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Friday, October 26, 2012

Princess Madeleine of Sweden to marry Chris O'Neill


_.The engagement was announced in October 2012 between Christopher Paul O'Neill (b London, 27 June, 1974), son of the late Paul O'Neill (d 2004), by his wife the former Eva Maria Walter, & HRH The Princess Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland & Gastrikland (b 10 June 1982), younger daughter of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (b 13 Apr 1946) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (b 23 Dec, 1943).

Chris O'Neill is a half brother of Tatjana Schoeller, wife of (John) Henry Erland d'Abo (b 7 Oct 1953), scion of the landed family of that name, and a grandson maternally of John Henry Montagu (Manners) 9th Duke of Rutland.

The bride-to-be is a great granddaughter of Princess Margaret of Connaught, and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (Peerage of the UK, cr 1874; extinct 1943), third son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.

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