Baptism of a princess

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The gliterrati descended on Stockholm for the baptism of Swedish Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, future heir to the throne.

Estelle is the first royal birth for the Swedes in 30 years.

Attracting blanket media coverage the event diverted attention from recent royal scandals.

Around 400 guests attended the christening of the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel which was performed by archbishop Anders Wejryd.

Members of the Norwegian, Danish and Dutch royal families as well as representatives from Sweden’s Nordic neighbours Finland and Iceland attended the christening as did Swedish government officials, headed my Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Hundreds of people had gathered outside the palace in central Stockholm to catch a glimpse of the royals.

Victoria and husband Daniel, a former gym owner and Victoria’s personal trainer, captured hearts with a fairy-tale romance and were wed in a glittering ceremony in 2010.