Stockholm : swedish royal wedding
Sweden’s King Carl will walk his daughter Princess Victoria, down the aisle to the altar at her wedding to Daniel Westling on June 19th, the Royal Court has confirmed. The swedish church that also opposes kissing in the church are opposing this .This has been criticised by the Church of Sweden who has said that the practice is not Swedish but this is the family’s wish, according to the Royal Court .
“This is a state ceremonial event with great symbolism, not an ordinary marriage. It is Sweden’s king who is escorting the heir to the throne to the altar,” she said.
Traditionalists and feminists are fighting against what is widely viewed in Sweden as an American tradition exported by Hollywood !!
In Sweden they are used to the couple walking side-by-side to the altar as a demonstration of their equal standing in the proceedings and in life. The practice of giving away the bride from the father to the husband is widely regarded as outmoded and sexist.
But the Royal Court has rejected it pointing out its a family tradition.The king’s sister walked to the altar with her grandad, as their father was no longer alive.