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Old 05-28-2016, 02:55 PM
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When all the other royal children were christened they were carried in on a cushion (or a pillow), why is this not the case with Estelle or Oscar? No cushion/pillow for him or Estelle? It was seen as Nicolas' christening.
Maybe Victoria and Daniel didn't want it. I doubt a cushion/pillow would be required.
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:01 PM
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Maybe it's a very dumb remark, but wouldn't it be easier to hold the baby *without* an extra pillow?
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:02 PM
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I finally watched the video today, a lovely christening.

Daniel and Victoria are such a wonderful couple! My favourite part though was seeing Estelle with Ewa Westling. It's clear they have a very close relationship.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:13 PM
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Maybe it's a very dumb remark, but wouldn't it be easier to hold the baby *without* an extra pillow?
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Absolutely yes! Without a pillow, you have a firmer grip on the baby.

Beautiful christening...I love the photo of Ewa Westling and Estelle hugging. Beautiful!
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Madeleine posted this morning these photos of Estelle and Leonore to her Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59815980822508

I just wonder why she had to publish them before the court has published any official photos. I wish she would have waited until the court has published the official photos of the family with the main person of the day, prince Oscar.
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Madeleine posted this morning these photos of Estelle and Leonore to her Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59815980822508

I just wonder why she had to publish them before the court has published any official photos. I wish she would have waited until the court has published the official photos of the family with the main person of the day, prince Oscar.
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Madeleine posted this morning these photos of Estelle and Leonore to her Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59815980822508

I just wonder why she had to publish them before the court has published any official photos. I wish she would have waited until the court has published the official photos of the family with the main person of the day, prince Oscar.
Because these aren't official court pictures. Even if a photographer took them. It is a proud Aunty sharing adorable family photos. Yes, it was Oscar's day, but the picture was not about the christening. It was about the bond between the two little cousins. I am sure her and Victoria both love watching the two together. Such a sweet moment.

Now if she published pictures of Oscar before the court, would seem odd.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:19 AM
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Yes, but Oscar and his family were the main people of the day and publishing any photos we didn't see at the christening before we have seen the official photos feels very odd to me. But it is just my opinion.

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Just saw the video of the event. Lovely all round.

Everyone looks great. Love the Queens's shawl.

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Madeleine posted this morning these photos of Estelle and Leonore to her Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59815980822508
Such a treat to be able to see!
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The pictures with Estelle and Leonore were too cute for words.
How much both girls have grown since the first picture of them where Estelle was holding baby Leonore. Estelle is now even big enough to wear beautiful facinator instead of little-girls bows :)

Quite frankly I don't understand why she shouldn't have post these pictures? These were pictures of two little cousins that won't be published by The Court but are too wonderful to stay hidden away! And if Victoria didn't mind her posting them, then why complain? Besides today is Mother's Day in Sweden, isn't it?

BTW: I love to see close bond between sisters and their daughters. It was soo sweet to see how at the christening Victoria was holding Leonore while Madeleine was with Estelle. I also enjoy to see loving relationship Estelle has with her Westling grandparents. Oscar is lucky to have Estelle as his big sister.
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Cute photos. I assume Madeleine had permission to post them.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:59 AM
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Madeleine posted this morning these photos of Estelle and Leonore to her Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMad...59815980822508

I just wonder why she had to publish them before the court has published any official photos. I wish she would have waited until the court has published the official photos of the family with the main person of the day, prince Oscar.

sooooo cute
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:25 AM
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Official photos, by photographer Anna-Lena Ahlström
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....oyalCourt..jpg
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What a disappointment, why they let Anna-Lena Ahlström took these photos, these are way too much airbrushed... And they should have chosen another place, the white/gold background makes these photos look very cold. Estelle and Oscar are cute. Only Olle Westling brings warmth to the photo he is in. He is such a warm person, that is wonderful.
The photos Bruno Ehrs took in Estelle's christening are thousand times better, the red background gave warmth in them and Ehrs used imagination and not all the photos were the same.
I wouldn't want to look as a parent these photos for the rest of my life, these photos have nothing about the feeling that was at the christening on Friday. Ahlström has managed to take Victoria's whole personality away from the photos, that isn't the true, warm Victoria at the photos at all.
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I think these pictures are better than official pictures of Estelle. Yes, they are visible airbrused but these ones are much brighter, love the white and golden backround and blooms in the vase. There's certain loveliness and warmth in these pictures.
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My Country Tis A Thee which is a US patriotic song has the same music as God Save The Queen.

Apparently the music for the German anthem was written by Joseph Haydn in 1797 as a anthem for Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor's birthday. The lyrics didn't come until 1841. So the music could have been used for another song. It's didn't become the German anthem until 1922.


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I don't think it is the same song, is it?

Indeed the "Deutschland über alles" is a song by Joseph Haydn wiki that might be used for other purposes, but I can't really recognize it in the footage of the baptism?
I think I chose the wrong video, where the music was a bit faster. Thank you for the response though

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Yes, the Song of Skåne has the same melody than the German National Anthem.
"The piece, which Haydn wrote under the name Emperor Quartet, was performed at the Royal Chapel by Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.
- It was actually the Song of Skåne before it became the German national anthem, says Mary Ljungqvist Hén, the court organist, who saw the song as a tribute to both the prince and grandmother Silvia, who in a few weeks has been the Swedish queen in 40 years."
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The music is by Haydn and is also used in the Austrian Imperial Anthem, as seen in the clip below.


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I think the official pictures are okay, but not more than that. Compare them to the pictures of Carl Philip, Sofia and Alexander that we got two weeks ago. They were so much better in color and composition.
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I like the pictures, although I prefer the more natural ones of Estelle's chrstening. Glad that the king bothered to be in a picture with the crown princess and her "heirs".
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The pictures were wonderful, and I especially love this one:

http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...5/oscarjpg.jpg

The picture with CG, Victoria, Estelle & Oscar was interesting and I didn't expect it. Perhaps it was meant to show the succession.
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I think the official pictures are okay, but not more than that. Compare them to the pictures of Carl Philip, Sofia and Alexander that we got two weeks ago. They were so much better in color and composition.
These photos should not be compared to those photos at all because they were taken to another purpose. These can be compared to the other christening photos. Bruno Ehrs took Estelle's, Anna-Lena Ahlström Leonore's and these and Mattias Edwall Nicolas's. Ehrs' photos are the best because of their beautiful warm coloired background, more imagination is used and people in them are natural and not too much photoshopped, there is also a relaxed feeling in them. The rest of the photos are very similar but Ahlström ruined these and Leonore's with way too much Photoshop, that is why Edwall's photos are better than Ahlström's.
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