Swedish prince tying the knot with former reality starlet

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia is to marry his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm.

Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, are to tie the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace chapel before five European queens, a Japanese princess and dozens of other blue-blooded guests. The couple engaged in June 2014.

Carl Philip, 36, is third in line to the throne behind his elder sister, Crown Princess Victoria, and her 3-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle. Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet reported that the couple threw a pre-wedding dinner party for 270 guests Friday evening at an underground bunker formerly inhabited by the Swedish military and now used to stage exhibitions.

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Swedish prince tying the knot with former reality starlet
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip kisses his bride, Sofia Hellqvist in a carriage, after their wedding ceremony, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has married his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace chapel before five European queens, a Japanese princess and dozens of other blue-blooded guests. The couple engaged in June 2014. (Pontus Lundahl / TT via AP)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist stand at the altar during their wedding in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, June 13, 2015. In the background are Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Coriwn Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel Princess Madeleine (Jonas Ekstromer/TT via AP) SWEDEN OUT
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, right, stands with his bride, Sofia Hellqvist during their wedding ceremony, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has married his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace chapel before five European queens, a Japanese princess and dozens of other blue-blooded guests. The couple engaged in June 2014. In background are the Right Reverend Lars Goran Lonnermark, Royal Court Chief Chaplain and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. (Claudio Bresciani / TT via AP)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip sits with his bride, Sofia Hellqvist in a carriage, after their wedding ceremony, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has married his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace chapel before five European queens, a Japanese princess and dozens of other blue-blooded guests. (Mikael Fritzon/ TT via AP)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, foreground, and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist, arrive on Skeppsholmen island after a short boat trip for their pre-wedding party, in Stockholm, Friday, June 12, 2015, ahead of their nuptials on Saturday. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
Swedish Prince Carl Philip, right and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist pose for photographers, standing by M/S Stockholm, in Stockholm, Friday, June 12, 2015, for a pre-wedding party, ahead of their nuptials on Saturday. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, right, and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist look at a guitar that was given to them as a gift, during a reception at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday May 17, 2015, following a service in the Royal Chapel where their banns of marriage were read during Sundays service. Their wedding is scheduled for June 13. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUT
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, right, and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist arrive for a service in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday May 17, 2015. The banns of marriage for Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will be read during Sundays service. Their wedding is scheduled for June 13. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUT
Swedish Prince Carl Philip, right, and Sofia Hellqvist, left, when they announced their engagement at a press conference at The Stockholm Palace, in Stockholm, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo / Jonas Ekstromer) SWEDEN OUT
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JUNE 12: The Diplomat hotel stands across the street of the Pre-Wedding Dinner for Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist on June 12, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JUNE 09: The Royal Guard performs the State Ceremonial Duties on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces near an entrance to The Stockholm Royal Palace on Stadsholmen, in Gamla stan days before the Royal Wedding of Swedish Prince Carl Philip and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist on June 9, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will marry Sofia Hellqvist on June 13. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
Newborn Prince Carl Philip lies in the arms of his mother, German born Queen Silvia of Sweden, with King Karl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria looking at the sibling at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, on the Prince's christening day, September 1979. (AP Photo/Pool)
Lucky royal children get their presents early as they sit on a carpet Crow Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip, from left to right, during an early Christmas gifts ceremony at the Royal Palace, in Stockholm, Sweden, December 16, 1982. EDS note: For editorial use only. (AP Photo/HO)
Swedish Prince Carl Philip, right, talks to American Beverlee McFadden, wife of Nobel economics laureate Daniel L. McFadden, at the Nobel banquet at the Stockholm Town Hall, Sweden, Sunday December 10 2000.(AP photo/Jonas Ekstromer) SWEDEN OUT
Crown Princess Victoria, center, shows her brother, Prince Carl Philip, how to roll the dough for the Lucia cookies they prepare for the benefit of photographers (not seen) during the annual official photo session at the royal palace at Drottningholm, Dec. 12, 1984. At far left is Princess Madeleine. (AP Photo/Tobbe Gustafsson)
From left to right; Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine pose for a family photo at the courtyard of the Royal Castle in Stockholm, Sweden, July 14, 2007, as the Royal family celebrate the 30th birthday of the Swedish Crown Princess. (AP Photos / Scanpix Sweden / Leif R Jansson) ** SWEDEN OUT **
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, is seen on board the Ericsson yacht during the Volvo Ocean in-port race in Alicante, Spain, Saturday Oct. 5, 2008. The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, covering 10 legs and 36,995 nautical miles, starts Oct. 11 in Alicante and is scheduled to end in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 27, 2009.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Swedish Prince Carl Philip, left, and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt are seen prior to the group D match between Russia and Sweden in Innsbruck, Austria, Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
From left to right, Britain's Prince Philip, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, during a welcome ceremony at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Wednesday, |March 26, 2008. President Sarkozy began the first state visit to Britain by a French president in 12 years on Wednesday. During the 36-hour trip he will be a guest of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, hold talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and address members of both Houses of Parliament. (AP Photo/Carl de Souza/pool)
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, background and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrive for the wedding of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has married his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace chapel before five European queens, a Japanese princess and dozens of other blue-blooded guests. (Henrik Montgomery/ TT via AP)
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