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Crown Princess Victoria Visits Ghana and Tanzania

  March 23, 2014 at 5:58 am by

From March 17 to March 21, Crown Princess Victoria visited Ghana and Tanzania. Accompanying her was the Swedish Minister of Trade, Ewa Björling. The visit’s aim was to deepen the relationships between Sweden, Ghana and Tanzania. During her visit to Ghana, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the Ghanaian Minister of Health, Mrs Hanny-Sherry Ayitey, and the Ghanaian Ambassador to Sweden, Kilander. Victoria then visited a training project for young … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day

  March 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria’s name day was today officially celebrated in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. At noon, the Crown Princess entered the courtyard with her husband, Prince Daniel, and their two-year-old daughter Estelle for the celebrations, which include performances by the military band, who play a special march created for the Crown Princess on her 18th birthday in 1995. During the ceremony, Princess Estelle once again showed … Continue reading

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Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland

  March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

A Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was held on 2 March at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Leonore is the daughter of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband, Christopher O’Neill. Those who attended the Te Deum were: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist (Prince Carl Philip’s … Continue reading

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Newest Swedish Royal: Leonore Lilian Maria

  February 26, 2014 at 10:15 am by

In a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this afternoon, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newborn granddaughter, the first child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. The infant, born on February 20 in New York, has been named Leonore Lilian Maria. She is a Princess of Sweden, with the additional title of Duchess of Gotland.

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Princess Estelle Celebrates Second Birthday

  February 23, 2014 at 7:17 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her second birthday. She is the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and is second in line for the throne. To mark the occasion, the Royal Court has released three new photographs of the princess taken by Kate Gabor at Haga Palace. The photographs show the princess blowing out candles on a cake, painting and sitting for a portrait. It also appears … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A Daughter

  February 21, 2014 at 1:53 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has been safely delivered of a daughter in New York City. The birth took place on Thursday February 20, at 22:41 local time (approximately two hours ago). The birth took place at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. No further information has been revealed at this time. The baby girl is the first child for Princess Madeleine and her husband, … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel’s Two Day Visit to Germany

  January 31, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made a two day visit to Germany this week. They visited Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Essen. Before the visit, Crown Princess Victoria gave an interview, where she talked about subjects such as her duties as Queen and being a mother to Princess Estelle, in which she revealed that Estelle enjoys it when Victoria reads the Pipi Longstocking books to her, and she likes reading them … Continue reading

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden’s 77th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm by

Princess Birgitta of Sweden celebrated her birthday on January 19. Princess Birgitta was born on 19 January 1937 at Haga Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Her parents are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She has four siblings; Princess Margaretha, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina and King Carl XVI Gustaf. In 1959, Princess Birgitta met her future husband Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern at a … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Of Sweden To Give Birth In New York

  January 19, 2014 at 2:13 am by

The Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland will give birth to her daughter in New York City instead of Sweden, which was her parent’s wishes. As the little princess will be born in North America, she may not have succession rights based on future arrangements (to be in line for the Swedish Throne, a royal must be raised in Sweden.) Here is the announcement … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia’s 70th Birthday

  December 27, 2013 at 5:04 am by

On 23 December 2013, Queen Silvia celebrated her 70th birthday. Silvia’s birthday was celebrated with a gala performance at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 December. On the day of her birthday, the flag was flown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and a salute also took place. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 23 December 1943. She is the younger child … Continue reading

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New Portrait of Sweden’s Queen

  December 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm by

To mark the upcoming 70th birthday of the Queen of Sweden, the Swedish Royal Court published a new portrait of the birthday girl. The portrait of Queen Silvia was taken in November, by Swedish photographer Julia Hetta. It was taken in Gustaf III’s Antique Museum in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For the sitting, the Queen wore the pale pink Valentino lace outfit she first wore to the christening of Princess … Continue reading

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Victoria, Daniel and Estelle Get Into The Festive Spirit

  December 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

On 13 December, the Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her parents. Earlier in the morning, Estelle and her mother were seen at the St. Lucia Morning which was held at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. The photos, which showed Estelle and her parents making gingerbread biscuits, were taken in the family’s residence, Haga Palace. Estelle wore a pretty navy patterned dress complete with a cute red … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm by

On December 10, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina attended the Nobel Prize Awards. Also present were Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg. The Nobels are in memory of the Prizes’ founder, Alfred Nobel, and are a tradition for the Swedish Royal Family since 1901. Usually, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine attend the ceremony, but due to other reasons were … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Official Dinner in Stockholm

  December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am by

On 3 December, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip attended an official dinner at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill were not present as they are living in New York. Those invited were representatives from the Swedish diplomatic corps, the Swedish parliament, the Swedish government agencies, Swedish science associations, Swedish sports associations and Swedish … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Appears on the Cover of Elle Magazine

  November 4, 2013 at 2:42 am by

On 30th October 2013, Princess Madeleine of Sweden gave an interview to Elle Magazine and appeared on the front cover. Along with the interview, she also took part in a photo shoot. In the interview, Princess Madeleine talked about her pregnancy, saying that “it all happened a little fast and very suddenly”. Earlier in October, it was announced that Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill were expecting their first child, which … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Watches Tennis Match With Her Parents

  October 21, 2013 at 11:04 am by

Yesterday, October 20th, Princess Estelle of Sweden watched the men’s tennis final of the Stockholm Open with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Originally, the tennis match was only on Prince Daniel’s schedule, but Victoria and Estelle made a surprise appearance at the match too. The charming little princess wore a tartan dress and grey coat complete with a white bow. Grigor Dimitrov took out the title over … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Sweden

  October 15, 2013 at 10:38 am by

October 14th, 2013 – Stockholm King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a one-day introductory visit to the Kingdom of Sweden yesterday. The Dutch King and Queen were warmly received at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Also present in the official royal line up were Crown Princess Victoria with her husband Prince Daniel and her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip. Following … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel of Sweden Turns 40

  September 16, 2013 at 2:29 am by

Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland turned 40 on September 15th. He was born at Örebro in Sweden and his full name is Olof Daniel Westling. He was christened at the nearby Almby church. Following his military service, he moved to Stockholm to pursue a career in sports and fitness. It was while working as a personal trainer that he met Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2001 and … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Expecting First Child

  September 3, 2013 at 8:19 am by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill are expecting their first child, as was announced by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The baby is due to be born in March 2014. Whether the birth will take place in Stockholm, or in New York City where the couple are currently living, has yet to be announced. The news was published on the Princess’s Facebook page, and also on the … Continue reading

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Wedding of King Carl Gustaf’s Nephew

  September 2, 2013 at 3:05 am by

King Carl Gustaf’s nephew and godson, Gustaf Magnuson, has married his fiancée, Swedish model Vicky Andrén. The wedding took place at the Ulriksdal Palace Chapel on Saturday August 31st. The eldest son of Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson was born in 1975. Members of both the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families attended the wedding, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, and Queen Sonja of Norway. Following … Continue reading

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