|Spouse||Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland|
| Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland |
Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland
|Christopher Paul O'Neill|
|House||House of Bernadotte|
|Father||Paul Cesairo O'Neill|
|Mother||Eva Maria O'Neill|
|Born|| 27 June 1974 (age 42) |
Early Life Edit
O'Neill was born in London to Paul Cesario O'Neill (1926–2004), an American investment banker who came to London in the 1960`s to set up the European head office of Oppenheimer & Co, by his second wife, Eva Maria (born Eva Maria Walter in 1940, Austria), relative of Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber. O'Neill has two half-sisters on his mother's side: Tatjana d'Abo and Countess Natascha von Abensberg-Traun, and three on his father's side: Stefanie, Annalisa and Karen. He grew up in London and St. Gallen, as well as in Austria and Germany, and holds dual American and British citizenship.
Education and career Edit
O'Neill was educated at Institut auf dem Rosenberg in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from Boston University. He also obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City. He was a Partner and Head of Research at Noster Capital and former employee of NM Rothschild and Sons and Steinberg Asset Management.
Marriage and family Edit
The first time Princess Madeleine and O'Neill appeared publicly together was in January 2011. Their engagement was announced in an official interview on 25 October 2012, and in late April 2013 it was announced that their wedding would take place on 8 June 2013 at the Royal Chapel, Stockholm Palace, and followed by dinner at the Swedish Royal Family's residence, Drottningholm Palace.
Unlike his brother-in-law and sister-in-law`s, Prince Daniel, Princess Nathalie and Princess Sofia, O'Neill is untitled and undertakes no royal duties, since members of the Swedish Royal Family must hold Swedish citizenship, which O'Neill has declined. The Royal Court refers to him in Swedish as Herr Christopher O'Neill, a form of title which is not normally used (it would normally be Herr). Thus, remaining a private citizen, he can continue his career in finance.
In September 2013, It was announced that the couple were expecting their first child in February 2014. On 20 February 2014, Princess Madeleine gave birth to a baby girl, Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland. Prior to the birth, Madeleine had announced on her Facebook page that she would be unable to travel to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremony due to her pregnancy and also mentioned that she was expecting a girl.
On 19 December 2014, it was announced that Madeleine and her husband were expecting their second child, and their son, Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland, was born in Stockholm on 15 June 2015.
In February 2015, The Swedish Royal Court announced that the family had moved to Stockholm from New York. In May 2015, the Swedish Royal Court announced that O'Neill had moved to London, United Kingdom in April. In Autumn 2015, several months after the birth of Prince Nicolas, the entire family moved to London where O'Neill's business is located.
Titles and honours Edit
- 27 June 1974 - present: Mister Christopher Paul O'Neil
- In Sweden - Herr Christopher Paul O`Neill
His father-in-law, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, conferred upon O'Neill:
- Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (KNO) (6 June 2013).
- Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of His Majesty The King (15 September 2013).
- Recipient of the 70th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf (30 April 2016).