Well, it seems that Princess Madeleine very tactfully waited until after the royal wedding in Luxembourg to announce that she is engaged to Chris O’Neill, her boyfriend of two years. So we have another royal wedding to look forward to!This was a a very well orchestrated announcement, with the royal family’s official website publishing engagement pictures and and an interview with the two of them.
The engagement pictures are a bit Wills and Kate-like, no?
A little more relaxed here. Looks like a lovely vintage inspired diamond ring:
And the white shirt photo:
In addition, there is a video of a very composed Madeleine speaking in Swedish, followed by Chris chiming in with his bit. She really sounds so much like her older sister Crown Princess Victoria. They have the same measured manner. Chris is both American and British and has a British accent. When he speaks he says that he has been learning some Swedish and then he says a few words in the language. They seem very excited.
Check it out on the Royal Family’s website here.
The couple met in New York, where Madeleine moved after calling of her prior engagement back in 2010. Here she is with her previous fiance, who turned out to be quite a cad.
In the summer of 2011, she brought Chris along to the wedding of her good friend Natalie. We did a post on that, which you can read here.
He also more recently joined Madeleine in Sweden for Princess Estelle’s christening.
In the interview Princess Madeleine says that “For the time being we will continue to live in New York due to both of our current obligations. However, we will not exclude the possibility of moving to Sweden in due course.”
They also share that the wedding will take place this upcoming summer in Sweden. Chris will have a lot to live up to when it comes to his groom’s speech! Remember Prince Daniel’s speech? So good!
Congratulations to Madeleine and Chris!