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Old 10-16-2014, 03:59 PM
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The XXIII Golf Tournament HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden was organised at Golf Club Santa Ponsa in Mallorca in September.
XXIII Trophy Princess Birgitta of Sweden in Majorca
Photos from the inauguration cocktail 3rd September.
XXIII TROFEO SAR PRINCESA BIRGITTA DE SUECIA 2014 Facebook
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:19 AM
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Princess Birgitta gave a phone interview to Expressen before Christmas. She was soon heading out on one of her daily rounds on the golf course. Her home club is Santa Ponsa in the southwest of Mallorca and there people know her as private person Birgitta, not as Princess of Sweden or one of the four Haga princesses. If golf is her best friend Birgitta says:
- There's not much else to do when you live here alone and are older. It is a great job that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of other people.
About the choice to leave Sweden Birgitta says:
- I like it excellent here, of course. Otherwise, I would never be here, she says about the choice of moving to Spain and Majorca.
What do you do during the day?
- Play golf.
The whole time?
- More or less.
Handicap?
- I play at 19. It's no good, but when you are old so it does not matter.
Sweden will forever be in her heart, however she has no desire to move back home:
- No, it's too dark and cold. Here the sun shines all the time and if one has the ability to choose where to live so it is definitely not stupid to be here. What can I do in the cold? It is so long since I lived at home in Sweden and I have lost touch with many, unfortunately. There will be new generations who have no idea who you are or what you have done.
Most recently Princess Birgitta was at home in Sweden was when big sister Princess Margaretha turned 80 years on 31 October this year. Then the two sisters celebrated among other things on Lisa Elmqvist in Östermalm and had fancy lunch.
- It was very nice. Fun to come home and celebrate the birthday. It's a nice memory, says Birgitta.
Birgitta celebrated Christmas with her husband Johann Georg, kids Carl Christian, Désirée and Hubertus and grandchildren in Munich in Germany.
- We'll all be together. It is very important and it feels good.
Princess Birgitta has a close relationship with his younger brother the king.
- Yes, we talk often over the phone. But he is like so many others a busy man. He does not have that much time. We talk well as everyone else. What happens in one's life, how one feels and so on. Normal calls.
Birgitta – en färgstark prinsessa på vift Dokument Expressen
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:46 PM
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Swedish golfplayer Jesper Parnevik has got an own TV-show at swedish TV3. He meets people at his 1300 square meter villa in Florida.
Princess Birgitta was one of the guests at the first program, the other guests were politician Lars Ohly and Samir Badran, who tries to get as the swedish representative to the Eurovision Song Contest. The program will be shown on 16th March.
Princess Birgitta and Lars Ohly
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:26 AM
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Another photo of princess Birgitta with Lars Ohly and Samir Badran at Jesper Parnevik's TV-show.
http://image-cdn.like.tv/mtg/image/u...lqudvyy1f9.png
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Princess Birgitta part in a TV show
Prinsessan Birgitta om sin medverkan i den nya dokusåpan | Svensk Damtidning
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:40 AM
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Princess Birgitta tells at the paper issue of Svensk Damtidning that playing golf with Jesper Parnevik was as good and fun she had thought. Birgitta doesn't want to see the show, but she hopes that what they recorded becomes a nice program.
Jesper Parnevik tells at his interview in Svensk Damtidning that Birgitta was down to earth and cool. Parnevik was impressed how good Birgitta is in golf, he thinks that Birgitta must have a handicap about 15.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:11 AM
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Princess Birgitta, who moved from Sweden 55 years ago, tells at the documentary soap opera "Parneviks" at a dinner about her relationship with her brother, King Carl Gustaf.
- I will be more blue and yellow as time goes on. I do not think my brother understand it. He does not understand how I struggle for Sweden. He does not. I know he has been jealous of me, or envious. But he can say it, because I've only fought for him. I have only my brother in my head all the time.
When Mia Parnevik says that she thinks Princess Birgitta is a good representative of Sweden, Birgitta responds:
- I know I am now. The duty first, said Birgitta in the program.
Prinsessan Kungen är avundsjuk på mig Nöje Expressen
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http://z.cdn-expressen.se/images/3d/...6x9/912@70.jpg

On the cover of Aftonbladet
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:20 AM
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Princess Birgitta at the first episode of the documentary soap opera "Parneviks", which was sent on yesterday evening.
Birgitta comes first to the screen at 9.20, when she arrives to play golf with Jesper Parnevik.
Parneviks - Avsnitt 1 - TV3 Play

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Old 03-21-2015, 06:51 AM
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Short clips of Birgitta in Parneviks
http://www.tv3play.se/embed?id=58735...autostart=true
Prinsessan Birgitta om kungen - TV3
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She seems narcissistic and delusional
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:18 AM
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Princess Birgitta and Family, Current Events Part 1: December 2002 -

Without saying too much but she looks destroyed and depressed
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:44 AM
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Princess Birgitta plays golf at swedish TV channel 5's program "Berg & Meltzer i Europa". Carina Berg and Christine Meltzer are in a road trip in Europe and meet many kinds of people.
Berg och Meltzer golfar med prinsessan Birgitta i kanal 5 Svensk Damtidning
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It will be shown on TV5 on Saturday 28th March.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:18 AM
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Princess Birgitta at swedish TV channel 5's program "Berg & Meltzer i Europa". The part she is in starts at 31.00, there are some commercials and it continues. Birgitta teaches the TV-hosts golf. Birgitta says that the little girl is her grandchild.
Kanal 5 Play - Berg & Meltzer i Europa - Säsong 2 Avsnitt 3
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:46 AM
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Princess Birgitta has given an interview to Aftonbladet Plus (you have to pay to read it).

