Prince Nicolas’ official Christening photos

I have two posts for you today: one light and fluffy from the Swedes, one serious from Camilla. Let’s start with the light and fluffy. The Swedish court released four official photos from Prince Nicolas’ Christening last Sunday.

Prince Nicolas Christening photo family

Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill, Princess Leonore, and Prince Nicolas.

After they didn’t release a full family shot back in July, I’m so glad they did a full family shot now. It’s great to see them all together – they have such a cute little family. This is my favorite photo of the ones released.

Prince Nicolas Christening photo parents

Madeleine, Chris, and Nicolas with Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf, and Chris’ mother, Eva-Maria O’Neill.

After the ceremony on Sunday, the King and Queen hosted a reception at Drottningholm Palace. The Swedish court released the menu:

Yellow beet carpaccio with truffle, mizuna, roasted pumpkin seeds, and pecorino for starters. Then browned hake back with buttered lobster tails, vegetable dumpling, lobster sauce, and herb tossed potatoes. They followed that with a desert of Southern French caramel cake with raspberry mousse from Solliden Palace (the royal summer home).

Mm, I really want some lobster now.

Prince Nicolas Christening photo siblings

Madeleine, Chris, and Nicolas with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, Tatjana d’Abo, and Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun (Chris’ sisters).

Ah, look at Victoria. We’re totally going to get to do this all over again next June.

Prince Nicolas Christening photo godparents

Madeleine, Chris, and Nicolas with Gustaf Magnuson, Catherine von Horn, Carl Philip, Natascha, Henry d’Abo, and Marco Wajselfisz.

Prince Nicolas' Christening photo with Princess Madeleine, Chris, and Leonore

Madeleine posted the above photo on her Facebook page yesterday with the caption:

    “We are so happy and thankful that we had such a lovely christening for Nicolas. Leonore had a lot of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmed!”

Leonore really likes that “finger in the mouth” pose doesn’t she. She does that a lot.

One last thing, I want to point out Chris’ mother’s brooch that was covered up by a coat during the ceremony. It’s really pretty.

Chris' mother's brooch

Photos: Mattias Edwall/Kungahuset.se / Princess Madeleine’s Facebook.

31 Comments on Prince Nicolas’ official Christening photos

  1. Liz B
    October 14, 2015 at 5:16 am (1 year ago)

    Leonore is probably teething…

    And that menu sounds DELICIOUS.

    • katemiddletonreview
      October 15, 2015 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

      I wonder if she will be left handed since she always puts her left hand in her mouth.

  2. Tanya S
    October 14, 2015 at 5:38 am (1 year ago)

    I am so hungry after reading that Menu.

    What on earth was that red bow that Chris’s sister was wearing? It looks like it should have been on a present, not wrapped around her head

    • katemiddletonreview
      October 15, 2015 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

      I know, right.

  3. rhiannon
    October 14, 2015 at 6:08 am (1 year ago)

    That bow is a hot mess. There is something interesting about Chris’ family. It was said that she dated Prince Charles. She seems kind of grand and I love it.

    That menu. I would kill for a chance to try that menu.

    Leonore has the best sad eyes ever. She is a doll. Nicolas looks just like Chris. They seriously make some beautiful babies.

  4. Laura
    October 14, 2015 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

    What lovely warm professional photos. I like the first photo. Madeleine and Chris look so proud. I wouldn’t mind the dumplings or the caramel cake. The Swedish Royals do have some fabulous meals and not afraid to eat. I agree Leonore has the most expressive sad eyes and reminds me of a doll I had called Topsy. Dark hair with a red bow and sad eyes.
    Thank you KMR.

  5. Lisa
    October 14, 2015 at 8:41 am (1 year ago)

    Love this family! Leonore is going to be a beauty when she’s older and Nicolas looks like his father, which is pretty darned good.

    I love that their pictures look like a real family. Not just people propped up together for an event.

    And the lady with the red bow headband. Kinda has a flapper look to it for me. Not exactly good with that dress, but that’s the feeling I’m getting.

    Also, they definitely eat well at their parties and engagements.

  6. Ray
    October 14, 2015 at 9:57 am (1 year ago)

    All of the women in Chris’ family are very regal looking. I’ll bet red bow sister is the artsy risk taker of the bunch. Quite an impressive lot, imo

    • Liz B
      October 15, 2015 at 8:55 am (1 year ago)

      It’s true. They definitely have a presence to them.

  7. Lauri from Ca
    October 14, 2015 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

    Seeing these photos I was immediately struck by the color saturation, it is just incredible!! It brings such warmth to the photos as opposed to the pale, colorless photos of another christening. I’m so glad they released a photo with the godparents, I really like seeing who they choose to guide their child as he matures.

    Lenore is such a little cutie pie! And her big, sad eyes, wow she’s going to break hearts some day šŸ™‚ And Prince Nicholas is simply adorable, the baby sash is too cute! I wonder if Maddie and Chris will stop with the two kids or go for more?

    I still don’t care for the big red bow and headband, too 80’s and too distracting from the stars of the moment, Prince Nicholas and his family.

    • rhiannon
      October 14, 2015 at 10:20 am (1 year ago)

      Those sad, sleepy eyes are adorable. And her down turned mouth! She is a cutie pie.

