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Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm

  June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at … Continue reading

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51st Wedding Anniversary of Princess Desiree & Baron Niclas

  June 5, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Today, Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary. Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas’s engagement was announced on December 18, 1963 and they married on June 5, 1964 in Stockholm. As she married a non-royal, she lost her style of Royal Highness. She is now known as Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. The couple have three children. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Desiree of Sweden and her husband Baron Niclas Silfverschiold … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Visits Portugal

  June 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria is on a visit to Portugal for the next two days, mainly to attend the Volvo Ocean Race that is being held in Lisbon. Her hectic day began with a meeting with the Portuguese President, Anibal Cavaco Silva, at his residence. She then visited the Academy of Sciences, where she was given a guided tour of the museum by Secretary General Maria Salomé Pais. Victoria, in a white dress … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Meet With Melinda Gates

  June 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm by

The Queen of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, today had a meeting with Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Today my mother and I met with Melinda Gates and discussed ways of improving the lives of women and girls all over the world. What an inspiring and brilliant woman!” Princess Madeleine wrote on her Facebook page of the meeting. Mrs Gates herself posted a … Continue reading

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President Mukherjee Says Goodbye to Sweden

  June 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm by

On the final day of his visit to Sweden, President Mukherjee of India spent time at Karolinska Institute and visited Uppsala. The President was first shown around the Nobel Forum at the Institute, where researchers and scientists can work together and discuss ideas. Anders Hamsten, the Vice-Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, informed President Mukherjee of the current research projects that are being worked on. View image | gettyimages.com Later on, King Carl … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Indian State Visit to Sweden

  June 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

President Mukherjee of India has continued his state visit to Sweden today, meeting members of Parliament and attending a seminar on sustainable urban development. The first stop of day two was to the Parliament, where President Mukherjee had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meetings discussed cooperation and relations between the two nations going forward in terms of trade and development. Members of the … Continue reading

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Haakon, Mette-Marit and Victoria Attend EAT Stockholm Food Forum

  June 1, 2015 at 11:50 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, which was being held at the Clarion Sign in Stockholm, earlier today. The EAT Stockholm Food Forum holds a mix of lectures, discussions and talks between scientists, politicians and business representatives. It’s about the connection between food, health and sustainability. This is the second year the forum is being … Continue reading

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Indian President Arrives in Stockholm

  May 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm by

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, arrived in Stockholm today to begin his state visit to Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the President at Arlanda Airport, escorting him to the Royal Mews. The Crown Princess managed to keep a hold of her Philip Treacy hat despite the windy conditions that graced Stockholm this afternoon! View image | gettyimages.com At the Royal Mews, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit Gotland

  May 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple were in Gotland today, an island located in the country’s south east. Victoria and Daniel first stopped at Södra Hällarna, a nature reserve that sits on what used to be a military firing range. Here, the couple were shown around the reserve by workers and got to see the new bee-hotel. Pupils from the Russet preschool were also on hand to help teach them about Gotland’s native species, particularly … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip Opens New Queen Hedvig Eleonora Exhibition

  May 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip today opened another exhibition on Queen Hedvig Eleonora to mark the 300th anniversary of her death later this year. The Prince was on hand at Strömsholm Palace, where he was greeted by a number of local school children and kindergardeners. “What fun that you are here!” he exclaimed as he stopped to chat with them quickly. Heading inside the Palace, musical performances by Olle Hermansson and Åsa Karlberg took … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Childhood Day Concert

  May 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Queen of Sweden was today present at the concert held at the Gröna Lund amusement park on Djurgården to celebrate Childhood Day. Ensuring she stood out in a fuchsia pink dress with matching jacket, Queen Silvia watched the concert from the front row alongside the CEO of Grona Luna, Magnus Widell, and the CEO of Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Christer Fogelmarck. She then got on stage to give a short speech, in … Continue reading

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On This Day: Frederik of Denmark Marries Ingrid of Sweden

  May 24, 2015 at 9:30 am by

80 years ago today, Sweden’s Princess Ingrid became the Crown Princess of Denmark when she married the heir to the Danish throne, Frederik, in a splendid ceremony in Stockholm. Taking place at the Storkyrkan, Stockholm’s St Nicholas Cathedral, Frederik and Ingrid were married by Archbishop Erling Eidem in front of a large number of Europe’s royal families – most of whom were related in one way or another to the bridal couple. Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Took Part In Voluntary Military Training During The Weekend

  May 24, 2015 at 6:20 am by

Over the weekend, Crown Princess Victoria took part in the voluntary defense education and training military in Berga. The military weekend gives young women and men the chance to take part in military training and activities. Princess Victoria got to try basic medical treatment, drove a military car and joined with over 30 other volunteers in different activities. The Crown Princess also watched a shooting demonstration.

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Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint Event

  May 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria attended the WWF’s annual meeting held at Ulriksdal today. The meeting was in relation to the Royal National City Park’s 20th anniversary. King Carl Gustaf, who is the honorary president of WWF Council, and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual meeting where they discussed the 2016-2020 agenda. They also attended a lunch in connection to the 20th anniversary. Later in the day, the … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist have celebrated their marriage banns this morning, in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Accompanied by their closest family and representatives of official Sweden, the couple stated their intention to marry in the ceremony which is traditionally designed to allow members of the public to express valid reasons why the marriage should not take … Continue reading

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King of Sweden Opens New Exhibition at Solliden Palace

  May 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf today opened the new summer exhibition at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. The exhibition is entitled “…Signed Bernadotte. Design and Watercolours by Sigvard and Michael Bernadotte” and showcases the design talent of the King’s late uncle, Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died in 2002. Count Sigvard’s son Michael, who is an architect, also has a few watercolour paintings in the exhibition. Both Queen Silvia and Count … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Opens the Exhibition “Talking Textile”

  May 13, 2015 at 6:52 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the exhibition titled “Talking Textile” which is being held at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred. This year marks the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s death and Gripsholm is one of the few palaces that are holding exhibitions related to the 300th anniversary. The exhibition which the Crown Princess opened showcases textile in interiors and fashion. Princess Victoria was given a bouquet of yellow cowslips and … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle’s Spring Greetings From Haga

  May 8, 2015 at 2:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have released two new pictures of the adorable 3 year old Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The picture’s title on www.kungahuset.se was “Spring greetings from Haga”. One pictures shows Princess Estelle cycling around the Haga Palace gardens on a white, pink and red bicycle. The Princess is wearing a helmet and dressed casually, just like any other toddler her age. The second … Continue reading

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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

  May 1, 2015 at 5:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | gettyimages.com His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading

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