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Princess Victoria Celebrates her Name Day

  March 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm by

On March 12th, Princess Victoria, along with Prince Daniel, celebrated her name day at the Royal Palace Square in Stockholm. The day has been celebrated for several years. “Name days” (namnsdagar) are celebrated in Sweden and Finland and are a tradition going back hundreds of years. The calendar has a name associated with each day. Originally only martyrs and saint’s names were on the list, but not long ago more … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family – February Events

  March 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm by

King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia; Feb 2nd – The King and Queen delivered the Medals of the King in the royal palace in Stockholm. Feb 3rd – King Carl Gustaf handed out the Swedish Quality Award 2010 during a ceremony at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm. Feb 9th – King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia flew to Thailand for a vacation, they continued to China. Feb 10th – The … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family Host Official Dinner

  February 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm by

On Thursday 24th, February the King and Queen hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace. Invited were representatives of the diplomatic corps, parliament, government, departments and authorities, Swedish science, culture, sports and Swedish businesses. Approximately 150 guests were received and welcomed by the King, Queen, Crown Princess and Prince Daniel in the White Sea. The dinner took place in Karl XI’s gallery. The King accompanied the President’s wife, psychiatrist … Continue reading

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British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Events in January

  February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm by

Despite participating in a state visit, the Swedish Royal Family was back at work doing royal engagements in Sweden. King Carl Gustav & Queen Silvia; On the 22nd of January, King Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended the Malmö Amaranth’s 200th anniversary. The evening began with a reception at the governor’s residence before the festivities continued in the town hall. The King gave a speech and talked about the background of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria visits UAE

  January 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria started a 4-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on the 17th January. 17th January; The Crown Princess started her day by touring an exhibition with Dr. Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, the Assistant Provost for Regional Affairs at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit … Continue reading

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Estonian State Visit to Sweden

  January 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm by

The Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, paid a three day state visit to Sweden between January 18th and 20th, 2011. King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Prince Carl-Philip participated in the visit as Princess Victoria is on a four day visit to the UAE. 18th January; The President and his wife were met off M / S Victoria in Värtahamnen by Prince Carl-Philip. After the arrival, The King, The President, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Events before Christmas

  December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm by

As a family; King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended the Swedish Royal Academy’s annual meeting on the 20th of December. The Swedish Academy is an independentcultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish Literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia: 10th … Continue reading

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The Nobel Prize 2010

  December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish Royal Family – minus Princess Madeleine – were present at the ceremony for the Nobel Prizes in Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Economic Sciences and Chemistry with King Carl Gustav presenting the awards. Earlier in the day in Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiabo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. He was not present to … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip attend Royal Premiere

  December 1, 2010 at 11:33 am by

A rare night out at the movies was in order for The Queen and Prince Phillip last night, as they attended the Royal Film Performance. This year’s chosen film was Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader, the 3rd film in the series. The Royal Film Performance is the major fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CBTF). The Queen is patron of the charity, which supports film and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals host Riksdag Supper

  November 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm by

On Wednesday 24 November, The King and Queen hosted a supper for the members of the Riksdag at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Princess Madeleine began the evening by welcoming all the members. The 400 or so guests then gathered in the Hall of State for a concert. The supper was held in the Banqueting Rooms and the Bernadotte Apartments at … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip visit Oman

  November 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Day 1, After a two day visit to Abu Dhabi, the next stop for The Queen and Prince Phillip was Muscat, Oman. Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said welcomed the couple when they arrived at the airport. The formal arrival ceremony was held at the Gates to Old Muscat. It was then off to Al Alam Palace for a welcome coffee ceremony. The event of the afternoon was the opening of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip visit to Abu Dhabi

  November 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm by

Day One = 24th November Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Queen and Prince Phillip have made a flying two day visit to Abu Dhabi. Their first engagement after landing was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Day Two = 25th November The Queen met HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Then went on a visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National … Continue reading

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What have the Swedish Royals been up to lately?

  November 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia; 8th-13th November: King Carl-Gustav was in China, on his travels he visited Geely Company and talked with the owner about his new Volvo. The Ruijin Hospital where the Royal Technology Mission and boarded the Magnetic rail train in Shanghai. 16th November: King Carl handed out the Prince Eugen Medal during a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. It is an award for outstanding artistic … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm by

The British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. At 11pm, the United Kingdom fell silent for two minutes. The silence represents the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. This silence is marked by the firing of a … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

  November 10, 2010 at 1:17 am by

On Wednesday 3 November, the Crown Princess Couple began their first joint visit to Norrbotten by travelling to Kaunisvaara People’s House in Pajala. There, they learnt about the planned mining facility in Pajala. They then visited Sahavaara Mine, the future site of the mining facility. In the evening, they dined at the Samernas restaurant at Viddernas Hus in Jokkmokk. Day two began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain … Continue reading

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Round Up of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Events, October 28-November 5

  November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm by

October 28, 2010, after seeing the Emir of Qatar and his wife off after the official state visit, HM was straight back to work visiting Essex. November 2 saw the Queen receive the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Peter Kallaghe, and the Ambassador of Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, at Buckingham Palace, London (see picture). November 3 saw Queen Elizabeth at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Among the invested were Barbara … Continue reading

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Crown Princely Couple Visit to Finland

  November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm by

Since their return from their honeymoon, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have been jetting off round Europe (and China). They arrived on October 31st in Vantaa, Finland for a 3 day visit. To start of the visit to Finland they meet with the President of the Republic, Tarja Halonen, and her husband, Dr Pentti Arajarvi, at Mantyniemi, the official residence of the President. They then went on to make … Continue reading

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