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Old 04-26-2016, 07:28 AM
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When I read through all this I am thinking, what will be done when CG will celebrate his 75th or 80th birthday. Wow, the nordic RF's really know how to celebrate.
Oh yeah, these royals don't fool around. When it comes to putting on a party, they know how to do it the right way.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:34 AM
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:01 AM
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The media has now seen the King's interview in SVT made by Claes Elfsberg, it will be shown on TV tomorrow.
King_ 'It's hard to work when you're being ridiculed' - The Local

Expressen writes about that the royals couldn't marry commoners without losing their title.
The king says:
- I had the opportunity. To change it. I do not think it's so strange that these things change. So it was at the time. People knew the conditions. For Prince Bertil it was very difficult. Was loyal to his calling. Then married when I as king could give my consent.
That Victoria, Carl Philip and Madeleine could choose their life's great loves and marry - even though they weren't royal the king says:
- That was nice for them! Find the one that they want to live together and create something with a good cooperation for the future. I think it feels more confident. I did the same thing. Thankful that there was a change.
The king says he sometimes gets both angry and sad over the reporting about him or others in the family.
- In the past, it was written just a little bit in the newspapers. It was okay, it was written and then the magazine disappeared. But today it is taken up by all the bloggers and run around a number of laps. They are not going in and look at the background and put things in a larger context, they have just read some strange statement and exploit it. Then they built only to that. It is really dangerous, I think, he says in SVT interview.
Kungen_ Därför lät jag Sofia och Carl Philip gifta sig _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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A survey made by Novus for TT about should the king abdicate:
Now is the time for the king to step down from the throne. That believes four out of ten Swedes, which is more than when the king celebrated his 65th birthday.
The king said in an interview with TT for his birthday that he has no plans to retire within the next few years. And he doesn't feel old.
A new survey made by Novus on behalf of TT, however, shows that there are more Swedes than before who think it is time for the King to take a step back.
Four out of ten now believe it is time for the Crown Princess to take over. According to a Sifo survey conducted on behalf of SVT one year before the King's 65th birthday only a third thought that the king should retire in favor of the Crown Princess. In the same survey, support for the king to remain on the throne was 50 %. The new Novus survey shows that about 40 % want the king to remain. 20 % do not know what they think.
Support for Victoria to the throne is greatest among women and among those with the lowest education level.
- The Crown Princess and the Crown Princess couple are immensely popular. She has a charisma that is a bit out of the ordinary and perhaps reaches out in a different manner than the King does, Patrik Åkesson, president of the Royalist Association, says as a possible explanation.
It is unusual that the royals abdicate. But in recent years it has happened in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, in the latter two cases due to illness. The Netherlands has a tradition of ruler handing over to a younger successor.
- Maybe this is something that people generally have in mind when they answer to this type of question, says Patrik Åkesson.
Fyra av tio svenskar vill att kungen ska abdikera _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:15 AM
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The court loaded these videos to their Youtube:
The King's 2nd birthday

The King's 10th birthday

The King's 40th birthday
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for,posting those great videos. The fortieth one shows so many royals,who,have passed on and, Diana ross too.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:51 PM
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The king and queen at The Swedish Armed Forces Music Corps' birthday concert in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace this evening. The performers are the Band of the Royal Swedish Navy, court singer Karl-Magnus Fredriksson and St Jacobs Chamber Choir, the conductor is Gary Graden. Host of the evening is Horace Engdahl.
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ROYAL: König Carl Gustaf und Königin Silvia bei einem Konzert anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstag

About the concert at the court website, including the program
Kungaparet vid försvarsmusikens födelsedagskonsert - Sveriges Kungahus
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/18.3...C3%B6v+028.jpg

Good gallery from the seminar on Monday
Kungens 70-årsfirande tar sin början _ Kungligt

Photos from the seminar from the website of Royal Dramatic Theatre
En afton om Östersjön - Hoppfullhet och hot - Dramaten
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:29 PM
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It was more than just rumours. Camilla Hennemark gave an interview about their relationship. What more confirmation do you need?
And because Camilla Henemark said this and that, everything is true ? Do some research about who she is !

It is easy to say anything when you're in desperate need of money because you have lived up everything you earned and is homeless...
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:56 AM
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The king saying "If you are always being a little bit ridiculed in the media it is very hard to work. I have worked as hard as my ability and strength have allowed" at his interview with Claes Elfsberg has been highlighted in many articles.

