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Old 03-16-2013, 10:50 AM
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its swedish tradition, when my grandmother died her sons wore white ties as did her grown grandsons
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I didn't start watching in time to see everyone arrive. I noticed Siliva curtseyed, but Margrethe is a Queen Regnant, and her deep curtsey moved me greatly. I have had great respect and affection for Margrethe anyway, but that has increased tremendously tonight.
Isn't that fairly standard practice at a funeral? I know at my grandparents and at my parents funerals the family at least bowed/curtseyed when the coffins were being taken out of the church.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:53 AM
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I just watched a clip from Prince Bertil's funeral and saw that "Unforgettable" was sung live. How beautiful.
I've been looking for that clip too. Where did you find it? Could you post a link, please?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:07 AM
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Here you can see princess Astrid, behind king Carl Gustaf and queen Margrethe. She sat between princess Christina and countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg.
http://media.shootitlive.com/8ld9qdD...=expressen/892
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:09 AM
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It was such an emotional and sad event, they truly loved Princess Lilian! You will never be forgotten...
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:12 AM
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Isn't that fairly standard practice at a funeral? I know at my grandparents and at my parents funerals the family at least bowed/curtseyed when the coffins were being taken out of the church.
Not at any of my family members' funerals. But then we tend to be cremated, so the services don't take place in churches and the coffins stay where they are till after the people have left the room. But even at funerals I've been to in churches I've never seen anyone bow or curtsey.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:15 AM
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We bow to the coffin or urn, as a sign of respect. Nothing unusual about it to me.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:30 AM
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Photo gallery from Expressen, over 500 photos
Se alla bilderna från Lilians begravning Nyheter Expressen
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Prinsessa Lilianin hautajaiset Tukholmassa Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:50 AM
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Not at any of my family members' funerals. But then we tend to be cremated, so the services don't take place in churches and the coffins stay where they are till after the people have left the room. But even at funerals I've been to in churches I've never seen anyone bow or curtsey.
Swedes have a deep and ingrained custom of bowing and curtsy out of respect. Notice how often CP Victoria does a slight curtsy in various circumstances.
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Thank you all that have so generously posted photos and links to this very moving funeral. You can feel the loss the royal family is feeling just by looking at the photos. It is also a very poignant death as of the relatives close to the royal family Princess Lilian was the last one. The King's uncle passed away almost a year ago and now P.Lilian. The King and Queen are now the senior generation in the immediate family.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:01 PM
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I'd like to see that too
svt.se has the full service online and you can see it.
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Can someone post a photo of Queen Margrethe's deep curtsy please? I missed it.
You can see the royals coming and curtseying at this video from 1.45 minutes. First come Carl Philip, Madeleine and Chris. Then Victoria and Daniel. Then queen Margrethe and finally king Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia.
H.K.H. Prinsessan Lilians begravning - direkt från Slottskyrkan | SVT Play
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You can see the royals coming and curtseying at this video from 1.45 minutes. First come Carl Philip, Madeleine and Chris. Then Victoria and Daniel. Then queen Margrethe and finally king Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia.
H.K.H. Prinsessan Lilians begravning - direkt från Slottskyrkan | SVT Play
Thanks Lady Finn,I'm able to watch to this one!
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:21 PM
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Princess Lilian of Sweden's funeral - hellomagazine.com
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I hope the United Kingdom was represented at the funeral of this {sometime} British subject ? Perhaps the Britsh Ambassador was amongst the congregation ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:58 PM
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I hope the United Kingdom was represented at the funeral of this {sometime} British subject ? Perhaps the Britsh Ambassador was amongst the congregation ?
Yes, according to the guest list H.E. Mr. Paul Charles Johnston, Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Mrs. Nicola Johnston attended at the funeral service.
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We bow to the coffin or urn, as a sign of respect. Nothing unusual about it to me.
Thank you for this -I watched the service and this was one of my questions! HM Queen Silva and HM Queen Margarethe both gave deep curtesy.
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Was the coronet/crown that was placed on her coffin for her duchy? Or was this something that Sweden does for all royals?
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Yes, according to the guest list H.E. Mr. Paul Charles Johnston, Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Mrs. Nicola Johnston attended at the funeral service.
Do we have a list at all of who was represented by each country -the countries that were asked to be represented?
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