:) Yes, of course, her Mother, Queen Ingrid, was princess of Sweden before sh married prince Fredrik of Denmark.
Yes, of course. And I believe that Queen Margrethe has once said in an interview or something that she practiced her Swedish and leart a lot of the language during her holidays at Sofiero with her Swedish relatives.
Originally Posted by KikkiB
in photo no. 5 CP Victoria is chatting with the Norwegian minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Pettersen
Oh my, if one wouldn't know better - one could almost guess that those two were in love, looking at that photo!
Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will visit Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, where they will receive a tour of the hospital, as well as information about the prominent Nordic research at the hospital
Did Victoria do this on her own or was it cancelled because Mette Marit didn´t came?
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This Friday afternoon/evening, the royal couples accepted a few questions by the gathered press after they had finnished their visit at the Nobel Museum in the Old Town of Stockholm. (the following is a summary of what DN, SVD and TT writes about the press meeting)
One topic was "Katrina" King Carl XVI Gustaf didn’t want to speculate whether the greenhouse effects has anything to do with “Katrina”, but said that it’s an alarm clock to watch how a well organised society like the US can be affected by a natural catastrophe and...
- That there is a climate change going on in the world is obvious, and we should take the responsibility
- It is not possible to get an overview yet, it just grows, and it is very scary
- This is like the tsunami
- I follow it every day on TV, and it just grows. It will take a long time before the affected areas can be restored
King Carl Gustaf also objected towards the rumours that Rosendals Palace might be a future home for Crown Princess Victoria: - It is a museum, and one can’t live in a museum
The theft at Rosendal Palace worries King Carl Gustaf. - Some great pieces from the Karl Johan time were taken. We have review the security at the palaces again. It’s a hard act of balance; one wants open palaces where people can come and look, and not have to lock up the things in a bank vault. But the thefts are rough today, just look at the hits towards the money transports.
Queen Sonja was moved by the visit to Mälsåker Manor House earlier on Friday. Her brother was one of the 13 000 Norwegian young men who where trained in secret in Sweden for the resistance troops during WWII, as Norway was occupied.
Queen Sonja also has a sister who was in the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service in Luleå, and said she was very moved by seeing Mälsåker and hearing some of them who were there tell about the times. - It was nicely presented, and we have to be glad and thankful that Sweden could help us in this way.
King Carl Gustaf and King Harald were in a good mood and joked with each other while taking questions. When Harald was asked the question what his grandchildren has meant to him, King Carl Gustaf took a step back and exclaimed, “That is your problem”.
Friday evening ended with a reception and the Norwegian royal yacht “Norge”.
Picture one is from Dagens Nyheter, pictures two, three and four is from Svenska Dagbladet.
Thanks for posting the pictures! Victoria looked good in her skirt and jacket, but the hat i don´t really like... a little boring. Can´t wait to see what they will wear tonight! I hope victoria has a new dress (and maybe she´s been to her mothers jewelry box and got her a new tiara, hope so )
I don't think it's a bad hat. And she used a Diana trick -- she matched her outfit to the colors of the Norwegian flag.
Originally Posted by rop81
I liked what Queen Silvia was wearing, beutiful dress and jewels. Sonjas dress I think we have seen to many times, the same with Victorias dress - even though I like it, but she has used it to 4(?) state visits now and that´s too many in my opinion. Victoria is really getting thin now isn´t she? hope she´s allright...
Pictures one, two three and four is from day one of the visit, Thursday 1 September, and comes from Fotomarktplatz. They feature Princess Madeleine at the Gala Dinner in the evening, as well as a seminar at the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace.
Pictures four, five, six, seven and eight is from day two of the visit, Friday 2 September, and comes from Eskilstuna Kuriren. They are all from the visit to Mälsåker Manor House in Södermanland County.
Thank you Larzen for posting these pictures, it's nice to see the royals and their outfits from so many different agles. Nice to see a picture of Princess Christina and husband Tord at the Gala Dinner too, it's a shame how little we get to see of them from these kinds of occasions - they're always in the shadow of the other royals, which is perfectly understandable. But anyway, it would be nice to see more of her.