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Crowds hope for glimpse of Swedish Princess on her wedding day

Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 00:44

June 8 - Crowds gather outside the royal palace hoping to catch a glimpse of Swedish Princess Madeleine as she marries Christopher O'Neill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: People gathered outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Princess Madeleine as she marries New York banker Christopher O'Neill. Some of them had been waiting since early morning. Throughout the day, more and more people gathered outside the palace in the Old Town where the wedding, attended by European royals and socialites from across the Atlantic, will take place at 1600 local time (1400 GMT). Exchange student Juliane Redinger from the United States was sitting with her friends on a wall to get a better view. She said she had come to see the wedding because it was "cool". "Because it's cool I guess. She's the princess of Sweden and she's getting married, that's cool. And to an American, that's the best part," she said. The 30-year-old Princess Madeleine, who earned a reputation for partying in her 20s, will marry Christopher O'Neill, 38, who was born and raised in Britain but also has U.S. citizenship. Friends Elisabeth Nesheim and Inger-Elise Kolsto had a whole day of celebrations planned. The princess, fourth in line to the throne, won sympathy among Swedes after her engagement with a long-term boyfriend ended in 2010 after reports he was found cheating on her. Some 600 guests will attend the wedding at the Royal Palace. After the ceremony and a 21-gun salute, a horse and carriage will take the couple to a banquet hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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Crowds hope for glimpse of Swedish Princess on her wedding day

Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 00:44