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Old 09-11-2015, 07:39 AM
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Opening of Parliament 2015

The Opening of Parliament 2015




The Opening of Parliament 2015 will take place on Tuesday September 15th and will be attended by The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:59 AM
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According to the court calendar in swedish, princess Madeleine attends also at the church service and at the Opening of the Parliamentary session at the Riksdag. She will not attend at the performance at the Royal Opera in the evening.

The church service starts at 12.30 at Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral).
Pressinbjudan till Storkyrkan - Svenska kyrkan - Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling
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Ceremony in the Chamber
The members of the Royal Family will travel in procession from the Royal Palace and will arrive at Riksplan shortly before 2 p.m. where they will be met by the Speaker. The ceremony can be followed live via the Riksdag webcast service and on Swedish television (SVT).
Performance at the Royal Opera
In cooperation with the Royal Opera, Members of the Riksdag and guests are invited to a performance of the ballet Raymonda, beginning at 7 p.m.
Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session on 15 September - riksdagen.se
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:52 AM
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TV4 play sends live from the Stockholm Cathedral and the Opening of the Parliament, starting at 12.15.
LIVE_ Kungen öppnar riksmötet - TV4 Play

According to SVT Play, they will show the Opening of the Parliament at their daily SVT Forum, starting at 13.25. Link here
SVT Forum | SVT Play

The Opening will be broadcasted also at the website of the Riksdag (Parliament).

Expressen started already a live-coverage of the events during the day.
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/live...pnande-201516/
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:01 AM
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Madeleine and Sofia look like they came wearing the same outfit. The details are different, Madeleine has a fascinator, Sofia has a black head bow; but they look too similar. Watch the tabloids run "who copied whom" stories.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:10 AM
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All the ladies look matching. Victoria's looks the same but with the colours reversed.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:11 AM
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Leaving the Cathedral, someone congratulated Daniel because of his birthday.
http://media.shootitlive.com/GzULROQ...expressen/2035
http://media.shootitlive.com/52D44VH...expressen/2035
http://media.shootitlive.com/ORKjBDZ...expressen/2035

It is lovely that Victoria recycled the Milly jacket she had at the Opening of Parliament in 2011 when she was pregnant with Estelle.

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Madeleine and Sofia look like they came wearing the same outfit. The details are different, Madeleine has a fascinator, Sofia has a black head bow; but they look too similar. Watch the tabloids run "who copied whom" stories.
Expressen has already an article about the similar clothes of Madeleine and Sofia.
- Sofia and Madeleine really look like copies of each other! When you go to a fancy event you never want to be dressed similarly as someone else. It's a bit strange that such a situation may arise. If they want to avoid clothing clashes in the future, they must be better able to reconcile with each other what they are supposed to bear, says Expressen's fashion expert Emma Danielsson.
Sofia och Madeleine i vitt och svart - så galet lika! _ Allt om mode _ Expressen
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:39 AM
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There's not really much choice is there. Black and white or white or black! Big choice I don't think however, I thought Sophia would have looked better with more than a wisp of a whimsy on her head and some white with the black would have lightened the effect and I would love to have seen a pretty had on Madeleine rather than that very tall fascinator nailed to her forehead.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:45 AM
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Anyone want to caption this:
http://media.shootitlive.com/3jKY4FD...expressen/2035
Madeleine looks really mad and none of them seem thrilled. What happened?
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:49 AM
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Anyone want to caption this:
http://media.shootitlive.com/3jKY4FD...expressen/2035
Madeleine looks really mad and none of them seem thrilled. What happened?
The theme at the church service was the refugee crisis. Göran Rosenberg held a long speech about the Europe's refugees. No wonder that they looked serious and according to Expressen Victoria looked really moved during the speech.

The royals are coming. Madeleine is at the same carriage with her parents.

Group photo
http://media.shootitlive.com/BGDmpDU...tonbladet/3949

They were interviewing Lieutenant General Mertil Melin, the current Court Equerry, chief of the Royal Mews. This was the last time for him at the Opening of Parliament, he is going to retire.

http://media.shootitlive.com/F6lWG5e...expressen/2035

The king speaking
http://media.shootitlive.com/UmjADRi...tonbladet/3949
http://media.shootitlive.com/QU4MI6R...expressen/2035
http://media.shootitlive.com/KjXOm38...tonbladet/3949

"Madeleine and Sofia - Twin-look in black and white"
Madeleine och Sofia – tvillinglook i svart-vitt _ Svensk Damtidning
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Victoria
http://kungligamodebloggen.svenskdam.../Victoria9.png
Madeleine
http://kungligamodebloggen.svenskdam.../Madeleine.png

Carl Philip, Sofia and Madeleine at the balcony.
http://media.shootitlive.com/XOhMqCu...expressen/2035
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Madeleine and Sofia look like they came wearing the same outfit. The details are different, Madeleine has a fascinator, Sofia has a black head bow; but they look too similar. Watch the tabloids run "who copied whom" stories.
I think both ladies looked nice. Once again though, it is embarassing for the "lonely princess" Madeleine to be photographed alone in the royal box while her siblings show up with their respective consorts right next to her.

