Swedish royal weddings in 2010

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will no doubt have an exciting year on their hands - their two daughters, the stunningly beautiful princesses Victoria and Madeleine, will both be getting married in 2010.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of
Västergötland will marry fitness trainer Daniel Westling in June 2010. The Swedish court announced that after the wedding, Westling will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland.

Princess Ma
deleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Princess Victoria's younger sister, also announced that she will be marrying in 2010 to lawyer Jonas Bergström. No official date has been set but the palace has indicated it will take place sometime this autumn. Unlike her sister's future husband, Madeleine's betrothed will not become a prince of Sweden after their marriage. He will assume the male form of his wife's ducal title and will thereby be known as Jonas, Duke of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.

Though no official explanation was announced for the reason behind Jonas
Bergström's denial of becoming a royal prince, it can be assumed that because Daniel Westling is marrying the future queen, it should only be seen as proper to elevate him to the style of prince. The fact that he would potentially father future heirs to the Swedish throne may also be seen as acceptable to make him a royal prince.