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Old 09-30-2014, 11:50 AM
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Is it usual practice for the women to wear black and white?

All three have, with Sophia almost duplicating the Queen's outfit.
This is discussed every year. Yes, it is usual practice to wear black and white. A long time ago the traditional Swedish court dress was used at the opening of the Parliament. Queen Silvia chose to wear black outfits with some white details to honor the traditional Swedish court dress after it was abolished, in the 70's I think.

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Old 09-30-2014, 11:50 AM
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Is it usual practice for the women to wear black and white?

All three have, with Sophia almost duplicating the Queen's outfit.
Yes this ín Honour of the old swedish Court dress with train and all which was worn to the Old Opening of Parliament which took until 1974 lace in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Here is a Video from the 1974 Opening: Riksdagens högtidliga öppnande 1974 | SVT Play
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:04 PM
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Does anyone know why Sofia were there too?
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Does anyone know why Sofia were there too?
Well, the reason is that she can attend at the state events because she is engaged to Carl Philip. Of course the king makes the final decision and the king has obviously decided that she can attend at the Opening of the Parliament, although Daniel and Jonas didn't attend in 2009 when they were engaged with Victoria and Madeleine.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:17 PM
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Well, the reason is that she can attend at the state events because she is engaged to Carl Philip. Of course the king makes the final decision and the king has obviously decided that she can attend at the Opening of the Parliament, although Daniel and Jonas didn't attend in 2009 when they were engaged with Victoria and Madeleine.
Thanks Well of course she can attend but CG's s son- in- law could not....

What a slap in the face of Daniel
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:20 PM
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That's totally off-topic, but I've noticed that the same people who complain when Prince Carl Philip and Sofia act like Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine and Chris also complain when they act differently. The truth is that they just want to criticize the couple, no rational reason is needed.

But it's funny to observe the double standards.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:23 PM
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What a slap in the face of Daniel
Oh, poor Prince Daniel. I hope he'll not spend the rest of the day crying because of this.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Well of course she can attend but CG's s son- in- law could not....

What a slap in the face of Daniel
I'm not sure I would view it as "a slap in the face of Daniel". To me, it is more a case of evolving norms within the SRF, and perhaps, a desire by the King and Queen to be seen to including Sofia within the family so as to quell any negative views of her.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:54 PM
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Oh, poor Prince Daniel. I hope he'll not spend the rest of the day crying because of this.
that is my opinion.... and IMo all the in laws should be treated equally...
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thank you LadyFinn for all the links and info.

Nothing against Sofia, but I thought it was odd that she attended as a fiance but Daniel did not in 2009.

She looked great though. A great first outing at Parliament.
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back on topic: I find all the outfits very appropriate IMO for the occasion and yes even the one Sofia is wearing (for those saying that who criticizes her is not objective and all).

I'm curious to see the dressed of tonight...
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Oh, poor Prince Daniel. I hope he'll not spend the rest of the day crying because of this.
I don't believe Daniel really gives a damn. He is just too much of a gentleman and altogether nice person. Sarcasm and nastiness on his unknown thoughts really quite low class , poor humor and small minded.
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:28 PM
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I don't believe Daniel really gives a damn. He is just too much of a gentleman and altogether nice person. Sarcasm and nastiness on his unknown thoughts really quite low class , poor humor and small minded.
I'm sorry, but are you calling me low class and small minded? I hope that's just a language misunderstanding.
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:30 PM
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that is my opinion.... and IMo all the in laws should be treated equally...
I know it's your opinion, and I gave a response to it. That's how a discussion forums works.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:01 PM
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So, do you think Sofia looked "princely" enough ?
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:04 PM
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So, do you think Sofia looked "princely" enough ?
I thought she was fine, perhaps deliberately a little underdressed.
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Yes this ín Honour of the old swedish Court dress with train and all which was worn to the Old Opening of Parliament which took until 1974 lace in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Here is a Video from the 1974 Opening: Riksdagens högtidliga öppnande 1974 | SVT Play
What a difference between the 1974 Opening and the one that is taking place today!!!
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About the discussion of Sofia Hellkvist attending the Opening of the Riksdag and Prince Daniel (and Jonas) did not. I never think it was an option for the future Prince Daniel to attend the Opening in 2009. In May 2009 he underwent a kidney transplant that kept him away from many possible events (e.g. the Nobel festivities, in December 2009). The reason was (told from the Court) that he shouldn't be in big crowds that could possibly infect him during his recovery. My reflection is that the King thought as inappropriate that Jonas would attend that year and not the future husband of the Crown Princess. But that is obviously my own thought and it could that he couldn't attend because of other unknown reasons. Why care? That is history, and the King as given her permission to attend this year, quite in order because she is engaged with Prince Carl Philip.
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