Karin Lennmor, the editor-in-chief of Svensk Damtidning, says that she doesn't agree with that the journalists deliberately try to mock the king.
- I don't think it is so. Sure, there have been quotes and shown videos where the King expresses himself oddly, that can be perceived as ridiculous. But given what he says and how he acts, there is a lot more to make a fool of. I think rather that the media is very moderate.
Reporter Bengt Hansell from Sveriges Radio's Ekot doesn't think that there is disrespect journalism of the king.
- I don't recognize that. Sometimes the king has of course been criticized, but it belongs to the job.
The king spoke about his dyslexia with Hansell 20 years ago. He told that he never received media training at a young age, something he lacked in retrospect.
Hansell thinks the public appearances that went wrong have etched.
- I remember only two occasions reporting felt a little mocking: one of the first times that the king made an official event and would write this name on a mining wall in Falun, and it was not quite correct spelled. And when he began his speech in Arboga "Kära örebroare". It is possible that it left deep scars.
The King also makes an outcome against what he calls "blogs". He complains how the bloggers pull quotes out of context and make up false stories about the family. "The danger with the information society", the king says.
- I know no specific bloggers who are mean to the king. With "blogs" I think he means social media in general, and it is of course impossible to have control over what is written there. I can understand that he might get hurt. But the king is the king, he has to put up with some, says Lennmor.
Hovreportrarna_ Kungen överdriver - Kultur _ SVT.se

Seven brilliant historical snaps of Sweden's King at 70 - The Local

Galleries from the concert
11 bilder från kungens födelsedagskonsert _ Svensk Damtidning
Försvarsmusikens födelsedagskonsert i Slottskyrkan _ Kungligt
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:19 AM
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ZDF's documentary, broadcasted yesterday:
König, Krone, Kindersegen

From court Instagram
The preparations for The King's 70th birthday on Saturday are in full swing. The Lejonbacken Terrace will be adorned with balls of soleirolia.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEtLhDfv...-by=kungahuset

The court updated their calendar, now also Victoria and Daniel attend with the king and queen on Friday afternoon at the event Golden Foyer at the Royal Opera where The royal artistic academies congratulate The King.
Kalender - Sveriges Kungahus

Video presentation of the book ”Carl XVI Gustaf 70 år i bilder” (Carl XVI Gustaf 70 years in photos)
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:30 AM
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Expresssen about Claes Elfsberg's interview "Ensamt majestät" which will be broadcasted on SVT1 this evening:

In the interview the king says that he has helped the government several times
SVT has published a small clip from the documentary, where the king tells that he was with and solved the difficult situation in Saudi Arabia.
It is known that the government and the king talked about the crisis and that King Carl Gustaf sent a letter to the Saudi king.
The king at the interview:
- There are things that you do not talk so much about. But if they ask me to make an effort or service, of course I set up. It was great that I could help and solve a small problem that existed then.
At the same time the king tells that it is not the first time that he has helped the government in sensitive questions:
- It has happened a few times. But it is obvious, that it's very fun that you feel you can help in such difficult questions and that you have confidence, it is what it's all built on - relationships and contacts. That's why state visits are made. They open up contacts so that afterwards one can actually write a little letter.
The king does not want to go into more detail when he has helped the government.
- That I do not talk about. All these things should not be discussed, that's what happens in silence. If one discusses about those it will not work. Quiet diplomacy is the only thing to use is when it comes to these things.
Kungen har hjälpt regeringen lösa flera diplomatiska kriser _ Nyheter _ Expressen

Today at 10.00 is the first reception for the Governmental authorities, NGO organisations and similar institutions to congratulate the King. The king has wished that those who want to offer their congratulations to The King, it is recommended to consider H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Foundation for Young Leadership and the business community's fundraising for the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Both of these two collections are dear to the heart of The King, as they promote education within culture and leadership.
Receptions - Sveriges Kungahus

From the court Instagram:
Training in preparation for the cortčge on Friday and Saturday. Driving with the riders on the left horses is known as driving ā la d'Aumont. The carriage is normally drawn by four horses, but on this ceremonial occasion The King and Queen will be drawn by six horses ā la d'Aumont.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEvCJUuP...-by=kungahuset
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:31 AM
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The king has given an interview to Bengt Hansell from Sveriges Radio. It is a very extensive interview, the king speaks about his years as a king, prince Bertil's loyalty to Sweden and the royal house, his children marrying for love, order of succession and freedom of religion, the confidence people have in the royal house, work for children, terrorism, Victoria's family living in Haga and about that Victoria will be the queen in same day.
Some things the king said:
- Actually, I would perhaps like to travel more often in Sweden. But unfortunately it is very much this kind of business "in the house", very ordinary office job in any way. There are a lot of meetings, we prepare every trip and visit, it is surprising how much time goes to that kind of things.
About that to be in the order of succession one must be baptized
- I heard someone in the Swedish Church (Bishop Caroline Krook) has said that "It is easy to be born with Donald Duck, but it is not so easy to die with Donald Duck." I think it says absolutely everything, you need faith, you need something you can think about and that gives a strength and confidence.
About if he feels that the people have confidence in monarchy when he meets people
- I feel it very strongly in many situations when I'm travelling in Sweden in the country and meet people.
About that he grew up on Haga, and visiting there and seeing Princess Estelle playing there, does he get some childhood memories of Haga, from the playhouse there?
- I moved from Haga when I was four. But we had the opportunity to take advantage of the park and the house. The Palace was there, but we didn't use it. We were mostly out in the park and the garden and played when I was little and so I was back throughout my youth. It feels amazingly nice now to be able to see the crown princess and her family growing up there now in the same situation as I was, at the same age, four years. It feels right in some way.
About that at some point the crown princess takes over as queen. Can the king see it in front of him, what will happen? The world is changing so fast after all, the world is she into?
- Yes, that is what we will never know! One wonders, you can try to educate oneself and be open to things that come. But now, after all she has a completely different possibility, she is already much older than I was when I became King of Sweden. Hopefully I can have a good life and to avoid getting sick, it can give her a few more years, so she will have a completely different basis and chance, she stands on her feet, knows what she wants in a completely different way and has a completely different security and self-esteem, than what I had.
- I was relatively young, as people thought at the time. Or you might not think that one was so young at the time. I was after 27 years which is quite young at the moment, I think now.
- I was of course very uncertain. All the people were older. I was thinking about it the other day, out in the country, at Stenhammar, that I was always the youngest, wherever I went. Now I'm soon oldest wherever I go, the king laughs. It has changed a bit.
- It has done that you know all the people, you know the Swedish people, you know the places and you know most things, there is a tremendous security.
But it was tougher then, when the king came to?
- Yes of course. I was young and everything was new, I had to create something instead. To succeed my grandfather, he was 90 plus years. Before I realized that I can not change me, I am who I am and my potential and temperament, compared with my grandfather who was older and he had another area of ​​interest which he had managed to grow over many, many years as crown prince.
- It was a completely different tempo in everything, when compared with now. It is much, much higher pace, it is completely different, says King Carl Gustaf.
One can listen to the interview here:
Kungen i exklusiv intervju med Ekot om 70-årsdagen 28 april kl 05_00 - Kungahuset _ Sveriges Radio
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:38 AM
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Thanks, Lady Finn.

