The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 11-06-2005, 01:05 AM
Harmony's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tropical city somewhere near, Singapore
Posts: 148
Thanks for the pictures. Queen Silvia looked very beautiful when she was young.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-06-2005, 01:30 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: san francisco, United States
Posts: 1,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lena
Is it just me, or are there others, who think, that there are certain parallels between "Silvia Sommerlath" and Mary Donaldson?
You have a point, Lena, in that like Mary, Silvia met her future husband during events in/surrounding Olympic festivities; like Silvia, Mary did not have the same nationality as her future spouse. And they're both brunettes who married (future) kings of Scandinavian countries. But that's where the similarities end, in my opinion. No offense to Mary fans, but in my opinion, mary can't hold a candle to Silvia in the beauty department. It's clear from these wonderful pictures of Silvia pre-wedding, that Sweden's future queen was a natural knock-out who didn't need any stylist to bring out her physical best. With Mary however, she looked like a nice, somewhat plain, girl-next-door pre-Frederick. An attractive girl next door maybe, but she certainly was not the beautiful fashion clothes horse she now has become with the help of the right stylists, money, diet, etc. etc. Whereas Silvia needed none of that to come across as radiantly pretty. By the way, thanks Josefine, for the incredible pictures of a stunning queen.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-06-2005, 08:03 AM
Regina's Avatar
Serene Highness
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 1,646
A big Thanks to Swedishme and Josephine!!! :) Your pics of Silvia are great!! She was even more pretty than her daughters in her youth, imo.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-06-2005, 08:07 AM
Regina's Avatar
Serene Highness
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 1,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by princess olga
You have a point, Lena, in that like Mary, Silvia met her future husband during events in/surrounding Olympic festivities; like Silvia, Mary did not have the same nationality as her future spouse. And they're both brunettes who married (future) kings of Scandinavian countries. But that's where the similarities end, in my opinion. No offense to Mary fans, but in my opinion, mary can't hold a candle to Silvia in the beauty department. It's clear from these wonderful pictures of Silvia pre-wedding, that Sweden's future queen was a natural knock-out who didn't need any stylist to bring out her physical best. With Mary however, she looked like a nice, somewhat plain, girl-next-door pre-Frederick. An attractive girl next door maybe, but she certainly was not the beautiful fashion clothes horse she now has become with the help of the right stylists, money, diet, etc. etc. Whereas Silvia needed none of that to come across as radiantly pretty. By the way, thanks Josefine, for the incredible pictures of a stunning queen.
Queen Silvia was in fact a very pretty, elegant, and stylish girl. Not only Mary, but all of the new crown princesses of nowadays, can be compared to her charme and "elan".
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-06-2005, 09:13 AM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mandø, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by princess olga
You have a point, Lena, in that like Mary, Silvia met her future husband during events in/surrounding Olympic festivities; like Silvia, Mary did not have the same nationality as her future spouse. And they're both brunettes who married (future) kings of Scandinavian countries. But that's where the similarities end, in my opinion. No offense to Mary fans, but in my opinion, mary can't hold a candle to Silvia in the beauty department. It's clear from these wonderful pictures of Silvia pre-wedding, that Sweden's future queen was a natural knock-out who didn't need any stylist to bring out her physical best. With Mary however, she looked like a nice, somewhat plain, girl-next-door pre-Frederick. An attractive girl next door maybe, but she certainly was not the beautiful fashion clothes horse she now has become with the help of the right stylists, money, diet, etc. etc. Whereas Silvia needed none of that to come across as radiantly pretty. By the way, thanks Josefine, for the incredible pictures of a stunning queen.
I agree to a certain point. But IMO the young Silvia had also her "ordinary girl"-days. The differences I see to Mary are, that Silvia had an more "classy" upbringing (surely also a reflection of the time then), while Mary grew up as sporty Aussie gal (jogging ppl were seen as freaks in the Germany of 1970). Besides I think Mary is more of a ponderer. It takes her longer to relax and to show a real broad smile. IMO her smile was Silvia´s trademark and it makes me somewhat sad to see these old pics and her paralysed face these days. Not that she has lost her humour and positive attitude towards life, but it simply doesn´t show as much... :(

Two old pics, in which IMO Silvia looks like the "girl next door" (Take a look at the drawings on the wall)
Attached Images
  
