• Sofia Hellqvist shines at gala dinner just days before wedding

    Hundreds of guests and millions of TV viewers will be tuning in to watch Sofia Hellqvist marry her Prince Charming next weekend, but the beautiful model has shown no signs of pre-wedding nerves. Sofia was among those who attended a royal gala dinner on Monday night, where she joined her fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Making an extremely elegant appearance, Sofia oozed confidence as she helped welcome the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, to Stockholm. The bride-to-be donned a black evening number that featured a full ruffled skirt and an embroidered floral bodice. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Sofia Hellqvist made

  • The Queen goes horse riding ahead of 62nd anniversary of her coronation

    The Queen has sat on the British throne for 62 years, but throughout her reign, she has still found time to keep up her hobbies. On Monday, the day before the anniversary of her coronation, the royal was pictured enjoying one of her favourite pastimes since childhood – horse riding. Sporting her usual mac and jodphurs, the Queen looked in her element and delighted to be doing what she loves best. The royal, 89, covered her hair in a silk scarf, the accessory she can often be seen wearing when off duty. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The Queen had her first

  • Princess Amalia of Luxembourg is the star of new family portraits ahead of first birthday

    On June 15, Princess Amalia of Luxembourg will celebrate her first birthday, and to mark the special occasion, a new set of portraits have been released. Featuring the young princess and her parents, Prince Félix and Princess Claire, the pictures show how much little Amalia has grown. CLICK ON PICTURES FOR FULL GALLERY Prince Félix and Princess Claire are the picture of happiness in the new family portraits In one snap, Amalia can be seen looking into the camera lens, while her mother, Claire, places a tender kiss on her cheek. Both Claire and Félix are dressed casually - Claire in a nearly

  • Sofia Hellqvist and fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden open parliament together

    In one of their first big events together, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, 35, and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist, 29, helped open Swedish parliament earlier this month. The pair were joined by Carl Philip's father, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, and his sister Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.Sofia charmed onlookers wearing a smart black dress with a pleated peplum, and a black and white clutch bag. The princess-to-be looked calm and happy with her future family at the annual event.Sofia, who first met her charming prince in 2009, has been invited to

  • Like Duchess Kate, soon-to-be Swedish royal Sofia Hellqvist opts for lace

    When the eyes of the world are on you, there are worse people to consider taking style tips from than the Duchess of Cambridge.On Tuesday, Sofia Hellqvist, the fiancée of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, made her grand debut at a gala dinner with her royal beau and her outfit seemed a little familiar.The former model took royal watchers by surprise when she arrived at the palace in Stockholm, on the arm of her future husband, and was wearing a dress strikingly similar to the Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress Duchess Kate wore when she watched the Royal Variety Performance in London the week before.Sofia, 29, looked sensational

  • Sofia Hellqvist on Swedish royal family: 'I felt welcome since day one'

    Just five months shy of her royal wedding to fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden on June 13, Sofia Hellqvist opened up in a new revealing interview. Sofia was quite candid during the interview Sitting down with her fiancé for the documentary, The Year with the Royal Family , the former model, 30, discussed her first time meeting King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and denied being treated coldly by her future-in-laws. She explained, “It has been speculated that I wasn’t embraced by the family, but it was the opposite.” Sofia described that she met them at Solliden Palace where they had a “charming lunch” and was

  • Could pregnant Princess Madeleine miss brother Prince Carl Philip's wedding?

    A royal baby and a royal wedding are two of the most exciting things. But when they fall at the same time? Well, it could potentially be a royal pain.According to Queen Silvia of Sweden, her daughter Princess Madeleine is set to give birth in June, which is the same month that her son Prince Carl Philip is set to marry Sofia Hellqvist. Princess Mdaeleine is due to give birth to her second child Photo: Getty Images With the dates so close together, it's possible the Princess, pregnant with her and husband Chris O'Neill's second child, will not be able to attend the June

  • New details given about Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist's wedding

    The excitement is mounting as Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is under three months away from marrying his love Sofia Hellqvist. The couple has been gearing up for their royal wedding which has been set for June 13. Now, the Swedish royal palace has revealed more details of the celebration.At 4:30 pm on the Saturday, the ceremony will take place in the royal chapel of the palace in Stockholm. After the church ceremony, Carl Philip and Sofia will make their first public appearance as newlyweds, traveling in procession by horse and carriage.Sofia and Prince Carl Philip will marry in

  • Swedish royal wedding will be televised

    When Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist marry on June 13, the couple will say "I do" in front of their close family and friends and other members of European royal families. The average Swede will, however, also be able to celebrate the couple's big day. The Swedish royal palace has confirmed that the wedding will be broadcast on TV. Sveriges Television will cover the day's events, just like the channel did back in 2010 when Carl Philip's older sister Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling. The protocol was also followed at the nuptials of Princess Madeleine to Christopher

  • Sofia Hellqvist's bachelorette party with Princess Victoria of Sweden

    It's only a matter of weeks before Sofia Hellqvist marries Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, and so naturally, the bride-to-be celebrated her last days as a singleton with a bachelorette party. Sofia was joined by her two sisters and close friends, and one very important guest, her future sister-in-law Crown Princess Victoria. According to local Swedish press, Sofia was whisked away to Hatuna Stenus over the weekend. The ultra-lavish mansion sits on the banks of Lake Mälaren, about an hour west of Stockholm. Sofia, clad in her favorite deep purple bikini, was pictured living it up with her nearest and dearest

