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Old 09-06-2016, 11:17 AM
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Opening of Parliament 2016

The traditional of opening of Parliament this year takes place on Tuesday 13 September, 2 pm.

Attendance by the Royal Family
Service in connection with the opening of the Parliament, Stockholm Cathedral
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine

Opening of the Parliament, Riksdagshuset
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine

Concert in connection with the Opening of the Parliament, Stockholm Concert Hall
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine

Attendance in the calendar of the Royal Court:
Calendar - Sveriges Kungahus

Opening of Parliament
The Royal Family will traditionally go in cortege from the Royal Palace to Riksdaghuset and arrive shortly before the ceremony.

The theme of this year's opening of the Parliament will be northern Norrland and thereby the traditional provinces (landskap) of Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Jämtland and Ångermanland. The theme will be visible in the programme, food and decorations. The choir will also be from northern Norrland.

Information from the Parliament:
Opening of the 2016 Riksdag session - Riksdagen

Concert
The traditional concert takes every second year place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, the other year the concert takes place at The Royal Opera. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is in the concert conducted by Kristiina Posk and the concert hosted by Concert Hall Director Stefan Forsberg.

For the first time the concert is live broadcasted at SVT2.

Information from the Stockholm Concert Hall:
Konsert i samband med Riksmötets öppnande | Stockholms Konserthus
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:49 AM
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Link to the live broadcast from the Opening of Parliament, it starts 13.15 local time in Stockholm. The SVT broadcast is available worldwide:

Riksmötets öppnande | SVT Play

Also the concert from Stockholm Concert Hall, that start 19.00 is available live worldwide:

Riksmötets öppnande - Konserten | SVT Play
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:25 AM
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Tv4 starts its broadcast at 12;00 I think they'll broadcasting the service at Storkyrkan
http://www.tv4play.se/program/nyhete...deo_id=3517832
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anybody knows what is the dress code for the concert gonna be ?!
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:36 AM
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anybody knows what is the dress code for the concert gonna be ?!
It is usually suit.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:50 AM
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Here's Expressen's photos from the church ceremony and other events, photos will be updated
Följ riksdagens öppnande 2016 live _ Nyheter _ Expressen

The opening can be seen live also at the website of Riksdag
http://www.riksdagen.se/sv/webb-tv/v...120160913ro1en
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:53 AM
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i meant white tie , black tie or professional ?!
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i meant white tie , black tie or professional ?!
Yes it business suit, same as during the day.
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thank you .
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:12 AM
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SWEDISH OPENING PARLIAMENT | Selda Göktaş
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:14 AM
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Well, at least with the compulsory black for the ladies, they do not have to change clothes because of the death of the Kings aunt.
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Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf insisted that continued support for the European Union was necessary as he reopened parliament on Tuesday.
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thank you all for the links
I see Madeline got a ride with her parents in the carriage
http://media.shootitlive.com/7031Pxv...tonbladet/5264
Did the rest arrive by carriage?

Nice overview of the seating
http://media.shootitlive.com/ZBVAQ9U...tonbladet/5264
https://beta.tt.se/media/image/sdltb...arkPreview.jpg
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Some extra photos

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King Carl Gustaf Pictures and Photos | Getty Images
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I find it very curious how Prince Daniel is always shoved aside when his wife is not there. If being in the line of succession is a prerequisite, will we see Daniel walking behind Prince Nicholas when his wife is absent? He is and will be a core member of the RF while the others are not. In my own country it would have been unthinkable that Princess Máxima would have walked behind Friso and Constantijn or in Belgium Princess Mathilde behind Astrid and Laurent. During the maternity leaves of CPss Beatrix, the late Prince Claus always came immidiately after his parents-in-law and before the rest of the family, f.e. during the state openings of parlament in 1968 and 1969.

During the evening the Queen seems to be wearing something that could have been made by Natan, though of better quality. Princess Madeleine looks pretty and relaxed but the outfit and shoes are quite out there.

The outfits during the day didn't seem to memorble. I am surprised to say this but for once I do think that Princess Sofia was the best dressed. I am longing for a proper hat on all ladies, though the people who are sitting behind them will be grateful to them for not doing so.
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Is there a reason why the ladies always wear black and white during the opening of parliament?
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Is there a reason why the ladies always wear black and white during the opening of parliament?
The ladies wore black today as the court is in mourning due to death of the kings aunt in law,Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg.

I'm not sure about other years.
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Is there a reason why the ladies always wear black and white during the opening of parliament?
The ladies of the Royal Family is always in black and white during the State Opening of the Parliament as a reference to the old court dresses. The court dress was worn until 1974 when the Opening took place in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace.
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