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Old 05-31-2017, 04:49 PM
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June 6, 2017 - Sweden's National Day

The Royal Family celebrates the National Day 2017

Sweden's National Day is celebrated on Tuesday 6th June. The royal family celebrates this year in Kronoberg County, as well as in Järfälla and Stockholm.

The King and Queen visit Kronoberg County
In the morning the king and queen visit Kosta Boda which celebrates 275 years. The royal couple visits among other the glassworks cabin and Kosta Boda Art Gallery.
The program in Kosta starts at 10.00.
Kungaparet firar nationaldagen i Kosta - Kosta Boda

The royal couple visits then the National Day celebrations in Linnéparken in Växjö. At the celebration, the King gives a speech and delivers the flags.
The program in Linnéparken in Växjö starts at 12.00.
Pressinbjudan - Kungaparet besöker Kronoberg - Länsstyrelsen i Kronobergs län

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visit Järfälla Municipality
The Crown Princess couple's National Day begins with a visit to Järfälla municipality's National Day celebration at Görväln's Castle. During the visit, the Crown Princess gives a speech.
The program in Järfälla starts at 11.40.
Fira nationaldagen tillsammans med kronprinsessparet - Järfälla kommun
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Prince Carl Philip opens the Open Palace
The Royal Palace is traditionally open to the public with free entry on the National Day. At 10.00 Prince Carl Philip opens the gates to the Palace.
Welcome to Open Palace on 6 June – free entrance on Sweden's National Day - Sveriges Kungahus
Program Open Palace

Prince Carl Philip attends a scholarship ceremony and the change of the Royal Guards
On the National Day there is a delivery of scholarship awards in the contest "The Thinking Hand". Prince Carl Philip has participated in the jury work and attends the ceremony at the Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities at the Royal Palace. The program starts at 10.00.
Prince Carl Philip attends then the change of the Royal Guards on the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace.
The change of guards starts at 12.20.

The royal family attends the Official celebration at Skansen
The royal family leaves the Royal Palace at 18.00 to go at horse-drawn cortege to the National Day celebration at Solliden at Skansen. In connection with the celebration, the King delivers the flags of different associations and federations. The celebration from Solliden scene is broadcasted in Sveriges Television.

National Day Reception with Tapto at the Royal Palace
In the evening, the royal couple invites representatives of the government, parliament, parts of the diplomatic corps and official Sweden to a National Day reception at the Royal Palace. The evening ends with a Tapto at Logården. The Tapto is broadcasted in Sveriges Television.
Kungafamiljens firande av nationaldagen 2017 - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:12 PM
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It's great that GEN-PEP takes part in the Open Palace.
From the program:
Come on, all children and adolescents! Meet Generation PEP at the Inner courtyard and try out funny activities with project manager Carolina Klüft and other exciting guests. The Crown Princess couple is the initiator of the organization Generation PEP which, together with actors from the whole society, operates long-term public health work with children and young people in focus.
For the children
Activities for children with organization Generation PEP at the Inner courtyard with a fenced mini-football field (soft balls and nets), an information tent and an obstacle course for the youngest.

This year's National Day celebrations at Görväln will have a royal visit. The Crown Princess couple will attend the celebration. In March, Järfälla's Municipal Director contacted the Royal Court to ask if they could attend the celebration and now the schedule is ready.
Why would they celebrate in just Järfälla?
- The Crown Princess has been in the municipality earlier, and at Görväln especially which she thinks is a very nice place. Then Järfälla is a municipality where there is a lot of things going on and many move there, says Leo Plöen, communications officer at Järfälla municipality.
The Crown Princess couple get there at 11.45 and they plan to stay for about an hour. At 12.30, the Crown Princess will also give a speech from the stage.
Will they have time to mingle with the people of Järfälla?
- It is Säpo which estimates that. But they will be able to sit and enjoy the show like everyone else.
Have you done any special preparations for them to come?
- No, not really. The event was planned before it was clear they would come.
Därför kommer kronprinsessan till Görväln
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:17 AM
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On the cover of TVGuiden, the biggest TV-magazine in Sweden
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:22 PM
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GEN-PEP is on the National Day at the Open Palace at the Inner courtyard and organizes activites to the children with a fenced mini-football field (soft balls and nets) and an obstacle course for the youngest plus some surprises. Author Josephine Sundström, who wrote a book to GEN-PEP is there too.
The football field was already today ready at the courtyard and Daniel and Carolina Klüft tested it, short video:
https://www.facebook.com/generationp...8868572185988/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU9343CA...=gen.pep&hl=fi
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:24 AM
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National Day Greeting from the Royal Family, via princess Estelle and prince Oscar. Photos have been taken by photographer Erika Gerdemark at the yard of Haga Palace. They have obviously been taken on the same day as the new photos of Victoria.
Nationaldagshälsning från Kungafamiljen, genom Prinsessan Estelle och Prins Oscar - Sveriges Kungahus

HQ photos from the court press room
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....urt_Sweden.jpg
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....urt_Sweden.jpg
Pressbilder Kronprinsessparet - Sveriges Kungahus

The photos at court Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU_GejCH...-by=kungahuset
And one photo at court Facebook
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Prinsessan Estelles och prins Oscars hälsning på nationaldagen – nytagna bilder från hovet _ Aftonbladet
Prinsessan Estelle och prins Oscar önskar glad Nationaldag _ Kungligt _ Expressen

Margareta Thorgren to Expressen yesterday:
- It is possible that one or more of the youngest members of the royal family will be at the cortege. It usually depends on the age.
Chans till småprinsessor i kortegen på nationaldagen _ Kungligt _ Expressen
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:45 AM
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adorable pictures of the kids Love we always get new ones today.

