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Princess Madeleine of Sweden is engaged to U.S. financier Chris O’Neill, the country’s royal court announced Thursday.
He is my soulmate,” Madeleine, said on the court’s website. “We are both extremely happy and delighted. It is a very special day for us.”
Prior to propsing, O’Neill asked the king for permission to marry his daughter.
“I had been thinking about proposing for a while, but I wanted to wait until the right moment,” he said in the court interview. “I have been sure all along that Madeleine was the one I wanted to marry.”
The couple have been dating for two years and the wedding is expected to take place in Sweden next summer.
Madeleine is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.