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Farewell From Sweden to Bhutan

  June 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm by

On Saturday 11th June, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have bid farewell to Bhutan following their successful, busy and colourful State Visit. A farewell ceremony took place at Paros International Airport, amid brightly coloured flags and a large portrait of the King and Queen – symbolic of the high respect and genuine warmth shown to Their Majesties during the last few days. Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 3

  June 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm by

  The third day of the Swedish State Visit to Bhutan was spent a number of miles North-East of Thimphu where King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia visited the city of Punakha, who used to be the country’s capital until 1955. Whilst travelling there, Their Majesty’s stopped off at the Wolakha convent to see progress of an the United Nations Population Fund project on life-skills and sexual health. The project … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 2 continued!

  June 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

  As mentioned yesterday, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden had a busy first full day of their State Visit To Bhutan with several events attended throughout the day.  So here is a short update of the remaining events Their majesties attended! It was at the Dechenchholing Palace where the King and Queen of Sweden met the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck for lunch.  Three of the … Continue reading

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From Sweden To Bhutan – Day Two of the State Visit

  June 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has given a rare media interview when he spoke to Swedish newspaper, Expressen, about his thoughts on the State Visit of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia to his country. According to an article  published by Expressen, the King said that he was “incredibly honoured” by the visit and that he thought the Swedish King and Queen are “two very fine people … Continue reading

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Babies Galore! Prince Daniel Welcomes Parent Group During Tour of Royal Palace

  June 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Prince Daniel probably anticipates some time away from the tiny humans when he heads off to his engagements, but that was not the case yesterday as he welcomed the parent group ‘Swedish with Baby’ during their tour of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The royal joined up with the group in the Karl XI Gallery, spending a short time chatting with them before taking some photos and the group continued the … Continue reading

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State Visit – From Sweden to Bhutan – Arrival

  June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have arrived at Paro Airport in Bhutan on their first State Visit to the country at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. They were greeted by Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, both sisters of the Bhutanese King, as well as other officials. Queen Silvia looked elegant and comfortable … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

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Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

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Happy National Day from Sweden!

  June 6, 2016 at 8:04 am by

The royal court has kicked off National Day celebrations by releasing series of pictures of Crown Princess Victoria and her two children, Princess Estella and Prince Oscar. The series of pictures taken outdoors were by photographer Kate Gabor. Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen via Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Via Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the Swedish Royal Family sends a National Day greeting. Foto: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se #kungahuset #kronprinsessparet #nationaldagen #6juni A … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Attends A Folk Music Service

  June 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm by

Princess Madeleine attended Järvsömässan, a folk music service for musicians and choirs. The event took place at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Östermalm, Stockholm. Princess Madeleine wore a leopard printed blue dress matched with black pumps, black belt and a black bag. The printed summery dress was by designer Alice by Temperley. Embed from Getty Images Princess Madeleine of Sweden Attends Jarvsomassan

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Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

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Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

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Cousins Are Your First Friends: Gorgeous Photos of Estelle and Leonore

  May 29, 2016 at 5:13 am by

Princesses Estelle and Leonore of Sweden are proving that the saying ‘Cousins are your first friends’ is quite true, if the new photos posted by Princess Madeleine on her Facebook page are anything to go by! The two young Princesses are shown giggling and hugging sitting together on a chair back at the Royal Palace after Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday. “My sister and I are blessed as mothers with … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Scout’s Honour

  May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 27, 1938: Denmark’s Crown Princess Ingrid attends a scouting exhibition in Copenhagen. She was a keen enthusiast of guides and scouts, working her way up the ranks of the Guides organisation in her home country, Sweden, as a young girl. When she married the heir to the Danish throne in 1935, Ingrid continued her interest in Denmark, becoming the President of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides Denmark) … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar’s Christening Goes Off Without A Hitch

  May 27, 2016 at 8:04 am by

The christening of Prince Oscar was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm earlier today, in front of a crowd of family and friends. Arriving in the arms of his mother Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar was wearing the christening gown first worn by his great-grandfather, Prince Gustaf Adolf, in 1906. The Crown Princess and Princess Estelle were both in white dresses and fluffy fascinators, while … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Back On Duty, Five Weeks After Giving Birth

  May 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm by

Taking a break from her maternity leave, Sweden’s Princess Sofia today attended the award ceremony for graduating nurses at the Sophiahemmet. Sofia, who became the honorary chairman of the organisation at the beginning of 2016, wore a red three-quarter sleeved dress with a bow detailing on the neckline from British designer Goat. She will also be present at the christening of Prince Oscar, son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

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Three Royals As Godparents for Prince Oscar

  May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents of little Prince Oscar ahead of his christening tomorrow. Oscar’s godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Oscar Magnuson and Hans Åström. Princess Madeleine is no surprise, considering Crown Princess Victoria’s brother is godparent to her eldest child; while the two other royals are also unsurprising considering the close relationship between the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Receives Special Ensemble at the Palace

  May 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a visit at the Stockholm Palace on Monday. The prince received the  Glada Hudik Ensemble. The group that consists completely out of people with disabilities, is presently touring Sweden to celebrate theiir 20th anniversary by performing the ‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage. Prince Daniel and his wife are honorary members of the theatre’s supporter club. The prince and the actors talked about their careers as … Continue reading

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