Ex-topless Model Sofia Hellqvist is now Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland as the Swedish Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland exchanged the vows with Sofia amid a royal ceremony held on June 13, 2015. The lavish royal wedding was held in the chapel of Sweden’s Royal Palace in Stockholm. Royalties from around the world reached Swedish capital to bless the newlyweds.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Prince Christian of Denmark, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway including the other royal members from European nations attended the extravagant ceremony. Sofia’s parents Marie and Erik Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip’s parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silva beamed with joy while posing for a lens. Hellqvist’s sisters, Lina and Sara Hellqvist and Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine of Sweden posed together with the just-married Prince and Princess.
Princess Sofia with the height of 5 feet 8 inches, looked ravishing and elegant in a beautiful lovely gown designed by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. It was a silk Crepe dress overlaid with silk Organza. The dress was made with three different shades of white and featured lace designs by José María Ruiz. The look was made complete with the beautiful emerald and diamond crown Princess Sofia wore. While, Prince Carl Philip looked classy in his official Royal attire. The couple looked happily in love as they gazed into each other’s eyes. Many well-wishers were gathered around the chapel to watch the star-studded ceremony.
The other members from the Royal family looked elegant in their Royal Attire and jewel colored Gowns as they headed towards the chapel for the ceremony.
Meanwhile, the entire world extended the best wishes for marital bliss via Twitter Instagram and other social platforms.
Hellqvist, who was born to parents Marie Britt Rotman and Erik Hellqvist worked as a glamour model and waitress prior to her meeting with The Prince. Reportedly, the newly married couple are said to have met in a Stockholm nightclub.
At age 20, Hellqvist was featured topless in a Swedish men’s magazine, Slitz for which she was voted Miss Slitz 2004 by the readers. In the picture, Hellqvist shows off her bare legs in a bikini bottom and has a boa constrictor wrapped around her torso. The Princess earlier also starred in the Swedish Version of the controversial reality show Paradise Hotel. Later, she moved to New York City where she worked as a waitress and a Yoga instructor. She worked as a waitress for ten years. While in New York City, Hellqvist also took business classes. She has two sisters, Sara and Lina.
The Swedish Royal and Hellqvist met while vacationing in Båstad, Sweden. After dating for a year, the couple announced their relationship in 2010. Immediately after this, a Swedish magazine pictured the hot picture of Hellqvist previously featured on Slitz.
The royal couple are madly in love with each other and said that it was love at first sight. They finally announced their engagement in 27 June, 2014 after having a love affair of five years. Princess Sofia had made her debut at the Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall In December, 2015 with her husband-to-be. On May 2015, it was announced in that Sofia Hellqvist would receive the title of Duchess of Värmland.