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On This Day: Death of Queen Louise of Denmark

  May 20, 2016 at 5:59 am by

Exactly 90 years ago, on this day in 1926, Queen Louise of Denmark died in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Queen was born Princess Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden, daughter of King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway and Princess Louise of The Netherlands. Louise was the only surviving child from her parents marriage and would inherit a fortune from her Dutch grandfather Prince Frederik of The Netherlands. Her father … Continue reading

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Palace Shares Details of Prince Oscar’s Christening

  May 17, 2016 at 6:04 am by

The Royal Palace of Stockholm has released some details about the chritening of Prince Oscar, which will be held on the 27th of May. The officiating clergy at the christening of the little prince will be the Archbisshop of Uppsala, Dr. Antje Jackelén. She will be assisted by Archbishop, assisted by Bisshop Dr. Johan Dalman (Chief Court Chaplain), and by  Michael Bjerkhagen (Court Chaplain) and Rector of the Royal Court … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore, or Leonore the Explorer?

  May 16, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Swedish Princess Madeleine has shared a new photograph of her two-year-old daughter Leonore today on her Facebook page. The photo shows the young Princess about to climb a small tree, dressed in a pair of denim jeans, a pink jacket and ballet flats, with a large pink bow holding her hair back. Captioned ‘Our little adventurer who never sits still!’, it appears that Leonore enjoys exploring her surroundings and is comfortable … Continue reading

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New Photos of Sweden’s Littlest Prince To Mark His Father’s Birthday

  May 13, 2016 at 6:13 am by

A series of new photos of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their weeks-old son Prince Alexander have been released today by the Swedish Royal Court to mark Carl Philip’s 37th birthday. The photos – taken by Erika Gerdemark – show the family of three inside their home, the little Prince asleep throughout as he is held by both his mother and father. An outdoor shot also made the cut, this one … Continue reading

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Chilean President Visits Sweden

  May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm by

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet began a state visit to Sweden today, being greeted by King Carl Gustaf at the Royal Stables for a carriage procession to the Royal Palace, as is custom during state visits. The official welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard, also attended by Queen Silvia in a fetching red suit, before a private lunch inside the Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and … Continue reading

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Four State Visits Not To Be Missed

  May 10, 2016 at 1:31 am by

Missing all the lavish welcoming ceremonies, dinners and the royal ladies in their crowns and ball gowns? No worries, there are four upcoming state visits starting today which the royal watchers will certainly enjoy. Here are the dates for the upcoming visits with a link to their threads. State Visit from Chile to Sweden, May 10-12, 2016 – Thread Luxembourg State Visit to Finland: May 10-12, 2016 – Thread State Visit from … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Prince Nicolas!

  May 8, 2016 at 8:19 am by

A number of countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day today, and to mark the occasion Princess Madeleine of Sweden has posted a cute photograph of herself and her son Prince Nicolas on her Facebook page. “Happy Mothers Day from Nicolas and me!” the photograph is captioned. Prince Nicolas, who turns one next month, is shown wearing a pair of jeans and a light blue cardigan over a white polo … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Fashions at the Palace Banquet

  April 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

The culmination of the King of Sweden’s week-long 70th birthday celebrations was a black-tie dinner this evening at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As it was a private dinner, only the arrivals and greetings by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were broadcast and photographed, but this provided ample opportunities to observe the ladies’ gowns and tiara choices. And of course, a group photo of the King’s royal guests was … Continue reading

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Baby Prince Oscar Makes His Debut During Balcony Appearance For Grandfather’s 70th Birthday

  April 30, 2016 at 9:38 am by

Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday. Ahhhh, hier ist Prinz OSCAR!Er feiert mit seiner Mama Victoria #kungen70 Bilder & Video: https://t.co/yCclHR8Axz pic.twitter.com/B9N1NONpQ9 — dana press photo a/s (@danapress_news) April 30, 2016 The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Te Deum Service

  April 30, 2016 at 6:50 am by

Today is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 70th birthday, and the day began this morning with a Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King was joined by his immediate family and siblings for the service which was lead by the Chaplain to the King, Johan Dalman, and the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen, as well as a number of foreign royal … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Concert at the Nordic Museum

  April 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

As part of his 70th birthday celebrations, King Carl Gustaf was honoured with a concert performed by the Royal Opera and the Stockholm Concert Hall at the Nordic Museum. The King and Queen arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, while the other guests – family, friends and small number of foreign royals – arrived by car. During the event, both King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria – who was looking fabulous in … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 60th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 10:24 am by

While we already took a look at the king’s 40th and 50th birthdays, we still have one to go: his 60th. Fortunately the internet, the online royalty-watching community and TRF were already around in 2006. So if you want to know all the details, see all the photos and read all the verdicts about the dresses and jewels, you will enjoy this TRF-thread … all 31 pages of it. If … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 4:48 am by

While we are eagerly waiting for the main festivities in Stockholm to start, let’s look back at Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th birthday in 1996. The king and Queen decided to make it a gala event, which means: tiaras! The king had a good reason to celebrate his birthday in style: he had been voted ‘most popular man in Sweden’ for several years in a row and the support for the … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander’s Portrait Debut

  April 23, 2016 at 4:22 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released the first individual photograph of newborn Prince Alexander, taken yesterday at Drottningholm Palace by his father Prince Carl Philip. The days-old infant is shown asleep in a white bassinet, with his hands up around his cheeks. First photo of Sweden's Prince Alexander has been released, taken by Prince Carl Philip #prinsalexander #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/jo0ZlBXeF1 — The Royal Forums (@theroyalforums) April 23, 2016  

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Te Deum for Prince Alexander at the Stockholm Palace Chapel

  April 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

On April 22, three days after the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child Prince Alexander, a Te Deum service of thanksgiving was held at the Royal Chapel of the palace in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip, The King & Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel attended the Te Deum for Prince Alexander pic.twitter.com/6DKlZzo2oH — HRH Princess Sofia (@PRINCESSANSOFIA) April 22, 2016 Members of the Swedish Royal Family … Continue reading

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New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Leave Hospital with their Little Prince

  April 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm by

Sweden’s newborn Prince has left hospital and is at home at Drottningholm Palace. The Royal Court posted a photograph of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia holding their new son in a baby capsule as they left Danderyd Hospital today. The caption said the couple were “looking forward to time together” with their son and were all feeling good. The baby’s name will be announced tomorrow morning, local time, in a … Continue reading

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A New Prince for Sweden! Princess Sofia Gives Birth

  April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Sofia gave birth to her and Prince Carl Philip’s first child – a son – this evening at 6:25pm local time. The infant Prince, whose name will be announced during a cabinet meeting Thursday morning, was born at the Danderyd Hospital weighing 3.59kg. Both mother and son are doing well. Prince Carl Philip met with the media a short time ago at the hospital … Continue reading

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