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Sofia Hellqvist shines at gala dinner just days before wedding

June 2, 2015
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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.

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Sofia Hellqvist made a glamorous appearance in a black evening number

Sofia, 30, paired the outfit with green oval drop earrings and swept her brunette hair into a neat low side bun. Her fiancé Carl Philip, 36, stood proudly at her side and was pictured giving his other half a tender look.

The couple were joining King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia for the evening, as well as Carl Philip's older sister and future queen, Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband Prince Daniel.

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Sofia and Prince Carl Philip are set to marry on Saturday 13 June

The banquet was held at the palace's Karl XI Gallery, which is incidentally where Carl Philip and Sofia will celebrate part of their wedding. On their big day, the newlyweds and their guests will have dinner in the palace's White Sea Hall, followed by dancing in the Karl XI Gallery.

Sofia, who has been in a relationship with her prince for five years, has always said how welcoming her future in-laws have been.

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The model has previously said how welcoming the Swedish royal family have been

Speaking recently in a joint interview with Carl Philip, the former reality TV contestant told Swedish news agency TT: "Of course I was nervous. I think everyone is before they meet the royal family. But we've been together for so many years now, and I feel like Carl Philip's family has become my own."

The pretty bride-to-be will be styled as HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland upon her marriage to Carl Philip.

"In my new role, I'm hoping to focus on issues that are important in society, to do good," added Sofia. "For example with the wedding, we've created a foundation that supports children and young people."

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