Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Madeleine and Chris: the honeymoon

Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, is reporting that Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill have left the country.

The reception continued well into the wee hours of the morning -- and the music did not stop until 5 am.   The Princess and her husband were smuggled out of Drottningholm on Sunday, slipping out of the palace unnoticed on Sunday, and were driven to the airport in an unmarked car. 

Their trip to the airport was carried out in great secrecy.  The first stop was the United Kingdom, but where the couple flew after this is not known.  The palace won't even confirm or deny that the couple have left Sweden.   "The honeymoon is private.  So it is not something we will comment on," said palace spokesman Bertil Ternert.

Noted Swedish royal expert Roger Lundgren believes the couple are in the Caribbean.  "My guess is that the destination will be swimming and sunbathing, maybe in the Caribbean in a place where they can be alone.  Chris has wealthy friends so it is conceivable that they may have been lent a house in warmer climes," according to Aftonbladet.

  Update:  the newlyweds are in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

He also spoke to several members of the Royal Family, who, according to Lundgren, are very fond of Madeleine's new husband.

During the reception, Chris O'Neill spoke eloquently and emotionally about is late father, Paul, who died in 2004.  "If he were here now, he would love Madeleine almost as much as I love her." 

King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip also gave speeches during the reception.

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