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Old 05-21-2016, 09:13 PM
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I guess some people just have lower standards. Seeing as you are Danish, would you blink if a Danish reporter called Benedikte Queen Margrethe??? I guess where I come from, apologies are made by magazines and papers when they make a royal screw up like posting a wrong picture or name. It is their JOB to know who they are writing and publishing about.
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I think it is a genuine mistake, it is human to err. The person who made the mistake must be feeling terrible. Hey, we have been there, you hit a wrong button, and it is gone and you cannot pull it back – and then you are so embarrassed and wish the walls would just open up and swallow you. The Station needs to correct it the sooner the better.
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I agree with you and I must say, I absolutely do not understand this kind of fuss over what most likely is an honest mistake.

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I guess some people just have lower standards. Seeing as you are Danish, would you blink if a Danish reporter called Benedikte Queen Margrethe??? I guess where I come from, apologies are made by magazines and papers when they make a royal screw up like posting a wrong picture or name. It is their JOB to know who they are writing and publishing about.
But that's not a comparable situation? First of all, QMII and Benedikte have been around for a good while longer than Oscar and Alexander who were born less than three months ago Secondly, they didn't call Oscar "Alexander". They accidentally inserted a picture of the royal baby who was born a month after Oscar and yes, I have seen Benedikte identified as QMII before and no, it didn't rile me up (and to use a more comparable example, various Danish papers, magazines and news outlets misidentify the Danish royal children all the time and while it annoys me, a seasoned royal watcher, as much as when the Daily Fail leaves out the crown in "Crown Princess Mary", it doesn't even come close to offend me).

The mere idea of SVT issuing an apology for something that most likely will be fixed tomorrow on a site especially for the broadcast of the christening that the vast majority of Swedes probably don't know exist yet is, pardon my French, absolutely ridiculous. I'm totally following that it's a sloppy mistake, I think so too, but issuing an apology over a stupid picture would be making mountains out of molehills and completely unnecessary. Besides, SVT is neither a magazine nor a paper, it's a television broadcaster.
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I believe it was just a simple error and that an apology is not necessary.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:11 AM
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I believe it was just a simple error and that an apology is not necessary.
Of course it wasn't an error. There are photos of the royal family used so often at the website of SVT that everyone there surely knows how crown princess Victoria looks like. And SVT has taken the photo from the website of the royal family where it is said who are at the photo. Someone in SVT just made a bad decision to use a photo of CP and Sofia on the website of Oscar's christening.

The City of Malmö told earlier that they don't take part at the christening present of Skåne, the Prince Oscar's playground. They want to do as they did when Princess Estelle was baptized: they will try to find an appropriate way to contribute to the green Malmö instead. It may mean that the new Duke of Skåne, for example, gets one or more trees planted somewhere in Malmö. Princess Estelle got a grove in Hyllie named after her as a christening present.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:18 AM
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I agree with you and I must say, I absolutely do not understand this kind of fuss over what most likely is an honest mistake.



But that's not a comparable situation? First of all, QMII and Benedikte have been around for a good while longer than Oscar and Alexander who were born less than three months ago Secondly, they didn't call Oscar "Alexander". They accidentally inserted a picture of the royal baby who was born a month after Oscar and yes, I have seen Benedikte identified as QMII before and no, it didn't rile me up (and to use a more comparable example, various Danish papers, magazines and news outlets misidentify the Danish royal children all the time and while it annoys me, a seasoned royal watcher, as much as when the Daily Fail leaves out the crown in "Crown Princess Mary", it doesn't even come close to offend me).

The mere idea of SVT issuing an apology for something that most likely will be fixed tomorrow on a site especially for the broadcast of the christening that the vast majority of Swedes probably don't know exist yet is, pardon my French, absolutely ridiculous. I'm totally following that it's a sloppy mistake, I think so too, but issuing an apology over a stupid picture would be making mountains out of molehills and completely unnecessary. Besides, SVT is neither a magazine nor a paper, it's a television broadcaster.
I get it. We are looking at 2 different photos. I apologize The photo I am looking at is of Carl Philip and his wife holding a baby. You are obviously looking at a picture of simply Alexander. Yes, by all means, even a seasoned reporter could mix up two newborn babies. But somehow I didn't see how a reporter could mistake a 39 year old Victoria and a 37 year old CP. Certainly they haven't been around as long as Margrethe, but surely 30 plus years is long enough in the spotlight. At the very least to know if its a man, its Carl Philip, and if a woman, Victoria. Silly me.


Now the comparison that doesn't fit is the Daily fail. DM is a British newspaper. They are not a Danish newspaper. It isn't their business to report on the Danish royals. SVT on the other hand is a Swedish news agency. They should know their own royal family.

