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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Ceremony & Cortège

  June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am by

At 3:30pm, Crown Princess Victoria was led into the Stockholm Cathedral by her ten bridal children, the girls wearing pearl dresses and the boy’s traditional blue and white sailor suits. The bride was walked three-quarters of the way to the alter by her father, King Carl Gustaf, before they met Daniel and Prince Carl Philip just before the stairs. The King kissed his daughter’s hand, then shook the groom’s, before … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Arrivals

  June 21, 2010 at 7:31 am by

The wedding between HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr Daniel Westling began on June 19th at around 2:30pm, Stockholm time, when guests began arriving to the Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral) in Stockholm for the ceremony. Shortly after, the royal guests and close family of the bride and groom began to make their way down the light blue carpet which led from the West Gate of the Royal Palace of … Continue reading

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Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Less than 24 Hours to Go!

  June 19, 2010 at 2:16 am by

We’re in the home stretch! After a sixteen-month long engagement, there is less than 24 hours to go until Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling become husband and wife. Yesterday, June 18th, was a busy day for the couple and their guests, attending four pre-wedding events. First, there was a private lunch hosted by TM the King and Queen at the Sturehof Slott. All the royals who had already arrived … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 18, 2010 at 4:26 am by

The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on Saturday, June 19th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Det Kungliga Bröllopet site and select the option, ‘For viewers outside the Nordic region‘ OR Link to SVT’s site then click on ‘Det Kungliga Bröllopet’ Coverage is set to begin online at around 13:00/1pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – One Day to Go!

  June 18, 2010 at 2:59 am by

One day to go! Most of the guests attending the wedding tomorrow have arrived in Stockholm, and quite a few attended a private dinner hosted by TM the King and Queen last night at Drottningholm Palace. The dinner was more a ‘young party’, as many of the monarchs attending the wedding have yet to fly to Stockholm. Photographers were only able to get long-distance shots of guests while the were … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Two Days to Go!

  June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am by

There are just two days to go until the much anticipated nuptuals of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling, this coming Saturday. Official announcements regarding the wedding are being published, guests are arriving and the final pre-wedding events have begun. On Monday June 14th, the Court released Daniel’s official monogram and coat of arms. They were both designed by Vladimir A Sagerlund, a National Archives heraldry artist, in … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian has Alzheimer’s Disease

  June 4, 2010 at 3:08 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has revealed that Princess Lilian, the 94-year-old widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle Prince Bertil, has Alzheimer’s Disease. It was revealed to newspaper Aftonbladet by Elisabeth Palmstierna, the Marshall of the Court. “Lilian is very tired… She is old and frail,” Palmstierna said; also confirming that Princess Lilian will not be attending the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The Princess … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary in Washington, DC Day 1

  June 4, 2010 at 2:51 am by

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has begun their visit to Washington, DC. Yesterday, June 3rd, Frederik and Mary paid a visit to the John Eaton Elementary School. This primary school was chosen for the visit as it is the Danish Embassy’s “adopted school” of the 2009-2010 American school year, as part of their Embassy Adoption Program. A class of fifth graders had learnt for several months all about Denmark, and … Continue reading

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Less than a Month to the Swedish Royal Wedding!

  May 28, 2010 at 1:43 am by

There is less than a month to go until the June 19th nuptials of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling at the Storkyrkan in Stockholm, and details surrounding the wedding are slowly being revealed. The Royal Wedding Monogram Both the Crown Princess and her fiancé have celebrated their respective bachelorette and bachelor parties, arranged by their close friends. Daniel celebrated his on May 8th, at the Stallmästaregården restaurant in Haga … Continue reading

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Royals in Shanghai at EXPO 2010

  May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am by

The 2010 edition of the World EXPO is currently taking place in Shanghai, China, and has been attended by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On their first day in Shanghai, Willem-Alexander and Máxima visited the Dutch Cultural Centre, which is apart of this year’s World EXPO, in down town Shanghai. As the day (May 17th) was also Princess Máxima’s 39th birthday, she was given a pair of Chinese-style … Continue reading

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New Chief of Staff for Danish Crown Princely Couple

  May 8, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The Danish Crown Princely Couple has appointed a new Chief of Staff. The man is Christian Schønau, the 43-year-old administrative head of the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs. The official press release states that Schønau is a lawyer who has worked for various ministries in the similar role since 2005. He will begin work with the royals on September 1st. Schønau comes on to the royal staff as the replacement … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Liberation Days in the Netherlands

  May 6, 2010 at 6:42 am by

Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have spent the past two days marking the Netherlands’ Remembrance and Liberation Days, held each year on May 4th and 5th, respectively. Accompanied by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, the royals attended a service in the Nieuwe Kerk. The Queen and Prince of Orange then laid wreaths on the National Monument, before two minutes silence was taken. During the two minutes … Continue reading

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Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

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Koninginnedag 2010

  May 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm by

The Dutch Royals were in Zeeland today, to celebrate the 2010 edition of Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day). This year’s festivities were also used to mark Queen Beatrix’s 30th anniversary on the throne. The entire family was present (minus Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, who were attending the funeral of Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg in Bavaria – Princess Margriet and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven left half way through the day … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 64th Birthday

  May 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

On Friday April 30th, King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 64. As is done each year, a small celebration was held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at noon. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, the King marched into the courtyard to the tune of the military band before received flowers and well-wishes from the crowd that had gathered to wish the King a happy birthday. There … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Unveil Queen’s Day 2009 Memorial Ahead of 2010 Edition

  April 29, 2010 at 11:20 am by

A somber day for the Dutch Royal Family today, as they attended the unveiling of the memorial dedicated to the victims of last year’s Koninginnedag tragedy in Apeldoorn. The event was attended by nearly all senior members of the family, as well as the families of the seven victims. Several members of the victims’ families spoke to the gathering, causing several of the Princesses to pull out tissues and handkerchiefs … Continue reading

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Medvedev Visits Denmark

  April 29, 2010 at 1:25 am by

Following his state visit to Norway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent April 27th and April 28th in Denmark, paying a state visit to Queen Margrethe II. President Medvedev and his wife, First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva, arrived to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup just after noon on Tuesday; where they were greeted by the Queen, the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Breaks Engagement

  April 24, 2010 at 11:39 am by

The Swedish Royal Court yesterday announced that Princess Madeleine and Jonas Bergström have called off their engagment. The announcement comes after weeks of media reports that the pair’s relationship is in a crisis, and allegations that Mr Bergström had cheated on his fiance. The official statement read: “After careful consideration, Princess Madeleine and Mr Jonas Bergström made a joint decision to go seperate ways. They have come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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