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Haakon, Mette-Marit and Victoria Attend EAT Stockholm Food Forum

  June 1, 2015 at 11:50 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, which was being held at the Clarion Sign in Stockholm, earlier today. The EAT Stockholm Food Forum holds a mix of lectures, discussions and talks between scientists, politicians and business representatives. It’s about the connection between food, health and sustainability. This is the second year the forum is being … Continue reading

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Indian President Arrives in Stockholm

  May 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm by

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, arrived in Stockholm today to begin his state visit to Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the President at Arlanda Airport, escorting him to the Royal Mews. The Crown Princess managed to keep a hold of her Philip Treacy hat despite the windy conditions that graced Stockholm this afternoon! View image | gettyimages.com At the Royal Mews, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit Gotland

  May 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple were in Gotland today, an island located in the country’s south east. Victoria and Daniel first stopped at Södra Hällarna, a nature reserve that sits on what used to be a military firing range. Here, the couple were shown around the reserve by workers and got to see the new bee-hotel. Pupils from the Russet preschool were also on hand to help teach them about Gotland’s native species, particularly … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip Opens New Queen Hedvig Eleonora Exhibition

  May 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip today opened another exhibition on Queen Hedvig Eleonora to mark the 300th anniversary of her death later this year. The Prince was on hand at Strömsholm Palace, where he was greeted by a number of local school children and kindergardeners. “What fun that you are here!” he exclaimed as he stopped to chat with them quickly. Heading inside the Palace, musical performances by Olle Hermansson and Åsa Karlberg took … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Childhood Day Concert

  May 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Queen of Sweden was today present at the concert held at the Gröna Lund amusement park on Djurgården to celebrate Childhood Day. Ensuring she stood out in a fuchsia pink dress with matching jacket, Queen Silvia watched the concert from the front row alongside the CEO of Grona Luna, Magnus Widell, and the CEO of Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Christer Fogelmarck. She then got on stage to give a short speech, in … Continue reading

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On This Day: Frederik of Denmark Marries Ingrid of Sweden

  May 24, 2015 at 9:30 am by

80 years ago today, Sweden’s Princess Ingrid became the Crown Princess of Denmark when she married the heir to the Danish throne, Frederik, in a splendid ceremony in Stockholm. Taking place at the Storkyrkan, Stockholm’s St Nicholas Cathedral, Frederik and Ingrid were married by Archbishop Erling Eidem in front of a large number of Europe’s royal families – most of whom were related in one way or another to the bridal couple. Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Took Part In Voluntary Military Training During The Weekend

  May 24, 2015 at 6:20 am by

Over the weekend, Crown Princess Victoria took part in the voluntary defense education and training military in Berga. The military weekend gives young women and men the chance to take part in military training and activities. Princess Victoria got to try basic medical treatment, drove a military car and joined with over 30 other volunteers in different activities. The Crown Princess also watched a shooting demonstration.

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Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint Event

  May 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria attended the WWF’s annual meeting held at Ulriksdal today. The meeting was in relation to the Royal National City Park’s 20th anniversary. King Carl Gustaf, who is the honorary president of WWF Council, and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual meeting where they discussed the 2016-2020 agenda. They also attended a lunch in connection to the 20th anniversary. Later in the day, the … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist have celebrated their marriage banns this morning, in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Accompanied by their closest family and representatives of official Sweden, the couple stated their intention to marry in the ceremony which is traditionally designed to allow members of the public to express valid reasons why the marriage should not take … Continue reading

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King of Sweden Opens New Exhibition at Solliden Palace

  May 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf today opened the new summer exhibition at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. The exhibition is entitled “…Signed Bernadotte. Design and Watercolours by Sigvard and Michael Bernadotte” and showcases the design talent of the King’s late uncle, Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died in 2002. Count Sigvard’s son Michael, who is an architect, also has a few watercolour paintings in the exhibition. Both Queen Silvia and Count … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Opens the Exhibition “Talking Textile”

  May 13, 2015 at 6:52 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the exhibition titled “Talking Textile” which is being held at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred. This year marks the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s death and Gripsholm is one of the few palaces that are holding exhibitions related to the 300th anniversary. The exhibition which the Crown Princess opened showcases textile in interiors and fashion. Princess Victoria was given a bouquet of yellow cowslips and … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle’s Spring Greetings From Haga

  May 8, 2015 at 2:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have released two new pictures of the adorable 3 year old Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The picture’s title on www.kungahuset.se was “Spring greetings from Haga”. One pictures shows Princess Estelle cycling around the Haga Palace gardens on a white, pink and red bicycle. The Princess is wearing a helmet and dressed casually, just like any other toddler her age. The second … Continue reading

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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

  May 1, 2015 at 5:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | gettyimages.com His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King And Queen Open The Jubilee Year Hedvig Eleonora

  April 30, 2015 at 3:46 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia yesterday opened the doors of the Upper South guard chamber where they inaugurated the exhibition “Hedvig Eleonora – the Swedish Baroque Queen”. This year’s exhibition is to mark the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s passing. The exhibition is being held at Drottningholm Palace where exhibitions, lectures and concerts are being held. During the Queen’s speech, she said “Hedvig … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf Turns 69

  April 30, 2015 at 1:05 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turns 69 years old today. Born on 30 April 1946, his full name is Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus. He was born at Haga Palace in Solna, Stockholm County. He was christened at the Royal Chapel June 7, 1946. On the christening day, he received the title Duke of Jämtland. Carl Gustaf became King of Sweden in September 1973. King Carl Gustaf is married to Queen … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens A Writing Workshop

  April 28, 2015 at 2:24 am by

Crown Princess of Victoria inaugurated the Berättarministeriet’s third writing workshop in Hagsätra. The Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation contributed to the project. Dressed in black pants and a Victoria Beckham printed top, the Crown Princess was welcomed by students who spoke about heir activities and showed her around. Princess Victoria also spoke with employees of the project. The project encourages students and young adults to read books and write their own … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

  April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm by

During her grandmother and parents’ visit to the Vatican, Princess Leonore also met Pope Francis. The baby Princess sat on her grandmother, Queen Silvia’s, lap whilst she had an audience with the Pope at the Apolisitc Palace. View image | gettyimages.com Later on in the afternoon, a seminar focusing on human trafficking took place at the Swedish Embassy in Rome and was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The seminar … Continue reading

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

  April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit South Korea

  March 23, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Seoul earlier today for their three-day visit to South Korea. The couple were welcomed at Incheon International Airport by the South Korean Foreign Minister’s Director General for European Affairs, Park Chul-min. Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Park inspected a traditional guard of honour. It was then on to a visit to the Korean Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, the border between North and … Continue reading

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Christening of Désirée Magnuson

  March 22, 2015 at 3:00 am by

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading

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