Newspapers and news agencies print apologies all the time. Even People magazine does what they screw up, and they are a glorified tabloid. Its called responsible journalism.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:55 PM
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Nope, the same picture – and I'm still not riled up The site for Oscar's christening is not supposed to be done yet because there's nothing to put on it. As I said, SVT is the national broadcaster and it won't be taken into use until there's a christening to show. But I am curious to know what motive you think SVT has for deliberately posting the wrong picture? (Because that is what you're implying).

I'm not sure whether you didn't bother to read what I wrote or whether you're just actively trying to derail what I'm attempting to get through to you. The comparable example was that it's not uncommon for Danish papers and magazines to misidentify the Danish royal children. So yes, the comparison does fit. But to in reply to your comment, I can enlighten you with the fact that our versions of the Daily Fail, Her & Nu and Se & Hør only print apologies when they are forced to do so by the court and I might be taking words of the SRF's mouths but I do think they have other priorities at the moment than demanding an apology for this insignificant "problem"

"When they screw up". They accidentally posted a picture of Oscar's cousin instead of one of Oscar himself – I can think of bigger screw-ups to get angry over but maybe that's just me. I'm sorry but I genuinely think this is such a completely, absolutely, out of this world-ridiculous thing to rile yourself up over. And I also somehow doubt people would rile themselves up over it if it was the other way around with SVT accidentally posting a picture of Oscar (with Victoria ) instead of one of Alexander.

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Of course it wasn't an error. There are photos of the royal family used so often at the website of SVT that everyone there surely knows how crown princess Victoria looks like. And SVT has taken the photo from the website of the royal family where it is said who are at the photo. Someone in SVT just made a bad decision to use a photo of CP and Sofia on the website of Oscar's christening.
Again, what motive should SVT have for deliberately posting the wrong picture?
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Quite a silly mistake by SVT (particularly because it's still on their website), but where is the PR department of the SRF and why haven't they called SVT and alerted them on the mistake?
There are obviously bigger things to worry about in the world, but for the PR people this should be "core business"

Or don't they work on weekends
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:17 PM
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I went back to SVT.se web site. The picture is still up there, and it's past 12 hours. Plenty of time for SVT staff to discover the error and correct it; and news organizations function 24 hours a day. There are other pictures of Oscar (solo) and with Victoria & Oscar, or SVT could have advertised the event without a picture.

@Lee-Z - yes the SRF P.R. team should be calling the station, but that crew has screwed up so many times the royal family needs to clean house and hire new staff.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:30 PM
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Either the PR people have a weekend off, or they don't consider it a big deal; as Archduchess Zelia said, these mix-up's happen quite often, also in the dutch media this happens on occasion with the dutch royals
(it usually doesn't get corrected btw...i think the royals mostly aren't bothered with it)
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:15 PM
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Here's the link for anyone who's interested:
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:35 PM
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Nope, the same picture – and I'm still not riled up The site for Oscar's christening is not supposed to be done yet because there's nothing to put on it. As I said, SVT is the national broadcaster and it won't be taken into use until there's a christening to show. But I am curious to know what motive you think SVT has for deliberately posting the wrong picture? (Because that is what you're implying).

I'm not sure whether you didn't bother to read what I wrote or whether you're just actively trying to derail what I'm attempting to get through to you. The comparable example was that it's not uncommon for Danish papers and magazines to misidentify the Danish royal children. So yes, the comparison does fit. But to in reply to your comment, I can enlighten you with the fact that our versions of the Daily Fail, Her & Nu and Se & Hør only print apologies when they are forced to do so by the court and I might be taking words of the SRF's mouths but I do think they have other priorities at the moment than demanding an apology for this insignificant "problem"

"When they screw up". They accidentally posted a picture of Oscar's cousin instead of one of Oscar himself – I can think of bigger screw-ups to get angry over but maybe that's just me. I'm sorry but I genuinely think this is such a completely, absolutely, out of this world-ridiculous thing to rile yourself up over. And I also somehow doubt people would rile themselves up over it if it was the other way around with SVT accidentally posting a picture of Oscar (with Victoria ) instead of one of Alexander.



Again, what motive should SVT have for deliberately posting the wrong picture?
No, I read your post. I just disagree. If it were a picture of just the baby, I'd agree. Mistaking one newborn for another is simple. But mistaking Carl Philip for his sister Pretty damn sure its easy to guess if Sofia and CP are holding the baby is Alex, if Victoria and Daniel are, its Oscar.

But we will just have to agree to disagree that journalists should actually be held to standards. So have a good day.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:01 PM
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Oh, you need not worry, I can handle a simple disagreement I'm actually not entirely sure what led you to believe that I couldn't, I'm merely trying to understand what prompts this kind of outrage over an awkward but relatively simple error (and if you refuse to take my word for it that it is indeed a common error that happens relatively often (and is neither a personal vendetta against Oscar nor a mean to peddle Alexander as some trueborn heir ), I do believe Lee-Z agreed with me on that).

You still didn't explain why you think they did it deliberately? SVT is, I believe, the largest national television broadcaster in Sweden – I just have a hard time understanding what exactly would be their motive for intentionally inserting the wrong picture?

