Today the newest member of the Swedish royal family was baptized. I should try to keep up with current events better, or I will miss out on these things!
However, after we watched it I noticed the news was all over the newsstands:
I should pay more attention and be more curious.
The baptism (Dop pa svenska) was broadcasted live from the Roayl chapel in Stockholm at noon today. We watched it in our SFI class so I was not able to get any photos to post. It was a perfect day for the event, not only is Little Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary three months old tomorrow, but the weather was perfect. We were amazed at how calm and collected she was behaving, not a single noise as they sat in the beautiful church and listened to music and speeches. Not even as the holy water washed over her head or when the King adorned her with the royal sash did she squirm or fidget like most other babies would. It’s as though she already knows she is a princess and must behave in front of the public ever watching eye. The only baby-like thing she did was fall asleep half way through, but even then woke up without any crankiness when it was time for photos.
The long beautiful white dress she wore was the same baptism outfit many other royal members have worn for generations since 1906. Many people attending were princes and princesses of Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands. After the ceremony there was a cannon salute.
The way she was held and presented after the ceremony reminded me of The Lion King. You could hear the women in the class giggling and ‘awwing’ whenever the camera focused on the Princess instead of the church, musicians, priest or guests. Princess Estelle will surely capture the attention of the public as she continues to grow. Every so often a new official photo of her cuteness is released: