Friday, 16 October 2015

Nicolas' christening - the official portraits

The thing about royal babies in Sweden is that you have to stay up to date. It's all very well seeing the official christening photos of Prince Nicolas and thinking, can't wait to write about those on the blog later. You have to do it otherwise you find that another happy royal couple announce happy royal news and everything goes crazy. Just as everyone was going aah over some rather bright baptism pictures for Nicolas, his godfather announced he was getting a new cousin. But now that surprise is abating, a bit, it's time to look at little Nicolas first big royal portraits. And they're rather nice.

Prince Nicolas of Sweden on his christening day, October 11th 2015, in the arms of his father, Chris O'Neill and photographed alongside his mother, Princess Madeleine, and sister, Princess Leonore

There's no blue for a boy here. These royal photos have definitely gone green as Nicolas poses for his snaps in front of one of the brightest walls ever seen in royal portraits. And it all looks rather lovely. There's the picture everyone wanted to see of Sweden's youngest prince - for now - with his family and then an equally momentous one of him with his grandparents.

Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden on his christening day
October 11th 2015, Stockholm

No christening would be complete without a photo from the godparents - Camridges take note here please in case we get number three - and Nicolas stays calm and collected for his pose alongside his six sponsors.

Prince Nicolas of Sweden with his parents and godparents

But perhaps the most special of the four photos released is the one showing Nicolas with his uncle and aunts. For the future of the Swedish Royal Family is there for all to see. Crown Princess Victoria's baby bump is on one side while Prince Carl Philip, who was about to share the news that he has a child on the way too, is next to her with a smile that tells his secret. 

One photo, a royal family's future - Madeleine, Victoria and Carl Philip of Sweden smile as they take their dynasty's destiny into a new generation

One christening, lots of happy endings but the star of the show was Nicolas. 

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