Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1997-2006)

  July 12, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The third blog entry in our retrospective of Crown Princess Victoria’s life covers the period when she began her public engagements in earnest, after she completed her education.

December 1997: Crown Princess Victoria with her great-aunt, Princess Lilian, at a banquet during the State Visit of Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Earlier that year, the Swedish Royal Court had confirmed the Princess was suffering from an eating disorder (anorexia); she received treatment in the US in 1998. “I felt like an accelerating train, going right down… during the whole period…It felt like everything in my life and around me was controlled by others. The one thing I could control was the food I put in me,” Victoria said 2002


July 1998: A 21-year-old Princess during the annual Victoriadagen concert on her birthday

November 1999: Meeting Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

April 2000: With her siblings in Denmark for Queen Margrethe II’s 60th birthday

June 2001: Celebrating the silver wedding anniversary of her parents with a medieval-themed party

May 2002: The Crown Princess at the wedding of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

2003: As Sweden’s future head of state, undertaking basic military training

2004: Crown Princess Victoria presenting the Astrid Lindgren Prize

March 2005: Cuddling with a wombat during an official visit to Australia

December 2006: Attending the Nobel Prize Ceremony in the Baden Fringe Tiara

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