Following the christening of her newborn son Prince Nicolas, Princess Madeleine of Sweden has expressed her joy and happiness. The doting mum shared a message of thanks on the palace's official Facebook page, telling fans that her baby's big day was a success.
"We wish to express our sincere thanks for all the congratulations, gifts and kind wishes shown to us at the christening of our son, Prince Nicolas. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated!" wrote Madeleine, 33.
In another post Madeleine added: "Leonore had a lot of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmed!"
"Leonore had a lot of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmed!" wrote Princess Madeleine
The young prince was baptised on Sunday 11 October at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel at midday. The ceremony was held in the presence of members of the Swedish royal family, including Madeleine's parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, her older sister Crown Princess Victoria and her younger brother Prince Carl Philip, who was chosen as a godparent.
Baby Nicolas, who is sixth-in-line to the Swedish throne, was baptised by Archbishop Antje Jackelen, assisted by Chaplain to The King and Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen, Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish.
Following the service guests attended a reception at Ehrenstrahl Hall, followed by lunch in Karl XI's gallery. Invitees dined on golden beet carpaccio with truffles, seared filled of hake and lobster tails tossed in butter among other savoury dishes. For dessert, they were treated to a southern French toffee tart with raspberry mousse.
The four-month-old prince was baptised on Sunday 11 October
Official photos of the christening were released a few days after the ceremony. Madeleine shared a selection on Facebook, including a close up of Nicolas being help up at the baptismal font.
It's an exciting time for the Swedish royal family. Future queen Victoria, 38, is set to welcome her second child with Prince Daniel in March 2016, while Princess Sofia is expecting her first baby with Prince Carl Philip in April.