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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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)
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