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Old 04-29-2014, 11:11 PM
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:34 AM
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What should the King and the Duke of Västergötland (=Daniel) do? Hug each other, kiss each other any time they see? There is also a difference between Philippe and Carl XVI Gustaf: they are equals. Daniel is not only greeting his father-in-law, he is also greeting his King...

I don´t regard the King of Sweden as specifically accessible or "warm" and I guess he doesn´t really know what to do with people who are not from his own closest family (children, wife, sisters). A formal handshake between statesman and official guest or daughter´s husband might be something he feels "safe" about, but open friendliness, acting relaxed really seem to overextend him (he must have a very, very uncertain personality).
Of course this is pure assumption, but I always perceived this King as even more "buttoned up" than the Queen of Britain.
I also ask myself since years why he cannot pull himself together at a short meeting like this and doesn´t look always so grumpy; he looks as if something terrible´s happening to him he has to endure....
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:43 AM
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I have seen the King of Sweden as a pretty easygoing man with a good laugh. He can react quite stingy on too pushy or too demanding press. When he appears outside with his glamorous spouse and beautiful daughters, the yelling and the screaming from paparazzi to obtain pictures is sometimes unbelievable.

At the same time King Carl XVI Gustaf lost his father at the age of one and was, together with uncle Prince Bertil, the only successors, feeling the full weight of the monarchy upon him. He was largely raised by his very serious and punctual grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf. These circumstances forms a character.

Here King Carl XVI Gustaf, head of state, officially received another head of state. He did it with égards and all attention was on the Belgian guests. His daughter and son-in-law have picked up and escorted the royal guests to the palace. That was it. The King is not of the hugging and kissing type and prefers to show his affections in private. I think that is the man's good right.

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Philippe and Mathilde left with the Deputy Prime Minister Pieter De Crem from the military airport in Melsbroek to Sweden
Pieter De Crem : Koning Filip en Koningin Mathilde brengen staatsbezoek aan Zweden en Noorwegen
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