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Carl Philip and Sofia Speak At World Anti-Bullying Forum

  May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended the second day of the inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum in Solna on Monday morning. The couple took to the stage during the morning session, addressing the international audience on the work they are doing with their foundation, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s Foundation, to combat online bullying. “We are trying to contribute to an online society that is open and inclusive. A society … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 71st Birthday

  April 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turned seventy-one on April 30. There were official celebrations for his birthday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The celebrations commenced with live music performed by the Swedish Marines, followed by the traditional salute at the Skeppsholmen. Children handed King Carl Gustaf flowers as he came out to the outer courtyard. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl … Continue reading

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New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

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Victoria Joins Willem-Alexander For OPCW Anniversary In The Hague

  April 26, 2017 at 11:42 am by

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands welcomed Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria to The Hague on Wednesday as she joined him at the opening ceremony of the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation’s twentieth anniversary events. The two royals – who are long-time friends – posed for photos outside the Ridderzaal in The Hauge’s Binnenhof ahead of the event, which was also attended by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Chemical Weapons Prohibition Organisation was created in … Continue reading

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A Vision In Blue: Victoria Attends Royal Patriotic Society Annual Ceremony

  April 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Sweden was fabulous in royal blue on Tuesday as she presented the Royal Patriotic Society’s annual Enterprise Medals in a ceremony at the Riddarhuset in Stockholm. Victoria wore a form-fitting evening gown with slight draping across the shoulder and bodice from Escada. She paired the gown with diamond and sapphire jewels, her hair in a simple side-swept chignon. The medals are awarded to Swedish entrepreneurs who have … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Four

  April 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has completed her working visit to Japan today. Her final day in the country was spent in Shiogama, north of Tokyo in the Miyagi Prefecture. The Princess visited the Meiho Tuna Fishery, a Marine Stewardship Council certified fishing company, where she was given a tour of the company’s fish factory, seeing their processes in working with fish once it has been caught. Victoria was required to wear … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Couple in Berlin For Scouting Event

  April 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm by

Thursday evening saw the King and Queen of Sweden in Berlin, where they attended a reception at the Red City Hall to mark the beginning of the 70th Baden-Powell Fellowship event. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and Queen Silvia were joined by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Three

  April 20, 2017 at 7:25 am by

Following the Spanish King and Queen’s footsteps, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s turn to meet a robot today on the third day of her visit to Japan. The Princess appeared delighted to meet with Pepper during a fika at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. “I’m sorry but I’m not smart enough to answer to your question. I’m going to study hard to be able to answer to your question on the next … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Two

  April 19, 2017 at 10:04 am by

The Swedish Crown Princess has continued her working visit to Japan focusing on the sustainability of the world’s oceans today, April 19. Victoria began her day with a visit to a store from the AEON retail chain, which sells both produce and homewares. The purpose behind the store visit was to learn about their sustainability practices in regards to the seafood they sell – the company is aiming to have … Continue reading

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Look Who’s One! Prince Alexander of Sweden Celebrates First Birthday

  April 19, 2017 at 4:49 am by

New photos have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to celebrate Prince Alexander’s first birthday today. Two photos show the young Prince by himself, in one opening a birthday gift. The final photo of the series shows Alexander with his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. Prince Alexander, currently fifth in line to the throne, will have to learn to share his parents later this year, when his … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Begins Japanese Visit With Imperial Audience

  April 18, 2017 at 8:58 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has started a working visit to Japan today, in her role as an advocate of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She spent time at the Tokyo Imperial Palace this afternoon having lunch and a private audience with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Over the next few days, Victoria will have a number of engagements related to sustainable fishing practices. The Crown Princess looked stunning in the … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia Attend National Candlelight Service

  April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden were present on Monday April 17 for the National Candlelight Service at the Stockholm Cathedral, offered in memory of the victims of the April 7 terrorist attack. Archbishop Antje Jackelén led the service, which was designed to provide hope and positive thoughts for the future. The King and Queen were welcomed by the clergy ahead of the service, during which candles were lit for the four … Continue reading

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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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