Story highlightsPrince Carl Philip is marrying former model and actuality Tv star Sofia HellqvistThe couple's engagement was announced in June last yearPrince Carl Philip, 36, who is third in line to the Swedish throne, will wed Sofia Hellqvist in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Swedish media reports have made considerably of 30-year-previous Hellqvist's decidedly nontraditional past, including her appearance on the Swedish edition of reality Television demonstrate "Paradise Hotel" in 2005 and a reportedly risque photograph shoot for Swedish men's magazine "Slitz."
Hellqvist subsequently pursued enterprise-relevant research in New York and, while there, also competent as a yoga instructor.
She has much more recently centered her efforts on charitable perform. In 2010, she jointly founded the nonprofit organization wedding anniversary Undertaking Playground, which aids vulnerable young children and young individuals in South Africa's townships. She stays honorary chairwoman of the charity, which also counts Prince Carl Philip as an honorary board member.
To mark their wedding, the prince and Hellqvist have set up their personal joint charitable venture, the Prince Couple's Foundation, once again meant to help disadvantaged young children, in accordance to a palace news release.
The guest record for the wedding contains royals from a half-dozen European nations and Princess Takamado of Japan.
The wedding celebrations started with a personal dinner for visitors on Friday. Right after the ceremony on Saturday, guests will enjoy a banquet and dancing at the palace.
The couple's engagement was announced in June final 12 months.
"We are seeking forward to a summertime wedding ceremony in the middle of June, when Sweden is extremely stunning," they have been quoted as saying then in a press release from the palace. "This will be a big day for us, and we are definitely delighted."