Princess engaged to New Yorker banker
STOCKHOLM - The Associated Press
Madeleine and her American-British boyfriend Christopher O’Neill announced their engagement on the royal palace website on Oct 25. AP photoAnother royal wedding beckons in Europe: This time it is Sweden’s Princess Madeleine who is getting ready to tie the knot. Madeleine and her U.S.-British boyfriend Christopher O’Neill announced their engagement on the royal palace website yesterday.
The 30-year-old Madeleine is the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three children and is fourth in line to the throne.
The tabloid Expressen reported early Thursday that O’Neill, a 38-year-old financier she met in New York, had proposed to the princess, and the couple confirmed the news in a brief video clip posted on the royal website.
“Chris proposed to me in New York at the start of October, and we are very happy,” Madeleine said in the video, which was recorded on Oct 24 at the Drottningholm Palace.