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Prince Alexander’s Godparents Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Christening

  September 8, 2016 at 8:24 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened tomorrow at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Ahead of the event, the people who will serve as his godparents were announced today. They are Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, first cousin of his father; Jan-Åke Hansson, his father’s best friend who also served as his best man; and Cajsa Larsson, a friend of his mother’s. Prince … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

  August 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf this evening presented the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize to American Professor Joan B. Rose for her “enormous contribution to global public health” through the identification and assessment of health hazards in water. Taking place at the Stockholm Town Hall, the ceremony was followed by a banquet, during which the King gave a speech that discussed the necessity of clean water in being able to preserve the … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Surprise Royal Visitors

  August 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm by

One of Jamie Oliver’s London restaurants received some royal visitors today, as Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden stopped by for lunch. “We had some really interesting conversations and sharing our passions around improving child health for the next generation,” Jamie Oliver said on his social media accounts, accompanying a photo of himself with the royal couple and Jamie’s Fifteen head chef, Robin, who is from Sweden. Victoria and Daniel … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Summer Holiday in Sweden With Grandmama

  August 19, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 19, 1937: Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, born a Princess of Denmark, helps her three Belgian grandchildren – Prince Baudouin, Princess Joséphine-Charlotte and Prince Albert – climb a mound of dirt and rocks in the garden of her home in Sweden in preparation for a photograph. The three children – who would eventually become Kings of Belgium and a Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – were Ingeborg’s grandchildren through her third daughter, … Continue reading

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Go Sweden! Princess Madeleine Shares Photo of Nicolas Ahead of Gold Medal Match

  August 19, 2016 at 6:42 am by

Sweden is going for gold tonight in the women’s football final at the Rio Olympics, and little Prince Nicolas appears to be a big fan! In a photo posted on Princess Madeleine’s Facebook page captioned, ‘Nicolas wishes the Swedish women’s football team all the best for tonight’s gold medal match!’, the 14-month-old is shown wearing the Swedish football kit while clutching a small football, a large grin on his face. … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 13

  August 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

A new royal has popped up in Rio to support the Norwegian athletes, Crown Prince Haakon, who arrived yesterday. He spent Thursday at the men’s triathlon, cheering on Kristian Blummenfelt who came 13th. He also watched the women’s handball semi-final between Norway and Russia. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was pleased as punch to present the Danish women’s badminton doubles team with their silver medal after their final match … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 12

  August 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

The Olympic Games in Rio wrap up on Sunday, but the royals are still there, cheering on their athletes. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been in Rio for two weeks, while King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden only arrived this week for some sports action. Frederik spent part of his day on a training ride with Danish mountain biker Annika Langvad, before attending the men’s handball match between … Continue reading

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Pastel Princess: Sofia Attends ‘Industry Day’ in Båstad

  August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am by

Swedish Princess Sofia today was present at a series of business seminars ‘A Sustainable Tomorrow’ at the Hotel Skansen in Båstad, in conjunction with the recent partnership announcement between her charity, Project Playground and Gränslösa Möten (Boundless Meetings). Wearing a very nice pastel pink and grey pleated blouse from Hugo Boss with simple black trousers, the Princess joined 300 others in listening to speakers including former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who discussed … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Visits Youth Summer Camp

  August 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm by

Queen Silvia of Sweden has paid a visit to a youth summer camp organised by The World Childhood Foundation and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie at the Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn in Heroldsbach, Germany. Wearing beige pants and an orange blazer, the Queen met privately with children attending the camp, where the leaders have been trained by experts from The World Childhood Foundation, and saw what activities they were doing. A brief photo session … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Surprise Photo Session at Solliden

  July 20, 2016 at 9:02 am by

Photos have been released today in the Swedish media of a photo session this past Friday at Solliden Palace of the royal family. The surprise session was held due to the large interest in the royal family – no doubt due to the five young children that have come along in recent years – and is reminiscent of the summer photo sessions King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia used to do … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar Steals The Show At Mama Victoria’s Birthday Celebrations

  July 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm by

It may have been Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, but all eyes were on her two children at this morning’s gathering at Solliden Palace. Four-year-old Princess Estelle and four-month-old Prince Oscar took centre stage as they joined Victoria and Prince Daniel, as well as King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, in the Palace courtyard to greet hundreds of well-wishers who came bearing flowers and small gifts for the Crown Princess. Estelle … Continue reading

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Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

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List of Royal Attendees At Rio Olympics Starts To Take Shape

  July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to begin in less than a month’s time, and the list of royals who will be making the trip to the southern hemisphere for the event is beginning to form. Those confirmed as attending thus far are: Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie – they will be attending the opening ceremony on August 5, several sporting … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Dress Exhibition To Be Held in Sweden This Autumn

  June 17, 2016 at 7:24 am by

To mark the 40th wedding anniversary of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, an exhibition featuring five royal wedding dresses will be held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this northern autumn. The bridal gowns of Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Lillian will all be on display to give visitors “a unique opportunity to see the royal bridal gowns and relive the royal weddings … Continue reading

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The Bernadottes Hit The Polar Music Prize

  June 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm by

As they do each year, the Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the Polar Music Prize at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson were all present, walking the white carpet before the awards ceremony, during which Sweden’s Max Martin and Italy’s Cecilia Bartoli were presented this year’s prizes. H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander To Be Christened On September 9

  June 16, 2016 at 10:12 am by

Sweden’s youngest Prince, Alexander, will be christened on Friday September 9 at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel, the Royal Court has announced today. The Chapel was the location of the christening of Alexander’s two cousins, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, the children of Princess Madeleine. Prince Alexander was born on April 19 and is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.

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