On October 25, 2012, the Swedish royal court announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden is engaged to American financier, Mr. Christopher O’Neill.
Yesterday, the couple gave a brief interview. Here is what they had to say:
Congratulations on the engagement! How does it feel?
Princess Madeleine: We are very pleased and happy. It is a very special day for us.
What happened to when Christopher met?
Princess Madeleine: It was at the beginning of October. It was very romantic and beautifully thought out, but more than that, we do not want to tell but keep it for ourselves.
Christopher, were you nervous? Had you planned it long?
I had thought for a while that free and wanted to wait for the right moment. But, I knew that it was Madeleine I wanted to marry.
It was the first time you met?
Princess Madeleine: We met through common friends. For me it started with a close friendship. We shared the same sense of humor and had great fun together. Chris opened up my heart, he is my soul mate.
Christopher, when you realized that you wanted to free the Princess Madeleine?
I knew immediately something very special for Madeleine.
What was your first impression of Christopher?
Princess Madeleine: I appreciate Chris for his warmth and humor. He has a very big heart, and he always manages to get all of their surroundings to feel good. He is an amazing caring and generous person.
Christopher, have you talked to the King to marry the Princess?
It is true that I have spoken to the King and told him that I want to marry me, Princess Madeleine.
How was the King’s reaction?
Christopher O’Neill: The King and Queen became excited, and a little emotion, I think.
Christopher, can you speak Swedish?
I can say a few words and will learn more Swedish.
Can the Princess tell us something about the Christopher’s family?
I appreciate his family very much. They have always been very nice to me and welcomed me with open arms. Chris has a wonderful family!
Can you say something about the Princess’s family? What was the first meeting?
Christopher O’Neill: I have come to learn about the Swedish Royal family. I have been well received, and felt from the outset very welcome. They are all friendly and received a nice welcome when we seen them all.
How do you see a future family formation?
Princess Madeleine: Of course we are looking forward to getting married and having the time to form its own family.
Where are you going to live in the future?
Princess Madeleine: Right now we will continue to live in New York because of both of our jobs. But, it does not exclude the possibility that we are moving to Sweden in the future.
Christopher, what do you know about Sweden?
Sweden is a great country. It is so beautiful here and friendly people. I have visited Stockholm, Sweden, and Öland. I hope to have the opportunity to visit Sweden a bit more often now.
One last question; When will the wedding take place?
Princess Madeleine: We can come back with details about the wedding. But, it will take place in Sweden in the summer of 2013.
Congrats to the couple!!
Click here to watch a video news report. (in Swedish)