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Princess Madeleine and Her Family Are Moving to Florida

  August 3, 2018 at 4:38 am by

On August 2 it was announced by the Swedish Royal Court that Princess Madeleine and her family are due to move to Florida, after living at their residence in Chelsea, London since 2015. Chris O’Neill is a businessman and the family decided to move to the United States so that he can travel between the US and the UK for his work. Upon the announcement of the move, a new … Continue reading

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Swedish royals take part in Crown Princess Victoria’s annual birthday celebrations at Solliden

  July 15, 2018 at 3:48 am by

On July 14, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar participated in the annual birthday celebrations for the Crown Princess at Solliden Palace in Öland, the family’s summer residence. Victoria wore a Zadig and Voltaire dress whilst her daughter Estelle was dressed in a white stripy dress and her younger brother was sporting a pale colored dungarees. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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Princess Adrienne is christened

  June 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm by

On June 8, Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge was christened at the royal chapel in Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Adrienne’s godparents are Anouska d’Abo, Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund, Coralie Charriol Paul, Nader Panahpour, Baron Gustav Thott and Natalie Werner. The little princess’s full name is Adrienne Josephine Alice, and she was born on 9 March 2018 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the youngest daughter and child of … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Wedding of Louise Gottlieb and Gustav Thott

  June 3, 2018 at 6:54 am by

On June 2, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia and their children attended the wedding of Princess Madeleine’s childhood friend Louise Gottlieb and her fiancee, Gustav Thott, at the Holo Church in Södermanland. Princess Madeleine was one of Louise Gottlieb’s bridesmaid, whilst her daughter Princess Leonore served as a flower girl. Her son Prince Nicolas was also in attendance, he was seen walking with his father, Christopher O’Neill. The bride’s dress … Continue reading

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Springtime Greetings from Haga Palace

  May 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm by

A set of four new photographs of Princess Estelle of Sweden and her brother Prince Oscar were released on May 18. They were taken in the gardens of Haga Palace by Lina Broström, who is a new photographer for the family. The two colour photos showed Estelle and Oscar together; the first depicted the two children inspecting a flower, and the second showed them happily laughing with one another in … Continue reading

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Third Child for Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill

  March 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm by

On March 9, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland gave birth to a baby girl at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. The little princess is the second daughter of Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill, and is a younger sister to Princess Leonore (b. 2013) and Prince Nicolas (b. 2015). She was born at 00:41 and weighed 7lbs 6oz. Chris O’Neill gave a brief press conference after his … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Young Prince Oscar Turns Two

  March 2, 2018 at 9:00 am by

Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne celebrated his second birthday on March 2 with a series of photographs (including one with his older sister Estelle) taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark. Oscar Carl Olof was born on 2 March 2016 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, the second child of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. He has an older sister, Princess Estelle, who was born in 2012. Oscar was … Continue reading

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Happy Sixth Birthday, Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2018 at 10:45 am by

On February 23rd, Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland celebrated her sixth birthday. A series of photographs were taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark at Haga Palace, the home of Crown Princess Victoria and her family. Estelle’s younger brother Oscar was also seen in one of the photos, sharing her birthday cake. Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary was born on February 23, 2012 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. She is the … Continue reading

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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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