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A closer look at the wedding secrets of Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling

17 MARCH 2010

With just over two months left to go until the big day, royal watchers around the world are desperate for details of Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling's wedding day. 

Little is known still about the June 19 ceremony, which will be the Swedish wedding of the year.

What has been confirmed is that the happy day will be a true national celebration for all, with a rock concert on the eve of the wedding and an Opera gala for those who find themselves in the Scandinavian country on June 17. 





The princess wants to share her happiness with all – giant TV screens will broadcast the wedding in areas all over Sweden. And a multitude of commemorative memorabilia, including coins, bracelets and plates has been released.

Without doubt, the most closely guarded secret of any bride-to-be is her wedding dress. The gown Victoria has chosen for her big day is top secret, and in the absence of any official announcements, there are a number of rumours.

Some say it has a romantic full skirt, others a traditional veil and pronounced neckline. Clearly the future queen isn't lacking in ideas or proposals from designers around the world, though her final decision isn't known.

Whatever she does choose will no doubt be a resounding success, ensured by the help and guidance of her new personal stylist Tub Torqvist – a former movie fashion assistant – whom she appointed a few weeks ago.

The style expert's presence on a recent trip with Victoria to the most exclusive fashion houses of Paris has led the Swedish press to speculate that the 32-year-old royal will choose a French designer, rather than a Swedish one, for her bridal gown.

Not only would this pay homage to her family's French roots – they are part of the Bernadotte dynasty which dates back to the time of Napoleon – but would follow in the footsteps of her mother Silvia. The Swedish queen – who married on the same date 34 years ago in the same church her daughter will tie the knot – wore a beautiful tailored ivory gown by Marc Bohan for Dior.

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