I still think the Swedish men should have to wear national costume as well. It only seems fair
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:11 AM
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Very lovely photos of Estelle and Oscar. The scenery looks especially beautiful. I don't know why but I had little hope that perhaps this year we will see photos of all five grandchildren together, but alas no luck :(

I also think that the Swedish men should wear national costume just like ladies wear theirs!
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:36 AM
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Video from court Instagram, the flag is hoisted to the Royal Palace
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU_TP8fn...-by=kungahuset

From the Youtube of TV4 Nyhetsmorgon (News morning)
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:56 AM
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Photos will be updated
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/kung...h-prins-oscar/

The Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, told at his speech that Daniel should also visit GEN-PEP's activities at the Inner Courtyard later today.

The king and queen arrived to Kronoberg County and Kosta Boda
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This year Carl Philip came out from the gates and then the gates were open. So he didn't open them traditionally.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:01 AM
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GEN-PEP's project leader Carolina Klüft tells that there is a lot of activities and a lot of people. Now everyone should come there. Video
https://www.facebook.com/generationp...9071148832397/

Kungaparet i Småland _ Svensk Damtidning
Här hjälpar kungen till att gjuta _Kungabåten_. _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Court Instagram
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Photographer Albert Nieboer from the Netherlands is waiting for Victoria and Daniel at Görvälns Castle.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:17 AM
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Very lovely photos of Estelle and Oscar. The scenery looks especially beautiful. I don't know why but I had little hope that perhaps this year we will see photos of all five grandchildren together, but alas no luck :(

I also think that the Swedish men should wear national costume just like ladies wear theirs!
I agree. I also think (and I suppose I'm the sole human being on this planet) that it's incredibly boring that it's only Estelle (and now Oscar) every single year. I simply don't care for them.
Hopefully a little alternation will occur in the years to come. There are more grandchildren around (of course also depending on the coverage the other parents want for their children, I understand that).
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:53 AM
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I think the focus is on Estelle and Oscar is that Estelle is a future queen (fifth queen regnant in Sweden's history) and Oscar is third in line to the throne. There's little chance the other children (Leonore, Nicholas, Alexander and Baby Bernadotte-Hellquivst no. 2) would ever ascend; therefore, there's less focus on them.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:36 AM
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As a Finn, I was incredibly touched about Victoria's speech. She said at her speech:
"Just a few days ago, our neighbor Finland celebrated 100 years of independence. Finland and Sweden have strong ties historically. Very many Swedes have their roots in Finland. Here in Järfälla, more than every tenth inhabitant has a connection with Finland.
Due to the Finnish anniversary year, I participated a couple of months ago in a wreath laying ceremony at the Finnish monument in Stockholm. There I met some of the surviving Swedish veterans who participated as volunteers in the Finnish Winter War 1939-1940. It was a meeting that made a great impression on me - those soon 100 years old Swedes, who once asked the question "What can I do to help?"
For them, the answer was to join as volunteers in Finland in the war. Others donated money or made civilian efforts. Many chose to open their homes for one of the 70,000 Finnish children who came to Sweden during the war years. Children who often could not speak a word Swedish. Children who brought an address tag around their neck".
H.K.H. Kronprinsessans tal vid firandet av Sveriges nationaldag, Järfälla, tisdagen den 6 juni 2017 - Sveriges Kungahus
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Loving the new photos of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:18 AM
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The king and queen in Växjö
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Short video of the king's speech in Växjö
TV_ Kungen_ Jag hoppas alla i Sverige ska känna att svenska flaggan är deras _ SVT Nyheter

The king's speech
H.M. Konungens tal i Växjö på Nationaldagen, tisdag den 6 juni 2017 - Sveriges Kungahus
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The sun welcomed Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to the National Day celebration in Järfälla. They arrived at Görväln Castle just after half past twelve and were welcomed by several thousand people who were celebrating the national day in the castle park. Several children ran to the Crown Princess couple when they arrived and left presents in the form of drawings.
Then Victoria and Daniel sat and listened to several musical performances, including a children's choir from the Iljansbodaskolan and Kolarängskolan.
Victoria and Daniel applauded the children who sang from the scene.
In her speech, Victoria also talked about how Sweden responded to the terror attach at Drottninggatan in April.
- Terror aims to create fear and fragmentation. But the Swedes responded by showing courage and cohesion. We should remember that and be proud of today, on Sweden's National day.
After her speech, Victoria went down from the stage and sat next to Prince Daniel. They jointly sang the national anthem together with the people.
After that, students at Järfälla Gymnasium performed Syrian music, something that seemed to be appreciated by Victoria and Daniel, who both seemed to like the music.
Kronprinsessan Victoria höll nationaldagstal i Järfälla _ Kungligt _ Expressen

Victorias hyllning till svenska folket _ Svensk Damtidning
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:38 AM
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Video, Daniel at GEN-PEP's information tent at the Inner Courtyard. People wanted to take photos with him.
https://www.facebook.com/generationp...9111185495060/

Video (bad quality), Daniel playing football with the children and some football players from the Swedish National Team. The match starts at 3.07.
https://www.facebook.com/generationp...9113845494794/

Daniel arrived from Görvälns Castle to the Royal Palace.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU_3Yygg...t=649028&hl=fi

Miten ihanan kesäistä - Victoria häikäisi kauniissa kukkamekossa
Kruununprinsessa Victoria edusti hehkuvan kauniina kukkamekossa – asusteina upeat korot ja pikkulaukku - Kuninkaalliset - Ilta-Sanomat
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVAC_36n...=ard_stockholm
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From court Instagram, the king handing out the national standards
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