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Sweden in mourning: A shadow over the baptism of Estelle

Princess Victoria of Sweden has to celebrate the baptism of sweet Estelle without great-uncle Carl Johan.
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Baptism ceremony in danger?

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (34) mourns the loss of her great-uncle Carl Johan Count Bernadotte, who died at the age of 95.

This death overshadowed inevitably the christening ceremony for heir to the throne Estelle on May 22, because now Sweden's royal family once wears black, as well as the royals in Denmark. For obvious reasons: Carl Johan was not only a direct uncle of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (66), but also of Queen Margrethe of Denmark (72). Her mother Ingrid was Carl Johann's sister.

To commemorate the esteemed in both countries noblemen in Bastad (Schonen) are expected next Monday next to King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia (68), Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip Queen Margrethe with Prince Henrik.

In Sweden, the absence of Princess Madeleine (29), who, it is said, does not want to fly in extra from New York.

It is unclear whether Queen Silvia (she was currently on official business with Madeleine in New York) under these circumstances now on Saturday in the castle Hohenschwangau (Bavaria) at the wedding of Princess Felipa of Bavaria (daughter of ex-racing driver Prince Poldi) and Christian Dienst like to participate. The fact that the queen comes as a good friend of the family of Bavaria, was speculated in the apron violently But now could have changed the situation due to the bereavement.

By the way - there is one more thing that could overshadow Estelle's baptismal celebrations: Princess Lilian (96), Victoria's favorite great-aunt, has been weak and ill for some time now. Supposedly she does not get much of anything that happens in the world. But if she learns of the death of her brother-in-law, it could dramatically worsen her condition. A second death would then inevitably lead to a postponement of the baptism of Estelle .