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Be My Valentine: Sweden’s Little Royals Celebrate Valentine’s Day

  February 14, 2018 at 8:18 am by

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted a new photo of her two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, on her Facebook page this morning. The pair are shown posing in front of a banner that reads ‘Be My Valentine’ surrounded by love hearts, with Leonore holding a mask of pink, red and white flowers and Nicolas donning white love heart sunglasses. Leonore and Nicolas will be joined … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine To Give Birth In Sweden

  February 7, 2018 at 10:34 am by

The Swedish Royal Court issued a statement this morning announcing that Princess Madeleine will give birth to her third child in Sweden. In preparation for the expected March birth, the Princess and her family – husband Christopher O’Neill and their two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas – will arrived mid-February in Stockholm. The Court confirmed that “all hospital care costs associated with the birth of their third child will be … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Their Dynasty

  February 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm by

February 5th, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte took the Swedish throne as Carl XIV Johan (and the Norwegian throne as Carl III Johan). A seminar was held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, called ‘The Bernadotte Dynasty: 200 Years on the Swedish Throne’, that was attended by 300 guests, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Other members of the Bernadotte … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Scandinavia Tour in Sweden

  January 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their tour of Scandinavia on Tuesday in Sweden, where they met with members of the Swedish Royal Family. First, William and Catherine – rugged up against the cold Swedish winter – attended a bandy hockey game in central Stockholm, learning about the sport from youngsters who play it. The royal pair were also given the opportunity to take three penalty shots on goal … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel To Visit The Baltic States

  January 29, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple will be paying visits to the Baltic States this year, to mark each respective country’s centenary of independence. Their first visit will be to Lithuania on February 16, where Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend official celebrations in Vilnius on the country’s National Day before meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė for a luncheon. The Princess and Prince will attend a reception at the Swedish Embassy with … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Takes To The Ice During Opening Of New Multi-Sport Hall in Ockelbo

  January 25, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

Ugglebo Arena, the new multi-sport hall in Ockelbo, was officially inaugurated on Thursday evening with a special exhibition ice hockey match between Ockelbo Hockey A-Team and Team Generation Pep, a team comprising of former ice hockey stars and Prince Daniel. Team Generation Pep – named after Prince Daniel’s initiative to “spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Awarded First Sophiahemmet University Honorary Doctorate

  January 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm by

During the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet at the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson was awarded the Sophiahemmet University’s first honorary doctorate. She received the honour from the University’s principal, Johanna Adami, and the Sophiahemmet chairman, Lars Kihlström Burenstam Linder, in recognition for her long-standing commitment and dedication to the Sophiahemmet. The Princess was honorary chairperson of the Sophiahemmet from 1972, when she took over the role after … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Attend Swedish Sports Gala

  January 15, 2018 at 8:17 pm by

On Monday evening, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia represented the Swedish Royal Family at the 2018 Swedish Sports Gala, held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The couple – who walked the red carpet upon arrival – were in the audience as Sweden’s top athletes for 2017 were honoured for their work and achievements. Among the winners were the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s national ice hockey team, who – after … Continue reading

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First Royal Attendance Confirmed For PyeongChang 2018

  January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am by

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will kick off on February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the first royal attendances have been confirmed. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will be attending to cheer on Dutch athletes at the beginning of the Games: the King will attend from February 9th to February 13th, while Queen Máxima will only attend until February 11th. They will be present for the opening … Continue reading

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Bring It On: Prince Daniel Plays Table Tennis During Visit To STIGA Sports

  January 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm by

Prince Daniel visited STIGA Sports in Eskilstuna on Friday, where he eagerly agreed to play a game of table tennis against a young boy. The Prince praised young David as a great player, saying that he may be “the next J-O”, referring to Swedish table tennis champion Jan-Ove Waldner. Daniel also tested some air hockey tables during his tour of the factory, which is the one of the largest producers of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: 1956 Opening of Swedish Parliament

  January 12, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 12, 1956: The King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, is surrounded by members of his family ahead of the Opening of Parliament. Queen Louise, the King’s second wife; his daughter-in-law Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, and two of his granddaughters, Princess Margaretha and Princess Birgitta, are wearing formal Swedish court dress, which was the standard attire for the Opening of Parliament until 1974.

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Sweden’s Prince Gabriel Christened at Drottningholm

  December 1, 2017 at 9:07 am by

The youngest member of the Bernadotte clan, Prince Gabriel, was christened today at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace by Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd, who was assisted by the Chief Court Chaplain, Bishop Johan Dalman, and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen. Prince Gabriel arrived in the arms of his mother, Princess Sofia, alongside his father, Prince Carl Philip, and older brother Alexander. The infant’s godparents were announced yesterday as Princess Madeleine (paternal aunt), … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Presents Swedish Business Prize During Flying Visit to Leipzig

  November 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria paid a flying visit to the German city of Leipzig on Thursday, where she attended a gala in the evening to present the Swedish Business Prize awarded by the Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and Business Sweden. The event took place at the Kongresshalle am Zoo, and the awards of the evening went to Elanders GmbH in the ‘Large Companies’ category, Kinnarps GmbH in the … Continue reading

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Swedes Host Representation Dinner at Royal Palace

  November 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

On Thursday evening, the King and Queen of Sweden hosted the third representation dinner of the year at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, attended by around 150 guests from a cross-section of Swedish society. Also attending the dinner were Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia – who debuted a modified version of her wedding tiara, without the emerald spikes. Crown Princess Victoria was not present, as she is currently … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens Children’s Hospital

  October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the naming ceremony for a children’s hospital. The children’s hospital at Linköping University Hospital will be named as H.K.H Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus (H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria’s Children’s and Youth Hospital). The princess was dressed in a blue suit and a teddy nbear printed blouse by Camilla Thulin. She revealed the new name with Vidar (10) and Siri (7), two patients of the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and Daughter Estelle Visit Askölaboratorium in Stockholm

  September 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm by

On September 29, Princess Estelle and her mother Crown Princess Victoria visited the Askölaboratorium (“Ask Laboratory”) at the Baltic Sea Centre in Stockholm University. The aim of the trip was so that little Princess Estelle could learn about her surroundings by herself. Tina Elfwing, the director of the Baltic Sea Centre, said “It is very clear that Victoria talks about these questions with Estelle. It was noticed that it was not … Continue reading

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First Official Photo of Newborn Prince Gabriel Released

  September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am by

The Swedish Royal Court published the first official photo of newborn Prince Gabriel on Tuesday, taken at Villa Solbacken by Prince Carl Philip as the five-day-old slept. Prince Gabriel is the second child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and was born last Thursday. His name was announced yesterday, as was the Duchy King Carl XVI Gustaf bestowed upon him – Dalarna. Första bilden på Prins Gabriel! Prinsen är … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Take Their Little Prince Home

  September 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

On Friday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia returned to their home at Villa Solbacken with their newborn son, who was born on the morning of August 31. Prince Carl Philip had announced the gender of his and Princess Sofia’s second child during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters the couple’s elder child Prince Alexander had a new little brother. The newborn weighed 3.4kg and was 49cm long. … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Gives Birth To Second Child

  August 31, 2017 at 6:25 am by

The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden, Svante Lindqvist, has announced a short time ago that Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip, was safely delivered of her second child this morning at the Danderyd Hospital. The newborn, whose gender will be revealed at a yet-to-come press conference with Prince Carl Philip, was born at 11:24am. Both Princess Sofia and the baby are doing well. The infant joins the couple’s son, … Continue reading

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