Saturday, Crown Princess Victoria married commoner Daniel Westling at the Stockholm Cathedral in Sweden. The couple met when he became her personal trainer; Westling, 36, manages several gyms in the capital city.
The four-day royal celebration continued Saturday when the couple exchanged vows, followed with a wedding banquet that was hosted by the king and queen. 1,200 guests from around the world were invited to the royal palace event, and the festivities will cost $2.5 million dollars, half of which will be paid by taxpayers.
Princess Victoria, 32, is the oldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
The couple has been engaged for about a year. Westling is now officially called Prince Daniel, Duke of Vaestergoetland.
“I’m learning a lot of things ranging from political science to historia, and also here ‘in house,’ so to speak, there are a lot of things that happen,” Westling said. “I want to understand how this organization is set up and how tasks are carried out.”
“The queen’s main task is to support the king, and in my case, it is to support the crown princess, in their very important work,” he said. “If I can do it in the same way the queen does, I would be more than satisfied. That is my goal long term.”
Scroll down to see beautiful photos of the four-day wedding celebration of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.
Sweden has been preparing for the Royal wedding for quite some time, and has hoped that it brings tourists from around the world. See the video below to see the couple exchanging vows.
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Source: The Associated Press and CNN
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