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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean Race

  June 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm by

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … Continue reading

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Te Deum Celebrating Prince Nicolas’s Birth Held in Stockholm

  June 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

A Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm was held this morning to celebrate the birth of Prince Nicolas, infant son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Countess Marianne Bernadotte were all in attendance. The service was led by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chaplain to the Royal Court. Prince … Continue reading

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Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

  June 17, 2015 at 11:08 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading

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First Pictures of Sweden’s Baby Prince

  June 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm by

The first photographs of Sweden’s newborn Prince, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, have been released by the royal court. In the photos, the infant – born on Monday afternoon – is contently asleep, wearing a grey romper and a white shirt. View image | gettyimages.com The court also announced that a cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and the government will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A Son

  June 15, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has given birth to her second child, a son. The infant was born today, June 15, at 13:45 local time in Stockholm. Both mother and child are doing well according to the press release. Princess Madeleine gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital, her chosen place for delivery. It is likely she and her son will remain in hospital overnight. A press … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal Gown

  June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and Reception

  June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Ceremony

  June 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist have been married in a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel this afternoon. After their guests walked the coral carpet through the palace courtyard, Prince Carl Philip made his entrance with his best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, one of his oldest friends from boarding school. The Prince and Mr Hansson bowed three times before stepping up to the altar to await … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Pre-Wedding Dinner

  June 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a pre-wedding dinner for tomorrow’s bridal couple, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Guests began arriving at Quay 16, Strandvägen around 5pm to board the S/S Stockholm which took them to the secret location of the dinner, which turned out to be the Bergrummet, the Skeppsholmen Caverns. View image | gettyimages.com The bride-to-be wore a sky blue evening gown from Zuhair Murad, which featured … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location

  June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage. The Palace Chapel The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed Guests

  June 12, 2015 at 4:03 am by

With the wedding less than 24 hours away, the Swedish Royal Court has published the official guest list for tomorrow’s ceremony. The whole Swedish Royal Family will be present, including the King’s four sisters and their families. Queen Silvia’s family, the Sommerlaths, will also be out in force, as will the Hellqvists. From the foreign royal houses, we have: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Denmark: Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s Weddings

  June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am by

With less than two days to go until the royal wedding in Sweden, let’s take a quick look-back at the weddings of Prince Carl Philip’s sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The heir to the throne married Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 at the Storkyrkan in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala. The couple’s decade-long courtship was celebrated by over 1,000 guests from across Europe and the … Continue reading

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Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Ms Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, June 13th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Prinsbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:30/4:30pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. Further information, including which television stations in Germany will be airing the wedding, can … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia

  June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm

  June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm by

As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Who Will Dress The Bride?

  June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am by

There is less than five days to go until Sofia Hellqvist marries Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip, and one of the hot topics of discussion as we get down to the wire is what will the bride be wearing? And who will have been chosen to design her gown? Here are some of the designers who might have made the cut! Ida Sjöstedt: For her first gala event as a royal fiancé, Sofia … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland

  June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by

When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm

  June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at … Continue reading

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