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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia

  June 6, 2013 at 7:00 am by

In our penultimate look-back entry, we focus on the 1976 marriage of Saturday’s bride’s parents, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Ms Silvia Sommerlath. The previous entries looked at the marriages of Gustaf Adolf and Margaret, Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla, and the Haga Princesses. The engagement of Sweden’s monarch and a German/Brazilian commoner was announced on March 12th, 1976. Carl Gustaf was the only son of Prince … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding

  June 6, 2013 at 12:22 am by

The wedding between Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill on Saturday, June 8th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Princessbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:00/4pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. In Sweden, SVT1 will broadcast the … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: The Haga Princesses

  June 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm by

The third entry in our ‘Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series brings you four weddings, the marriages of Princess Madeleine’s aunts: Her Royal Highness Princess Birgitta of Sweden and His Serene Highness Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern; Her Royal Highness Princess Désirée of Sweden and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld; Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Mr John Ambler; and Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden and Mr Tord Magnuson. Previous entries … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla

  June 4, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Following our first installment of ‘Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Gustaf Adolf and Margaret – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our second installment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Her Royal Highness Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The engagement between Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla was announced on January 16th, 1932 at the bride-to-be’s home, Callenberg Palace, in Coburg. Sibylla … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Gustaf Adolf and Margaret

  June 3, 2013 at 6:00 am by

In preparation for the upcoming marriage of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill this coming Saturday, the TRF Blog will be reviewing Swedish royal weddings of the past – beginning today with the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Scania and Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of Connaught. The couple met in early 1905, when both were visiting Egypt. Margaret was on a ‘prospecting’ … Continue reading

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Madeleine & Chris Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 19, 2013 at 11:05 am by

Ahead of their June 8 nuptials, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill have celebrated their marriage banns in a service at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service was led by Chaplain Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen, and Chaplain Staffan Eklund. Among the guests were the immediate families of the bridal couple, the Swedish Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, and close … Continue reading

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No Title for Christopher O’Neill

  May 17, 2013 at 10:08 am by

The Swedish Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, today announced that Christopher O’Neill, the fiance of Princess Madeleine, will not be receiving a royal title upon his June 8 marriage, in accordance with both title requirements and his own wishes. Mr O’Neill intends to not apply for Swedish citizenship and also continue with his career following his marriage. As the royal family’s policy regarding who can be a member of the … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Turns 34

  May 14, 2013 at 4:18 am by

The ever popular Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland celebrated his 34th birthday on the 13th of May. The Swedish Prince is the only son of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. He was born in Stockholm on May 14th, 1979. The Prince who is currently third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne and has an older sister, Crown Princess … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Turns 67

  April 30, 2013 at 8:32 am by

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrates his 67th birthday today, April 30th. The Swedish Monarch is also celebrating his Ruby Jubilee this year, which marks the King’s 40th year on the throne. King Carl XVI Gustaf was born at the Haga Palace in Stockholm in 1946, the only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The King … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian Farewelled in Stockholm

  March 17, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland was yesterday farewelled in a simple funeral service at the Royal Palace Chapel in Stockholm. After lying in respite on Friday afternoon, the Princess’s funeral was attended by her closest family and friends. The Swedish Royal Family led the mourners, including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, in the service, which incorporated by Swedish and British psalms and songs, to honour … Continue reading

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Turkish President Pays State Visit to Sweden

  March 14, 2013 at 10:03 am by

The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, has paid the first state visit to Sweden by a Turkish President this week, arriving in Stockholm on Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Hayrüsinna Gül. The visit continued as planned despite the death of Princess Lilian on March 10th. President Gül and his wife were greeted on Monday morning by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and drove in … Continue reading

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Funeral of Princess Lilian Scheduled for March 16

  March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am by

Following yesterday’s sad announcement that Princess Lilian had passed away peacefully, the Swedish Royal Court today revealed plans for her funeral. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 16th, at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service will begin at 13:00, and will be followed by the Princess’s internment into the royal cemetery in Haga Park. Prior to the funeral, members of the public … Continue reading

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Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland Has Died

  March 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm by

On Sunday March 10th, the Swedish Royal Court announce with great sadness that Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland had passed away peacefully during the afternoon in her home on Djurgården in Stockholm. The Welsh-born Princess Lilian was a popular member of the Swedish Royal Family and was the widow of the King’s late uncle, Prince Bertil. The Princess was 97 years old and had been in poor health … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released to Mark Swedish Jubilee

  February 15, 2013 at 5:38 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia taken to mark the King’s fortieth year on the throne this coming September. Two sets – one in civilian attire and one in gala attire – were released of the King and Queen. The civilian series were photographed at the Royal Palace in Louisa Ulrika’s dining room by Alexis Daflos. The … Continue reading

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Date Set for Swedish Royal Wedding

  December 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the date on which Princess Madeleine and Mr Chris O’Neill will marry next year. The couple, who became engaged in October, will wed on June 8th, in a ceremony taking place at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The chapel’s previous high-profile event was the May christening of the bride’s niece, Princess Estelle. No further information was given, however, it is … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

  December 11, 2012 at 9:08 am by

Just hours after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo, it was Stockholm’s turn to initiate several individuals into the Nobel family. The 2012 awards ceremony took place, as it does annually, at the Stockholm Concert Hall, before a gala banquet was held at Stockholm’s City Hall. The Nobel Prizes are awarded in five categories (excluding the Peace Prize) each year: physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and economic sciences. This … Continue reading

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Victoria Attends World Diabetes Day Charity Auction

  November 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria last night attended a charity auction at the Berns  to raise funds on World Diabetes Day. The money raised from the auction will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, of which the Crown Princess is patron. Wearing a black dress from Malene Birger, Victoria presented the Johnny Ludvigsson prize to Professor Olli Simell, from Turku University, and Professor Per-Ola Carlsson, from Uppsala University. The prize is awarded … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel Inaugurate Friends Arena

  October 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm by

Last night, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the inaugural concert of the brand new Friends Arena in Solna. Friends Arena is the largest indoor stadium in Scandinavia, featuring a retractable roof. and seating for between 50,000 and 65,000 spectators dependent on the event. It has cost an estimated $1.9billion Swedish Kroner to build and is named after a non-profit organisation supported by Swedbank AB which focuses … Continue reading

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Royals Turn to Elie Saab For Luxembourg Wedding Gala

  October 25, 2012 at 9:09 am by

And the royals decided to wear Elie Saab. Lebanese designer Elie Saab, who shows at Paris Fashion Week, dressed seven royals at one gathering. The gathering was a reception dinner celebrating the marriage of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The most important person of the evening, Countess Stéphanie, wore a full embroidered grey gown with lace inserts and a low back draping see here . Her … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Engaged to Chris O’Neill

  October 25, 2012 at 4:07 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced the engagement of Princess Madeleine to Mr Christopher O’Neill. Both King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish government have given their consent for the marriage. The couple have been dating since the end of 2010. In an interview with Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill posted on the Royal Court’s website, they reveal the engagement took place earlier in October, and that Mr O’Neill … Continue reading

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