  • Sofia Hellqvist shares special moment with Princess Leonore

    It will become official in just over a month, but there was no doubt that Sofia Hellqvist is already one of the family when she joined the Swedish royals for King Carl XVI Gustaf's birthday on Thursday. Prince Carl Philip's fiancée beamed as she joined her future in-laws at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, even taking her turn to hold little Princess Leonore during the celebrations. Dressed in an elegant navy lace dress under a chic cream coat and matching heels, Sofia helped out her pregnant sister-in-law-to-be Princess Madeleine by holding Leonore during the outdoor ceremony. Sofia offered Madeleine a helping

  • Prince Carl Philip 'kidnapped' for surprise bachelor party weekend

    Prince Carl Philip has been busy making last-minute arrangements for his upcoming wedding, but one thing he didn't plan on was being whisked off to Greece for a surprise bachelor party weekend. On Thursday, the groom-to-be was "kidnapped" by his closest friends to celebrate his final days as a single man. The Swedish royal, whose bags had been secretly been packed by his future wife Sofia Hellqvist, was spotted with a group of his pals at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport boarding a flight to Athens. Prince Carl Philip, who is due to marry Sofia Hellqvist this summer, has said goodbye to single

  • Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist share special wedding request

    Wondering what to get a prince and his bride for their wedding day? Well, for Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist's upcoming wedding in June, the couple have specified exactly what they would like for their special day. Carl Philip and Sofia have kindly requested that any gifts be made in the form of a charitable donation to the Prince Couple's Foundation, which they have set up specifically for the wedding. The foundation aims to promote and support children and youth in care and educational settings, according to the palace's official website.New photos show Sofia Hellqvist and Prince

  • Sofia Hellqvist on fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden: 'He's my best friend'

    The royal wedding countdown is on! In just a few weeks, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, one of Europe’s most beloved bachelors, will be off the market when he marries reality-TV star Sofia Hellqvist — and if the couple's latest comments are anything to go by, we can expect to see quite the romantic display when they tie the knot on June 13. “I feel extremely confident, stable and balanced when Sofia is by my side, and I’ve felt that way from the beginning,” Prince Carl Philip, 36, told Swedish channel TV4 in an interview to be aired just before

  • Future Swedish royal Sofia Hellqvist's fashion cues from Kate Middleton

    Similar to Kate Middleton in 2011, all eyes will be on Sofia Hellqvist in just two weeks when she weds Sweden's Prince Carl Philip. Aside from marrying princes, the two ladies have a lot more in common as well. Royal fans have been keen to see the fashion choices Sofia has made since her engagement to Carl Philip was announced in October 2014. It seems that Kate, who has effortlessly transformed into the perfect princess since her wedding day in April 2011, has influenced and inspired Sofia's style in the run-up to her new role. Kate and Sofia have similar complexions

  • Princes William and Harry mingle with Hollywood A-listers after playing polo

    Prince William and his brother Prince Harry enjoyed some bonding time with each other – and Hollywood celebrities from Samuel L. Jackson to Chris Hemsworth – as they played in the glamorous Audi Polo Challenge over the weekend. The two British Princes were seen laughing together while they showed off their horsemanship in London's Coworth Park, where they took to the field in aid of three charities: Centre Point, Child Bereavement UK and WellChild. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR A GALLERY OF THE ROYALS AND STARS Princes William and Harry enjoyed a day out together at the Audi Polo Challenge

  • Icona Pop set to open for One Direction after playing Swedish royal wedding

    Icona Pop, who had a number one dance hit with "I Love It," are in for a busy summer. Not only have the duo been confirmed as the opening act for One Direction’s U.S. tour, they’re also set to perform at the Swedish royal wedding on June 13. Icona Pop had a huge hit with "I Love It" Photo: Getty Images The pop group, who hit the charts in 2012 with "I Love It" ft. Charli XCX, will be joining another dance act, DJ Avicii, to entertain the royal guests as Prince Carl Philip of Sweden marries reality TV star

  • Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist talk love at first sight and 'princess school'

    It's less than two weeks to go before Prince Carl Philip of Sweden marries his longtime love, reality TV star and model Sofia Hellqvist. And in the run-up to the royal wedding, the couple have spoken about their love – and recalled the moment they first set eyes on each other.Sofia and her prince charming first met during a lunch with mutual friends, with Sofia calling the meeting "love at first sight." "The first thing I noticed about Carl Philip was that he seemed very humble," Sofia told Swedish channel TV 4 in a joint interview with her future

  • Sofia Hellqvist joins Sweden's King and Queen at Palace gala

    Hundreds of guests and millions will be tuning in to watch Sofia Hellqvist marry her Prince Charming on June 13, but the beautiful model has shown no signs of pre-wedding nerves. Sofia was among those who attended a royal gala dinner on Monday night, where she joined her handsome fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.Showing that she's already well prepared for her upcoming role as princess, she was graceful and confident alongside her future husband and in-laws, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as she helped welcome the President of India Pranab Mukherjee to Stockholm.CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR