|Engagement of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling|
|Location||The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Date||24 February 2009|
|v • d • e|
Crown Princess Victoria is the oldest daughter and child of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She has a younger brother, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland and a younger sister, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.
Daniel Westling was born in Örebro, Stockholm, as the elder brother of Anna Söderström.
Press release Edit
Today, Tuesday 24 February 2009, the engagement between Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling was announced at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
After His Majesty The King of Sweden had given his consent to the marriage between the Crown Princess and Mr. Westling, His Majesty, in accordance with the procedures set out in the Swedish Constitution, requested the agreement by the Swedish Government, which was subsequently communicated to His Majesty in connection with an information council held at the Royal Palace today.
The wedding is planned to take place in the early summer of 2010. In connection with the wedding Mr. Westling will be invested with the title Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. The question of residence for the Crown Princess and her future consort is subject to further consideration. Some different alternatives are being examined.
The Announcement Edit
Swedish media have often speculated about upcoming engagements and marriages for Victoria. On 24 February 2009, rumors that wedding plans were imminent became particularly intense preceding an information council between the King and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Under the terms of the Swedish Act of Succession, the government, if requested by the King, must approve a marriage of a Prince or Princess of Sweden. Otherwise, the prince or princess loses his or her right to the throne. Later that day, it was confirmed that permission had been granted and that Victoria would marry Daniel Westling in the summer of 2010. The wedding date was set in Stockholm Cathedral for 19 June 2010, the 34th anniversary of her parents' marriage and the 11th anniversary of her brother and sister-in-law`s marriage.
Meeting with the press Edit
Media was invited to meet with the Crown Princess and Mr. Daniel Westling on the same day at 17.00 hours in Princess Sibylla's Apartment at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.