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Madeleine and Chris Visit Gävle

  February 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm by

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill today paid a visit to Gävle, one of the main cities in the Princess’s Duchy of Gästrikland. The day began with a lunch hosted by the Governor of Gävleborg County, Barbro Holmberg, at Gävle Castle. It was attended by around 50 guests from the county, who have contributed in sports, culture or industry. Among the guests were Olle and Ewa Westling, the parents of Prince Daniel, who were greeted … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Asked About Family Past At Auschwitz Memorial

  January 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

While attending the official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland yesterday, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was asked a question which has led to public outcry. “Has the Crown Princess considered the family history?” asked SVT reporter Rolf Fredriksson, before clarifying the double-sided aspect of the question, “There were relatives further back who were sympathetic to the Nazis and then there was Folke Bernadotte who, with … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Estelle Takes America!

  January 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm by

Well, San Francisco’s Swedish Church at least. Her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, may be about on working visit to the West Coast of the United States, but that didn’t stop little Princess Estelle from stealing the show during a stop in San Francisco over the weekend. Estelle, who turns three at the end of February, was the centre of attention during a visit to the city’s Swedish … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist Attend Sports Gala

  January 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist were present at the annual Sports Gala in Stockholm this evening. The couple walked the red carpet at the Ericsson Globe, before heading inside for the awards which saw swimmer Sarah Sjostrom take home the Jerring Prize which is voted for by the Swedish public. Other winners of the evening were the Swedish female ski team who won ‘Best Performance of … Continue reading

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“God Jul” From Haga Palace

  December 24, 2014 at 6:03 am by

Three new photographs and a video have been released of Princess Estelle decorating the tree at Haga Palace with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, in time for the festive season. Adorable Princess Estelle wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” (or “God Jul” in Swedish). Crown Princess Victoria also asked her daughter, “What does Santa say when he comes?”, to which little Princess Estelle replied “ho ho ho. There are … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Announces Second Pregnancy

  December 19, 2014 at 10:09 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine is pregnant with her second child. “We are very happy and look forward to welcoming a new member to our family,” the Princess and her husband, Christopher O’Neill, said in the statement. The baby is due in the summer of 2015. Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill were married in June 2013, and have a daughter, Leonore, born in February this year.

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2014 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden

  December 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden tonight presented the Nobel Prize awards in a glittering ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The 2014 laureates were for physics Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, for chemistry Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner, for physiology/medicine John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, for literature Patrick Modiano, and for economic sciences Jean Tirole. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

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New Photos of Princess Estelle Released

  December 8, 2014 at 4:07 am by

A set of new photographs of Princess Estelle have been released by the Swedish Royal Court. The first photograph shows the little Princess at home with her parents. Princess Estelle is wearing the same pink outfit she wore whilst attending an exhibition at Skansen with her parents. The second photograph shows Princess Estelle holding flowers in a garden. The Princess’s profile at the Royal Court’s website has also been changed, … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Awarded ‘Honorary Heart’ in Berlin

  December 7, 2014 at 4:28 am by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was last night presented with the ‘Ehrenherz’ (Honorary Heart) at the Ein Herz für Kinder awards gala in Berlin. Held in a hangar at Berlin’s old Tempelhof Airport, Queen Silvia received the award for her lifelong commitment and work to help children in need. The Queen is patron of over 60 organisations, and founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999. Queen Silvia, who received the charity’s ‘Goldene … Continue reading

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New Photo of Princess Leonore Released

  November 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of nine month old Princess Leonore. The image shows the infant wearing a white dress, stockings and silver shoes, sitting on her mother’s lap. And much like her elder cousin, Leonore had a small white bow in her hair. Ewa-Marie Rundquist took the photo. Princess Madeleine also posted the photo on her Facebook page, with the caption “Happy Thanksgiving!” Princess Leonore … Continue reading

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Princess Kristine Bernadotte Has Died

  November 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Princess Kristine Bernadotte, the third wife of Prince Carl Bernadotte, passed away at her home in Spain on November 4. Her death has been described as sudden, with a memorial service taking place today at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Calahonda, where the Princess, who was 82, lived with her husband until his death in 2003. The date of her funeral – expected to be attended by the Swedish and Norwegian … Continue reading

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Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler’s Eightieth Birthday

  November 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm by

Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 31. Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born on 31 October 1934 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the first child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla (née Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). Princess Margaretha has four siblings; Princess Birgitta (b. 1937), Princess Désirée (b. 1938), Princess Christina (b. 1943) and Prince Carl Gustaf (b. 1946 … Continue reading

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Swedish Crown Princess Couple Visit Estonia

  October 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have visited Estonia for two days where they visited Tallinn and Tartu. The Crown Princess Couple started their visit in Tallinn on October 28, where they visited the Broken Line Monument, which is in memory of those who lost their lives during the sinking of the Estonia Ferry. Whilst visiting the monument, Victoria laid a wreath and she and her husband talked to the members of … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia To Wed on June 13

  October 23, 2014 at 7:27 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that the marriage of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist will take place on June 13, 2015. Prince Carl Philip and Ms Hellqvist will be wed in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. “We look forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is very beautiful. It’s a great day for us and we are … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Hosts Parliamentary Dinner

  October 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The King of Sweden hosted a parliamentary dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening, in honour of the new government which was sworn in earlier this month. Among the 460 guests were the new Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, his cabinet ministers, the President of the Swedish Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and all members of the Riksdag. They were greeted by King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel’s 41st Birthday

  September 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm by

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland celebrated his forty first birthday on September 15. Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 and is the son of Ole and Ewa Westling. He was born on the same day as his future father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, took the throne. Prince Daniel met Crown Princess Victoria firstly in 2001 whilst he was working as her personal trainer. They were married on … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Starts Preschool

  August 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

Earlier today, Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, attended a photoshoot in connection with the little Princess’s first day at preschool. The Princess has started Äventyret Preschool in Stockholm. The staff there believe that children learn best through being outdoors and moving around a lot. As a result, the children at Äventyret spend a lot of time amongst nature, and the youngest children sleep outdoors. … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Turns 71

  August 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm by

On August 3, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson celebrated her seventy first birthday. Princess Christina of Sweden was born on August 3, 1943 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She has four siblings: Princess Margaretha (born in 1934), Princess Birgitta (born in 1937), Princess Désirée (born in 1938) and King Carl XVI Gustaf … Continue reading

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