Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweden's Crown Princess to Wed in 2010

-- WikiNews

On February 24th the Swedish Royal Court announced that the Crown Princess Victoria was to be married in 2010 to her boyfriend and former fitness trainer Daniel Westling. Victoria, 31, and Daniel, 35, have been in an relationship for 7 years. Since the wedding is to be held in the summer of 2010 it gives the court 18 months to prepare, contemplate the wedding dress of Victoria, and complete the guest-list – which will include Europe and the world's most prominent guests.

According to the Swedish constitution, Victoria must ask for the kings approval for the marriage, who then has to call a cabinet council where the government gives its approval. This was done expediently on Tuesday morning, just before the court announced the engagement.

After the wedding, Daniel will be given the title of Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, but he will not be in line to succeed the Swedish throne. This is because of the fact that Daniel is of neither royal or noble ancestry.

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