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Sweden's Princess Madeleine, left, holds her daughter Princess Leonore, as she poses with her husband Christopher O'Neill, right, on National Day, at the Royal Palace, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, June 6, 2014. Princess Leonore's will be christened on Sunday. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Soren Andersson) SWEDEN OUT

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Zach Noble

HELSINKI (AP) — The daughter of Sweden's Princess Madeleine and New York banker Christopher O'Neill has been baptized outside Stockholm.

Sweden's Princess Madeleine, left, holds her daughter Princess Leonore, as she poses with her husband Christopher O'Neill, right, on National Day, at the Royal Palace, in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, June 6. Princess Leonore will be christened on Sunday. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Soren Andersson)

Princess Leonore Lilian Maria will be known as the Duchess of Gotland — in reference to Sweden's largest island. She is King Carl XVI Gustaf's second grandchild and was born in New York City on Feb. 20.

Some 150 guests — mostly family and friends — attended the ceremony in the church of Drottingholm Palace outside Stockholm on Sunday. It comes exactly a year after Princesse Leonore's parents wedded in Stockholm.

Leonore is fifth in line to the Swedish throne; her mother is fourth.

The king Carl Gustav's boat is moored outside Drottningholm Castle during preparations for Princess Leonore's Royal Christening on June 7, 2014 in Drottningholm, Sweden. (Torsten Laursen/Getty Images)

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy in which the royals primarily serve as figureheads. The king is the country's head of state, but his powers are limited to ceremonial duties.

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