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Queen Silvia of Sweden’s 72nd Birthday

  December 23, 2015 at 10:32 am by

On December 23, Queen Silvia celebrates her seventy second birthday. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born on 23rd December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Walther Sommerlath and his wife, Alice (née Soares de Toledo). She has two older brothers, Ralf and Walther Sommerlath, as well as another brother, Jörg, who died in 2006. During the years 1947 and 1957, the then Silvia Sommerlath lived … Continue reading

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Bernadottes Attend Swedish Academy’s Annual Gathering

  December 20, 2015 at 7:29 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have attended the annual formal gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm. Arriving slightly behind schedule due to a car blocking the street, the Bernadottes entered the celebration and sat in the royal box as members of the Academy – which determines the Nobel Prize for Literature – delivered speeches, read poems and announced this year’s ‘Memorial Money’ winner as author Birger Sjöberg. … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings From Haga Palace

  December 18, 2015 at 7:57 am by

Princess Estelle has once again been the centre of seasonal greeting from Haga Palace, this time in photos and a video released by the royal court of her baking flat bread. Joined by her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, the three-year-old is seen wearing a red and white apron with a white headscarf brushing flour off of the bread round and helping her dad put the bread in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony

  December 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm by

While the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded earlier in the day in Oslo, the Prizes in other categories were presented in Stockholm. The entire Swedish Royal Family were present for the glittering awards ceremony that takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, which was this year attended by close to 1,600 guess. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented each of the laureates with their Prizes. View image | gettyimages.com This year … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Visits Christmas Fair

  November 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm by

Princess Estelle paid a visit to the Christmas fair held at the Royal Stables today with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Dressed in a warm red coat and wearing gloves and a beanie, the young Princess saw a number of the fair’s stalls, which promotes things like crafts and organic food from around the country. She took a great interest in one stall though, which had decorated … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend The Global Child Forum In Stockholm

  November 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia attended the Global Child Forum In Stockholm. The event which is held yearly since 2009 took place at the Hall of State in the Royal Palace. The royals listened to several speeches, lectures and discussions on children’s rights. Crown Princess Victoria could not attend the event due to other commitments but a video as shown with a short … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Denies Rumors She Is Expecting Twins

  November 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has denied rumors that she is expecting twins in March 2016. During a one day visit to Värmland with her husband, Prince Daniel, Princess Victoria was asked by Swedish Women’s Weekly if she was expecting twins. Princess Victoria answered with a smile, “Does it look like that?” She went on saying, “It would be a big surprise in this case.” Expressen asked the Crown Princess if her … Continue reading

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Tunisian President on State Visit to Sweden

  November 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

The President of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caïd Essebsi, is currently on a state visit to Sweden. He and his wife, Saida Caïd Essebsi, were welcomed at Arlanda Airport by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ahead of the official welcoming ceremony and luncheon at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. View image | gettyimages.com King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted a state banquet this evening, where guests dined on smoked trout, baked cod with … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Royal Academy Formal Gathering

  October 24, 2015 at 1:39 am by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were last night the representatives of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ formal gathering, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall. During the event, Prince Carl Philip presented the Academy’s medals for the 2015 year. Princess Sofia – whose first pregnancy was announced last week – wore a beige long-sleeved evening gown with sequinned embellishment, which was accessorised with the sash … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel In Peru: Day 2

  October 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm by

Day 2 in Lima started just before 7:30am as the couple headed to their first event of the day. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited the Volvo head office Lima. The couple were briefed on road safety, their training facilities which trains people on road safety. After the Volvo visit, the next stop was visit to the National Cancer Institute (INEN). During the visit to the institute, the couple … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel In Peru: Day 1

  October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel had a busy start to their two day visit to Peru. The first day started with attending the inauguration of a Nordic-Latin American Contact seminar at the University of Lima. The purpose of this was to promote university scholarships between Sweden and Peru. During the university visit, Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel spoke to students and toured the University. The couple then … Continue reading

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Royals Gather In Luxembourg For IPC Meeting

  October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted The 5th meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was held today at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Honorary Board Members attending the meeting were HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. View image | gettyimages.com During the meeting, the board members were briefed of the IPC work … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Expecting First Child

  October 15, 2015 at 7:27 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has today announced that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their first child. “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it,” the couple – who married this past June – said in the announcement. The birth is anticipated to take place in April 2016. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Sofia … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Crown Princess Attend WWF Autumn Meeting

  October 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

On October 14, it was a joint engagement for father and daughter when  Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joined her father, King Carl Gustaf, at the World Wide Fund for Nature’s autumn meeting which took place at Ulriksdal Palace. The King and Crown Princess listened to a few speeches. King Carl Gustaf then gave out two awards, the Panda Book of the Year and the Environmental Hero of the Year. Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Baby Prince Nicolas Christened at Drottningholm

  October 11, 2015 at 7:53 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading

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Two Days in Dalarna For Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

  October 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna. They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo. View image | gettyimages.com It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Hela Sverige Skramlar Concert

  September 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, the Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.

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Royals at World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Gala Held In New York

  September 25, 2015 at 4:11 am by

Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | gettyimages.com They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading

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