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Old 09-07-2017, 09:16 AM
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Opening of Parliament, Riksdagen, 2017

The traditional opening of Parliament, riksmötets högtidliga öppnande, will take takes place on Tuesday 12 September, at 2 pm.

Program
Service
A service is traditionally held in Storkyrkan/Stockholm Cathedral prior to the opening. An alternative event is organized by the Humanists.

Attendance by the Royal Family:
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine

Opening of Parliament
1 pm - The guests arrive
The Central Band of the Swedish Army and the Swedish Life Guard will be on parade at Riksplan infront of Riksdagshuset. The guest will arrive to the Main entrance and make their way the the chamber through the Grand Staircase.

The Royal Family will traditionally go in cortege from the Royal Palace to Riksdaghuset and arrive shortly before the ceremony. They will be greeted by the Speaker at Riksplan, and together with the Deputy Speakers and Prime Minister make their way through the Grand Staircase to the chamber.

2 pm - Ceremony in the Chamber
On request of the Speaker will H.M. The King declare the parliamentary session open. The Prime Minister, Mr Stefan Löfven, will then present the Statement of Government Policy.

The theme of this year's opening of the Parliament will be southern Sweden and thereby the traditional provinces (landskap) of Skåne, Blekinge, Småland, Öland and Gotland. This will be reflected in the program, food and decorations. The Mounted Band of the Royal Life Guards will perform in the Chamber, as well as the trombonist Nils Landgren.

After the ceremony the Speaker will host a reception in the Grand Gallery in Riksdagshuset.

Attendance by the Royal Family:
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine

Information from the Riksdag:
Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session on 12 September - Riksdagen

The ceremony will be live broadcasted at SVT, the link is however not yet available.

Concert, Stockholm Concert Hall
6pm - Guests arrive

7pm - Concert
In cooperation with the Stockholm Concert Hall are member of the Royal Family, members of Parliament and government invited to the concert. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Concert, conducted by Katarina Andreasson will perform, hosted by Concert Hall Director Stefan Forsberg.

Attendance by the Royal Family:
The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine

Information on the website of Stockholm Concert Hall:
Calendar - Konserthuset Stockholm

Attendance in the calendar of the Royal Court:
Kalender - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:42 PM
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Link to live feed from SVT, the broadcast starts 12.55 local time.

https://www.svtplay.se/video/1510099...isa&start=auto
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:51 AM
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And a link to another live broadcast from the website of the Riksdag, translated into English for those who want to hear the speech.

Opening of the Riksdag session Riksmötets öppnande - Riksdagen

Live feed and pictures from Expressen. The service in Storkyrkan is beginning soon.

LIVE: Följ riksmötets högtidliga öppnande 2017 | Nyheter | Expressen
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:29 AM
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Royal ladies are all dressed in black and white as per usual. Didn't Victoria wore this jacket both times for the opening of the Riksdag when she was pregnant? Makes me wonder especially seeing how Victoria was [once again] nodding off during the service

Photos from the Expressen
LIVE: Följ riksmötets högtidliga öppnande 2017 | Nyheter | Expressen

The Royal Family arriving to the Church
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inside the church
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Queen Silivia looks very lovely and the only one to wear a hat today.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:06 AM
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Great to hear some Abba music at the opening of the parliament! For those of you following this live: Johan Norberg and Nils Landgren is well known jazz musicians. This is their unplugged version.
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Video of the royal family arriving to Stockholm Cathedral
Riksmötets öppnande - ankomst Storkyrkan

Victoria, Daniel, Carl Philip and Madeleine arriving to the Riksdag.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BY8VemPD...ressenkungligt

Kronprinsessan Victoria får högsta betyg för sina kläder _ Nyheter _ Expressen

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Opening parliamentary year, Stockholm 12-09-2017 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen

At court website
Riksmötets öppnande - Sveriges Kungahus
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Here's a nice large gallery of today's opening:


** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery **


Another one from ppe and one from gettyimages:


** gettyimages: SWE: Swedish Royals Attend the Opening of the Parliamentary Session **
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:48 PM
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and an article with pictures from the Daily Mail
Swedish royals look elegant at State Opening of Parliament | Daily Mail Online
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:00 AM
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Here's a video of the Swedish Royal Family attending the Religious Service at Stockholm Cathedral.

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The service at Stockholm Cathedral
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Opening of Parliament, Riksdagen
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The concert in the evening
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Victoria and Daniel leaving the Parliament
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Ruotsin kuninkaalliset valtiopäivien avajaisissa - Madeleinen raskaustyyli keräsi katseita

STYLE: Kronprinzessin Victorias Hommage an Stockholm
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Video of the king's speech at Court's Youtube
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Article in Svensk Damtidning
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Victoria and Daniel
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Swedish Opening of Parliament

Hello all...haven't posted in a while... hope everyone is well.

With the elections in Sweden today, 9/9/18, where press reports allude to a shift to the right.... I began wondering what the new government may bring, which, as a royalist, led me to thinking of the State Opening of Parliament.

Does anyone have any knowledge about when Sweden did away with the royal finery of its State Opening? Seems the last time we saw the royal finery may have been one of the first of the present King's reign, where his sister appeared on the balcony in Swedish court dress and jewels and curtsied to the assembly.

Just curious how that great presentation of state power and glory came to an end if anyone knows.

Let's all admit, we'd love to see Queen Sylvia and Crown Princess Victoria in those great, ermine-lined court dresses.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:28 PM
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Hello all...haven't posted in a while... hope everyone is well.

With the elections in Sweden today, 9/9/18, where press reports allude to a shift to the right.... I began wondering what the new government may bring, which, as a royalist, led me to thinking of the State Opening of Parliament.

Does anyone have any knowledge about when Sweden did away with the royal finery of its State Opening? Seems the last time we saw the royal finery may have been one of the first of the present King's reign, where his sister appeared on the balcony in Swedish court dress and jewels and curtsied to the assembly.

Just curious how that great presentation of state power and glory came to an end if anyone knows.

Let's all admit, we'd love to see Queen Sylvia and Crown Princess Victoria in those great, ermine-lined court dresses.
The ceremonial opening of parliament in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm took place for the final time in 1974.
According to provisions contained in the 1974 constitution, the ceremony now takes place at the Riksdag (Parliament) building and is called the Opening of the Parliamentary Session.
The Opening of the Parliamentary Session – a history - Sveriges Kungahus

And I'm one who really doesn't want to see the royal women ever again wearing those old court dresses. The opening of Riksdag in Sweden nowadays is very similar to what we have in Finland: first the church service and then the opening at the Riksdag building, and it is fine like that.
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Royal women always look good in their parliamentary robes.
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