance.

Carrying the royal wedding gown. Pic: 10006/EMPICS Entertainment

Later, the newlyweds traveled through the crowded streets of the capital in a special horse and carriage.

Madeleine is the youngest of Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three children and fourth in line to the throne. She became known as Sweden’s party princess in her early 20s, when she was frequently spotted at Stockholm’s high-end nightclubs.

A girl waves with a Swedish flag outside the Royal castle in Stockholm. (AP Photo / Bertil Enevåg Ericson / SCANPIX)

Her life hasn’t always been the perfect fairytale and in 2010, she fled to New York after breaking off her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom amid media reports that he had cheated on her.

O’Neill, who holds dual American and British citizenship, has declined a royal rank in Sweden and the newlyweds are expected to move back to their apartment in Manhattan.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill during their wedding ceremony. (AP Photo/Anders Wiklund)

From left Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown princess Mary, Princess Marta Louise of Norway, Crown Princess Mette Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attend the the wedding ceremony in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse)

The royal kiss! (AP Photo/Bjorn Larsson Rosvall)

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill smile at well wishers following their marriage ceremony in the Royal Chapel. Pic: 10006/EMPICS Entertainmen

Well wishers outside the Royal Palace in the City. Pic: 10006/EMPICS Entertainment

Pic: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

- Additional reporting AP

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