It’s Sweden’s wedding of the century. When Crown Princess Victoria marries Daniel Westling at Stockholm’s Storkyrkan Cathedral on Saturday, it will be both a private affair and a spectacular state occasion.
The wedding itself is open to invited guests only, but SVT will be screening the entire ceremony at 3:25pm. The programming will be available wherever you are in the world and will be shown on big screens all around the carriage procession route.
The ceremony will be followed by a carriage procession through Stockholm, from the church, over Norrbro, up Sveavägen, down Kungsgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan, down Strandvägen and over to Djurgården. From there, the couple will take the Royal Barge Vasaordern (pictured above during the visit of Emperor Akihito of Japan) across the water back to the palace.
Twenty bands – 19 military and one civilian – will provide music as the royal couple’s cortège makes its way round.
The Local will be carrying live television coverage of the procession for everyone situated in the Nordic Region.
The Local’s reporters will be there on the route and will be blogging as it happens.
If you can get into Stockholm, you can stand anywhere along the route. The best views will be around Skeppsholmen and Norrbro, where you will get a chance of seeing the Crown Princess and newly minted Prince Daniel twice. A map of the route is below, showing exactly where The Local’s reporters will be standing:
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Timetable for the Royal Wedding Day:
3pm – Guests arrive at Storkyrkan.
3:30pm – Wedding ceremony starts. Crown Princess Victoria is led into the church by her father, King Carl Gustaf.
4:40pm – The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel leave the church and enter their carriage to start their procession through Stockholm.
ca 5:10pm – The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel leave their carriage at Vasakajen on Djurgården and enter the Royal Barge Vasaordern, in which they will be rowed across the harbour to the Royal Palace.
ca: 5:35pm – A flypast by the Swedish Air Force.
6pm – The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel arrive on Skeppsbron, in front of the Royal Palace, where they will be met by their families and guests of honour, and a musical tribute will be performed.
8pm – Wedding banquet at the Royal Palace.