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State Visit – From Sweden to Bhutan – Arrival

  June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have arrived at Paro Airport in Bhutan on their first State Visit to the country at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. They were greeted by Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, both sisters of the Bhutanese King, as well as other officials. Queen Silvia looked elegant and comfortable … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

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Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

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Happy National Day from Sweden!

  June 6, 2016 at 8:04 am by

The royal court has kicked off National Day celebrations by releasing series of pictures of Crown Princess Victoria and her two children, Princess Estella and Prince Oscar. The series of pictures taken outdoors were by photographer Kate Gabor. Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen via Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar. Via Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the Swedish Royal Family sends a National Day greeting. Foto: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se #kungahuset #kronprinsessparet #nationaldagen #6juni A … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Attends A Folk Music Service

  June 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm by

Princess Madeleine attended Järvsömässan, a folk music service for musicians and choirs. The event took place at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Östermalm, Stockholm. Princess Madeleine wore a leopard printed blue dress matched with black pumps, black belt and a black bag. The printed summery dress was by designer Alice by Temperley. Embed from Getty Images Princess Madeleine of Sweden Attends Jarvsomassan

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Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

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Official Portraits of Prince Oscar’s Christening Released

  May 29, 2016 at 10:42 am by

A series of official portraits from Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday has been released by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after the ceremony by Anna Lena Ahlstrom. Several compositions were taken, including one of the Crown Princess Family, with the godparents, with grandparents and one of just the King with his eldest daughter and her two children. Official photos … Continue reading

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Cousins Are Your First Friends: Gorgeous Photos of Estelle and Leonore

  May 29, 2016 at 5:13 am by

Princesses Estelle and Leonore of Sweden are proving that the saying ‘Cousins are your first friends’ is quite true, if the new photos posted by Princess Madeleine on her Facebook page are anything to go by! The two young Princesses are shown giggling and hugging sitting together on a chair back at the Royal Palace after Prince Oscar’s christening on Friday. “My sister and I are blessed as mothers with … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Scout’s Honour

  May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 27, 1938: Denmark’s Crown Princess Ingrid attends a scouting exhibition in Copenhagen. She was a keen enthusiast of guides and scouts, working her way up the ranks of the Guides organisation in her home country, Sweden, as a young girl. When she married the heir to the Danish throne in 1935, Ingrid continued her interest in Denmark, becoming the President of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides Denmark) … Continue reading

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Prince Oscar’s Christening Goes Off Without A Hitch

  May 27, 2016 at 8:04 am by

The christening of Prince Oscar was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm earlier today, in front of a crowd of family and friends. Arriving in the arms of his mother Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar was wearing the christening gown first worn by his great-grandfather, Prince Gustaf Adolf, in 1906. The Crown Princess and Princess Estelle were both in white dresses and fluffy fascinators, while … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Back On Duty, Five Weeks After Giving Birth

  May 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm by

Taking a break from her maternity leave, Sweden’s Princess Sofia today attended the award ceremony for graduating nurses at the Sophiahemmet. Sofia, who became the honorary chairman of the organisation at the beginning of 2016, wore a red three-quarter sleeved dress with a bow detailing on the neckline from British designer Goat. She will also be present at the christening of Prince Oscar, son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

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Three Royals As Godparents for Prince Oscar

  May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the godparents of little Prince Oscar ahead of his christening tomorrow. Oscar’s godparents are Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Oscar Magnuson and Hans Åström. Princess Madeleine is no surprise, considering Crown Princess Victoria’s brother is godparent to her eldest child; while the two other royals are also unsurprising considering the close relationship between the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Receives Special Ensemble at the Palace

  May 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a visit at the Stockholm Palace on Monday. The prince received the  Glada Hudik Ensemble. The group that consists completely out of people with disabilities, is presently touring Sweden to celebrate theiir 20th anniversary by performing the ‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage. Prince Daniel and his wife are honorary members of the theatre’s supporter club. The prince and the actors talked about their careers as … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia’s Surprise Visit To Hamburg

  May 21, 2016 at 10:54 am by

The people who were shopping in Hamburg, Germany yesterday afternoon were in for a big surprise. Queen Silvia made an unaannounced visit to the Clas Ohlson luxery hardware store. The Swedish-owned store was opened only a day before. The news that Queen Silvia visited the shop spread quickly. While the queen was shown around the electronic tools and furniture a large group of spectators and press quickly gathered outside. The … Continue reading

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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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