Maybe Madeleine doesn't care, but, if I were Chris O'Neill, I wouldn't let my wife be in such a position.

BTW, could anyone post an English transcript of the King's speech ? I'm curious to know what he has talked about.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:18 AM
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BTW, could anyone post an English transcript of the King's speech ? I'm curious to know what he has talked about.
The King's speech with an Google translation
H.M. Konungens tal vid riksmötets öppnande, tisdagen den 15 september 2015 - Sveriges Kungahus
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Gallery of arriving and leaving the Cathedral
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Kulttuuri- ja viihdekuvat _ Vickan,Sofia,Madeleine, Silvia Ruotsin valtionpäivän avajaisissa _ Lehtikuva _ lehtikuva.fi
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Video of the royal family arriving to the Cathedral
Kungafamiljen har anlänt till Storkyrkan - TV4 Play
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Thanks, Lady Finn.

I always appreciate the Swedish opening of parliament, because unlike Queen Elizabeth II or King Willem Alexander, who read a government-prepared speech, the Swedish king actually has the opportunity to speak his own mind on major issues of the day.
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Articles from finnish media, all writing about the twin look of Madeleine and Sofia.
Madde ja Sofia edustivat lähes samanlaisissa asuissa
Prinsessat Madeleine ja Sofia edustivat lähes identtisissä asuissa samassa tilaisuudessa - Kuninkaalliset - Ilta-Sanomat
Kuva_ Madeleine ja Sofia tekstiilikaksosina Ruotsin valtiopäivien avajaisissa - Viihde - MTV.fi

Victoria and Madeleine
http://media.shootitlive.com/MWJTda1...tonbladet/3949
http://media.shootitlive.com/WbfAvzu...tonbladet/3949

Riksmötets öppnande - Sveriges Kungahus
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After the prime minister's long speech Lisa Nilsson got almost everyone sing along, even Victoria and Daniel tried a little. Video
http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/3648585/...ng-i-riksdagen
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thanks for all the links,

Question, It doesnt look like another person can fit in the box, If Chris where to attend, where would he sit?
http://media.shootitlive.com/SKJM4lQ...expressen/2035
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Thanks, Lady Finn.

I always appreciate the Swedish opening of parliament, because unlike Queen Elizabeth II or King Willem Alexander, who read a government-prepared speech, the Swedish king actually has the opportunity to speak his own mind on major issues of the day.
Which is from A to Z and from Z to A congruent with Government, so no difference with his colleagues. When you understand what a constitutional kingship is, then you understand there is barely any room for personal opinions of the Sovereign. And if there are personal opinions, these are backed by the Government or not uttered at all.



The speeches are very different. Queen Elizabeth only reads an ultra-short shopping list. King Carl Gustaf gives some thoughts and intentions of the Swedish Government. King Willem-Alexander reads the outline of how the Government assesses today's world, what it's intentions are and what Parliament can expect in legislative work. As in all three countries the Prime Minister has to debate with Parliament about the King's Speech (and the Budget, of course), the King can not say anything personal because he might give ammunition to the Opposition to fire at the Prime Minister. It are all polite phrases, in all three countries.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:23 PM
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thanks for all the links,

Question, It doesnt look like another person can fit in the box, If Chris where to attend, where would he sit?
http://media.shootitlive.com/SKJM4lQ...expressen/2035
Maybe if Chris for instance next year attends, Victoria and Daniel move to sit with the king and queen.

Riksmötets öppnande 2015 - riksdagen.se

Sweden's king 'touched' by EU refugee crisis - The Local

Famille royale de Suède en photos - Sofia et Madeleine jouent les jumelles

SWE: Swedish Royal Family Attend A Service in Connection With The Opening of The Parliamentary Session Getty Images
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I think both ladies looked nice. Once again though, it is embarassing for the "lonely princess" Madeleine to be photographed alone in the royal box while her siblings show up with their respective consorts right next to her.

Maybe Madeleine doesn't care, but, if I were Chris O'Neill, I wouldn't let my wife be in such a position.


BTW, could anyone post an English transcript of the King's speech ? I'm curious to know what he has talked about.
Why is it embarressing? And why should Chris O'Neill do such a thing? This is not a happy family-get-together but a work event of the “company“ “Royal House of Sweden“. Chris isn't an employee of this “company“ so there is no need for him to acompany his working wife.
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In the evening at the Royal Opera. Victoria recycled her short Adrianna Papell dress, Sofia had a lace dress.
Victorias glittersuccé! _ Svensk Damtidning
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