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Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld Has Died, Age 82

  April 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court announced on Tuesday evening the death of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, the husband of Princess Désirée, at the age of 82, on April 11. “My family and I have with great sadness received the news that Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Désirée and their family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf said of his brother-in-law’s death. The Baron was born in May … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Lays Flowers At Terror Site

  April 8, 2017 at 5:17 am by

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have this morning visited the site of yesterday’s terror attack in central Stockholm. The heir to the throne, who is currently acting as Regent until her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, returns to Sweden following a trip to Brazil, laid a bouquet of red roses along fencing blocking the public from accessing parts of Drottninggatan as Prince Daniel watched on. The Princess was … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Victoria The Weather Girl: Royal Couple Visit Sveriges Television Newsrooms

  April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm by

During a visit to SVT’s newsrooms in Stockholm, Crown Princess Victoria tried her hand at a different occupation – weather presenter. Victoria – who was visiting SVT with husband Prince Daniel to “gain insight into the mission of SVT…and how Swedish people are kept informed” – stepped in front of the green screen and went through a weather report. SVT’s CEO Hanna Stjärne gave the Crown Princess Couple a tour … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Purchases First Mayflower Pin of 2017

  March 30, 2017 at 10:47 am by

As patron of the Mayflower Charity Foundation, Queen Silvia of Sweden on Thursday purchased the first of the charity’s fundraising pins for 2017, as she has for many years. This year the launch took place at the Maltesholm School in Hässelby. The Queen, wearing a lovely red suit that matched the 2017 pin, received her pin from this year’s designer, Miranda Nilsson, and Zacharias Arrach. The Mayflower Charity Foundation works “to improve … Continue reading

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Swedish King Presents Dairy Farmer Awards in Stockholm

  March 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf present the LRF Dairy Association’s Gold Medal awards on Monday March 27 in a ceremony at the Swedish Society of Medicine. Queen Silvia was also present for the awards. 39 dairy farmers from around the country won Gold Medals for the 2016 year. To qualify for a gold medal, the farmers must have supplied “top quality milk from health cows for at least twenty-three years”. Lars-Inge Gunnarsson from … Continue reading

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Swedes Host 2017’s First Representation Dinner

  March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm by

The first representation dinner for 2017 was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Thursday evening, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As usual, guests were from a large cross section of Swedish society: government, the diplomatic corps, business, sports and science. They were received by the King and Queen, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the White … Continue reading

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Second Child On The Way For Carl Philip and Sofia

  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am by

The Swedish Royal Court announced Thursday morning that young Prince Alexander will be receiving a sibling come September. Princess Sofia is pregnant with her second child. “We are pleased to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling for Prince Alexander. We look forward to welcoming a new little member of our family,” Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in the statement. The couple’s schedule of engagements over … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia Inaugurate New Fryshuset

  March 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In Husby, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia today inaugurated the new Fryshuset recreational centre. The organisation offers young people who feel excluded from society a place to gather and take part in activities. The couple toured the facilities and saw what youths can do when they visit a Fryshuset centre – they were shown a boxing class, and the kitchens where dishes are prepared using produce that is nearing … Continue reading

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Exhibition on Marianne Bernadotte’s Fashion Opens in Stockholm

  March 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm by

At Millesgården in Stockholm on Thursday, Crown Princess Victoria officially opened an exhibition on the fashion of her great-aunt, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg. Chanel, Balmain, Dior – Marianne Bernadotte, A Style Icon highlights 56 outfits from French design houses the Countess wore mostly in the 1970s and 1980s. A book written by the 92-year-old Countess on her fashion and philanthropic efforts goes alongside the exhibition. Princess Victoria – who wore an … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Mark End of Winter War Anniversary

  March 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

On Monday March 13, at the Finland Monument in Stockholm’s Finland Park, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip participated in a commemoration of the end of the Winter War that was fought in 1939-1940. They were joined by the Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö. The attendees laid wreaths at the base of the monument, erected to honour the memory of the Swedish volunteers who assisted Finnish troops during the Winter War … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s Name Day Celebrated in Stockholm

  March 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm by

On March 12, Crown Princess Victoria and her family celebrated her annual name day celebrations at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The celebrations started with a tribute concert performed by the Life Guards band where the Queen Victoria präsentiermarsch (or Armed Forces parade march) was performed. Duke of Västerbotten by Per Berg and Uptown Funk were also played during the concert, finishing with With a Simple Tulip and the Victoria Fanfare. There were cheers, a salute … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Haga Palace

  March 12, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Facade of Haga Palace Location: Haga Park, Solna, Kingdom of Sweden Built: 1802-1804 Architect: Carl Christopher Gjörwell Commissioned By: Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden Style: Italianate On The Haga Park Grounds: The Royal Burial Grounds, The Temple of Echo, Copper Tent Current Owner: The Swedish State Current Use: Residence of H.R.H. The Crown Princess of Sweden and family Fun Fact: King Carl XVI Gustaf and his four older sisters, Princesses Margaretha, Désirée, Birgitta and Christina, were all born at the Palace A … Continue reading

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A Royal Opening For The New Södertälje Hospital

  March 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

Princess Sofia of Sweden officially opened the New Södertälje Hospital in Stockholm on March 9. After a welcoming by the president of the hospital, the opening ceremony took place with music performed by the Cornea brass quintet from the Södertälje Culture School. The Princess gave a speech to conclude the ceremony, saying that the Stockholm region was growing each year and that the hospital was an “important piece of the puzzle” to … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Returns To Work At Baltic Sea Conference

  March 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

At the Stockholm International Fairs & Congress Centre, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden made her first official engagement in several weeks as she delivered the opening speech at the Baltic Sea Future conference. She began by receiving a poem written in 1858 by the man who would later become Oscar II, and juxtaposed the underlying theme of the poem with the issues the Baltic Sea faces today: “He writes of a … Continue reading

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Princess Christina To Undergo Stem Cell Transplant

  March 3, 2017 at 7:08 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has today given an update on the health of Princess Christina: she is to undergo a stem cell transplant to help fight her blood cancer. According to the Court, the Princess – whose diagnosis was announced in October last year – has been undergoing chemotherapy, which will going well, is not able to cure the cancer because it is located in the bone marrow stem cells. … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar of Sweden Turns One

  March 2, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Sweden’s second youngest Prince, Oscar, today celebrates his milestone first birthday. The Royal Court has released a photograph of the little one taken by his mother, Crown Princess Victoria, to mark the day. Prince Oscar is the second child of the Crown Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. He is third in line for the Swedish throne. Idag fyller Prins Oscar 1 år. Grattis! Foto: Kronprinsessan Victoria Happy birthday Prince … Continue reading

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Happy Fifth Birthday to Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fifth birthday, and the Royal Court has released two new photographs to mark the day. The photos – in black and white – show the young Princess relaxing on a couch and were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström. Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crow Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and as such is the second in line for the Swedish throne. New photos of … Continue reading

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Canada’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Sweden

  February 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

Governor-General David Johnston of Canada and his wife Sharon begun their state visit to Sweden on Monday, arriving in Stockholm to a welcome at the Royal Mews by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia before a carriage ride to the Royal Palace. We were officially welcomed to #Sweden by Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. #GGSweden pic.twitter.com/ONaNaUoFZ5 — David Johnston (@GGDavidJohnston) February 20, 2017 The King … Continue reading

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