"Somebody please listen to me about that Mary creature!!"
Sweet little Princess Estelle was baptised today in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Depending on your read of the political structure in Sweden, the future queen or future gym empire heiress was sprinkled with water from Öland and joined the family of Christians in a noble ceremony that put the Danish heir's baptism to shame, style-wise. The Order of the Seraphim was bestowed on the little one, she was laid in an 18th century cradle next to the receiving line in a gown from 1906, and kept a skeptical look on her face during the entire service. She knows she got f*cked in the royal godmama department. She knows she's sharing breathing space with Unca Carl Philip's Snake Girl. She knows Unca Derfie hit on Auntie Madde, not recognising her with dark hair.
Yrma wore her flying saucer hat from Monaco that she bought to wear to Will and Kate's wedding, except that she didn't get an invitation; a gold Chanel quilted bag that signals her middle-age; a gold dress she wore on an official visit to Romania to get fresh gypsy wiglets; and a white coat from her large collection. She was fidgety, lost and wholly self-conscious as a high level guest with an actual role as spiritual advisor to this young princess. Madde looked elegant, pretty and happy; her dark hair is very flattering to her blue eyes and complexion and Mr. O'Neil is clearly flattering to her spirit. Maxima was true to her source and rocked a bright red suit and wonderful turban hat with some misguided stripper pumps. Sweet Mathilde looked great, too, in shimmery, dark neutrals.
Victoria must know that having Cousin Derf as a godparent would only lead to embarrassing waterworks and Daniel's discomfort knowing Fred's love for Victoria. She must also have a sense that asking the Crown Princess of Denmark instead of the future king signals the impending end to the Danish monarchy. Poor Mary. She thinks it's because she's a wonderful role model. Nah. Just favours to Daisy & Daniel and keeping Fred's tears from staining the baby's dress.
Video, Part 1: SVT
Video, Part 2: SVT
Official Photos: Kugahuset
Photo Gallery: BT
Photo Gallery: NWT
Princess Christina and husband Tord Magnusson
Princesses Margretha, Désirée and Birgitta
Hereditary Grand-Duke Guillaume and fiancée Stéphanie de Lannoy
Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe
Yrma and Crown Prince Haakon who wisely wore sterile gloves in Madam's presence
Princess Maxima, Derf and Princess Madeleine
This is not a face that will age well
Photos: Henrik Montgomery