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Old 04-29-2016, 04:28 PM
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Victoria held a great speech to her father, she said among other things:
"In your speech after the tsunami disaster, you said you know what it means not to have a father. I want to say to you, I know what it means to have a father. A father who serves as a role model and support. Upright and experienced, You are a source of peace and security, trust and warmth.
And on summers on Öland, with fishing nets which were emptied, to sit there in the boat with you dad, is one of my finest memories".
Very lovely, we should make a thread "warm words by royals" and this would be right at the top...
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:31 PM
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I hope the Queen will wear the emeralds of Queen Astrid !
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:10 PM
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The fashion experts' points from the outfits:
Expressen: Victoria, Madeleine and queen Silvia all 5, king Carl Gustaf 4, Eva O'Neill 2, Princess Takamado 4, Princess Birgitta 2, Princess Margaretha 2, Princess Désirée 3, Princess Christina 2, Vicky Andrén Magnuson 4.
Aftonbladet/TheYouWay: Victoria 5, Daniel 5, Carl Philip 4, Madeleine 4, Chris 3, queen Silvia 4, king Carl Gustaf 4.
Så snyggt klädde de sig när Kungen firade 70 år _ Allt om mode
De klädde sig bäst på Kungens 70-årsfirande - The You Way

Victoria and Daniel leaving home
http://media.shootitlive.com/T6wl0Fg...expressen/2193
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:22 PM
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Victoria held a great speech to her father, she said among other things:
"In your speech after the tsunami disaster, you said you know what it means not to have a father. I want to say to you, I know what it means to have a father. A father who serves as a role model and support. Upright and experienced, You are a source of peace and security, trust and warmth.
And on summers on Öland, with fishing nets which were emptied, to sit there in the boat with you dad, is one of my finest memories".
Awwww such beautiful words
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:28 PM
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I don't recall seeing the Zorreguieta's at any public celebration of Queen Beatrix's birthdays and I don't think CP Mary's family ever attended any of Queen Margrethe's birthday galas.
No, but they did attend the festivities for the 40th birthdays of their son-in-law and their daughter, the three baptism and coming year will see the King celebrating his 50th birthday, which will probably see them too.

The political problems from the period during the military junta, the long distance (litterally the other side of the world, the other hemipshere) and the frail health of the father are obstacles for more public appearances. Frau Gösta von Amsberg Freiin von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen (the mother of Prince Claus), Princess Armgard von Lippe-Biesterfeld Freiin von Sierstorpff-Cramm and her younger son Prince Aschwin were seen, bit also only during bigger private festivities.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:15 PM
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Norwegian NRK and Danish TV2 sends live from Stockholm.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:05 PM
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It is nice to see that members of the Westling, O'Neill and Hellqvist families were also invited. In other countries, it looks like the families of commoners who have married into the royal family are completely shut out of public royal events.
that's not true everywhere. letizia's parents, grandmother and aunt, for example, are invited to the princess of asturias awards, for example, and have been attending every year since she married into the RF. so do the middletons.

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Victoria held a great speech to her father, she said among other things:
"In your speech after the tsunami disaster, you said you know what it means not to have a father. I want to say to you, I know what it means to have a father. A father who serves as a role model and support. Upright and experienced, You are a source of peace and security, trust and warmth.
And on summers on Öland, with fishing nets which were emptied, to sit there in the boat with you dad, is one of my finest memories".
very sweet words by victoria. did any of the children make a short speech?

it seems like it was a beautiful evening in stockholm too :) it is always funny to see some royals dressed in very heavy winter clothes (silvia and her fur coat) and some royals in short sleeves, like victoria, braving the weather. also interesting to see that madeleine wore a short skirt, and the queen a long one, with victoria opting for something in the middle.
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And again the King of Spain can not attend because of political resasons but he send his parents and the dutch King sends his mother.
Government formation talks have been now suspended in Spain. The King's only role left until the new parliament convenes after the elections is to sign the royal decree dissolving the Congress of Deputies, which will be done on May 2, which is the constitutional deadline. I don't see any constitutional reason then why Felipe VI couldn't be in Sweden on Saturday and return to Spain the day after, but it is not up to me to question why the King of Spain decided not to attend.

