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Prince Daniel’s 41st Birthday

  September 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm by

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland celebrated his forty first birthday on September 15. Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 and is the son of Ole and Ewa Westling. He was born on the same day as his future father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, took the throne. Prince Daniel met Crown Princess Victoria firstly in 2001 whilst he was working as her personal trainer. They were married on … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Starts Preschool

  August 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

Earlier today, Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, attended a photoshoot in connection with the little Princess’s first day at preschool. The Princess has started Äventyret Preschool in Stockholm. The staff there believe that children learn best through being outdoors and moving around a lot. As a result, the children at Äventyret spend a lot of time amongst nature, and the youngest children sleep outdoors. … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Turns 71

  August 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm by

On August 3, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson celebrated her seventy first birthday. Princess Christina of Sweden was born on August 3, 1943 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She has four siblings: Princess Margaretha (born in 1934), Princess Birgitta (born in 1937), Princess Désirée (born in 1938) and King Carl XVI Gustaf … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Celebrate Victoriadagen

  July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family celebrated Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday by attending the annual Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) celebrations in Borgholm on July 14. Sofia Hellqvist, who is newly engaged to Prince Carl Philip, also attended the evening concert. Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. She is the eldest child and daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia. She has two … Continue reading

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Engagement of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist

  June 27, 2014 at 11:16 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced the engagement of Prince Carl Philip, only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, to Ms Sofia Hellqvist. The news was revealed in a press conference at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, just after 17:00 local time. The newly engagement couple, as well as the King and Queen, posed for  photographs in the palace gardens and answered a few questions from … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland’s 32nd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 3:30 am by

On 10 June, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland celebrated her 32nd birthday. Princess Madeleine was born on 10 June 1982 at 7:05pm CEST at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. She was christened in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on 31 August 1982. Her godparents are Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Walther L. Sommerlath, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Princess Christina of Sweden. Her full name is Madeleine Thérèse Amelie … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria vs Princess Marie-Chantal In D&G

  June 10, 2014 at 11:53 am by

A Crown Princess attending a horse race and the other attending her nieces christening, the choice for the two Crown Princess at two very different events was Dolce and Gabbana and just two days apart. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece wore the Dolce and Gabbana belted jacquard dress to the Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse on June 6, 2014 in Epsom. She paired the … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland is Christened

  June 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland’s christening ceremony took place on June 8 at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. The service was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, and was assisted by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Chaplin to the King and Michael Bjerkhagen, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish. Princess Leonore’s full name is Leonore Lilian Maria. It was reported that Leonore was a name both her parents liked, as … Continue reading

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Sweden Celebrates National Day

  June 7, 2014 at 4:47 am by

Sweden yesterday celebrated their national day, with the Royal Family taking part in several events in Stockholm, Ånge and Skansen. The day began with the traditional opening of the palace gates, which signals the beginning of the day’s Open Palace event, where entry into the Royal Palace of Stockholm is free. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were given this task for 2014, and they brought their three-month-old daughter Leonore – dressed … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Arrives in Stockholm for Christening

  June 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

Three month old Princess Leonore has arrived in Sweden for the first time today, landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with her parents, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, early this morning, local time. The family were spotted yesterday departing from Newark Liberty International Airport on an overnight Scandinavian Airlines flight, after packing two town cars full of luggage outside their home. Princess Leonore was kept in a carry cot for her … Continue reading

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Royals Attend 2014 Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as others from the Gotha, attended the 2014 edition of the Bernadotte Art Awards at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm last night. Host Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle, the former Prince Sigvard, also used the gala to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday. She arrived to the event with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. … Continue reading

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New Photo of Princess Leonore

  May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Princess Leonore, in connection with the publication of a special christening website. Leonore, who was born on February 20 in New York City, is shown in the arms of her mother, Princess Madeleine, while her father, Christopher O’Neill, sits next to them. The christening website, available here, provides information about Princess Leonore’s upcoming christening on June 8, as well as … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Performs First Official Engagement

  May 19, 2014 at 12:11 am by

On 17 May, Princess Estelle took part in her first official engagement as Duchess of Östergötland, which was inaugurating “Duchess Estelle’s Fairytale Path” in Tåkern, Östergötland, in Sweden. At 11:45 am, the little Princess arrived with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, at Linköping Castle, where they were received by the governor of Östergötland, Elisabeth Nilsson, the county’s director, Kristina Zetterström, and they mayor of Linköping, Ann-Catrine Hjerdt. … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Turns 35

  May 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland celebrates his 35th birthday on May 13th. The Swedish Prince, who was born in 1979, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. His full name is Carl Philip Edmund Bertil and he was baptised at the Royal Palace Church on August 31st, 1979. His chosen godparents were his late great-uncle Prince Bertil, Duke of … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

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New Photos of Princesses Estelle and Leonore Released

  April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her newborn cousin, Princess Leonore, together on April 24. Princess Estelle seemed to be kissing her little cousin and playing with her toes. Princess Madeleine, Leonore’s mother, later published the photos on Facebook, with the caption “A cousin is a ready-made friend for life…” It was reported that Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Date at Skansen Aquarium

  April 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

It was a mother-date date for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today, as she brought along two year old Princess Estelle for an engagement at Skansen Aquarium. There to officially open a new exhibition on endangered frogs and toads, Frogs – Jungle Jewels, the Crown Princess did so by dropping a cane toad into its environment, after the owner of the aquarium, Jonas Wahlstrom, gave a speech about the dangers surrounding … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore To Be Christened in June

  April 16, 2014 at 1:49 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that the christening of Princess Leonore, daughter of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill, will take place on June 8. The christening will be held at the Palace Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The chapel can seat around 120 guests. Princess Leonore was born on February 20 in New York City, where her parents reside. She was given the names Leonore Lilian Maria. June 8 … Continue reading

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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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