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Old 09-01-2005, 10:00 PM
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I agree. They all looked fabolous at the Gala. But what happened to Matte-Merit? Where is she? Why didn't she attend at the Swedish State visit?
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:57 PM
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I agree. They all looked fabolous at the Gala. But what happened to Matte-Merit? Where is she? Why didn't she attend at the Swedish State visit?
Mette-Marit did not attend because of low blood pressure. With her being pregnant her doctors decided it was best she stay home.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:58 PM
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I really liked Victoria's red top and black skirt from the day ceremony. But her brim looked like someone sat on it, it's so uneven. Mind you, her hair was too pulled-back and flat when she removed the hat!

Loved everyone's gala outfits. Except for Sonja's bright yellow dress, way too yellow.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:24 PM
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I really liked Victoria's red top and black skirt from the day ceremony. But her brim looked like someone sat on it, it's so uneven. Mind you, her hair was too pulled-back and flat when she removed the hat!

Loved everyone's gala outfits. Except for Sonja's bright yellow dress, way too yellow.
I thought Victoria's hair was perfict! :)
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:22 AM
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I went down to Skeppsbron in Stockholm (where the Norwegians ship lies) yesterday after work and my timing was perfect, the royals just came back from the day's activities. I thought that, "what goes in must come out" so I stayed there for about 90 minutes (my husband was with me). And after a while they came out in their gala outfits. They seemed very nice and waved to us (it was a very small crowd). Especially Haakon stopped and waved for a long time. I noticed that Sonja seemed to have a bit of troubles with the bridge up to the boat. Does she have some injury?

However, it was nice weather and a lovely evening!
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:34 AM
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Hey! I was just wondering if anyone knew which language these two families speak when they are together. Are Swedish and Norwegian close enough that they could understand each others languages without trouble or do they probably speak English together? Maybe the Swedes and Norwegians on the Forum could help with this question! Thanks!
Swedish and Norwegian are close enough so that we understand each other while speaking our mother tongue so I very much doubt they speak English together.
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Old 09-02-2005, 05:32 AM
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Thanks for the pictures!

Queen Sonja wore both the thing in dots and the yellow dress before. I believe the yellow dress was worn in Spain, at the pre-wedding ball for Infanta Cristina (and before that she wore it as werll, I remember a picture of her waving on a balcony in this dress).
Marie-Therese of Luxembourg has the same dress (with the dots) as queen Sonja, only in a brownish shade, this dress also dates from the mid/late 90-ties.

Victoria looked very lovely I might add, both during the gala during the day. Red suits her well.
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:25 AM
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Hey! I was just wondering if anyone knew which language these two families speak when they are together. Are Swedish and Norwegian close enough that they could understand each others languages without trouble or do they probably speak English together? Maybe the Swedes and Norwegians on the Forum could help with this question! Thanks!
I think that they speak their own languages - the Norwegians speak Norwegian and the Swedes speak Swedish during this visit. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes can usually understand each other quite well, with the exception of some difficult dialects of course.

When Queen Margrethe visits Sweden and the Swedish Royal Family, she can speak Swedish with them if she wishes too, she speaks an excellent Swedish.
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:49 AM
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I noticed that Sonja seemed to have a bit of troubles with the bridge up to the boat. Does she have some injury?
She has had several opperations in her feet and rarely wear high heels anylonger, I also noticed she had trouble getting down

More pictures fromthe gala and some close ups of the BLING, Madeleine looks very beautiful.

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Old 09-02-2005, 06:51 AM
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:52 AM
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more from UK PRess, so we have 5 royal ladies and they are all wearing dresses that has been around before, It would not hurt to get new one every now and then, but they still do look great

Also three from the design exhibition, Victoria obiously felt the need to compensate the loss of hat with some glasses
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:54 AM
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is this the first time we see madeleine doing something more with the hair togather with the tiara
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:02 AM
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Some more pictures from the church visit, to me it looks like Silvia has been shopping at Natan, I think I have seen Mathilde with the same shoes and similar bag, She looks very elegant
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:15 AM
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so we have 5 royal ladies and they are all wearing dresses that has been around before, It would not hurt to get new one every now and then, but they still do look great
I think that if you are going to wear a dress several times, it should maybe be in a bit more discreete colour than Sonja's... I don't see why she couldn't have swapped either the skirt or the top on it, with another colour... she has done so with several other dresses. It makes for a lovely new experience then. Perhaps a soft shade of green to match the emeralds?
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:40 AM
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Anyone else noticed that King Harald's tie match Queen Sonja's dotted dress?! I noticed it yesterday on the news. Harald's tie is red with white dots!!
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I haven' t see picture from King Carl XVI Gustaf will open the exhibition “Myths and Landscapes" at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde from yesterday, the first day of the visit.
Who has find pictures from the event?

Thanks to all for posting the nice pictures from church and gala evening.
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Great pictures!!!!!!!!I like Queen Silvia's oufit and hat and the dress most, she looks really fantastic and wonderful.
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I think they all looked fantastic!
But... :) I like Madeleines hair better when its down, like she had at Mary and Frederiks wedding.
Victorias dress is great on her. And she seems to be in even better shape now than she was before.

Thanks for the pics everyone!
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will mette-marit receive order of seraphim?

I noticed Prince Carl Philip & Princess Madeleine wearing norwegian order of st. olav. Will CP Mette-Marit receive swedish order of seraphim or not?
thanks...:)
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