Inside Prince Alexander of Sweden’s lavish christening

The little Prince sure knows how to draw a crowd, and on Friday morning, all the Swedish royals stepped out for his joyous occasion.
Prince Alexander of Sweden

On Friday September 9, the sweet son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia was baptised before family and friends in the Royal Chapel at the Drottningholm Palace Church.

The place of religion holds meaning to the family, as it happens to be the location where the christening of the tot’s two cousins, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, also took place.

Throughout the special day, the couple’s first child donned a traditional cotton and lace christening gown – a garment that has been in the family’s possession since Prince Gustaf Adolf’s baptism in 1906.

Previous generations of royal bubs have worn the special robe, including Prince Alexander’s own father, Prince Carl, and his aunties, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, who were also in attendance with their little ones.

Guests arrived for the joyous occasion at around 11am for the service which began at noon.

Baby Alexander was baptised using water from a spring on the island of Öland, a tradition that has stood for many years in his family.

After the beautiful proceedings, the proud parents allowed family and friends to come forward and wish their son well, before the party were then treated to a celebratory lunch and reception at the palace.

Click through the gallery to see all the memorable moments from the special day!

The Swedish Royal Palace released a series of stunning portraits to commemorate Prince Alexander’s milestone christening. The darling bubba sat on his mum’s lap as dad Prince Carl looked on proudly. (Images via/

The young family were joined by Princess Sofia’s sisters Sara Hellqvist, Lina Frejd (also a godmother to the baby prince) along with Carl’s older sisters, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

The prince’s godparents will always be there to guide him through life (back row left to right): Lina Frejd, Victor Magnuson, Crown Princess Victoria, Jan-ake Hansson, and Wendy Larsson.

Sofia’s parents, Marie and Erik Hellqvist joined King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia for a sweet grandparents’ portrait to mark the joyous occasion.

The new parents couldn’t have been happier on their son’s big day!

Princess Sofia, 31, was glamorous as always in a custom made Ida Sjöstedt suit, complete with a pearl headband.

The pint-sized Prince, who was born in April and is fifth-in-line to the throne, donned a cotton and lace gown worn by generations of royal babies before him. Watch the family arrive for the stunning ceremony in the next slide!

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Inside Prince Alexander of Sweden’s Christening

Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel enjoyed the momentous occasion with their children Princess Estelle, four, and Prince Oscar, six-months.

It feels like just yesterday that Princess Victoria celebrated her son’s christening in the very same chapel!

Also in attendance was Princess Madeleine and hubby Prince Nicolas, who carried their sweet kids Prince Nicolas, one, and Princess Leonore, two.

And look how she’s grown!

Young Princes Alexander and Oscar couldn’t stop playing with each other throughout the serious service. Watch the sweet moment in the next slide!

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Prince Oscar and Prince Alexander play together

But soon enough, it was the little Prince’s big moment…

Arch Bishop Antje Jackelen held up Sweden’s five month-old Prince before his family and friends.

Future Queen of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia’s sister, Lina Frejd, and her childhood pal, Wendy Larsson, were announced as godmothers while Carl Philip’s friend and best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, and the prince’s cousin, Victor Magnuson serve as the bub’s godfathers.

Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf were delighted to see their family come together for the big day.

It was a day the stunning family will never forget!

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