Royal wedding bells are set to ring out in the summer of 2013, as Princess Madeleine of Sweden–the youngest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia– announces her engagement to her Prince Charming, British-American banker Christopher O’Neill.
The couple– whose love story began with an introduction by mutual friends two years ago– stepped in front of the camera at Drottningholm Palace to unveil the happy news of the early October betrothal, which took place in New York.
In an interview posted on the official website of the Swedish royal family, the bride-to-be– who is fourth in line to the Swedish throne and works for the World Childhood Foundation– spoke glowingly of her fiance, stating: “For me it started with a great friendship. We share the same humor and we have a lot of fun together. Christopher opened up my heart, he is my soul mate.”
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