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Old 09-02-2005, 10:46 AM
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As far as the royal ladies repeating dresses - I am wonder if they repeat them on purpose. Certainly they are aware of the world platform they have and both royal families have shown great environmental awareness. I wonder if this is one small way of sending a message not to live in such a materially decadent way as to wear new outfits on every occasion.
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Today King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Victoria visited the Mälsåker Manor House situated by the Lake Mälaren, near the town of Mariefred. The royals were orientated with information about “The White Busses”, the Norwegian resistance movement that were educated at Mälsåker during WWII, and the renovation work that is being carried out at the estate. Members of the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service served traditional homemade pea soup cooked in a field kitchen from the 1940's.

From Imagine Scandinavia.
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:08 AM
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Today King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Victoria visited the Mälsåker Manor House situated by the Lake Mälaren, near the town of Mariefred. The royals were orientated with information about “The White Busses”, the Norwegian resistance movement that were educated at Mälsåker during WWII, and the renovation work that is being carried out at the estate. Members of the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service served traditional homemade pea soup cooked in a field kitchen from the 1940's.

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Today King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Victoria visited the Mälsåker Manor House situated by the Lake Mälaren, near the town of Mariefred. The royals were orientated with information about “The White Busses”, the Norwegian resistance movement that were educated at Mälsåker during WWII, and the renovation work that is being carried out at the estate. Members of the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service served traditional homemade pea soup cooked in a field kitchen from the 1940's.

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Today King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Victoria visited the Mälsåker Manor House situated by the Lake Mälaren, near the town of Mariefred. The royals were orientated with information about “The White Busses”, the Norwegian resistance movement that were educated at Mälsåker during WWII, and the renovation work that is being carried out at the estate. Members of the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service served traditional homemade pea soup cooked in a field kitchen from the 1940's. Batch 4 from Imagine Scandinavia.

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Old 09-02-2005, 12:22 PM
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Thumbs up Princess Madeleine...

Princess Madeleine looked stunning! I love her hair like that, it looked magnificent. Love her pink dress too. :)
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:34 PM
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Queen - Was that picture from Letizia & Felipe's wedding?
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:38 PM
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Pictures from the Gala from yesterday DPA
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Today Colourpress part 1
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Today Colourpress part 2
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Are the Norwegian royals staying in their ship rather than in the palace or guest house? Do the Swedish royals have ship like the Norwegian, Danish, British, etc?
How come the King & Queen were not there at their arrival, only Victoria?
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Thanks for the pictures
How cute is Lilians bag
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=188675

Victoria looks great but she sure loves those shoes and that bag...
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Thank you very much misshelen for posting all these wonderful, watermark free, pictures! They are all wonderful. It's been a wonderful visit by the Norwegians, both symbolically and looking at the activities they have carried out. Such a pity that Mette-Marit couldn't be here too.

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Are the Norwegian royals staying in their ship rather than in the palace or guest house? Do the Swedish royals have ship like the Norwegian, Danish, British, etc? How come the King & Queen were not there at their arrival, only Victoria?
I don't know where they are staying, it could be either at the ship or at the Guest Apartments at the Royal Palace. Maybe some Norwegian member knows (if your press has noted something about it)?

The Swedish Royal Family does not have a royal yacht or ship, only smaller yachts and boats in private ownership, they never make the kind of sail-visits that for ex the Danes do, they do their boating in private. The Norwegians and the Danes are the only ones left to have royal yachts, the British royal yacht Britannia was decomissioned many years ago now.

Victoria was the one to welcome them at the ship, there is always some of the royal or royals who go to do that, then they do the official welcoming ceremony together. It's always like that. When the Emperor and Empress of Japan came on a State Visit to Sweden in 2000 for example, one of the King's sisters, Princess Désirée Baroness Silfverschiöld, stepped in and welcomed them at the aiport.
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More photos from the galla dinner (if they have been posted before, please remove the post!) It is from www.aftenposten.no they have series of photos of great occations.

http://www.aftenposten.no/spesial/bi...cle1107005.ece

In photo no. 4 Princess Madeleine (with a funny face) is chatting with the Norwegian minister of commerce Børge Brende, and in photo no. 5 CP Victoria is chatting with the Norwegian minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Pettersen. And photo no. 8 is just funny - I can't quite see what CP Victoria is trying to communicate to CP Haakon
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The luncheon - yesterday Thursday:

Yesterday King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a private lunch for King Harald and Queen Sonja in Princess Sibylla’s Apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Present were also Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Lilian, Princess Christina Mrs Magnuson and husband Consul-General Tord, and Gustaf Magnuson.

The menu consisted of:
* Duck liver with port boiled raisins and a terrine of apples
* Grilled light salted salmon trout with cauliflower pure and glazed scorzonera
* Chocolate jelly with stirred raw berries

The Gala Dinner - yesterday Thursday:

Yesterday King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a Gala Dinner for King Harald and Queen Sonja. The Swedish Royal Family was also represented by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, Princess Lilian, Princess Christina Mrs Magnuson and husband Consul-General Tord, and Gustaf Magnuson. The Norwegian Royal Family was also represented by Crown Prince Haakon.

The 160 guests at the Gala Dinner were received in the White Sea, after which the dinner was taken in Karl XI’s Gallery.

The menu consisted of:
* Sesame marinated tuna fish with grapefruit salad
* Pepper glazed pikeperch with Swiss chard
* Fillet of beef with chanterelle sauce, potato soufflé and candied tomatoes
* Irish coffee pastry with warm figs

King Carl Gustaf led Queen Silvia to the table, and had Madeleine von Sydow, the wife of the Speaker of the Parliament, on his other side. The Queen was lead to the table by King Harald, and had Crown Prince Haakon on her other side. Crown Prince Haakon led Princess Lilian to the table. Crown Princess Victoria was lead to the table by the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jan Petersen, and had King Harald on her other side. Prince Carl Philip led Anitra Steen, the wife of the Prime Minister, to the table, and had Princess Lilian on his other side. Princess Madeleine was led to the table by the Speaker of the Parliament, Björn von Sydow, and has the Norwegian Cabinet Minister Börge Brende on her other side.

After the dinner, coffee was served in the White Sea.
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Rosalyn and GrandDuchess,
I think the royals stay at her ship "Norge". The royals came yesterday evening in gala-dress from board the "Norge" and the swedish royals go this evening for private dinner on board the ship "Norge (look to the pictures, you can see it).

Thanks to posting all the lovely pictures from this day.

Princess Lilian bag is witty. Maybe became to her 90th birthday!
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Princess Madeleine and the late Queen Astrid of Belgium do look quite alike, especially when Princess Madeleine has her hair pulled back. They are both extraordinarily beautiful.

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The are both very beautiful but don't look anything alike.
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