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Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

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New Photos of Estelle and Oscar With Their Parents Released

  February 3, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Two new photos of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her family have been published toady on the Swedish Royal Court’s website. One shows the Princess with her husband, Prince Daniel, and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, posing for a traditional portrait. The other features just the two youngsters, with four-year-old Estelle drawing on white poster paper spread out across the floor while ten-month-old Oscar watches her … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Gustaf Adolf Killed In Plane Crash

  January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Seventy years ago today, Swedish Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was killed when the plane he was flying on crashed immediately after take off from Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. The Douglas DC-3C plane of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet had stopped in Copenhagen on route to Stockholm from the Netherlands, where the Prince had been on a hunting trip hosted by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. After taking off, the … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Participates in Forest Day Conference

  January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm by

At Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel today, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the opening speech at the annual Forest Day conference that is held to bring together forest owners, industry representatives and researches to discuss new technologies and innovations that can be used to develop the national forest program. “A green crown on our globe” is how the King described the area of Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada that hosts one third … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Princess Birgitta!

  January 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the eightieth birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern. Born on January 19, 1937, Birgitta Ingeborg Alice is the second of five children born to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Princess and her siblings (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf) spent their childhood at Haga Palace, with the residence giving the four sisters a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Prince Bertil

  January 5, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland – the beloved uncle of the Swedish Royal Family – passed away twenty years ago on January 5, 1997 at Villa Solbacken. He was 84. Born in February 1912, the Prince was the fourth child of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught. His siblings were Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten; Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg; Ingrid, Queen of Denmark; and Carl Johan … Continue reading

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Greetings From The Alps: Carl Gustaf & Silvia On Winter Holiday

  January 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden are currently spending part of their winter break in the Swiss Alps. A photograph of the couple was released at the end of their day’s hike, with the gorgeous snow-covered mountains in the background. Queen Silvia – who was hospitalised over Christmas with a cold and dizzy spells – has been in the news on a different matter this week: she has given an interview … Continue reading

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The Royal Year 2016: Top Ten Moments

  December 29, 2016 at 8:00 am by

2016 has come and gone in what seems to be the blink of an eye! Before we welcome 2017 this weekend, let’s take a quick look at our picks for the top 10 moments of the royal 2016… 10. Beatrice Borromeo steals the show at the 2016 Rose Ball The newest member of the Grimaldi-Casiraghi family, Beatrice Borromeo – wife of Pierre Casiraghi – was the stand-out at this year’s Bal de la … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From The Haga Palace Bernadottes

  December 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

As they have done for the past few years, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have released a video and photograph of their family to mark the Christmas season. The couple are shown walking through the Tyresta National Park with their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. They are later seen roasted marshmallows, apples and sausages in a fire pit, before wishing everyone a merry Christmas. Kronprinsessparet, Prinsessan Estelle och Prins … Continue reading

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Now It’s Really Christmas! Princess Estelle Joins Mama To Receive Christmas Trees

  December 14, 2016 at 10:21 am by

This morning at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, young Princess Estelle gleefully helped her mama, Crown Princess Victoria, officially receive the palace Christmas trees. Forestry students from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences delivered six King Spruce and a Norwegian Red Spruce trees to the Palace as a gift to the Royal Family, in a tradition that began in the late 1960s. Princess Estelle – wearing a festive mint green dress … Continue reading

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More Tiaras In Sweden For King’s Nobel Prize Dinner

  December 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The King of Sweden this evening hosted his annual dinner for the year’s Nobel Prize laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. And, as the dinner has a white tie dress code, all the royal ladies delved into their jewellery boxes for some tiaras to complete their outfits. THE KING"S DINNER Sunday night #KingCarlGustaf & his family gave #dinner for the #Nobel laureates at #Palace #royals pic.twitter.com/cU1t7OaqWQ — Kjell Arne … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Nobel Prizes

  December 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm by

The 2016 Nobel Prizes were presented this evening at Stockholm’s Concert Hall by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In front of the Royal Family, the Nobel Committee and hundreds of esteemed guests, the King presented the Nobel Prize in Physics to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz; in Chemistry to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa; in Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi; in Literature to Bob Dylan in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Margaretha Opens Swedish Christmas Fair

  November 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

November 25, 1966: Sweden’s Princess Margaretha opened the Swedish Christmas Fair at the Swedish Church Hall in London. She wore the Swedish national costume for the event, held in the country that became her home after she married an English businessman in 1964.

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A Royal Double Act At The Vatican: Silvia and Beatrix Open New Exhibition

  November 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth’ was opened today at the Vatican Museums by Sweden’s Queen Silvia with Dutch Princess Beatrix in attendance.  Both ladies were given a tour of the exhibition, which features a number of the painter’s pieces from the Zorn Museum in Sweden, along with a painting from the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. It is the first exhibition of Rembrandt pieces … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Prince Daniel Collaborates with Stephen Hawking To Promote Physical Activity

  November 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden has been joined by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking to promote the need for increased amounts of physical activity in the world’s population. Mr Hawking, who met with the Prince and Crown Princess Victoria earlier this autumn at his home town of Cambridge, appears in a video for GEN-PEN, the organisation founded by Prince Daniel through the Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation that aims to “spread awareness and create commitment … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

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Prince Carl Philip Visits Swedish Troops in Mali

  October 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm by

The 250 Swedish troops currently stationed in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received a visit from Prince Carl Philip last week. He spent most of his time, between Wednesday and Sunday, at the Swedish base, Camp Nobel, meeting with the troops and learning about their activities in Mali, and accompanying them on a patrol. He also paid a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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Go Team! Daniel and Estelle Enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Evening at the Hockey

  October 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

In the stands tonight at the AIK versus IK Pantern ice hockey match at Hovet Stadium were the adorable Swedish father-daughter duo of Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle. Animatedly watching the action (the home team took the spoils, 4-2), Estelle looked to be highly enjoying the evening as she clutched a stuffed AIK mascot. Prince Daniel pointed things out and explained different elements to his daughter throughout the match. Prins … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Open ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ Exhibition

  October 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm by

Today, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia opened the exhibition ‘The Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015’ which is held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The exhibition is part of the 40th anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia which is featuring wedding dresses worn by five royal brides over the course of four decades. De bruidsjurken worden bekeken. #blauwbloed pic.twitter.com/kSTjtl0qvn — Annemarie de Kunder (@Amdekunder) October 17, 2016 … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Investor AB

  October 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Arriving at the Grand Hotel Stockholm to celebrate the Investor AB centenary celebrations, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were welcomed by the Wallenberg Family. Investor AB is the leading owner of Nordic-based international companies and was founded by the Wallenberg family 100 years ago. Kronprinsessparet på fest!🎈 Här anländer kronprinsessan Victoria och prins Daniel till Grand Hotel i Stockholm där Investor firar sitt 100-årsjubileum på lördagkvällen. 🎉 Crown Princess … Continue reading

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