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Sweden Celebrates National Day

  June 7, 2014 at 4:47 am by

Sweden yesterday celebrated their national day, with the Royal Family taking part in several events in Stockholm, Ånge and Skansen. The day began with the traditional opening of the palace gates, which signals the beginning of the day’s Open Palace event, where entry into the Royal Palace of Stockholm is free. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were given this task for 2014, and they brought their three-month-old daughter Leonore – dressed … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Arrives in Stockholm for Christening

  June 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

Three month old Princess Leonore has arrived in Sweden for the first time today, landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with her parents, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, early this morning, local time. The family were spotted yesterday departing from Newark Liberty International Airport on an overnight Scandinavian Airlines flight, after packing two town cars full of luggage outside their home. Princess Leonore was kept in a carry cot for her … Continue reading

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Royals Attend 2014 Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as others from the Gotha, attended the 2014 edition of the Bernadotte Art Awards at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm last night. Host Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle, the former Prince Sigvard, also used the gala to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday. She arrived to the event with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. … Continue reading

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New Photo of Princess Leonore

  May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Princess Leonore, in connection with the publication of a special christening website. Leonore, who was born on February 20 in New York City, is shown in the arms of her mother, Princess Madeleine, while her father, Christopher O’Neill, sits next to them. The christening website, available here, provides information about Princess Leonore’s upcoming christening on June 8, as well as … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Performs First Official Engagement

  May 19, 2014 at 12:11 am by

On 17 May, Princess Estelle took part in her first official engagement as Duchess of Östergötland, which was inaugurating “Duchess Estelle’s Fairytale Path” in Tåkern, Östergötland, in Sweden. At 11:45 am, the little Princess arrived with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, at Linköping Castle, where they were received by the governor of Östergötland, Elisabeth Nilsson, the county’s director, Kristina Zetterström, and they mayor of Linköping, Ann-Catrine Hjerdt. … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Turns 35

  May 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland celebrates his 35th birthday on May 13th. The Swedish Prince, who was born in 1979, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. His full name is Carl Philip Edmund Bertil and he was baptised at the Royal Palace Church on August 31st, 1979. His chosen godparents were his late great-uncle Prince Bertil, Duke of … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

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New Photos of Princesses Estelle and Leonore Released

  April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her newborn cousin, Princess Leonore, together on April 24. Princess Estelle seemed to be kissing her little cousin and playing with her toes. Princess Madeleine, Leonore’s mother, later published the photos on Facebook, with the caption “A cousin is a ready-made friend for life…” It was reported that Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Date at Skansen Aquarium

  April 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

It was a mother-date date for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today, as she brought along two year old Princess Estelle for an engagement at Skansen Aquarium. There to officially open a new exhibition on endangered frogs and toads, Frogs – Jungle Jewels, the Crown Princess did so by dropping a cane toad into its environment, after the owner of the aquarium, Jonas Wahlstrom, gave a speech about the dangers surrounding … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore To Be Christened in June

  April 16, 2014 at 1:49 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that the christening of Princess Leonore, daughter of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill, will take place on June 8. The christening will be held at the Palace Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The chapel can seat around 120 guests. Princess Leonore was born on February 20 in New York City, where her parents reside. She was given the names Leonore Lilian Maria. June 8 … Continue reading

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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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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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