Swedish royal wedding: everything you need to know about the big day

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On Saturday 13 June, the world's royal fans will turn their attention to Sweden when Prince Carl Philip and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist tie the knot. The couple will celebrate their union in what has been dubbed as the royal wedding of the year, five years after they first set eyes on each other.

HELLO! Online will be covering the weekend of festivities and bring readers the latest news, the much-awaited photographs and the best moments from Carl Philip and Sofia's special day.

While the ceremony is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the palace's royal chapel in Stockholm, a pre-wedding dinner will take place on Friday evening, where a select few guests have been invited to toast the nearlyweds.

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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, pictured a week before their wedding, will marry on Saturday 13 June

Sofia will most likely be joined by her parents and two sisters on her last night as a single woman, before she becomes Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland upon her marriage to the prince.

But what will Sofia wear on her big day? Carl Philip's older sister Crown Princess Victoria chose Swedish designer Pär Engsheden for her wedding, while the prince's younger sister Princess Madeleine opted for a bespoke Valentino gown.

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HELLO! Online will bring you all the wedding photos of the bride on her big day

It wouldn't come as a surprise if the new royal bride chose a fashion house from her native country, following in the footsteps of future queen Victoria. When Sofia does make her appearance at the chapel in the royal palace, HELLO! Online will bring readers all the wedding dress details and photos of the radiant bride.

Two little girls who will no doubt share the spotlight with Sofia are her future nieces Princess Estelle and Princess Leonore, who are three and 15 months old. Royal fans are hoping that Estelle will play an important role in the ceremony, perhaps as an adorable flower girl, but nonetheless, pictures of her will be also be released on the day.

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The heavily pregnant Princess Madeleine, who is due this month, may make a surprise appearance

It has not yet been confirmed whether Princess Madeleine will attend the wedding, as she is due to give birth to her second baby this month.

What is known is that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will also make up the royal guest list, and will be accompanied by Queen Margrethe. Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex from the UK are also expected to fly to Sweden for Saturday's wedding.

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Three-year-old Princess Estelle could also play a starring role on the day

The best moments of the day will be covered by HELLO! Online, from the moment Sofia arrives at the chapel, to the exchanging of the vows, to the couple's first kiss as man and wife.

In keeping with tradition, Carl Philip and Sofia will then be driven around Stockholm in a carriage to greet locals and make their first appearance as a married couple. Troops from the Army, Air Force and Navy will be positioned along the route.

Get all the latest news and photos of Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding on HELLO! Online later this week.

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