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Old 07-12-2006, 11:47 AM
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Attached is a reply note that I received from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to my birthday card and letter that I posted to HM on the occasion of HM's 60th birthday.I have made the picture size smaller in order to fit and attach it here.The first picture is the first page of the reply with HM's message and signature and the second picture is the front cover of the letter.
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Old 08-06-2006, 05:13 PM
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Royal court has published the speech Victoria gave in her fathers honor, the text cant be copied, its in english:
http://www.royalcourt.se/kungafamilj...1-224541395-PM

I would love to say it was great (esp remembering Silvias great speech at the 50th birthday) but I dont really think it was, especially the part about the Moose was

Unfortunatly to me the text does not sound like Victora but rather like a tall, thin, white haired lady has written it, especially the following statements:

I am sure you feel kinship with the King of the forest - the Moose
Like him you wear your crown with elegance....and express youself eloquently, even in silence

about sports...
their successes gives you outburst of joy - far beyond your royal dignety
Well I did like the reference to the fact that he lost his parents so early and that it is an advantage for her that she does
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:29 AM
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Thank you Larzen for the link! Reading the full speech, I found myself shaking my head as well...
Overall it's unimaginative, impersonal and unfunny. It sounds like some awkward welcome speech by a small-town mayor welcoming the King for a visit and being lost for words, which would be forgiveable - but I don't understand it in the case of the King's own daughter!
Strange that CP Victoria would hold such a dull speech to toast her father's 60th birthday, and stranger still that the RF puts it on the website. No matter who actually wrote it, IMO it just reflects somewhat badly on Victoria who's certainly smarter than this - I hope!
I too remember Queen Silvia's moving speech from 10 years ago and even more so CP Frederik, who gave such an emotional, sincere and intelligent speech on the occasion of his mother's 60th birthday...
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:08 AM
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Unfortunatly to me the text does not sound like Victora but rather like a tall, thin, white haired lady has written it, especially the following statements:
Ahh, yes. The great mysterious one.

"Overall it's unimaginative, impersonal and unfunny. It sounds like some awkward welcome speech by a small-town mayor welcoming the King for a visit and being lost for words, which would be forgiveable - but I don't understand it in the case of the King's own daughter!"

Sadly you are right. I don't know what to think.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:19 AM
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If Victoria didn't write that speech.......why didn't she? I mean, it's her father; I'm sure she could have whipped something up in a short period of time.

Now, if she did write it......she went overboard on the magesterial portion of the speech. Sometimes less really is more.
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Mary looked like a shadow of her former sporty self: deathly pale, washed out, frail and looked old with the pearl choker. Maxima looked vivid and stunning with the gorgeous ruby tiara. She carried the tiara so much better than Mary did with her ruby tiara.
So true. Maybe she wasn't feeling well that night.
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I think Mary looked stunning. Tiara, chocker, earrings, ring, evening gown...the whole look worked very, very well IMO.
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:18 AM
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I too remember Queen Silvia's moving speech from 10 years ago and even more so CP Frederik, who gave such an emotional, sincere and intelligent speech on the occasion of his mother's 60th birthday...
Can anybody tell me where I can find this speech of Queen Silvia?
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:36 AM
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i will track down thre thread
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Can someone tell me, who that person are, their heads are in a red circle?
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:13 AM
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Look in post #363 and it will tell you principessa!
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In answer to Antje's question (Post # 637) regarding the poem read by Queen Silvia to her husband at the gala banquet on the occasion of his 50th birthday: I wasn't able to find the whole text but re-discovered the following excerpt:
"Count the garden by the flowers -
never by the leaves that fall.
Count the days by golden hours -
don't remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your life with smiles, not tears.
And with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends, not years."
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I will look through the forums to see if this was posted before but while searching for something completely different- I found this article... I am a few years late but still I thought someone might like to read it. :) Carl Gustaf delighted by gifts fit for a king - The Local
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