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Old 03-17-2013, 02:56 PM
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I think Sofia was with the other guest at the palace while the burial was taking place. I think there was a reception afterwards.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:58 PM
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I think Sofia was with the other guest at the palace while the burial was taking place. I think there was a reception afterwards.
After the burial, The King and Queen hosted a lunch for specially invited guests at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The funeral of H.R.H. Princess Lilian in the Royal Chapel - Sveriges Kungahus
The commentator said after the funeral, that the closest family, relatives and friends, the prime minister and the speaker of the Parliament attended at the burial at the Royal cemetery. It seems that they were those invited to the lunch.
But there may have been a family dinner in the evening, and of course it is possible that Sofia attended at the lunch even though she wasn't at the burial.
Maybe the tabloids tell more tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:26 PM
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I guess Sofia had played with Estelle when the family were attending the burial at the cemetery!
Honestly I doubt about that! V&D had to plan for nursing of Estelle during the whole afternoon, and I doubt they would trust Sofia for that.
She still gives me the impression of being so superficial. On one picture she was laughing more than anyone else did at the ceremony.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:43 PM
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..., and I doubt they would trust Sofia for that.
She still gives me the impression of being so superficial. On one picture she was laughing more than anyone else did at the ceremony.
It's terrible that so many users write consistently negative about Sofia. None of us knows Sofia Hellqvist private and has the right to judge her.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:54 PM
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It's terrible that so many users write consistently negative about Sofia. None of us knows Sofia Hellqvist private and has the right to judge her.
I totally agree!
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:38 PM
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It's terrible that so many users write consistently negative about Sofia. None of us knows Sofia Hellqvist private and has the right to judge her.
Few if any of us on this board have any private knowledge of the royals we discuss, but that does not stop anyone from commenting. Some people form positive opinions, others negative, but since we are all coming from the same place I don't see why one opinion should be more valid than the other.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:42 PM
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It's terrible that so many users write consistently negative about Sofia. None of us knows Sofia Hellqvist private and has the right to judge her.
There is no judgement there. Saying that Sofia was smiling in the pictures is merely constating of a fact, not judging her.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:51 PM
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All we can judge is how they appear "to us" unless they speak. She made a bad impression at the christening, that is hard to overcome. Newcomers must behave in an especially demure manner, Daniel and Chris have done that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:12 PM
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All we can judge is how they appear "to us" unless they speak. She made a bad impression at the christening, that is hard to overcome. Newcomers must behave in an especially demure manner, Daniel and Chris have done that.
She only made a bad impression at the christening on people who disliked her already. Most people don't look down on someone for appearing to enjoy a joyous occasion.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:29 PM
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It was a sad occasion but there were some smiles from the royals and guest. It's not being disrespectful but just warmly greeting one another. Even Queen Margarethe smiled a bit before taking her seat.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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It seems that Sofia Hellqvists appearance at the funeral of princess Lilian starts to overshadow the the funeral itself. Please do NOT use this thread to discuss the qualities or vices of Sofia Hellqvist. For those interested in that, feel free to discuss Sofia in this thread in Prince Carl Philip's forum:

Press Reports & Discussion about Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist - Part 2; April '12-
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:57 PM
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You can clearly see the grief on the entire family's faces. HRH princess Lillian was clearly loved. Victoria looked very beautiful IMO
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:12 AM
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The mould the bishop emeritus Lönnemark put to the coffin of princess Lilian, was from the garden of her beloved home Villa Solbacken.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:20 PM
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I respect your right to hold a different opinion, but I thought that the very fact that Queen Margrethe is a Queen Regnant, and as such obliged to curtsey to no-one, made this gesture hugely significant. It was a clear indication of her deep affection and respect for Princess Lilian, and moved me to tears. Rather than detracting from her "majesty", I thought it increased it a thousandfold.
Quite agree with you. Just clearly affection and respect was being shown. I'm a huge fan of QMII and this just enforces that feeling for me.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:29 PM
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Beautiful photos of princess Lilian at PurePeople memorial gallery
Mort de la princesse Lilian de Sučde Retour sur son incroyable histoire d'amour

This one is lovely
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In this photo princess Lilian is wearing the king's portrait in a blue bow as usual, but she's also wearing a second blue bow with a medal(?) hanging from it. Do anyone know what it is? She's also wearing it in another of the photos.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:52 PM
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In this photo princess Lilian is wearing the king's portrait in a blue bow as usual, but she's also wearing a second blue bow with a medal(?) hanging from it. Do anyone know what it is? She's also wearing it in another of the photos.
The Top one of the king I believe is the Royal Family Order ,I'm not sure what the one with the blue bow is?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 PM
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The Top one of the king I believe is the Royal Family Order ,I'm not sure what the one with the blue bow is?
The top one is "The King's Miniature Portrait", and even if it can be considered as an in-official family order, it's not really one the way the British, Danish and Norwegian Family Orders are. The colour of the other blue bow is similar to sash of the Order of the Seraphim, but I've never noticed anyone wearing a bow with some kind of medal before.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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I've never seen it before either,I had a look under Swedish/Foreign honours for Princess Lillian and this is all I could find.

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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On the order of the Seraphim page, there is a "gold" circular medal.

Royal Order of the Seraphim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I am dubious about it being this.
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