Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prince Daniel, the freshest new consort to a future queen

Daniel Wrestling may have travelled to Paris before but this was the first time since his marriage made him HRH Prince Daniel Wrestling-Bernadotte of Sweden, consort of Crown Princess Victoria.

It has been over a century that a commoner national has married an heiress to the throne. A sovereign of the female persuasion is very rare and she usually married another royal like the Brazilian Crown Princess Isabel with a French Orleans prince.

Henry Stewart who married Mary Queen of Scots in 1565 was not an ordinary commoner. As heir to the Earl of Lennox and grandson of Princess Margaret Tudor, he was in the line of succession to England.

Daniel's situation is rather unique. He is a citizen who got into the Princess's inner circle through employment. As he was the Princess's personal trainer, the King and Queen of Sweden needed some convincing that he was up to the job. They may have found their relationship to be too much like another Daniel's - that Princess Stephanie of Monaco's marriage to her bodyguard, Daniel Ducruet,

Here is hoping Prince Daniel gets more comfortable in his role with the support of his new wife!

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