Swedish princess to marry American next June

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s royal family says Princess Madeleine’s wedding will take place on Saturday, June 8, at the Royal Palace chapel in downtown Stockholm.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s youngest daughter was engaged to U.S.-British boyfriend Christopher O’Neill, a 38-year-old New York banker, in late October. The 30-year-old Madeleine is fourth in line to the Swedish throne.

The royal family’s chief spokesman Bertil Tenert said Sunday that wedding organizers will now start planning details of the nuptials. He added that Madeleine’s wedding will be smaller than Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding two years ago in Stockholm.

The Swedish royal family has only ceremonial duties, such as supporting charities and promoting Swedish businesses.

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