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King and Queen mark Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial

  August 28, 2009 at 2:45 am by

The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, have just undertaken an official visit to neighbouring Finland to mark the bicentennial of the two nation’s relations. The King and Queen were invited by President Tarja Halonen, who greeted the Royal Couple at her official summer residence Kultaranta upon their arrival on August 25th. The President’s husband, Dr Pentti Arajärvi, was also on hand for the welcoming ceremony. … Continue reading

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Swedish Archbishop to Preside over the Crown Princely Wedding

  August 24, 2009 at 5:06 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the names of the four bishops who will preside over the wedding of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in June 2010. Archbishop Anders Wejryd will officiate the ceremony, which will take place at Storkyrkan in Gamla Stan. He will be assisted by Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Bishop Antje Jackelén and Dean [Vicar] Åke Bonnier. According to the press release, each Bishop was … Continue reading

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Madeleine & Jonas – Engagement Interview

  August 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm by

The engagement of Princess Madeleine and her fiance Jonas Bergström was announced this morning by the Royal Court. Later the newly engaged couple gave a press conference at the Soliden Palace at the island of Oland. You can find a video of the press conference here. During the interview we got to know that Jonas proposed to Madeleine in Capri, on June 12th. There has not been chosen a date … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Engagement

  August 11, 2009 at 2:19 am by

It has been announced by the Swedish Court that Princess Madeleine is engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend Jonas Bergström. After rumours of the engagement were published in some Swedish media outlets over the last few days, the news has become official with the announcement on the Swedish royal family website. It has been reported that the families of the couple had a celebratory dinner together on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine awarded 400,000€ in win against German tabloids

  July 31, 2009 at 2:25 am by

HRH Princess Madeleine was yesterday awarded 400,000€ in damages by the Court of Hamburg. The case was against German company the Klambt Group, which owns several tabloid magazines. Those relevant to this case were Frau mit Herz and Welt der Frau. The Princess was awarded the money, which is believed to be going to a charitable organisation, for the false articles and stories the two magazines ran regarding the Princess’ … Continue reading

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Victoria celebrates her 32nd Birthday

  July 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm by

As every year Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her birthday, the “Victoria Day”, at the Solliden Palace in Borghol. Her parents, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia, and her fiancé Daniel Westling were also in attendance. This year’s celebrations were different compared to the usual ones. The Royal Watchers waited for hours with flowers in their hands to congratulate their Princess. Victoria received congratulations and little presents over an hour. She … Continue reading

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President Lee visits Sweden

  July 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm by

Today, July 12 2009, Sweden’s royal family received South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok at Sollidens castle, on the island of Oeland. Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling was also attending the event. It was his first official appearance after the kidney transplantation. Yesterday the South Korean President visited the small eco-friendly Swedish city Hammarby. Lee flew to Stockholm earlier in the day from Italy. There … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Souvenirs Hit the Shelves

  July 12, 2009 at 7:06 am by

The first souvenirs to mark the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling have gone on sale. The current souvenir hot-cake is a ‘Victoria and Daniel’ dish towel, flying out the doors of Swedish stores and off of the internet store Kitsch Sweden. The towel features an image of the engaged pair from the engagement press conference, surrounded by flowers and a dove carrying two rings. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heads of State at 1000th Year Celebrations in Lithuania

  July 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm by

On Monday, July 6th 2009, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia, and Norway’s King Harald V attended celebrations marking Lithuania’s millennium anniversary in Vilnius. The Baltic nation of Lithuania is bracing for a nationwide party as it prepares to mark its symbolic 1,000th birthday. Several other Heads of State also attended the celebrations:for example: President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, President Valdis … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals help to ring in Swedish EU Presidency

  July 2, 2009 at 8:13 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand for national duty and pride yesterday morning, when they helped to kick off the six-month Swedish Presidency of the European Union. Ready for the photocall, Carl Gustaf and Silvia (dressed in a vibrant orange suit) tried to descend the staircase outside the Royal Palace of Stockholm, but found the stairs already occupied by multiple government members who had been invited. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals celebrate National Day

  June 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

On June 6th the Royal Family of Sweden celebrated their National Day. In the morning Princess Madeleine opened the gates to the public at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, for the traditional open palace day. The Palace open house has become a tradition on the National Day and the only chance for the public to roam freely inside the normally closed parts of the Palace. You can see a video … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria awards ALMA Award

  June 3, 2009 at 2:30 am by

After spending several days in Greenland last week with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria jumped straight into official duties on June 2nd. She presented the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at Stockholm’s Concert Hall. The literary award, presented annually, this year went to the Tamer Institute for Community Education in Palestine. The Crown Princess presented the award to Arham A Damen … Continue reading

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Kidney Transplant for Daniel Westling

  May 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm by

It has been reported that Daniel Westling, the fiance of Crown Princess Victoria, underwent a kidney transplant today to treat a congenital (but apparently not hereditary) kidney disease. The donor kidney came from Mr Westling’s father. Both Daniel and his father are reported to be doing well. The surgery apparently was scheduled some time in advance and is not an emergency procedure. Crown Princess Victoria is currently in Greenland, along … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heirs’ Trip to Greenland

  May 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway are on a visit to Greenland. The Scandinavian Heirs are visiting Greenland to study the climate change. The Royal trip is scheduled from May 27th until June 1st. The official activities will include a meeting with international scientists drilling in Greenland’s ice sheet. There the Royals will learn more about how the planet’s climate … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia attends Manila School 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2009 at 1:45 am by

Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the Manilla School’s jubilee celebrations today in Djurgården. Wearing a green and white patterned skirt-suit paired with beige accessories, Queen Silvia opened the school’s celebration week and then toured an exhibition entitled ‘Manila School 1809-2009′ which showcases the history of the school, founded by Pär Aron Borg. Students, who ranged from kindergarten to grade ten, told the Queen about the school’s history during the tour. … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals celebrate WCF 10th Anniversary

  May 19, 2009 at 4:26 am by

To celebrate the World Childhood Foundation’s 10th anniversary, a concert was held at the Göteborg Opera House. King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all attended the red-carpet gala event. The King and Queen led their two daughters up the red-carpet, with all three women dressed in eye-catching colours. The Queen and Crown Princess both wore gowns in shades of fuschia, while Princess Madeleine chose … Continue reading

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Carl Philip Celebrates 30th Birthday surrounded by Family

  May 14, 2009 at 3:53 am by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden yesterday celebrated his thirtieth birthday, with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The Prince was joined by his parents and two sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, for the celebration, which saw hundreds gather in the royal courtyard to wish him a happy birthday. The Prince was presented with flowers and home-made Swedish flags from the children who … Continue reading

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Swedish King and Saudi Prince Present Donation for Scout Foundation

  May 12, 2009 at 2:38 am by

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed of Saudi Arabia attended the World Scout Foundation meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday May 8th. Here, the King of Sweden, who is the Honorary Chairman of the foundation, and Prince Faisal, the Saudi Minister for Education and President of the Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, announced the $US3,000,000 donation to the Foundation’s peace initiative … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Trio to Head to Greenland Later this Month

  May 11, 2009 at 8:05 am by

The three heirs to the Scandinavian thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will embark on a six-day trip to Greenland later this month, to gain insight into how climate change is affecting the nation and its people. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will travel aboard the HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen ship from Kangerlussuaq, in south-western Greenland, through Disko Bay where … Continue reading

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