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-06-2005, 04:58 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: san francisco, United States
Posts: 1,283
Lena, I couldn't agree more with your last comment. The environments Silvia and Mary grew up in, probably made a ton of difference, as did the times, of course, as well. I have to also admit I'm a bit biased toward Silvia, as she just is one of my all time favorite royals. All the young and new crown princesses, again, don't compare to her in my opinion. But again, perhaps I'm a bit biased. What makes us like one person over another anyway, especially thinking I know none of them personally?! As for Silvia's face today, I agree her face has changed in such a way that I sometimes hardly recognize the Silvia of old. But I never realised (call me naive) she had plastic surgery done, but it makes sense, thinking of it!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-06-2005, 05:14 PM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mandø, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by princess olga
As for Silvia's face today, I agree her face has changed in such a way that I sometimes hardly recognize the Silvia of old. But I never realised (call me naive) she had plastic surgery done, but it makes sense, thinking of it!
It also took me really long to believe in the rumours. Only when Ritva, the "grand dame" of watching Swedish Royalty said, it´s (probably...it was never confirmed) true, I started to believe it. And IMO it shows quite a lot in the latest video clip, I´ve posted in the News-thread.
I´m though not sure, if she had really surgeries...maybe she just had injections of Botox and maybe some "padding" with (own) fat.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-06-2005, 05:33 PM
Regina's Avatar
Serene Highness
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 1,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lena
I´m though not sure, if she had really surgeries...maybe she just had injections of Botox and maybe some "padding" with (own) fat.
I think she really had injections of Botox on her mouth. Her lips are very different from the past. Her face changed a lot, it's true, but for me she's still one of the most charmeuse queen of Europe.

Like princess_olga maybe I'm a bit biased too. Queen Silvia said once (when she came to Expo 98 in Lisbon) that when she prays, she prays in portuguese, and since then every portuguese people feel a lot of tenderness for her! :)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-08-2005, 11:36 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 767
i also think that her face looks a bit longer/ (slimmer?) back then when u compare it....is it true that she has plastic surgery/ "beauty" surgery done?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-29-2006, 07:45 PM
robby86's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tucson, United States
Posts: 377
She is such a beautiful women. Thank you for posting!
__________________
" Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" ~~James Dean
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 06-11-2006, 10:01 PM
linneatherose's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bowling Green, United States
Posts: 88
Wow! There are so many similarities between Silvia and her daughters! It's harder to see how alike they are now that she's older and may have had some work done, but as a young woman, they're so alike!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-12-2006, 03:32 AM
gogm's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco Bay area, United States
Posts: 198
What a Beauty!

Silvia is beautiful now. She was devestating back then. She was Rania-class drop dead gorgeous.

What was she doing for a living or with her life before her marriage?:)
__________________
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-12-2006, 05:26 AM
Yennie's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Skåne, Sweden
Posts: 2,599
Quote:
Originally Posted by gogm

What was she doing for a living or with her life before her marriage?:)
She was an interpreter and work at the embassy and was also a hostess at the Olympic games in 1972

And yes I agree with you, she was stunning back then! I wish she had kept her natural beauty....
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're gonna get
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 06-15-2006, 03:15 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 72
... I like this pictures sooo very much!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 06-15-2006, 06:21 AM
Sira's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Posts: 189
Queen Silvia was such a beauty when she was young. And what a smile!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 06-15-2006, 09:12 AM
LaChicaMadrilena's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cracow, Poland
Posts: 2,050
Yes, all pictures are wonderful. She was such a beauty! Maybe it's only me, but she (in her youth) has always remind me the main character of "Love Story"
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 06-15-2006, 09:31 AM
Boris's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 2,202
Queen Silvia truly was the greatest Royal beauty of them all in the past century, I'd say.
It's funny how timeless beauty can even overcome 1970's fashion desasters - just look at Post # 24! The 'psychedelic' print of the dress is sheer horror and she still manages to look great...
As for 'Love Story's Ali McGraw - there's a ressemblance there but I find Silvia Sommerlath to be much more beautiful.
Regarding the Queen's looks today, she seems to have given up on further facial 'enhancements' recently, and whatever she had done didn't change her face too drastically, IMO - age did as well, but for a woman age 62, she not only retains a beautiful face but a great figure too.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06-15-2006, 12:47 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 888
Oh my.... now I know who Victoria look alike...Young Silvia looked sweet in this photo http://img50.imageshack.us/my.php?image=s5wl.jpg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06-15-2006, 01:26 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey, United States
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaChicaMadrilena
Yes, all pictures are wonderful. She was such a beauty! Maybe it's only me, but she (in her youth) has always remind me the main character of "Love Story"
Yes, I just read this thread for the first time, and it struck me as soon as I looked at the first picture--Ali MacGraw, both in style (they're probably about the same age) and in features. I read through the thread to see if anyone else noticed, and you did!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-17-2006, 06:01 PM
Furienna's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Posts: 1,224
Hello! I'm new to this thread! Nice to see those pictures!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
childhood, old photos, pictures, queen silvia, silvia, silvia sommerlath, teen


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia, Picture Thread Part 2 GrandDuchess King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 234 12-05-2014 10:14 AM
Queen Silvia and the Silvia Home & Foundation ursulajohanna King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 36 09-01-2014 11:36 AM
Pictures of Queen Silvia as a Child Josefine King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 18 02-28-2012 07:02 PM
Pictures of Mary before her Marriage Helen88 Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and Family 196 05-11-2011 05:40 AM
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Current Events Part 1: November 2002-June 2004 Josefine Current Events Archive 300 06-12-2004 08:13 AM




Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king constantine ii king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven poland president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince daniel prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary queen fabiola queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]