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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1997-2006)

  July 12, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The third blog entry in our retrospective of Crown Princess Victoria’s life covers the period when she began her public engagements in earnest, after she completed her education. December 1997: Crown Princess Victoria with her great-aunt, Princess Lilian, at a banquet during the State Visit of Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Earlier that year, the Swedish Royal Court had confirmed the Princess was suffering from an eating disorder (anorexia); she received … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1987-1996)

  July 11, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Welcome to the part two of our photo retrospective of Crown Princess Victoria’s life ahead of her 40th birthday this Friday. 1987: Her clothing definitively placing her as a chid of the ’80s, Crown Princess Victoria attends a concert with her parents December 1988: Victoria with her siblings at Christmas 1990: A snow princess during a skiing vacation in Storlien 1991: The Crown Princess at 14 with a camera 1992: The … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1977-1986)

  July 10, 2017 at 3:30 am by

The Crown Princess of Sweden, Victoria, will celebrate her fortieth birthday this coming Friday, July 14. Over the next week, The Royal Forums Blog will feature a photo retrospective of each decade of her life. August 1977: A newborn Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée with her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, at the family’s summer residence, Solliden Palace September 1977: The King and Queen with their firstborn following her … Continue reading

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Swedish Court Mourns Death of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister

  June 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm by

It was announced Monday that Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the former Mistress of the Robes of the Swedish Royal Court, has passed away at her home in Skåne, Trolle-Ljungby Castle. She was 91. “Alice was a very close friend to both us and our family; with warmth, loyalty and wisdom, she has always been a great support,” King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement following her death today. A statement from … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2017 Polar Music Prize

  June 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm by

At the Stockholm Concert Hall this evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the 2017 Polar Music Prize to British rocker Sting and American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The King was joined by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson. After the awards ceremony – which included a number of musical performances in tribute to the two laureates – … Continue reading

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The Very Blue-Eyed Prince: Nicolas of Sweden Turns Two

  June 15, 2017 at 6:38 am by

A series of new photographs have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to mark the second birthday of Prince Nicolas, which is today. The young Prince is photographed by Kate Gabor at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family’s apartment in Stockholm. In the photos, Nicolas – dressed in a simple blue shirt which only further highlights the blueness of his eyes – is seen at a dining table with a strawberry-covered cake, and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Talks Ocean Sustainability at EAT Forum

  June 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria spoke at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on Monday, delivering a thought-provoking speech on the topic of ocean sustainability and the impact of fishing and pollution on the lifespan and quality of the world’s oceans. “Imagine a giant blue refrigerator. Imagine it offering you a rich supply of fresh, healthy, high quality food. Then imagine yourself emptying its shelves, all at once, and instead filling it with … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  June 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine today celebrates her thirty-fifth birthday. Her fashion choices over the years she has been undertaking royal engagements have been influenced by their time period (like the multitude of shiny satin evening gowns she and her sister Victoria wore in the mid-2000s), but in recent years, Madeleine has really hit her fashion stride. 5. The fact she was literally days away from giving birth did nothing to take away … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have today celebrated the country’s National Day with the usual celebrations in several cities. Prince Carl Philip kicked off the day in Stockholm, opening the doors to the Royal Palace for the traditional open day to the Palace where members of the public can visit for free. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were meanwhile in Kronberg, where they visited Kosta Boda to mark its 275th anniversary … Continue reading

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New Pictures of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar Released Ahead of National Day Celebrations

  June 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

The Swedish Royal House has released new pictures ahead of today’s National Day celebrations. Two pictures were released, one features Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, while the second picture features only Princess Estelle. They were taken in the garden of Haga Palace and were photographed by Erika Gerdemark. Happy National Day Sweden! Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen, genom Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Foto: Erika Gerdemark/Kungahuset.se #kungahuset #nationaldagen #6juni A post shared by … Continue reading

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New Photos Released of Crown Princess Victoria For Milestone Birthday

  June 2, 2017 at 10:10 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess will celebrate her fortieth birthday on July 14, and the Swedish Royal Court has published a series of photographs ahead of the occasion, to coincide with the launch of a special portion of their website dedicated to the milestone. The photos, taken by Erika Gerdemark last month, show Victoria both inside and out in the gardens of her home, Haga Palace. Two days of festivities will be held in … Continue reading

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Nordic Heads of State Celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary

  June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Presents Medals To Sophiahemmet Nurses

  May 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm by

Wearing a shocking pink dress from Greta, pregnant Princess Sofia of Sweden handed over graduation medals to the ‘Sophia Sisters’, nurses who have trained with at the Sophiahemmet University College. Sofia, who is due to give birth to her second child in September, presented each of the graduate nurses with a necklace bearing one silver and one blue cross. The Princess is the Honorary Chairman of the Sophiahemmet, a position she has … Continue reading

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Florals All Round! Mary, Victoria AND Sofia Opt For Flower Prints

  May 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

Three royal ladies in Stockholm must have wanted to take advantage of the last days of spring on Tuesday, as they all donned floral prints for their engagements. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, along with Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, displayed their floral attire during a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (who, in a plain blue suit, clearly didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Times The Heir: Danish and Swedish Crown Princely Couples Join Forces In Stockholm

  May 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark began their two-day business trip to Sweden on Monday, where they were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for their busy day of engagements. First up, the happy quartet attended the official start of the Danish business delegation visit at the Munich Brewery, with a speech from Prince Frederik kicking things off. The two couples had earlier posed for photographs outside … Continue reading

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Swedish King Marks Veterans Day

  May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

In Stockolm’s Royal Djurgården at the National Maritime Museum on Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip honoured Sweden’s military veterans during the annual Veterans Day commemorations. The King laid a wreath at the national veterans monument, Restare, before he presented a Armed Forces’ merit medal and the medal presented to soldiers injured in combat. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden paying his respect to the Swedish Veterans 🌼🇸🇪 #swedishveteransday #swedisharmedforces … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Are Joined By Swedish Royals on The Dannebrog

  May 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have arrived in Sweden on a Business Promotion visit from May 29-30, 2017. Ahead of their busy schedule during their time in Sweden, the Crown Prince Couple hosted a dinner aboard the royal ship, Dannebrog. Attending the informal dinner were Swedish royals and good friends to The Crown Prince Couple, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden and … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Hurrah For The Tre Kronor! Swedish Royals Welcome Ice Hockey Champions To Palace

  May 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family welcomed the Tre Kronor, Sweden’s men’s ice hockey team, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Monday to celebrate their success at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar (aptly dressed in a Tre Kronor jersey) were centre stage as the players filed into the Palace, championship trophy in hand. Prince Oscar in particular was quite taken by the silverware, though it was … Continue reading

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A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

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