Victoria and Daniel name the day

Crown Princess Victoria will marry fiancé Daniel Westling on 19th June 2010, the Royal Court has announced. The wedding will take place in Storkyrkan, Stockholm's cathedral, which is located next to the Royal Palace.

Victoria and Daniel name the day

The princess and Westling announced their engagement last month, sparking huge media interest. Once married, Westling will take the title Prince Daniel, Duke of Västra Götaland.

June 19th has something of a pedigree as a royal wedding day in Sweden. Victoria’s mother walked out of the same church as Queen Silvia on 19th June 1976, having tied the knot with King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Earlier monarchs in the Bernadotte dynasty also chose 19th June for their nuptials. On that date in 1823, Crown Prince Oskar – later King Oskar I – married Josefina of Leuchtenberg. Crown Prince Karl, later Karl XV, married Lovisa of the Netherlands on 19th June 1850. In addition, June 19th 1857 saw the arrival in Sweden from Germany of Prince Oskar, later Oskar II, following his marriage there to Sofia of Nassau.

The palace’s statement did not reveal who will conduct Victoria and Daniel’s ceremony, but the Church of Sweden’s Archbishop traditionally takes the role.

The statement said that planning for the big day was continuing under the supervision of Major General Håkan Pettersson, head of the King’s military staff and official wedding coordinator.


Danish queen out of hospital after back surgery

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II was discharged from hospital on Thursday after back surgery last week though a full recovery is expected to last months, the Danish Royal House announced.

Danish queen out of hospital after back surgery

The 82-year-old, Europe’s longest reigning monarch, underwent a “major” back operation last Wednesday at Rigshospitalet, the country’s largest

“The medical team responsible for the operation and the subsequent hospitalisation is satisfied with the process and with The Queen’s condition,”
the court said in a statement.

The Danish monarch is now staying at her palace in Amalienborg and will undergo “a lengthy physical rehabilitation process, which may extend over the
next few months”, the court warned.

Crown Prince Frederik will “continue as regent for the time being.”

The palace had already announced that a number of events in its official programme would be postponed, cancelled or attended by other members of the
royal family as a result of her operation.

The exact nature of the operation has not been specified. The queen had undergone a lumbar canal operation 20 years ago.

The queen, who was widowed in 2018, is extremely popular in Denmark. More than 80 percent of Danes say they support the monarchy, with thousands turning out to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the throne last year.