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that's not true everywhere. letizia's parents, grandmother and aunt, for example, are invited to the princess of asturias awards, for example, and have been attending every year since she married into the RF. so do the middletons.
There is a difference between attending events related to your son's/daughter's and his/her royal consort's nuclear family and attending events related to the monarch who happens to be your son's or daughter's father or mother-in-law. King Carl XVI Gustaf seems to be the only monarch who tries to include his daughter-in-law's or his sons-in-law's families in his official birthday celebrations. As I said, I can't recall Queen Beatrix, or Queen Margrethe II, or Queen Elizabeth II doing that. I can't tell about King Juan Carlos or King Harald V for lack of knowledge.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:09 AM
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There is a difference between attending events related to your son's/daughter's and his/her royal consort's nuclear family and attending events related to the monarch who happens to be your son's or daughter's father or mother-in-law. King Carl XVI Gustaf seems to be the only monarch who tries to include his daughter-in-law's or his sons-in-law's families in his official birthday celebrations. As I said, I can't recall Queen Beatrix, or Queen Margrethe II, or Queen Elizabeth II doing that. I can't tell about King Juan Carlos or King Harald V for lack of knowledge.
The faterh of pricness markie was also present at the festivites for Queen Margrethes 70th or 75th birthday don't remember whiich one. And the mother of Mette-Marit and her second husband where present when King Harald celebrated his 70th birthday.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:47 AM
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TV4 Play has a live broadcast about the king's birthday at their News morning from 07.50 until 13.30.
Nyhetsmorgon - Streama TV4 Play

SVT Play's "official" birthday program starts in 09.45 and ends about 13.45, the link to live broadcast:
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf 70 år _ SVT Play

SVT shows in the evening 20.00-21.00 a Summary of the day's celebration at the Royal Palace. The Government and Parliament deliver presents, guests arrive at the evening banquet.
And at 21.00-22.00 Yesterday's concert at Nordiska Museet.
These are also put to SVT Play.

42 Swedish flags were hoisted at the wharf to mark the king's birthday (because 42 countries take part at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm after a couple of weeks).

The rhetorician experts are praising Victoria's speech yesterday evening
Kronprinsessan Victorias tal till Kungen hyllas av experter _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Ebbas blogg _ Ebba Kleberg von Sydow » Wow, Victoria – wow!

Operakällaren's chef and Court Restaurateur Stefano Catenacci and his team prepare the dinner.
- I can not reveal what it will be for the menu but I can say that there will be a three-course menu that goes in the characters of spring. Then the king has own wishes for what he wants.
The King has been very involved?
- They are always involved. I suggest a menu but it's his party and he will decide. Then there is an evening snack too.
But it does not seem to have been a desire for hot dogs for the evening snack?
- No, it will not be, says Stefano Catenacci, laughing.
There will be the Abba-show from "Mamma Mia! The Party" and, the band of the evening will be Cotton Club, which performed at Victoria's and Daniel's wedding.
Så blir kungens fest _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:13 AM
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Photos from the arrivals to Te Deum updated to Expressen:
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf fyller70 år _ Nyheter _ Expressen

It seems that Estelle will be at Te Deum
http://media.shootitlive.com/WJgw5p4...expressen/2193
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:19 AM
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On the other Hand the closing of the Octave is every year which the 70th birthday of the swedish King is nit. And if is sio important then they should have not scheduled the economic mission of Guillaume and Stephanoe so that they will miss it the second year in a row. (last yerar they where at another official Event ab road).
I'm not sure how other economic missions are planned but this mission begins with a visit to the Canton Fair so Luxembourg's team can't do much about the dates, see Trade mission to China | Luxembourg For Business

Although the fair opened in mid-April, it appears the government decided Phase 3 (running May 1-5) was the best start for the trip.

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Victoria held a great speech to her father, she said among other things:
"In your speech after the tsunami disaster, you said you know what it means not to have a father. I want to say to you, I know what it means to have a father. A father who serves as a role model and support. Upright and experienced, You are a source of peace and security, trust and warmth.
And on summers on Öland, with fishing nets which were emptied, to sit there in the boat with you dad, is one of my finest memories".
H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias tal vid mottagningen på Nordiska museet, fredagen den 29 april 2016 - Sveriges Kungahus
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Victorias fina hyllning till sin pappa kungen _ Nyheter _ Expressen
Thank you! Lovely speech.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:46 AM
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SVT Play's "official" birthday broadcast started:
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf 70 år _ SVT Play

Can be seen also at the court website
H.M. Konungen 70 år - Sveriges Kungahus

Photo galleries updated to Expressen and Aftonbladet
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/kungen-70-ar/
http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/live/3/
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:58 AM
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TV2 study just mentioned that from Denmark only Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte participating in 'Te Duem' this morning.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary has had some very busy days the last days - they landed yesterday in DK after official trips abroad and had also events all day in Denmark too - they will encounter later in the day.
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Crown Princess Katharina must be a hoot at gatherings like this!
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Swedish royals including Princess Madeleine celebrate King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday | Daily Mail Online
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Oh there is the DM again with the open sewers...
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Who is seating between Queen Margrethe and Prince Albert?
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That would be the Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
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