Happy Anniversary to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, who got married on this day in 2015. The couple have one son, Prince Alexander, and are expecting another child this September. Take a look at scenes from their wedding below-
The wedding ceremony took place in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and was conducted by the Right Reverend Lars-Göran Lönnermark and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Songs during the service included Coldplay’s “Fix You” and Rhianna’s “Umbrella”.
The newly married couple and their guests processed out of the Royal Chapel to a modern version of Joyful, Joyful.
After the service, Prince Carl Philip and the new Princess Sofia rode through the streets of Stockholm in an open carriage.
Returning to the Royal Palace, the couple waved to the crowds from the balcony, and even gave them a kiss.
The Banquet was held in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
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After cutting the magnificent cake (which included pop rocks), the couple led the first dance in King Karl XI’s Gallery at the Royal Palace. The reception continued into the wee hours of the morning.
The new Princess Sofia wore a white silk crepe, organza, and lace gown by Ida Sjöstedt with a tulle veil and her new Emerald Tiara, a wedding gift from King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Prince Carl Phillip wore the Model 1878 Mess Dress Uniform of the Swedish Amphibious Corps, of which he is a Major, with the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the stars of his other orders.
Queen Silvia wore a pale lilac silk satin dress with the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara, earrings, brooch, a diamond riviere, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. King Carl XVI Gustaf wore the Model 1878 Mess Dress Uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet with the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and his other orders.
Crown Princess Victoria wore a patterned H&M Conscious gown with the Connaught Tiara, pearl earrings, bow brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. Prince Daniel wore White Tie with the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the neck badge of the Order of the Polar Star.
Princess Madeleine wore an apricot pink dress with the Modern Fringe Tiara, Vasa earrings, bow brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. Christopher O’Neill wore White Tie with the neck badge of the Order of the Polar Star.
Princess Margretha wore her Aquamarine Tiara, Princess Brigitta wore the Baden Fringe Tiara, Princess Desiree wore the Cut Steel Tiara, Princess Christina wore the Six Button Tiara, and Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern, daughter of Brigitta, wore the Pearl Circle Tiara.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark repeated her (frequently worn) red gown with the Baden Palmette Tiara, diamond earrings, riviere, brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. Crown Prince Frederik wore Uniform. Crown Princess Mary wore a (stunning) blue gown with the Pearl Version of her Wedding Tiara and her Pearl and Diamond wedding Earrings. Prince Joachim wore Uniform. Princess Marie wore a pale green Alberta Ferretti gown with her Dagmar Floral Tiara.
Queen Sonja of Norway wore her ‘Big Bird’ gown with Queen Maud’s Pearl and Diamond Tiara, multiple rows of pearls, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. Crown Prince Haakon wore Uniform. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a Temperley London skirt and pink top with her Diamond Daisy Tiara and ruby earrings. Princess Martha Louise wore wore a silver gown with her 18th Birthday Tiara. Ari Behn wore White Tie.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands repeated her Inauguration Concert Jan Taminiau gown with the Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara, earrings, necklace, and bracelets. Queen Mathilde of Belgium wore a pale blue gown with the bandeau base of the Nine Provinces Tiara, pearl and diamond earrings, and Queen Fabiola’s waterfall brooch.
The Earl of Wessex wore uniform with the Order of the Garter. The Countess of Wessex wore a pale Taťána Kovaříková gown (a gift during a visit to Prague) with her Aquamarine Tiara, earrings, and pendent. Prince Nikolaos of Greece wore White Tie. Princess Tatiana wore a Celia Kritharioti gown with a borrowed Bulgari Tiara.
Princess Takamado of Japan wore a pale green gown with a pearl and diamond tiara, earrings, necklace, and a stunning diamond bird brooch on her shoulder. Countess Marianne Bernadotte wore a pale green lace and satin gown with her pearl and diamond tiara and pearls.
Prince Leopold of Bavaria wore White Tie. Princess Ursula wore an embellished gown with pearls and a small diamond scroll tiara. Prince Manuel wore White Tie. Princess Anna wore navy blue with diamond earrings and the small fringe tiara from her own family. Hereditary Grand Duke Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha wore White Tie.