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Flashback Friday: Princess Margaretha Opens Swedish Christmas Fair

  November 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

November 25, 1966: Sweden’s Princess Margaretha opened the Swedish Christmas Fair at the Swedish Church Hall in London. She wore the Swedish national costume for the event, held in the country that became her home after she married an English businessman in 1964.

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A Royal Double Act At The Vatican: Silvia and Beatrix Open New Exhibition

  November 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth’ was opened today at the Vatican Museums by Sweden’s Queen Silvia with Dutch Princess Beatrix in attendance.  Both ladies were given a tour of the exhibition, which features a number of the painter’s pieces from the Zorn Museum in Sweden, along with a painting from the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. It is the first exhibition of Rembrandt pieces … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Prince Daniel Collaborates with Stephen Hawking To Promote Physical Activity

  November 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden has been joined by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking to promote the need for increased amounts of physical activity in the world’s population. Mr Hawking, who met with the Prince and Crown Princess Victoria earlier this autumn at his home town of Cambridge, appears in a video for GEN-PEN, the organisation founded by Prince Daniel through the Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation that aims to “spread awareness and create commitment … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

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Prince Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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Go Team! Daniel and Estelle Enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Evening at the Hockey

  October 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

In the stands tonight at the AIK versus IK Pantern ice hockey match at Hovet Stadium were the adorable Swedish father-daughter duo of Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle. Animatedly watching the action (the home team took the spoils, 4-2), Estelle looked to be highly enjoying the evening as she clutched a stuffed AIK mascot. Prince Daniel pointed things out and explained different elements to his daughter throughout the match. Prins … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Open ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ Exhibition

  October 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm by

Today, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia opened the exhibition ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ which is held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The exhibition is part of the 40th anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia which is featuring wedding dresses worn by five royal brides over the course of four decades. De bruidsjurken worden bekeken. #blauwbloed pic.twitter.com/kSTjtl0qvn — Annemarie de Kunder (@Amdekunder) October 17, 2016 … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Investor AB

  October 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Arriving at the Grand Hotel Stockholm to celebrate the Investor AB centenary celebrations, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were welcomed by the Wallenberg Family. Investor AB is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies and was founded by the Wallenberg family 100 years ago. Kronprinsessparet på fest!🎈 Här anländer kronprinsessan Victoria och prins Daniel till Grand Hotel i Stockholm där Investor firar sitt 100-årsjubileum på lördagkvällen. 🎉 Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Diagnosed With Leukaemia

  October 13, 2016 at 6:11 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced this morning that Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has been diagnosed with chronic leukaemia and will undergo treatment this autumn. She will naturally be heavily reducing her official engagements over the coming months to focus on her health. The statement also said the Princess and her family hope the public understand the situation and allow her to complete her … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Takes The Connaught Tiara To Germany For A State Visit Airing

  October 5, 2016 at 9:28 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden have today begun a state visit to Germany, with a state banquet held in their honour at Schloss Bellevue by President Joachim Gauck this evening. Queen Silvia brought the Connaught Diamond Tiara with her to Berlin, pairing it with a fuchsia pink evening gown with flower petals along the neckline. The tiara, which features five upright loops of diamonds with a drop pendant in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess of Sweden Attends The Baltic Sea Seminar

  October 3, 2016 at 1:47 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended today the the Baltic Sea Seminar which was organized by the Sustainable Seas Foundation and Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre/Baltic Eye. The theme of the seminar was “The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals oblige – but who does what for the Baltic Sea?”. The Crown Princess attended the seminar alongside the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and professor Johan Rockström, executive director … Continue reading

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A Prince Amongst The Pumpkins: New Photo Of Prince Oscar In Öland

  September 30, 2016 at 3:05 am by

After his mother officially opened the 20th Öland Harvest Festival on Wednesday, a new photograph of young Prince Oscar sitting amongst a group of pumpkins and a hay bale was shared on the Kungahuset Instagram page this morning. “Greetings from Solliden and Öland’s Harvest Festival,” the photo, taken by Crown Princess Victoria, is captioned. Prince Oscar looks absolutely adorable in a grey woollen coverall, with a beanie on his head to protect … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens 20th Öland Harvest Festival

  September 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

The 2016 Öland Harvest Festival, the 20th edition, was opened this evening by Crown Princess Victoria at the marketplace in Borgholm. “You have created a beautiful and important tradition which reminds us that the harvest time is time for gratitude,” the Princess said in a brief speech at the opening, where she also stressed the importance of agriculture and preservation of cultural heritage. Victoria kept it simple, yet chic in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Hosts Sweden Dinner at the Royal Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 180 guests to the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening for another edition of the Sweden Dinner, first implemented in 2013 as part of the King’s 40th jubilee to honour Swedes who have made ‘significant efforts locally, regionally or nationally’. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in greeting the guests ahead of dinner … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine In New York For The World Childhood Foundation

  September 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine has returned to New York today as part of her work with the World Childhood Foundation, attending a seminar at the United Nations before the Foundation’s ThankYou gala in the evening. At the gala, held at the Cipriani restaurant, Madeleine was joined by opera singer Andrea Bocelli and actor Forest Whitaker – who both spoke at the seminar earlier in the day – as well as actress Malin … Continue reading

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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg Has Died

  September 13, 2016 at 3:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg, aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 93. “The Countess was a very much appreciated, close and faithful friend of our family and leaves us in great loss,” a statement from the King said. The Countess passed away yesterday evening, September 12. Countess … Continue reading

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Official Photographs From Prince Alexander’s Christening Released

  September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am by

The official photographs of Prince Alexander with his family and godparents at his christening on Friday have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court. Four photographs taken by Mattias Edwall show the baby Prince with his parents, both sets of grandparents, his four aunts, and his five godparents.  

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Fourth ‘Prince Daniel’s Race and Sports Day’ Held At Haga Park

  September 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm by

Prince Daniel has organised a children’s sports day run in Haga Park for several years, and today the fourth edition of the event was run. Around 15,000 children and adults took part in the sports day, taking part in a number of different sport stations as well as the main event, ‘Prince Daniel’s Run’. All the day’s runners received a medal from Daniel upon the run’s conclusion. Just nu äger Idrottens dag och … Continue reading

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A Royal Christening At Drottningholm

  September 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have today christened their son, Prince Alexander, in a ceremony attending by close family and friends at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. The service was conducted by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen. Prayers, readings by three of the couple’s siblings (Crown Princess Victoria, Lina Frejd and Sara Hellqvist) and music from the Stockholm Boy’s … Continue reading

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