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Where’s Victoria’s Engagement Ring?

  March 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Many royalty watchers started to wonder why Crown Princess Victoria didn’t wear her engagement ring during recent events. According to Swedish newspaper “Expressen” Victoria’s engagement ring was too big and is now being fixed. That’s why Victoria didn’t wear it at the gala dinner and at the icehockey match yesterday. Daniel Westling didn’t know the exact size of Victoria’s rings and the court jeweller Bohlin advised Daniel to buy the … Continue reading

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Daniel’s Gala Debut

  March 13, 2009 at 12:40 am by

Daniel Westling’s “Debut Day” as a royal fiancé began at noon with Crown Princess Victoria’s name day celebrations, followed the gala banquet for representatives hosted by the King and Queen later that evening. Daniel was in official attendance as King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 160 representatives of the Swedish diplomatic corps, parliament and goverment, authorities, culture, sport and industry; along with representatives of American science at the Royal … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day with Fiancé

  March 13, 2009 at 12:14 am by

Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her first ‘Victoriadagen’ (Victoria Day) with her new fiancé, Daniel Westling, yesterday at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As she does every year, Victoria exited the Palace into the courtyard at noon to greet well-wishers and accept flowers from the military band. The heir to the Swedish throne was accompanied by her fiancé and her mother, Queen Silvia. This is the final year that this particular … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia attends Drug Conference in Austria

  March 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Silvia attended the start of the 52nd Session on Narcotic Drugs at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna yesterday, March 11. The conference was organised on behalf of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and was also attended by the UNODC’s Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa. You can read more about Silvia’s attendance and view more photos here.

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King Carl Gustaf attends Skiing World Cup

  March 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Åre today. The King presented the winner of the ladies’ downhill competition, American Lindsey Vonn, with her trophy. The competition is something that the King has attended in the past, sometimes accompanied by his wife Queen Silvia and eldest daughter Victoria. More about Carl Gustaf’s attendance at the event can be found here.

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Carl Philip on Ice

  March 7, 2009 at 1:08 am by

Prince Carl Philip was on the ice in Värmland earlier this week, but not in the way a regular person would. The Prince was test driving a Porsche and a BMW in preparation for this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup. Carl Philip participated in the Cup last year, and says that he has not set any goals for the race. But, of the ice driving? “It is really useful, and of … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia : “Daniel is a man with a lot of warmth!” “Very big heart!”

  March 6, 2009 at 5:47 am by

Yesterday March 5, 2009, Queen Silvia of Sweden was seen on her way to a Silvia Home event in Stockholm. The Queen told an Expressen reporter that she was very happy with the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Wrestling that was announced last week, February 24th. “Daniel is a man with a lot of warmth. Much warmth. Very big heart. Great sympathy for others.”, the Queen said. “I … Continue reading

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Separation of Prince Carl Philip and Emma Pernald

  March 4, 2009 at 4:56 am by

Today Emma Pernald, long term girlfriend of Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden, confirmed the separation rumors stating that she and the Prince are “taking a break” in their relationship and that it was their mutual decision in the Swedish newspaper Expressen. In August they would have been together for 10 years. First separation speculations by the media appeared in October 2008, but were disclaimed. New speculations about a possible break … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria’s Engagement Press Conference Fashion

  March 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm by

On Tuesday, 24 February 2009, King Carl Gustav of Sweden made the announcement that many have been waiting for: Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling have become engaged. The wedding is scheduled to take place in the early summer of 2010. There were two appearances made by the couple during their announcement and press conference yesterday. During the initial announcement with the King and Queen, Crown Princess Victoria looked radiant … Continue reading

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Who Will Pay for the Royal Wedding of the Year?

  March 2, 2009 at 2:32 am by

Last week’s announcement by the Swedish royal court that Crown Princess Victoria was engaged to her long-time boyfriend Daniel Westling brought much joy (and many cheers of “Finally!”) to the Swedes and royal-watchers around the globe. But in the aftermath of the announcement, the crucial question of who will pay for the royal wedding of 2010 has been brought up in the Swedish parliament. The current Swedish government has expressed … Continue reading

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The Two Carls attend Agriculture and Gardening Conference

  February 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm by

Yesterday, February 26, Sweden’s two Carls – King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip – had a joint engagement. The father and son duo attended the inauguration of the agriculture and gardening conference at the University of Agricultural Studies in the Swedish village of Alnarp. Prince Carl Philip is currently studying at Alnarp University.

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Crown Princess Victoria, Fiance, Parents, Speak to Sweden Regarding Engagement

  February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

After years of speculations, the Swedish royal court finally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to gym-owner Daniel Westling. The official announcement was not only done by a simple press release, but a statement to Sweden, and the world, via online video. Sitting with his wife, his daughter and heir, and future son-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the news Swedes everywhere have been waiting for. “Dear Swedes, at … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Engaged!

  February 24, 2009 at 8:19 am by

Today at 2 pm, the Swedish Court formally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria, 31, with Daniel Westling, 35, her boyfriend since 2002. The couple met in 2001, at Daniel’s fitness center. After the wedding, Daniel will be known as Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. One Swedish tabloid reported this morning that there would be a “konsilj” at the Palace, to discuss and formally announce the engagement, and the … Continue reading

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Rumors of a Royal Engagement in Sweden

  February 24, 2009 at 4:44 am by

24/2/09. Some Swedish news outlets are reporting that a meeting of the entire Cabinet is being called for 1 pm Tuesday in order for the King to announce the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her long-term boyfriend Daniel Westling. There have been on-and-off rumors of an impending engagement between the Princess, who is 31, and 35-year-old Westling, a gym owner born in Örebro who has been the Princess’s boyfriend … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf in Thailand

  February 20, 2009 at 1:44 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has returned home following a three day visit, between February 17 and 19, to Thailand to attend the Baden-Powell Followship’s event. The event was on the February 17; and the following day, the King officially launched a new scout group at a school in Pattaya for visually impaired children. Carl XVI Gustaf presented the new scouts with scout neckerchiefs, as member of several Swedish scouting organisations.

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Princess Lilian Falls, Taken to Hospital

  February 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm by

The aunt of Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf XVI fell in her Stockholm home Monday, and was rushed to the hospital. The royal palace did not mention Princess Lilian’s injuries or where she is being treated, but said she is “doing well under the circumstances.” The 93 year old Welsh born Lilian underwent hip surgery last summer, following another fall. She met the King’s uncle, Prince Bertil, in London 1943 while … Continue reading

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