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Princess Estelle's baptism date announced
Mar 21, 2012, 13:01 GMT
Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria
Sweden's Princess Estelle will be baptised on May 22.
The baby daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel will be 13 weeks old when she is baptised, with the ceremony taking place in the Royal Chapel, located in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, a post on the Royal Court's Facebook page has confirmed.
The date was set at a meeting at the Royal Castle and Archbishop Anders Wejryd will preside over the service.
It was initially believed Estelle would be baptised on May 16 after Maria Norrfalk, County Governor of Dalarna in central Sweden, announced she was cancelling a visit to a local business scheduled for that date because she was attending the royal christening.
However, Royal Court spokesperson Bertil Ternert denied the rumoured date, saying: 'I can say that it's wrong. This was a preliminary date, but there isn't going to be any baptism that day.
'And I still can't say when it is because not everything has fallen into place. [The date] is not something we're going to try to keep secret.'
Estelle - Victoria and Daniel's first child - was born on February 23.
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