This is an unlikely match for a prince. His family must be thrilled about this.

Daily Mail – When she walks down the aisle in the Chapel Royal of the Sveriges Kungahus tomorrow, Sophia Hellqvist, 30, will be taking the final steps towards a new life as Sweden’s newest princess.

Watching from the pews will be her parents Erik and Marie, as well as crowned heads from all over Europe – including the UK’s Earl and Countess of Wessex and Denmark’s Queen Margrethe.

At the altar, Miss Hellqvist will be met by her fiancé, Sweden’s Prince Carl-Philip, Duke of Värmland and her partner of almost five years – who today smiled proudly as he arrived with his bride-to-be for tonight’s lavish pre-wedding party on the M/S Stockholm yacht.

But while Miss Hellqvist, who speaks excellent English, clearly benefited from her time in the US, it wasn’t until she returned to Sweden to study at the University of Stockholm that life really got interesting.

In need of some extra cash to fund her studies, she landed part time jobs as a waitress and also, fatefully, a glamour model.

Her first shoot came at the age of 20 and saw her posing topless in a pair of camouflage print bikini bottoms and clutching a snake to preserve her modesty.

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