Page last updated at 14:02 GMT, Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Sweden's crown princess to marry

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her fiance, Daniel Westling (09/08/2003)
The couple have been in a relationship since 2002

Sweden's Royal Court has announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her long-term boyfriend, commoner Daniel Westling.

Victoria, 31, and Mr Westling, a 35-year-old gym owner, have been in a relationship since 2002.

A statement from the court said the wedding was planned for the middle of next year.

Once married, Mr Westling would assume the title of Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, said the court.

Victoria is first in line to succeed her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, to the Swedish throne.

He met government ministers to ask for their approval for the marriage, as required by the constitution.

Sweden's monarchy has no political powers, but the king or queen represents the country and receives foreign dignitaries.

Print Sponsor

Speedy Swedish king exceeds limit
20 Apr 04 |  Europe
Swedish king in tart attack
06 Sep 01 |  Europe
Country profile: Sweden
24 Jan 12 |  Country profiles

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific