“In the end she walked almost to the front of the altar with her father and then Prince Daniel took over and they walked the last few steps together,” says Gink.
While in the UK or America men and women usually know when their stag do (or bachelor party) or hen party (bachelorette bash) is — or even plan part of it themselves — in Sweden they’ll often be caught completely unawares.
The generations that have come before us faced the same temptations and challenges we face today."As the media hype reaches its exalted crescendo, Swedes are being forced to take a stand on the issue and many it seems are finding that when pushed they can't stand up for the decidedly unmodern values that all monarchies, constitutional or otherwise, represent, as well as the decidedly irrational arguments used to defend them," writes Peter Vinthagen Simpson in the Swedish newspaper, The Local. "Congratulations to Crown Princess Victoria & now Prince Daniel of Sweden on their nuptials.Here's to allowing commoners into the gene pool," writes Johnny Gotham on Twitter.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.The wedding became an epic date on the royal calendar.Hundreds of dukes, earls, kings, and princesses descended on Stockholm in recent days, many by yacht.After the wedding, the newlyweds made their way by horse and carriage to a wedding reception hosted by her father, Carl Gustav, whose lineage dates back to when Prince Jean-Baptise Bernadotte of France (renamed Karl Johan) became the monarch in 1810, after Sweden lost the Finnish War in 1809.The Swedish monarch has no formal state powers, but can – and does – influence the people by the sheer profile of the position. And so, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria had her prince, a commoner in the guise of handsome gym trainer Daniel Westling.The Swedish royal wedding at Stockholm Cathedral on Saturday, with 8,000 soldiers and police patrolling rose-draped streets, sealed in matrimony the biggest palace love story since British Prince Charles and Diana tied the knot in 1981.