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Old 09-11-2015, 01:01 PM
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Sara Hector, an alpine ski racer, was one of the guests at the Sweden Dinner on 4th September. It was her 23th birthday. She tells about the dinner at her blog.

Last Friday, I turned 23 and celebrated the evening at the palace with the royal family. Nothing strange about that, me and the king are very close friends ... Or maybe not really. I was like a little kid on Christmas Eve or the first day on the snow of the year. Perhaps more just that I thought it was so cool that I had ended up there. So very cool. Hahah, I'm a bit of a nerd .. but you have to take that .. In any case, "Skier Sara" was invited to the palace.

Little mingling and then all the guests got to greet the royal family. My biggest shock was that Victoria and Daniel congratulated me for a very fine last season. They were all super nice. Then we went up to the White Sea, the room where Sofia and Carl-Philip had their wedding dinner this summer. Very beautifully decorated. Well at my table, located in the middle out of the room I found out the shock that the king sits at my table. Soooooo cool. Carl XVI Gustaf was very nice and very happy. The king told me that he always went skiing one week every year in February, so it was soon time to start training to cope with going with little effort! Recent years have been spent in Switzerland and I understand the choice out of country. The most beautiful land to ski in. The dinner began with a very fine speech from the king who gave us a few laughs and then the fantastic good food. The best I have tasted in my life almost I think. It ended with an thank you speech from a county governor of Uppsala, if I remember correctly. Then it was little mingling down in a hall with coffee. Then I got a chance to talk to Princess Sofia and Prince Daniel and other very nice and interesting people. A very exciting evening been summarized in that new meetings are always so interesting and very fun to experience.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:50 PM
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According to the court calendar the king, queen, Victoria and Daniel met today Secretary general Elisabeth Dahlin and Chairman Inger Ashing from Rädda Barnen (Save the Children Sweden).
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:37 PM
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Migration and Integration is one of this year's focus issues for Sweden's Head of state. Thursday, September 24 the King and the Crown Princess visit therefore the Migration Agency, the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland and Uddevalla municipality.

Program for the media
About 9:40 Arrival at Restad farm together with the Migration Agency's Director General Anders Danielsson and Governor Lars Bäckström and his wife. Photo opportunity.
9:45 The King and Crown Princess receive information on the activities of Restad farm and meet the representative of the local support group to talk about their work. (no photo opportunity)
10:25 The King and Crown Princess will take part in activities in ABF-house. Photo opportunity outdoors and photo pool from one place indoors. Opportunity for interviews with students.
About 10:45 The King and Crown Princess visit a Syrian family who has recently got a residence permit. Opportunities to interview the family about 12:30.
About 11.30 The King and Crown Princess arrive at Kumlienskolan. Photo pool. Opportunities to interviews with children and staff.
12:30 The King and Crown Princess travel to Uddevalla.
13:00 to 14:15 Lunch (no photo opportunity)
14.30 The King and Crown Princess arrive at Karolinen, Uddevalla adult education. Photo opportunity outdoors. Opportunity for interviews with students.
About 16:30 The King and Crown Princess arrive to Svärdet, for a visit with students who learn Swedish. Photo pool. Possibility of interviews with teachers and students.
17:30 The visit ends.
Kungen och Kronprinsessan besöker Migrationsverket i Vänersborg och Uddevalla kommun - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:28 PM
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Migration and Integration is one of this year's focus issues for Sweden's Head of state. Thursday, September 24 the King and the Crown Princess visit therefore the Migration Agency, the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland and Uddevalla municipality.



Program for the media

About 9:40 Arrival at Restad farm together with the Migration Agency's Director General Anders Danielsson and Governor Lars Bäckström and his wife. Photo opportunity.

9:45 The King and Crown Princess receive information on the activities of Restad farm and meet the representative of the local support group to talk about their work. (no photo opportunity)

10:25 The King and Crown Princess will take part in activities in ABF-house. Photo opportunity outdoors and photo pool from one place indoors. Opportunity for interviews with students.

About 10:45 The King and Crown Princess visit a Syrian family who has recently got a residence permit. Opportunities to interview the family about 12:30.

About 11.30 The King and Crown Princess arrive at Kumlienskolan. Photo pool. Opportunities to interviews with children and staff.

12:30 The King and Crown Princess travel to Uddevalla.

13:00 to 14:15 Lunch (no photo opportunity)

14.30 The King and Crown Princess arrive at Karolinen, Uddevalla adult education. Photo opportunity outdoors. Opportunity for interviews with students.

About 16:30 The King and Crown Princess arrive to Svärdet, for a visit with students who learn Swedish. Photo pool. Possibility of interviews with teachers and students.

17:30 The visit ends.

Kungen och Kronprinsessan besöker Migrationsverket i Vänersborg och Uddevalla kommun - Sveriges Kungahus

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I never thought about it before but when you say "focus issues" it sounds to me as if you imply that the Court decides on the forehand what themes they want to focus on each year?


