Princess Adrienne of Sweden has a very special christening date, which her mom Princess Madeleine reveald on Instagram on Tuesday (Mar. 27): June 8, 2018. Not only is this the 35-year-old's fifth wedding anniversary with husband Chris O'Neill, 43, but it's also the same date that Adrienne's older sister Princess Leonore was christened. “Same same but different! Christening for Adrienne 8th of June 2018!” Madeleine penned alongside a photo of a program from daughter Leonore’s christening in 2014. In Swedish royal tradition, dates are often used again and again for special occasions.
Adrienne’s baptism will take place at Drottningholm Palace Church. Archbishop Antje Jackelén will officiate the ceremony using water from the island of Öland. The little Princess will wear the same christening gown worn by her mother and other generations of Swedish royal babies — including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, Prince Alexander, Prince Oscar and Prince Gabriel.
After the service, a reception will be held for invited guests followed by a private lunch. Christening guests include family and friends, as well as Swedish government and parliament members.
Madeleine and Chris, who are also parents to two-year-old son Prince Nicolas, welcomed their third child on March 9. The London-based couple returned to the royal’s native Sweden for the birth. A press secretary for the mom-of-three has previously told HOLA! USA that Madeleine wants her children to feel “at home” in Sweden. The press officer said, “The Princess feels that her children should have a strong connection with Sweden. She wants them to feel at home here just as she does.”