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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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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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