Christening of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 1977

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The Christening of Crown Princess Victoria, when still Princess Victoria, of Sweden, eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on this day in 1977. Her godparents include Crown Prince (now King) Harald of Norway, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and Ralf Sommerlath. Royal Guests in attendance included King Olav of Norway, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, and King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. The eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, she was not the Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne until January 1980, when the Constitution changed to introduce Absolute Primogeniture, thus allowing her to become Crown Princess of Sweden.

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