Ex-Reality TV Star Sofia Hellqvist Marries Prince Carl Philip

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Carl Philip and Hellqvist, a former bikini model and cast member on the Swedish edition of the reality show “Paradise Hotel,” married Saturday at Stockholm’s Royal Palace.

While her TV background had some critics wondering if she was really royal material, both she and Carl Philip have said that there is no tension between Sofia and the Swedish royal family.The 36-year-old prince, third in line to the throne, was visibly nervous during the ceremony, which was attended by royals from around the world including Princess Takamado of Japan, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and the Earl and Countess of Wessex from Britain.

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Hellqvist, 30, wore a dress by Swedish designer Ida Sjostedt with lace sleeves and back which revealed the star-shaped tattoo between her shoulder blades and carried a peach-colored bouquet.

Following the ceremony, the couple were greeted by thousands of well-wishers as they were driven in a horse-drawn carriage through central Stockholm before returning to the palace again for the wedding dinner and dance.The two began in their romance in 2010 after meeting in the Swedish seaside resort town Bastad. People magazine reported the couple will honeymoon for 12 days and return for a racing event on June 25.

Source: People Magazine

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