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Old 09-15-2011, 08:07 AM
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Opening of Parliament 2011

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King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, Prince Daniel and Crown
Princess Victoria during the church service in Great Cathedral before the opening of the
Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, September 15, 2011.



** svenskdam.se gallery: Hela kungafamiljen nu på plats i Storkyrkan **

** svenskdam.se: Riksdagens öppnande **


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Old 09-15-2011, 08:22 AM
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Live opening the parlament:

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:57 AM
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Is there a reason for the black clothes tradition? Just wanted some background info for the blog. And the first svenskdam gallery 'cannot be found'.
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Is there a reason for the black clothes tradition? Just wanted some background info for the blog. And the first svenskdam gallery 'cannot be found'.
before 1975 The ceremony took place in the castle in the so called "parlament hall" and it was a very grandeur event, if you look at these liks:
Riksmötets högtidliga öppnande 1974 - SVT Forum | SVT Play
Riksmötets högtidliga öppnande 1961 - SVT Forum | SVT Play

Now to answer your question, The black clothes has it's origin from the ladies court-dresses.

Those were the days :)
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:21 AM
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The black clothes has it's origin from the ladies court-dresses.

Those were the days :)
And what are they?
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 AM
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Also in Finland all the people wear black or at least very dark clothes at the opening and closing the parliament every year. It´s a tradition, as it is a solemn and stately event.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:06 AM
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And the first svenskdam gallery 'cannot be found'.

For me it still works, maybe it helps to refresh the link in your browser.


Here's an additional ppe gallery!
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:08 AM
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For me it still works, maybe it helps to refresh the link in your browser.


Here's an additional ppe gallery!
Works now, must have been my laptop. Lovely pictures.
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Is there a reason for the black clothes tradition? Just wanted some background info for the blog.
The black-and-white tradition was re-introduced by Queen Silvia in 1983, when the Opening of Parliament (a very dull and casual affair from 1975 to 1982 without any ceremonial aspect) was upgraded a bit again to its current form with carriage ride, big entrance of the royal family and more formal dress code.
Black-and-white was indeed chosen to pay homage to the historic full-lengh Swedish Court Dress in black velvet with black-and-white sleeves, which was previously worn with ermine trains and tiara to the Opening of Paliament ceremony at its former location in the Hall of State at Stockholm Palace.
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The black-and-white tradition was re-introduced by Queen Silvia in 1983, when the Opening of Parliament (a very dull and casual affair from 1975 to 1982 without any ceremonial aspect) was upgraded a bit again to its current form with carriage ride, big entrance of the royal family and more formal dress code.
Black-and-white was indeed chosen to pay homage to the historic full-lengh Swedish Court Dress in black velvet with black-and-white sleeves, which was previously worn with ermine trains and tiara to the Opening of Paliament ceremony at its former location in the Hall of State at Stockholm Palace.
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It is a lovely tradition then.
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And what are they?
Here's a link to the Swedish court dress for ladies: Hovdräkt - Wikipedia

Here you can see pictures of queens Desirée and Josefina in the court dress: Kungligt klädd – med nationell karaktär | Nationalencyklopedin

The court dress for the Swedish court was an "invention" by Gustav III.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:35 PM
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Actually, the Court Dress still exists, as it was also re-introduced by Queen Silvia in the mid-1980s to be worn optionally by the ladies of the Swedish Court at the grand occasions like state banquets.
It's a variation of the old Court Dress in design, in midnight blue velvet with the characteristic white criss-cross bands on the sleeves.
Here the Queen's senior lady-in-waiting Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister is wearing the new Court Dress:

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Old 09-15-2011, 02:50 PM
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has the concert started
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:52 PM
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Victoria at the Opera tonight:
Kronprinsessan Victoria på operan med familjen | Svensk Damtidning
Sexy Madeleine and the queen
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Photos from today:
Opening Parliamental Year, Stockholm 15-09-2011 - royalportraits.nl

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what is victoria vearing? this did not work well
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The Swedish Royal family attend the performance at the Royal Swedish Opera, following the Swedish Parliament opening.

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Old 09-15-2011, 04:24 PM
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The silver dress that Victoria wears tonight is absolutely horrible!! and that necklace
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:11 PM
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Not my favorite dress but I have seen worse. She probably favors a trapeeze style dress for comfort.
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