I'm not sure I understand this one though: It's easy to be born with Donald Duck, but it's not easy to die with Donald Duck".

Is that a Swedish idiom? And what does it mean exactly?
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:58 AM
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Thanks, Lady Finn.

I'm not sure I understand this one though: It's easy to be born with Donald Duck, but it's not easy to die with Donald Duck".

Is that a Swedish idiom? And what does it mean exactly?
I'm not a Swede, but I think that bishop Krook meant with that people may realize many times in their lives that they need religion and faith in God. When you are a child, you read and look Donald Duck magazine (at least here in Finland), but when you are dying, you perhaps need something else?
King Carl Gustaf has referred to the "Det är lätt att födas med Kalle Anka, men det är svårt att dö med Kalle Anka", also in his interview 10 years ago before his 60th birthday. He said "När sista dagen kommer är man väldigt ensam = When the last day comes, you are very much alone.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:09 AM
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I see. Thanks, LadyFinn.
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There might also be another aspect of the Donald Duck-thing. There is a swedish TV-tradition that on christmas eve, at 3 pm, almost everyone watches "Donald Duck and his friends wishes a merry christmas". It's a compilation of Disney christmas clips from new and old movies. Some people are saying that children these days think that christmas is celebrated because of Donald Duck, aka Disney as the new religion. So that might also play a part in understanding the king's statement.
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The original quote is: "Sure, you can celebrate christmas with Donald Duck, but can you die with him?" (from Kan man dö med Kalle Anka?), so that is also an aspect.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:53 AM
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Gallery from today's reception at Svensk Damtidning, this is a funny photo, both the Marshal of the Realm and the First Marshal of the Court taking photos, of the press:
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...gning-ste4.jpg
Gallery, The Salvation Army gave as a present the book "Filippa och morfar går på Tivoli" (Filippa and grandpa go to Tivoli), and the TT News Agency gave a collage.
Firandet har börjat_ Oväntade gåvorna till kungen _ Svensk Damtidning

Galleries from the reception.
Stora festligheter när kungen firar 70 år _ Nyheter _ Expressen
ROYAL: König Carl Gustaf und Königin Silvia empfangen Behörden und Organisationen anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstag

Some blogs and social media write that grand duke Henri and grand duchess Maria Teresa will be attending, I haven't seen any confirmation to this.
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Interesting Isaxon1 and Xenobia.

We have the Disney show too in the afternoon on the 24th. - That keeps uncles, grandfathers and children occupied (in that order!) while dinner is prepared.
But I've so far never heard anyone here claim that children should think Christmas is celebrated because of Donald Duck!
I think you have to be very politically correct-minded in order to come up with that one. Akin to the guy in Finland (IRRC) who many years ago said Daisy and Donald Duck are indecently dressed, as they are half-naked.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:36 AM
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Princess Beatrix will be representing the Netherlands
Prinses Beatrix bij 70ste verjaardag van Koning Carl XVI Gustaf van Zweden | Activiteit | Het Koninklijk Huis

According to the website she will remain in Stockholm till May 1st

No news so far about Luxembourg, Monaco, England, and Leichstenstein
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:26 AM
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Prinses Beatrix bij 70ste verjaardag van Koning Carl XVI Gustaf van Zweden | Activiteit | Het Koninklijk Huis

According to the website she will remain in Stockholm till May 1st

No news so far about Luxembourg, Monaco, England, and Leichstenstein
It's really frustrating that no official guestlist has been released by the Swedish court yet. It's Thursday now, I wonder if one will be released at all at this rate.
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