Prince Oscar of Sweden's christening: all the details and adorable photos

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The Swedish royal family were out in full force to attend the christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden on Friday. Crown Princess Victoria and her newborn baby boy were the stars of the show and made an adorable picture at the ceremony.

The mother-son duo were accompanied by Victoria's husband Prince Daniel and the couple's daughter Princess Estelle, who turned four this year.

Angelic baby Oscar was wide awake at the start of the service, dressed in the traditional christening gown that his sister Estelle, his mum Victoria and other members of the Swedish royal family have worn before him.

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Prince Oscar of Sweden was cradled by his doting mum Crown Princess Victoria

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia looked as proud as punch as they made their entrance at the royal palace's chapel.

Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill attended with their children, two-year-old Princess Leonore and baby Prince Nicolas, who was recently christened in October.

Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia completed the royal family, opting to leave their newborn son Prince Alexander at home.

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Princess Madeleine attended with her two-year-old daughter Princess Leonore

All eyes were also focused on baby Prince Oscar's royal godparents – Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, who attended with his wife Crown Princess Mary, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, who was joined by her husband Prince Haakon.

Hans Astrom and Oscar Magnuson, both from Sweden, are also Oscar's godparents. Hans is an insurance employee and a good friend of Prince Daniel's, while Oscar is a long-time friend of the royals and King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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Crown Princess Mary stunned in a chic monochrome dress

The ceremony, which was officiated by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, was steeped in tradition and as proceedings got underway, baby Oscar nodded off to sleep.

The little boy was baptised with water that came from a special spring on the island of Öland, over a silver font that dates from the early 18th century.

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Godparents Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Frederik gave readings

During the service, both Frederik and Mette-Marit delivered readings. The godparents also gathered around Oscar, who is third-in-line to the Swedish throne, and held their hands above his head as a sign of a blessing.

After the service, Victoria and Daniel proudly presented their baby boy, who was wearing his new sash and order, to well-wishers outside the chapel. The party then moved on for a reception and private lunch in the palace.

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