Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Off Topic: Crown Princess Victoria Announced Engagement Today!

Photo credit: Dana Press/Scanpix


The Swedish Royal Family officially announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling earlier today. This is breaking news here in Sweden, it's all over the TV and radio channels all the time; and it deserves the attention. These two have been an unofficial couple for 7 years, so I think it's wonderful news that they have finally decided to get married! Also, Victoria turns 32 this year, so it's about time :D
The marriage will take place sometime next spring/early summer.
Daniel is "a man of the people" as it's described here, meaning he isn't Royal by blood. He is from a little Swedish town, he's a gym owner and an entrepreneur, so while some thinks it's controversial, most people welcome the engagement.
I know I sure do. Oh; love really does conquer everything! Can you tell I'm going a little sentimental here? When watching the press conference earlier, I almost started crying... :)



Photo credit: SVT

Photo credit: SVT

Photo credit: Hovet

The King and the Queen, with Victoria and Daniel

Photo credit: Hovet

Photo credit: Dana Press/Scanpix



For those of you who'd like to watch the official announcement from the Royal Family can see it here.
It's in Swedish, of course, but can still be interesting and fun to watch even for those of you who don't speak Swedish.


Hope to see you all soon :)

5 comments:

kopf said...

I saw it on the news here in denmark today. seems like they've been together forever- good to see them finally showing their love.

Nixxy said...

Aw, that's lovely! Nice to see her happy after everything she went though in her younger years with her illness.
He looks a bit like Dwight from the US version of "The Office" with those glasses, though!
Hope Princess Mary goes to the wedding to represent Oz and Denmark. Victoria was at hers if I remember correctly.

Vanessa said...

Kopf, I totally agree with you; seems like they've been together forever, so it's great to see this engagement finally take place.

Nixxy; you're well educated; I'm impressed :D
I have to look up who this Dwight person is, I have no idea but now you've made me curious.
I'm sure Mary will be there; she's gorgeous by the way!

Shades Of U said...

Aww they look fabulous together! :)

Vanessa said...

Hi!
They really do, don't they?
Nice to see you here; I adore your blog :)