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Old 03-13-2013, 12:58 AM
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As it wasn't planned beforehand that Madeleine would be in Sweden at the moment, she was here due to the death of princess Lilian, and the seating for the dinner was planned in advance, I don't think the court was to make a last-minute reshuffle of the seating just because she happened to be here. I also think that she prefered not to participate so soon after her grand-aunt's death when she didn't had to.
Perhaps she also spent time with her bachelorette party guests that she Victoria left behind so suddenly. The party was to last for three days so they would normally have returned on Sunday or Monday.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:09 AM
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Madeleine didn't attend at the concert and reception on Tuesday either, has she returned to New York and comse again to Sweden on Friday for the funeral?

From the president's website, photos and video
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey The First Couple Host Reception in Honor of the Royalty
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 PM
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The king, queen and the presidential couple visited Uppsala today.
Turkiets president besöker Uppsala - Länsstyrelsen i Uppsala län

The queen and the First Lady visited the Linnaeus Museum in Uppsala.
http://www.picturedesk.com/bild-disp...4-ad992397b137
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:40 PM
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Madeleine didn't attend at the concert and reception on Tuesday either, has she returned to New York and comse again to Sweden on Friday for the funeral?
I would guess that Madeleine is still in Sweden, but as the guest list and protocol for state visits are set well in advance the royal court doesn't want to make changes in the last minute. I don't see a reason for Madeleine to make two transatlantic flights in less than five days if it's not necessary.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:45 PM
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From the speech of the king on Monday at the gala dinner
As you already know, Princess Lilian died yesterday, my uncle Prince Bertil's widow. In our mourning of her death I and and my family feel also a big gratitude. For all she gave us and Sweden during her long and rich life. She had been the first to agree with our welcoming you, Mr. President and Mrs. Gül.
H.M. Konungens tal vid det turkiska statsbesöket, måndagen den 11 mars 2013 - Sveriges Kungahus
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From the president's speech
Your Majesties,
Distinguished Guests,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish a long and healthy life to your granddaughter Princess Estelle who recently celebrated her first birthday.
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey : H.E. President Gül's Address at the Official Dinner Given in his Honor by Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:04 PM
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Turkisk konsert med kungafamiljen | Svensk Damtidning
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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The farewell ceremonies were done at the Arlanda Airport. Crown princess Victoria and prince Daniel said goodbye to the presidential couple.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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I would guess that Madeleine is still in Sweden, but as the guest list and protocol for state visits are set well in advance the royal court doesn't want to make changes in the last minute. I don't see a reason for Madeleine to make two transatlantic flights in less than five days if it's not necessary.
i think that madeleine did go back to new york and will return on friday
she posted this http://www.facebook.com/PrincessMade...Sweden?fref=ts
on her facebook page today at 1 in the morning european time which is about 9pm in york i dont think she'd be on facebook at 1 am
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Is that supposed to be a real facebook page for a Swedish princess?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:49 AM
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Is that supposed to be a real facebook page for a Swedish princess?
Yes, it it she official Facebook page of H.R.H. princess Madeleine of Sweden. She posts there photos and articles of her work at the World Childhood Foundation and about her life.
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMadeleineOfSweden/info

I read that it was said at the swedish radio, that the president had wanted that the flags, also the turkish ones, were at half-mast when they arrived to the Royal Palace, as of respect towards princess Lilian and the royal family. It was planned that the flags would have put up before the arrival ceremony started.

From the president's website, a story about the whole visit.
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Gül Pays the First State Visit from Turkey to Sweden
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:21 AM
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i think that madeleine did go back to new york and will return on friday
she posted this http://www.facebook.com/PrincessMade...Sweden?fref=ts
on her facebook page today at 1 in the morning european time which is about 9pm in york i dont think she'd be on facebook at 1 am
Madeleine is in Sweden at the moment, and Chris O'Neill arrived yesterday, they had dinner in Stockholm in the evening, it's mentioned in this article: Prinsessan Lilians hus kan bli Madeleines | Nyheter | Expressen | Senaste nytt - Nyheter Sport Nöje TV
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Another gallery from the farewell ceremony

Vickan saatteli Turkin presidentin kotimatkalle | Lehtikuva | lehtikuva.fi
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:19 AM
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Victoria och Daniel sa adjö till presidentparet på Arlanda Svensk Damtidning
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I particularly noted the picture Image Upper.com - Free Image Hosting - View Image, where Victoria seems a bit sceptical about what the Turkish President says, Daniel keeps smiling.
Some macho attitude or words could be expected from him, in my view.
I remember at the time of his election there were discussions at to whether he is a moderate or hard muslim.
There must be a highly political agenda behind these visits; they also went to the Netherlands, and Denmark (?) I think. Admission into the EU, I guess...
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I particularly noted the picture Image Upper.com - Free Image Hosting - View Image, where Victoria seems a bit sceptical about what the Turkish President says, Daniel keeps smiling.
That man isn't the president of Turkey, it is the Minister for Education Jan Björklund. He has a scarf, the president hasn't. Minister Björklund attend at the farewell ceremony. Minister Björklund is on the right in this photo.
http://s02.imageupper.com/1/4/K1363203285233813_4.jpg

One more photo of Victoria and Daniel at the airport, with the minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt.
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The group photo, from Madeleine's Facebook
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