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Flashback Friday: 1956 Opening of Swedish Parliament

  January 12, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 12, 1956: The King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, is surrounded by members of his family ahead of the Opening of Parliament. Queen Louise, the King’s second wife; his daughter-in-law Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, and two of his granddaughters, Princess Margaretha and Princess Birgitta, are wearing formal Swedish court dress, which was the standard attire for the Opening of Parliament until 1974.

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Sweden’s Prince Gabriel Christened at Drottningholm

  December 1, 2017 at 9:07 am by

The youngest member of the Bernadotte clan, Prince Gabriel, was christened today at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace by Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd, who was assisted by the Chief Court Chaplain, Bishop Johan Dalman, and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen. Prince Gabriel arrived in the arms of his mother, Princess Sofia, alongside his father, Prince Carl Philip, and older brother Alexander. The infant’s godparents were announced yesterday as Princess Madeleine (paternal aunt), … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Presents Swedish Business Prize During Flying Visit to Leipzig

  November 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria paid a flying visit to the German city of Leipzig on Thursday, where she attended a gala in the evening to present the Swedish Business Prize awarded by the Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and Business Sweden. The event took place at the Kongresshalle am Zoo, and the awards of the evening went to Elanders GmbH in the ‘Large Companies’ category, Kinnarps GmbH in the … Continue reading

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Swedes Host Representation Dinner at Royal Palace

  November 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

On Thursday evening, the King and Queen of Sweden hosted the third representation dinner of the year at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, attended by around 150 guests from a cross-section of Swedish society. Also attending the dinner were Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia – who debuted a modified version of her wedding tiara, without the emerald spikes. Crown Princess Victoria was not present, as she is currently … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens Children’s Hospital

  October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the naming ceremony for a children’s hospital. The children’s hospital at Linköping University Hospital will be named as H.K.H Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus (H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria’s Children’s and Youth Hospital). The princess was dressed in a blue suit and a teddy nbear printed blouse by Camilla Thulin. She revealed the new name with Vidar (10) and Siri (7), two patients of the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and Daughter Estelle Visit Askölaboratorium in Stockholm

  September 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm by

On September 29, Princess Estelle and her mother Crown Princess Victoria visited the Askölaboratorium (“Ask Laboratory”) at the Baltic Sea Centre in Stockholm University. The aim of the trip was so that little Princess Estelle could learn about her surroundings by herself. Tina Elfwing, the director of the Baltic Sea Centre, said “It is very clear that Victoria talks about these questions with Estelle. It was noticed that it was not … Continue reading

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First Official Photo of Newborn Prince Gabriel Released

  September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am by

The Swedish Royal Court published the first official photo of newborn Prince Gabriel on Tuesday, taken at Villa Solbacken by Prince Carl Philip as the five-day-old slept. Prince Gabriel is the second child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and was born last Thursday. His name was announced yesterday, as was the Duchy King Carl XVI Gustaf bestowed upon him – Dalarna. View this post on Instagram Första bilden … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Take Their Little Prince Home

  September 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

On Friday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia returned to their home at Villa Solbacken with their newborn son, who was born on the morning of August 31. Prince Carl Philip had announced the gender of his and Princess Sofia’s second child during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters the couple’s elder child Prince Alexander had a new little brother. The newborn weighed 3.4kg and was 49cm long. … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Gives Birth To Second Child

  August 31, 2017 at 6:25 am by

The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden, Svante Lindqvist, has announced a short time ago that Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip, was safely delivered of her second child this morning at the Danderyd Hospital. The newborn, whose gender will be revealed at a yet-to-come press conference with Prince Carl Philip, was born at 11:24am. Both Princess Sofia and the baby are doing well. The infant joins the couple’s son, … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine and Husband Chris O’Neill Expecting Third Child

  August 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm by

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband Christopher O’Neill are expecting their third child, due in March 2018. The impending birth was announced via Madeleine herself on Facebook, where she said “Chris and I are thrilled to announce that I am expecting. We look forward to four becoming five!” The couple already have two children: Princess Leonore, born in 2014, and Prince Nicolas, born in 2015. Madeleine and … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Awarded The Bavarian Order of Merit

  July 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit on Monday in a ceremony at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. The Order was presented by Bavaria’s Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer, who decided to honour the Queen with the Order because of her “international social commitment and special connection to Bavaria”. Queen Silvia – who was joined at the ceremony by King Carl XVI Gustaf as well as Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria Continue In Solliden

  July 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

After a day of celebrations yesterday in both Stockholm and Oland, the Crown Princess of Sweden today celebrated with the people at Solliden Palace, welcoming dozens of members of the public into the Palace grounds to mark the occasion as the Royal Family does each year. Victoria was joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, and her parents, the King and Queen in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Celebrate Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th Birthday

  July 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

On July 14th, celebrations were held in Stockholm for Crown Princess Victoria’s fortieth birthday. The celebrations started with a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family received their guests and then gathered for a family photo inside the palace. Afterwards, Crown Princess Victoria and her family rode in a carriage though the city whilst the rest of the … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Sweden At Forty: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  July 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today celebrates her milestone fortieth birthday, and a day of celebrations is planned in Stockholm and Öland. To mark the day, let’s take a look at her five best fashion moments! 5. In September 2016, the Crown Princess wore a salmon-toned Guipure lace Elie Saab midi dress to the christening of her nephew/godson, Prince Alexander. She paired the dress with a silk headband, nude pumps and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (2007-2016)

  July 13, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Reaching the final decade in our photo retrospective of Sweden’s Crown Princess, the years between 2007 to 2016 saw Victoria get her happy ending… May 2007: Three royal women – Crown Princess Victoria with her mother, Queen Silvia, and the Empress of Japan June 2008: Victoria holding her goddaughter, Princess Eléonore of Belgium during her christening. The Crown Princess is nicknamed ‘Godmother of Europe’ in royal-watching circles, as she has … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

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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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