|Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill's engagement, |
We can expect more wedding bells ringing. A little less than a week after the fairy tale wedding of Grand Duke Guillaume and Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg, the Royal Court in Sweden had officially announced the engagement of Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill. The couple are expected to tie the knot in the summer of 2013.
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf “had given his consent to the marriage between Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill, His Majesty requested the approval by the Swedish Government, in accordance with the procedures set out in the Swedish Constitution,” reports the official website of the Swedish Royal Family.
Princess Madeleine is the third child and youngest daughter of King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia. She was born on June 10, 1982 and was baptized Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine. The Princess, also Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland, graduated in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, ethnology and modern history. Prior to that, he also studied English in London (2001), Introduction to Swedish Law (2002), as well as trained for European Computer Driving Licence. In 2007, she studied child psychology at the University of Stockholm. The Princess is an avid equestrienne, as well as a patron of numerous charities and organizations, both in Sweden and around the world.
Mr. O’Neill was born on June 27, 1974 to Paul and Eva Maria O’Neill. He holds dual citizenship, both in the US and Great Britain. He graduated Bachelor in International Relations at the Boston University, while he finished his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Columbia Business School in New York. O’Neill worked at various financial firms before becoming a partner and research head at Noster Capital, an investment firm which operates in London and New York.