Hundreds of Swedes gathered in the hot summer sun on Saturday to watch former reality show star Sofia Hellqvist become a real-life princess when she married Prince Carl Philip.
Royal watchers clutching blue and yellow national flags set up rugs and deck chairs along the streets to watch the wedding procession after the vows had been exchanged in a lavish Swedish wedding.
About 550 guests attended the ceremony including Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Princess Takamado of Japan.
The celebrations marking Sweden’s latest royal wedding began Friday evening with a boat ride across the sparkling waters of Stockholm bay and a dinner on a small city centre island.
In 2005, Hellqvist was a part of the Swedish reality show “Paradise Hotel”. The former model is known for her interesting style choices so people were excited to see what she would wear down the aisle.
Prince Carl Philip, is the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and holds the title of Duke of Varmland.
He is third in line to the throne, behind his elder sister Crown Princess Victoria and her three-year-old daughter Princess Estelle. Hellqvist is now a princess through marriage.
Carl Philip and Sofia are keen to be seen as modern and open royals, and are often seen running errands in town or picking up pizza in Stockholm’s neighbourhoods.