Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist 'excited' to confirm date of summer wedding

Royal watchers can look forward to a beautiful summer wedding for Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist.

Two years after his sister Princess Madeleine's fairytale nuptials the family will gather again in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm's Royal Palace on 13 June 2015.

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry on 13 June 2015

"We look forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is very beautiful," said the couple in statement on the palace Facebook page. "It's a great day for us and we are very excited."

The news was announced with a photo of the smitten couple holding hands as they did throughout an interview marking their engagement.

It was a black and white image taken from an official set marking their betrothal, which drew comparisons to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from the colour of Sofia's dress to her hairstyle.

Prince Carl Philip has been dating Sofia since 2010

June's ceremony will take place almost a year after the dashing Prince's proposal. Carl Philip woke Sofia up to ask for her hand in marriage, admitting he was so nervous he'd hardly slept.

In their interview, his brunette love talked about her surprise to have found lasting happiness with the royal.

"Some people said we clicked from the start," said Sofia. "But I could never believe it would end like this. Everyone who knows Carl Philip notices at once that he is an incredibly humble, warm and kind person. The more I got to know him, the more my love for him grew."

Princess Madeleine's wildly romantic nuptials in June 2012

June is a traditional time for wedding parties within the Swedish royal family. Madeleine tied the knot with banker Chris O'Neill on 8 June.

Meanwhile, their sister Princess Victoria wed Prince Daniel, formerly gym owner Daniel Westling, on 19 June, 2010 in lavish celebrations that took over the capital – 34 years to the day when their parents King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia walked the aisle.

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