Swedish Crown Princess’ fairytale wedding with ex fitness trainer

March 29th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 29 (ANI): Swedish Crown Princess Victoria will tie the knot with her former personal trainer this year, it has been announced.

The heiress apparent to the throne will marry Daniel Westling, belonging to a lower-middle class background, on June 19 at the Stockholm Cathedral.

The event will be marked with a three-day celebration that will see performances by renowned celebrities.

The cream of the country’s glitterati along with royalty from across Europe is expected to make the guest list.

After the ceremony, the 31-year-old daughter of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, along with her groom will head to Stockholm’s royal palace, where they will greet the crowd and have a customary kiss on the balcony.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said the wedding would draw plenty tourists and give a boost to the country internationally.

Meanwhile, historian Herman Lindqvist also suggested the same result would be achieved for the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, which will enter its 200th year in 2010.

“It will create a lot of happiness in the current state of doom and gloom,” the Daily Express quoted Lindqvist as saying.

“Nowadays Sweden is a country where you have equality between the sexes. Women marry the man they love, not whoever their father considers suitable,” Lindqvist added. (ANI)

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