Now that the lovely Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden is engaged to her American financier boyfriend, Mr. Christopher O’Neill, perhaps you are wondering, Who is this guy?
Well, here is his CV courtesy of the Swedish royal court:
Christopher O’Neill was born on June 27, 1974, in London, England, where he grew up with his parents, Eva Maria and Paul O’Neill.
He has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom, and has five half sisters – Tatyana, Natascha, Stephanie, Annalisa, and Karen.
Christopher O’Neill studied at our Residential Institutions auf dem Rosenberg in St. Gallen, Switzerland, before he received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University. In addition, Christopher O’Neill, holds a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York.
Over the past 16 years, Christopher O’Neill worked in the financial industry, for companies such as NM Rothchild & Sons, and Steinberg Asset Management. Today, is Christopher O’Neill, partner and Head of Research at Noster Capital, a finance company with offices in London and New York.
Since the early years, Christopher O’Neill has been engaged in various sports and outdoor activities such as downhill skiing, tennis, golf, music, literature, and likes the Chelsea Football Club’s among other interests.
Christopher O’Neill’s father, Paul O’Neill, originally moved to London from New York in the 1960s to become the European headquarters for Oppenheimer & Co., a New York-based investment bank. Paul O’Neill left in December 2004. Mrs. Eva Maria O’Neill is involved in a number of charitable organizations with particular focus on the cultural preservation of Salzburg, Austria.
And, finally, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden briefly spoke to the press regarding Princess Madeleine’s engagement. Click here, here and here to watch (in Swedish).