I want home to Sweden in an urn
Princess Birgitta of her time at Haga
"Parneviks'
Reluctance to return home
She is a royal who has always gone her own way.
Princess Birgitta married a German prince and moved to Mallorca.
Now she talks about the difficult times.
”Jag vill hem till Sverige i en urna” | Nyheter Feature | Nyheter | Aftonbladet
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Photos of princess Birgitta at the interview of Aftonbladet, taken by Andreas Bardell.
Kuninkaalliskuvat Kaarle Kustaan sisar prinsessa Birgitta kotimaisemissaan Mallorcalla Lehtikuva lehtikuva.fi
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:37 AM
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Svensk Damtidning quotes the interview princess Birgitta gave to Aftonbladet. Birgitta says that she wants to come back home to Sweden in an urn. Where her father and mother are buried, to Haga. That is her wish, she has asked her brother, the king knows. Birgitta says that her childhood in Haga was the happiest time of her life, the time before her father died. Everything changed then, they were not allowed to talk about that. Their mother didn't want to talk about their father at all. It was unreal. Birgitta misses her father very much. She told that every morning she eats four gingerbreads with butter. She reveals that her husband Johann proposed her at the rise to the kitchen. Everything felt new when she moved away from Sweden, she had never talked at a telephone or had money in her hand. Birgitta says also that she didn't mean the word "jealous" about the king when she talked about him at "Parneviks". But it is little difficult to talk about a brother who is the king of Sweden, one gets never hold of him.
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Princess Birgitta gave an interview to spanish ABC
Birgitta of Sweden: "They have never invited me to Marivent Palace"

Birgitta receives ABC at a walk from the golf course. She moves through the green like it's her home. In fact, it is. Birgitta is one of the 1,000 members of this elite club and is close to it's owners, Miguel and Corona Nigorra. But golf was not the first thing that brought her to the island. "I always summered in France and Italy, but once, when my children were still young, I came to Mallorca and I fell for it's climate, it's light and colors. So I started to spend the summer here and eleven years ago I moved here", she explains in a perfect English ('I don't speak Spanish').

Do you miss Sweden?
- I left Stockholm when I was 24, so I've spent more time outside Sweden than in Sweden, and I don't want to say the age that I have, but I'm too old... Not to miss anything, except my family, but I have lived too long out to miss.
Was it easy to leave Germany?
- It was very easy, I am a very easy person because I'm happy anywhere. Now I play golf daily, for four to six hours. My life revolves around golf.
And far from the court ...
- I was born in the court and I'm used to living in the palace, but I do not miss that.
And what about your obsession for golf?
- The Green keeps me young and active.
Has your brother caught a love for Mallorca?
- He has come here several times, but he does not play golf, prefers to sail. He loves Mallorca, but never has the time to come visit me.
Do you speak by phone or by Skype?
- Do Skype? Me? (laughs). I call him on the phone, old-style. Sometimes I spend half an hour waiting for a phone and an end dangling. Is very sad to have your only brother as a King, because I can't count on it. With my sisters, it is easier. With them I speak often and they visit me. We five siblings try to be united, although it is not easy. My brother never has time, so we take weddings to bring us up to date.

Birgitta will not have to wait much longer to be reunited with his brother. On 13 June, Prince Carl Philip will marry Sofia Hellqvist, the ex-contestant of a popular reality show. The aunt of the groom will be sitting in the front row with the rest of the Royal Family. Birgitta doesn't have a dress for the wedding yet. "At my age it is difficult to find the right style for these celebrations. Here in Mallorca there are not shops that sell clothes for royal wedding", she says.

Do you like the bride of your nephew?
- I do not know Sofia very well. I've seen her only twice. I hope she is a nice girl. But I can't say more, it would not be fair. My nephew is an excellent, very good and nice guy.
And the wedding will coincide with the birth of the second child of Princess Madeleine.
- We expect a busy summer.
Is it easier for a prince to marry a princess? You were the only one of the five siblings who married a noble blood.
- Yes it is easier to marry someone of the same condition because since we are born we learn everything that this work requires: how to eat, how to sit, how to greet, how to talk, how to walk. Those who are not born into royalty have to learn everything and it costs them more. It is very hard work.
Do you see that your niece Victoria is prepared to reign?
- She's a fantastic girl and very prepared. She will be a great queen. She is perfect ... she was born for this.

Birgitta tells that she was with her brother in Vienna when he received the telegram in which he was informed that the law was changed and that Victoria would be his heir. It was very sad because Carl Philip was already three months old and had been appointed as the heir. It has not been easy because he knows that he was born to be King and that he was replaced by his sister, says Birgitta.

Birgitta speaks also about queen Sofia and other queens.
The last question:
You weren't at the recent celebration of the 75th anniversary of your cousin Queen Margrethe?
- I'm no longer invited to these things, and when they do I decline. I'd rather play golf than go to a party with a tiara.
Birgitta de Suecia_ «Nunca me han invitado al palacio de Marivent» - ABC.es
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^^ I wonder why she isn't invited to Queen Margrethe's birthday functions. I'm guessing she's an embarrassment or she likes to stir the pot
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^^ I wonder why she isn't invited to Queen Margrethe's birthday functions. I'm guessing she's an embarrassment or she likes to stir the pot

Well as she said she always declines the invitations she gets so no wonder. We all have that relative we eventually stop inviting because they never show up.


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Very true. Duh on me.
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