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Swedish Princess Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine has announced her engagement to American Christopher O’Neill.
The princess has described O’Neill, a New York financier, as her “soulmate” and that he helped open her heart. This could be a reflection of her previous engagement, which was called off in 2010 amid reports of infidelity by her then fiancé.
Madeleine, 30, is the youngest child of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She is fourth in line for the Scandinavian country’s throne.
The princess and her fiancé, who has dual British-American citizenship, met through mutual friends and currently live in New York.
O’Neill, 38, proposed earlier in the month of October 2012 and took the traditional route, by asking the king for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
The wedding will take place in summer 2013, but no date has yet been announced.