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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

  May 1, 2015 at 5:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | gettyimages.com His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King And Queen Open The Jubilee Year Hedvig Eleonora

  April 30, 2015 at 3:46 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia yesterday opened the doors of the Upper South guard chamber where they inaugurated the exhibition “Hedvig Eleonora – the Swedish Baroque Queen”. This year’s exhibition is to mark the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s passing. The exhibition is being held at Drottningholm Palace where exhibitions, lectures and concerts are being held. During the Queen’s speech, she said “Hedvig … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf Turns 69

  April 30, 2015 at 1:05 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turns 69 years old today. Born on 30 April 1946, his full name is Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus. He was born at Haga Palace in Solna, Stockholm County. He was christened at the Royal Chapel June 7, 1946. On the christening day, he received the title Duke of Jämtland. Carl Gustaf became King of Sweden in September 1973. King Carl Gustaf is married to Queen … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens A Writing Workshop

  April 28, 2015 at 2:24 am by

Crown Princess of Victoria inaugurated the Berättarministeriet’s third writing workshop in Hagsätra. The Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation contributed to the project. Dressed in black pants and a Victoria Beckham printed top, the Crown Princess was welcomed by students who spoke about heir activities and showed her around. Princess Victoria also spoke with employees of the project. The project encourages students and young adults to read books and write their own … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

  April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm by

During her grandmother and parents’ visit to the Vatican, Princess Leonore also met Pope Francis. The baby Princess sat on her grandmother, Queen Silvia’s, lap whilst she had an audience with the Pope at the Apolisitc Palace. View image | gettyimages.com Later on in the afternoon, a seminar focusing on human trafficking took place at the Swedish Embassy in Rome and was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The seminar … Continue reading

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

  April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit South Korea

  March 23, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Seoul earlier today for their three-day visit to South Korea. The couple were welcomed at Incheon International Airport by the South Korean Foreign Minister’s Director General for European Affairs, Park Chul-min. Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Park inspected a traditional guard of honour. It was then on to a visit to the Korean Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, the border between North and … Continue reading

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Christening of Désirée Magnuson

  March 22, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading

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A Purple Mother-Daughter Name Day Celebration in Sweden

  March 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her name day today in Stockholm with her daughter Estelle by her side. Both Princesses were dressed in purple overcoats for the ceremony, which takes place annually on March 12 in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The Royal Life Guards and the Swedish Army Marching Band provided entertainment for the mother-daughter duo – Estelle clapping and jigging along to the beat – and the … Continue reading

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Gold for Norway! Royals Attend Ski Championships

  February 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm by

Members of the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families were on hand today for one of the most anticipated events of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the men’s cross country skiing 4x10km relay. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, little Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip were joined in Falun by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who brought along two of their … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Estelle Turns Three

  February 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by

Princess Estelle of Sweden celebrates her third birthday today, and new photographs were released to mark the occasion. The second-in-line to the throne is shown in the photo series in the snowy grounds of Haga Palace, skiing and playing in the snow. In one of the photos, Estelle – wearing a cream coat with fur trim and matching beanie – cheekily appears to be aiming a snowball at the camera. … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday Leonore!

  February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden today celebrates her first birthday, and the Swedish Royal Court has released two new photographs for the occasion. The youngest member – although not for long! – of the Bernadotte clan is shown wearing a light pink dress with a lace neckline sitting in a vintage chair at the Royal Palace. In one of the images, Leonore is clutching a white teddy bear. Leonore is the … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Skiing Championships In Falun

  February 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm by

Today, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist attended the World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. Prince Daniel was not present as he was suffering from a cold. On Wednesday, the Royal Family attended the opening ceremony of the skiing championships. In total, fifty-five countries participated and a march was held at the opening ceremony for all the countries … Continue reading

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Swedes Host Representation Dinner at Royal Palace

  February 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the first representation dinner of the year at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their three children in greeting the 120 guests in the White Sea ballroom of the Palace. The guest list was made up of members of the Swedish parliament and government, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as individuals who have contributed to … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Attends Figure Skating Championships

  February 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm by

Princess Estelle attended the opening ceremony, as well as another show, of the European Figure Skating Championships 2015 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm over the weekend. Adorable Princess Estelle was seen watching the events with her parents. Princess Estelle and her parents were captured many times on TV, at the second ice skating event, Estelle was seen giving small waves to the camera. For the opening ceremony, Princess Estelle … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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Madeleine and Chris Visit Gävle

  February 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm by

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill today paid a visit to Gävle, one of the main cities in the Princess’s Duchy of Gästrikland. The day began with a lunch hosted by the Governor of Gävleborg County, Barbro Holmberg, at Gävle Castle. It was attended by around 50 guests from the county, who have contributed in sports, culture or industry. Among the guests were Olle and Ewa Westling, the parents of Prince Daniel, who were greeted … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Asked About Family Past At Auschwitz Memorial

  January 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

While attending the official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland yesterday, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was asked a question which has led to public outcry. “Has the Crown Princess considered the family history?” asked SVT reporter Rolf Fredriksson, before clarifying the double-sided aspect of the question, “There were relatives further back who were sympathetic to the Nazis and then there was Folke Bernadotte who, with … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Estelle Takes America!

  January 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm by

Well, San Francisco’s Swedish Church at least. Her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, may be about on working visit to the West Coast of the United States, but that didn’t stop little Princess Estelle from stealing the show during a stop in San Francisco over the weekend. Estelle, who turns three at the end of February, was the centre of attention during a visit to the city’s Swedish … Continue reading

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