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Two Days in Dalarna For Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

  October 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Hela Sverige Skramlar Concert

  September 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, the Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.

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Royals at World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Gala Held In New York

  September 25, 2015 at 4:11 am by

Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | gettyimages.com They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

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Busy Day For Victoria and Daniel

  September 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

September 10, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel had two events on the agenda. Their first event of the day was visiting Öjersjö Brunn School. The purpose of the visit was to know more about the students’ work with basic values. The school has adopted the “Star for Life” method which helps and teaches students how to grow as individuals and strengthen their self esteem. The Crown Princess Couple’s foundation supports … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Undertakes First Solo Engagement in South Africa

  September 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

Swedish Princess Sofia has made her first solo overseas trip, representing the Royal Family at the Global Child Forum on Southern Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8. The Princess delivered a keynote address at the Forum, which was also attended by Dr Graça Machel, widow of South African President Nelson Mandela and also patron of the Forum, and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission. In … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Host Sverigemiddag (Sweden Dinner)

  September 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

This evening, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, The Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed over 200 guests to the Royal Palace as they hosted Sverigemiddag, known as Sweden Dinner. Sweden Dinner is an official dinner hosted for people who have made significant contributions locally, regionally or nationally. It started in 2013 on the occasion of King’s 40 years on the throne. The Crown Princess announced her pregnancy … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Announces Second Pregnancy

  September 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

Today, September 4, 2015 the Swedish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are expecting their second child. The statement says “Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016. No changes in the schedule of The Crown Princess Couple’s public engagements are planned during … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Astrid Killed In Car Accident

  August 29, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading

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Silvia Joined By Carl Philip and Sofia at Opening of “The Lilian Look!” Exhibition

  August 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Queen Silvia of Sweden was joined by her son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, at the opening of the “Designs for a Princess – The Lilian Look!” exhibition. The exhibition is being held at the Pillared Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and features around 30 different outfits, dresses and handbags used at various official events by Princess Lilian over a period of 30 years.

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Arrive In Värmland

  August 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm by

For their first official engagement together, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have visited Prince Carl Philip’s duchy of Värmland. On the first day the couple inaugurated the Byamossarna Nature Reserve, of which they are both patrons. Carl Philip and Sofia also toured the reserve afterwards. The next stop for Carl Philip and Sofia was Mårbacka. They visited Selma Lagerlöf’s home in Sunne. Selma Lagerlöf is a Swedish … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine and Children Have Moved to London

  August 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm by

Following Chris O’Neill’s move to England’s capital city in April, Princess Madeleine and the couple’s two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, have also moved, although they are not officially registered as residents of London. The family’s stay in Sweden was temporary, though to be in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, little Leonore and Nicolas have to have their education in Sweden. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Madeleine … Continue reading

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Victoria and Mette-Marit Join Forces For Climate Pilgrimage

  August 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria today joined forces for climate change, participating in a pilgrimage between Halden, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The two Crown Princesses began in Halden, where they met with bishops at the Søndre Enningdalen Church before starting their walk Elgåfossen, a waterfall on the border between the two Scandinavian countries. Upon reaching their destination, Mette-Marit filled a bottle with water and then, standing on the … Continue reading

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The Bernadottes Celebrate 90 Years of Radio Sweden

  August 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand this evening to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Sweden at Berwald Hall in Stockholm. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The foursome posed for photographs upon their arrival, before heading inside the concert hall for the evening’s show, which included speeches by Radio Sweden CEO Cilla Benkö, and performances by a number of the organisation’s main program … Continue reading

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‘Little Angels’ Leonore and Nicolas Pose for New Photos

  July 27, 2015 at 9:37 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released new photographs of Princess Madeleine and her family, released today on their official website. Taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt, the four photos show Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill with their two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, in the gardens of Solliden Palace in Oland. “I’m so thankful to be a mother of two. Both Leonore and her brother Nicolas are little angels!” the … Continue reading

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Victoriadagen Celebrated in Öland

  July 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria has celebrated her 38th birthday with the annual Victoriadagen Concert at the Borgholm Sports Field, after spending over two hours receiving well-wishers in the courtyard of Solliden Palace. Joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, and their daughter, Princess Estelle, as well as her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the birthday girl didn’t let the rainy afternoon dampen her – or anyone else’s! – spirits. The King … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean Race

  June 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm by

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … Continue reading

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Te Deum Celebrating Prince Nicolas’s Birth Held in Stockholm

  June 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

A Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm was held this morning to celebrate the birth of Prince Nicolas, infant son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Countess Marianne Bernadotte were all in attendance. The service was led by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chaplain to the Royal Court. Prince … Continue reading

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