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The Nobel Prize 2010

  December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish Royal Family – minus Princess Madeleine – were present at the ceremony for the Nobel Prizes in Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Economic Sciences and Chemistry with King Carl Gustav presenting the awards. Earlier in the day in Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiabo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. He was not present to … Continue reading

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Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals host Riksdag Supper

  November 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm by

On Wednesday 24 November, The King and Queen hosted a supper for the members of the Riksdag at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Princess Madeleine began the evening by welcoming all the members. The 400 or so guests then gathered in the Hall of State for a concert. The supper was held in the Banqueting Rooms and the Bernadotte Apartments at … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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What have the Swedish Royals been up to lately?

  November 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia; 8th-13th November: King Carl-Gustav was in China, on his travels he visited Geely Company and talked with the owner about his new Volvo. The Ruijin Hospital where the Royal Technology Mission and boarded the Magnetic rail train in Shanghai. 16th November: King Carl handed out the Prince Eugen Medal during a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. It is an award for outstanding artistic … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

  November 10, 2010 at 1:17 am by

On Wednesday 3 November, the Crown Princess Couple began their first joint visit to Norrbotten by travelling to Kaunisvaara People’s House in Pajala. There, they learnt about the planned mining facility in Pajala. They then visited Sahavaara Mine, the future site of the mining facility. In the evening, they dined at the Samernas restaurant at Viddernas Hus in Jokkmokk. Day two began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain … Continue reading

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Crown Princely Couple Visit to Finland

  November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm by

Since their return from their honeymoon, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have been jetting off round Europe (and China). They arrived on October 31st in Vantaa, Finland for a 3 day visit. To start of the visit to Finland they meet with the President of the Republic, Tarja Halonen, and her husband, Dr Pentti Arajarvi, at Mantyniemi, the official residence of the President. They then went on to make … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in The Netherlands

  October 29, 2010 at 8:43 am by

A cross country royal event took place yesterday evening, when Crown Princess Victoria attended the 50th Anniversary Royal Gala evening for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. Also in attendance at the gala were HRH The Prince of Oranje and the Duke of Parma and his wife Annemarie. The duke and duchess celebrated their civil wedding this spring. The religious wedding was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel attend IF Stockholm Open

  October 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm by

Fresh from their visit to Västergötland, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the men’s final of the 2010 IF Stockholm Open at the Royal Tennis Hall on October 24th. Sitting in the traditional royal gallery, the couple watched on as Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer defeated German Florian Mayer. The match lasted only sixty-three minutes, Federer taking out his 64th ATP-level career title in straight sets; 6-4, 6-3. He … Continue reading

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Victoria in Paris – A Fashion Review

  October 26, 2010 at 9:16 am by

From September 26 to September 29, newlyweds Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden visited France for the 200th anniversary of the Bernadotte dynasty. Among the royal watchers, this was also an interesting topic fashion-wise. On September 27, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the mayor of Sceaux and wore a deep purple dress by LK BENNETT with well matching accesoiries such as earrings, necklace, shoes and a bag … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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King & Queen Mark Karolinska Institutet’s Anniversary

  August 30, 2010 at 1:49 am by

Last Friday, August 27th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest medical universitites, at the Stockholm City Hall. The King and Queen were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who were undertaking their second official engagement together since their June 19th wedding. The Karolinska Institutet was founded in 1810 as a medical training … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Ceremony & Cortège

  June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am by

At 3:30pm, Crown Princess Victoria was led into the Stockholm Cathedral by her ten bridal children, the girls wearing pearl dresses and the boy’s traditional blue and white sailor suits. The bride was walked three-quarters of the way to the alter by her father, King Carl Gustaf, before they met Daniel and Prince Carl Philip just before the stairs. The King kissed his daughter’s hand, then shook the groom’s, before … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Arrivals

  June 21, 2010 at 7:31 am by

The wedding between HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr Daniel Westling began on June 19th at around 2:30pm, Stockholm time, when guests began arriving to the Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral) in Stockholm for the ceremony. Shortly after, the royal guests and close family of the bride and groom began to make their way down the light blue carpet which led from the West Gate of the Royal Palace of … Continue reading

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Daniel Westling Receives Order of the Seraphim

  June 19, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Upon the occasion of his marriage, Daniel Westling will become a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, as was just announced by the Swedish Royal Court. Official Statement by the Royal Court

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Less than 24 Hours to Go!

  June 19, 2010 at 2:16 am by

We’re in the home stretch! After a sixteen-month long engagement, there is less than 24 hours to go until Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling become husband and wife. Yesterday, June 18th, was a busy day for the couple and their guests, attending four pre-wedding events. First, there was a private lunch hosted by TM the King and Queen at the Sturehof Slott. All the royals who had already arrived … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding Online

  June 18, 2010 at 4:26 am by

The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on Saturday, June 19th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Det Kungliga Bröllopet site and select the option, ‘For viewers outside the Nordic region‘ OR Link to SVT’s site then click on ‘Det Kungliga Bröllopet’ Coverage is set to begin online at around 13:00/1pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – One Day to Go!

  June 18, 2010 at 2:59 am by

One day to go! Most of the guests attending the wedding tomorrow have arrived in Stockholm, and quite a few attended a private dinner hosted by TM the King and Queen last night at Drottningholm Palace. The dinner was more a ‘young party’, as many of the monarchs attending the wedding have yet to fly to Stockholm. Photographers were only able to get long-distance shots of guests while the were … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Countdown – Two Days to Go!

  June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am by

There are just two days to go until the much anticipated nuptuals of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling, this coming Saturday. Official announcements regarding the wedding are being published, guests are arriving and the final pre-wedding events have begun. On Monday June 14th, the Court released Daniel’s official monogram and coat of arms. They were both designed by Vladimir A Sagerlund, a National Archives heraldry artist, in … Continue reading

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