Where exactly did I say that "tabloid standards are good enough" for me? And how is this situation, a relatively harmless error (until proven otherwise ), comparable to "tabloid standards"? Please do enlighten me.
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And now it has been established that we all can handle simple disagreements, let's move on from that conclusion and focus on the topic at hand.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:54 AM
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Now SVT has changed the photo:
Prins Oscars dop _ SVT.se

In the summary broadcast in the evening SVT will show part of the reception by the cradle.
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SVT play has already the link to the broadcast from the christening
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Hope Willem-Alexander and Máxima will attend too!
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@Lady Finn - Thanks for the news. I'm glad they chose the picture with Victoria and Oscar. But it took almost two days to correct it. Either the palace called the station and/or some in the public called to complain. Anyway, I'm glad it's fixed.
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I love the pic with Vic and Oscar. I hope they release more photos this week. I doubt they had a photographer take only one photo (the one of the kids was taken by Daniel). I really want to see Daniel with his son

Excited for the christening and to see godparents.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:27 PM
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Allocation of seats for photo and media positions at the christening of Prince Oscar
Allocation of seats for photo and media positions at the christening of Prince Oscar - Sveriges Kungahus

TT News Agency official photo agency at the christening of Prince Oscar - Sveriges Kungahus

The City of Helsingborg gives a fairytale forest as a christening present to prince Oscar
Peter Danielsson, Mayor of Helsingborg, tells:
- We follow the tradition in Helsingborg with larger festivities linked to the royal family. Then we give a symbolic gift in connection Sofiero Castle. We think it's a good idea to strengthen the link between the royal family and Sofiero Castle. It is also good for the tourism industry and for the benefit of Helsingborg.
And now it is clear that Helsingborg will dedicate prince Oscar a fairytale forest at Sofiero next year.
- A further development of the Children's Sofiero. It will be small, cozy fairytale corners in various locations inside the book forest, where one can listen to stories or read them herself, says Annika Malmgren, operations manager at Sofiero.
Governor Margareta Pålsson got early idea of ​​a common Skåne present: to build a Nature Playground in Söderåsen National Park. But only 12 of 33 municipalities have given grants.
- It is surprising and disappointing that in Skåne municipalities set up in as little as they do, Pålsson says.
She had glanced at Östergötland. When Princess Estelle was appointed to the Duchess in the province Östergötland municipalities put up and contributed to a fairytale trail at the nature center Takern.
- No municipality questioned it, says Pålsson.
In Skåne, it was tougher. Maybe the idea wasn't so good?
- So you could say when you have the benefit of hindsight. But one can also say that it made many companies think it was crazy and helped themselves instead.
In a short time companies and private individuals gave lots of money. So far, the governor got together a total of SEK 900 000 to a playground.
Margareta Pålsson has faced criticism since she brought the idea.
- That the prince is among the children who have enough. But most people understand that this is just a symbolic gift. It is Skåne children who will be in the national park and play. And it is nice if Prince Oscar comes to the opening ceremony and also visits the playground later.
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About the Fairytale Forest at Sofiero Castle:
The first part of Children’s Sofiero was opened in 2011; a play-area, which was built by the city of Helsingborg in honour of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s wedding in 2010. The play-area features Princess Ingrid’s and the Princes’ original playhouses. Surrounding the playhouses are planter boxes and a greenhouse where children can learn about plants and gardening. The playhouses are even equipped with dress-up clothes. In 2012, the second part of the play-area was completed and features a magical forest including a dragon fort.
And from the history: 1864 Prince Oscar and his wife Sophie purchased the Skabelycke estate, just north of Helsingborg, so they could build their summer castle, ‘Sophie-Ro.’
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Expressen writes that princess Christina told recently when she was interviewed about her book, that she is probably the only one of the Haga princesses who will attend at the christening.
- I don't think my sisters come home again, they live so far away.
The court would not comment on the guests.
- The list of the guests is something that will be published in connection with the christening, Margareta Thorgren said.
Will the Haga Princesses come?
- The court has no information about that.
Hagaprinsessornas skäl till att nobba när prins Oscar döps _ Kungligt _ Expressen

All Haga Princesses attended at Estelle's christening.

Morgan Persson, florist in Fridhemsberg, is one of the florists who decorate the Royal Chapel to prince Oscar's christening. He was helping at the decorations to Carl Philip's wedding and has had contact with the court florist, he had said that he would like to come again to help. He was asked to the king's 70th birthday, but it was too short notice for him. Now he was asked in good time and thanked obviously yes. He sees it as a further education and an opportunity to learn from talented people. It is important to him and he sees it as an honor to be asked. Moreover, it is an opportunity for him to catch up on new trends. He knows that they will decorate the Chapel and perhaps the Palace. He will not attend at the christening but hopes to meet members of the royal family. Before the prince wedding, everyone in the family were very involved and interested in all the preparations.
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