How often do you get the chance to live in a city where you can witness the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding?! We live two blocks from the water where a large queue of celebrants were waiting to board a ship for a special pre-wedding dinner on Friday. Saturday, friends and I staked our spot in Berzelli Plaza/Nybroplan harbor to watch the royal wedding parade. Before we left home we watched, on t.v., the red carpet arrivals at the Royal Palace a few blocks from our home. It was fun to witness the crowds, anticipation and excitement while Gordon was giving me a play-by-play from home on the sofa via the t.v.... he had previously been stranded at the marina without tram service due to the wedding.
The Swedish Royal wedding has been a hotly anticipated event this Spring in Stockholm with the 36 year old prince marrying a reality t.v. star...
|military band waiting to play|
|guards lined the entire parade route|
|Linda and Claudette|
|happy to have the kitchen step ladder to see above the crowd... a trick I learned from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC!|
|boats gathering in the harbor to catch a glimpse of the celebration|
We were lucky to have a group of royal enthusiasts next to us. When the carriage passed they got the royal couple's attention by shouting 'hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!' and singing a song about the king.
|the royal newlyweds... Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia|
|after the parade the guards all fell in line and cleared out|