    • katemiddletonreview
      October 15, 2015 at 9:25 am (1 year ago)

      Yes, lots of color with the Swedes.

      I agree about the godparents photo. I was a bit bummed the Cambridges didn’t do one with their children.

      • G.
        October 16, 2015 at 10:17 am (1 year ago)

        With the Cambridge couple it seems to be all about them and the Midd mob.

  8. Jane
    October 14, 2015 at 11:25 am (1 year ago)

    Lisa: propped up yes!
    Lauri: color saturation yes!

    Just beautiful warm royals. To me, the illustration of what I think when I envision “modern royalty” today.

    The red headband girl still beats Beatrice’s IUD fascinator in my mind. You can tell red headband girl has some gravitas, at least.

    • katemiddletonreview
      October 15, 2015 at 9:26 am (1 year ago)

      “Beatriceā€™s IUD fascinator” LOL

  9. Constance
    October 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Wonderful photos – thank you KMR. And I love the royal baby bed!

  10. rhiannon
    October 15, 2015 at 7:52 am (1 year ago)

    I hate to hijack this post, but Sofia is pregnant! We all called it. We are going to be swimming with Swedish babies! Cue the cute pictures.

    • Liz B
      October 15, 2015 at 8:54 am (1 year ago)

      WHAT?! No way!

      *runs off to Google ‘Princess Sofia baby’*

      • rhiannon
        October 15, 2015 at 9:09 am (1 year ago)

        I did the same thing, lol!

        • Liz B
          October 15, 2015 at 9:11 am (1 year ago)

          I get a lot of info from Royaldish, but I don’t like how negative they are about Sofia. The posters there take it way too far, IMO.

          SO PSYCHED about this SRF baby boom šŸ™‚

          • katemiddletonreview
            October 15, 2015 at 9:27 am (1 year ago)

            I used to be a bit negative toward Sofia, but never as negative as everywhere else I read. I’ve since become somewhat of a Sofia apologist.

  11. mary elizabeth
    October 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Have been on overdrive lately and not been visiting this blog. So happy to come across this amazing post. Baby Nicolas is darling. His big sis is a sweetheart and the proud mama and daddy are a wonderful couple. Nice way to unwind after a busy day. Thanks for a great post, KMR.

    Also, would like everyone to know that Jenny is on bed rest. She thinks she will give birth prematurely, but I am hoping she can hold on for a few more weeks. She asked me to send love to all.

    • rhiannon
      October 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Sending love and peace to Jenny. I pray that the baby gets here full term. I’ve been on bed res once and it’s no fun. Tell her to keep busy and peaceful. Sending love to her.

      • mary elizabeth
        October 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm (1 year ago)

        Thanks, Rhiannon. I will give her your kind loving message and I know she will appreciate it and want to hear more about your future with PH! Gosh, each picture shows him to be even more handsome than the one before. Hearts be still. We cannot wait for your engagement!

        • rhiannon
          October 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm (1 year ago)

          You’re welcome. I know how that feels. Juat hoping the baby can “cook” a little more.

          Omg, All this Harry coverage is overwhelming. I’m planning my engagement interview outfit now. Of y’all were sick of the CP and Sofia pda, just wait….

          • katemiddletonreview
            October 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm (1 year ago)

            I can’t wait for yours and Harry’s PDA, Rhiannon. Bring some life into the British Monarchy.

          • rhiannon
            October 16, 2015 at 6:27 am (1 year ago)

            I think Hart needs it. He seems very tactile and would respond well to it.

            This is why I love CP and Sofia. They hold hands or have nice glances. It’s a nice balance ofor PDA and respect.

    • katemiddletonreview
      October 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Mary Elizabeth and welcome back. But oh no about Jenny! I hope everything is okay and that she delivers safely. Thank you for the update, I was just thinking about her this past week. If you’re able, please let her know I’m sending the warmest thoughts her way.

      • mary elizabeth
        October 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm (1 year ago)

        Thanks, KMR. I will pass the kind words on.
        I am thinking the baby will come sooner than later. Fingers crossed for a safe delivery and healthy infant.
        Jenny’s mom had three premature babies. All three of her kids.

        Jenny was doing so well up until a few weeks ago. The doctor then told her she had to stop working and stay on bed rest. I am sure she will send her love back to everyone here. She was actually joking yesterday morning about having an October baby instead of a Thanksgiving one — as two of her sister in laws have expressed dismay that the baby might be born then and “ruin” the holiday. Try to figure some people out, yes?

        • satsuki
          October 17, 2015 at 12:30 am (1 year ago)

          I wish Jenny a safe and smooth delivery; be it in October or November(^-^).
          May you have happy thoughts always>Jenny.

  12. Beatrix
    October 16, 2015 at 10:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Awww, that first family picture is lovely! I love the background color, beautiful Maddie with her bold dress against it, the proud dad, the lovely baby, and little “troublemaker” Leonore lol

    Everyone looks great and the pictures look so *real* and lively. Love it!
    I can’t help but get all sugary when it comes to the SRF. I can’t help but find them to be a super cool and lovely royal family.

    I also love that they included that “Leonore had a lot of fun and Nicolas was a bit overwhelmedoverwhelmed!” lol keeping it real!