Friday, March 4, 2016

Council meeting and TeDeum in honor of Prince Oscar Carl Olof.

On 03 March, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the name and full title of the newborn Prince at a council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

His Royal Highness Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skåne
The Prince is named Carl after his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Olof after his grandfather Olle Westling (tho it's Prince Daniel's first name too).

During the morning's cabinet meeting, at the Royal Palace, Stewardess Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke, Marshall of the Realm Svante Lindqvist and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told more about how the birth "witnessing" went.

  1. Urban Ahlin described newborn little Oscar as "exceptionally cute," 
  2. He is very well behaved and did not say a word during the witness confirmation.
  3. The Prince has dark hair.
  4. He has very "delicate features," according to Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke.
  5. And cute little ears!

The traditional 21-gun salute was given after the King announced the name of the Prince. The last duke of Skåne was King Gustav VI Adolf (1882–1973) .

The King, Queen, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill attended the TeDeum in honor of the birth of Prince Oscar at the Royal Chapel afterwards, members of the official Sweden and Court staff also attended.

Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT
The TeDeum is an old church ceremony, the royal connection occurs at major key events in the royal family: baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

More photos: 1, 2, 3

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