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Royal wedding day procession announced

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Royal wedding day procession announced
The royal couple pictured in January 2015. Photo: TT
08:45 CET+01:00
Late night dancing and a horse and cart procession around Stockholm are among the latest details revealed about the upcoming wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist by the Swedish Royal Court.
The wedding schedule will get underway on Friday June 12th, when the couple's friends and family will be invited to a private evening dinner, a statement from the Swedish Royal Court has announced. 
 
The following day, Saturday June 13th, a legally binding church service will take place in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Place in Stockholm, starting at 4.30pm.
 
After the ceremony, the bride and groom are set to take part in a horse and carriage procession around Stockholm, passing through areas in the city centre including the island of Skeppsbron and Regeringsgatan, Nybrokajen and Logården in the capital's old town (Gamla Stan).
 
When the couple arrive at Logården they will be greeted by a 21 gun salute by Sweden's military. This will be followed by a military parade in Stockholm.
 
The royal family is then set to host a banquet for guests, followed by dancing in Karl XI's Gallery in the Royal Palace.
 
 
Sweden’s most famous bachelor Prince Carl Philip, 35, announced his engagement to Sofia Hellqvist, 30, in June 2014.
 
Hellqvist is a fashion model who has posed in men’s magazines and participated in scandalous reality TV series Paradise Hotel.
 
Their wedding is set to take place around the same time as another huge event for the royal family, the birth of Crown Princess Madeleine's baby.
 
Earlier this month the Queen let slip to Swedish and Finnish media that the child was due during June, whereas previous statements from the royal family had mentioned only a "summer" birth.
 
"We look forward to it so much and also to the wedding in June," she said and added she hoped the two royal events will not clash.
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