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Old 09-22-2015, 09:38 AM
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The king, Carl Philip and Sofia at the opening of the General Synod at the Uppsala Cathedral. According to the court calendar they will also meet Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.
https://instagram.com/p/77q1ZaxSdW/
https://instagram.com/p/77rYGFoCOU/
Kungligt besök när Kyrkomötet invigs i domkyrkan - P4 Uppland _ Sveriges Radio

Short video
http://www.unt.se/24unt/?clip=3892749

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Opening General Synod, Uppsala 22-09-2015 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:46 AM
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Princess Sofia looks very nice. Hope we get a better photo as her outfit is interesting. Looks like brown shoes from this photo.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:55 AM
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Princess Sofia looks very nice. Hope we get a better photo as her outfit is interesting. Looks like brown shoes from this photo.
Here is another photo.
https://instagram.com/p/77sUWVME0l/
She appears to be wearing one of her pairs of Nude shoes- not sure if they are the Saint Laurent or Kurt Geiger pair quite yet.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:25 AM
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Here is another photo.
https://instagram.com/p/77sUWVME0l/
She appears to be wearing one of her pairs of Nude shoes- not sure if they are the Saint Laurent or Kurt Geiger pair quite yet.
many thanks.different lighting can change things so much in a photo.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:26 PM
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The king and Victoria met this evening at the White Sea Hall at the Royal Palace 100 astronauts who participate in the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) 28th Planetary Congress in Stockholm. The theme of this year's conference is Inspired by Space and the host is Sweden's only ASE member and astronaut - Christer Fuglesang.
Kungen*och Kronprinsessan i möte med*astronauter - Sveriges Kungahus
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From court Instagram
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:43 PM
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The king, Carl Philip and Sofia at the opening of the General Synod at the Uppsala Cathedral. According to the court calendar they will also meet Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.
https://instagram.com/p/77q1ZaxSdW/
https://instagram.com/p/77rYGFoCOU/
Kungligt besök när Kyrkomötet invigs i domkyrkan - P4 Uppland _ Sveriges Radio

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Opening General Synod, Uppsala 22-09-2015 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:34 AM
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different lighting can change things so much in a photo.
Not with this dress. Lighting is not the problem. This is an oopsie. Live and learn, though I'm surprised she wouldn't know. Oh well.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:03 AM
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Photos from the photo bank of the Church of Sweden
The king with archbishop Antje Jackelén and pope Tawadros II
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/fotoweb/...534F16&sz=1000
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/fotoweb/...534F16&sz=1000
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http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/fotoweb/...534F16&sz=1000
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http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/fotoweb/...534F16&sz=1000
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/fotoweb/...534F16&sz=1000

The king had a private meeting with Pope Tawadros II.
https://www.facebook.com/CopticSP/posts/935079013196904
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:38 AM
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Sofia understood everything look side

Famille royale de Suède en photos - Sofia a tout compris côté look
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:26 AM
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The king and Victoria with the astronauts who participate in the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) 28th Planetary Congress.
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http://kungligamodebloggen.svenskdam...Victoria19.png

Victoria mötte astronauter på slottet _ Svensk Damtidning
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HQ photos from the court
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....rt++Sweden.jpg
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....urt+Sweden.jpg
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:08 AM
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The king and Victoria took part at the meeting of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs at the Royal Palace this afternoon. The Advisory Council is a consultative organ between the parliament and the government where the King is the Chairman.
Utrikesnämnd på Kungliga slottet - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:51 AM
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Today the king and Victoria visit the Migration Agency in Vänersborg and Uddevalla municipality at the Västra Götaland county. Governor Lars Bäckström hosts the visit. I have posted the schedule earlier to this thread.
In the morning they visit Restad gård in Vänersborg, it is the Migration Board's largest asylum accommodation in Sweden. They receive information about the activity and meet a Syrian family who got a residence permit recently. They visit also Kumlienskolan with activities for children waiting for a residence permit. The visit continues to Uddevalla municipality's adult education where newcomers learn Swedish through practical training.
Kungen och Kronprinsessan besöker Västra Götaland - Länsstyrelsen i Västra Götalands län
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Newspaper Bohusläningen follows the visit live and updates photos here:
DIREKT_ Vi följer kungen och kronprinsessans besök - Västsverige - www.bohuslaningen.se

Svensk Damtidning follows the visit during the day.
Kungen och kronprinsessan besöker Migrationsverket _ Svensk Damtidning
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Expressen's Johan T Lindwall is also with the royals at the visit, from his Instagram:
https://instagram.com/p/8AWVDhRSYq/

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"What a good exercise. That I will take home to my daughter", said Crown Princess Victoria to preschool children at Kumlienskolan on Restad Gård when they played bingo with letters. During their visi Victoria and the King met also support group, a Syrian family who had just received a residence permit and visited ABF-house.
https://www.facebook.com/vanersborgs...type=3&theater

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The king takes substantial stand on the refugee crisis in Europe: We all need to help people in need! There are no easy answers or solutions.
The King and Crown Princess Victoria are today in Vänersborg and Uddevalla to draw attention to the integration and migration issues. All morning they have been on Restad gård in Vänersborg and their asylum accommodation with over 1200 people. For hours they got to see how the Migration Agency helps the newly arrived, including Swedish education, and both the king and Victoria were deeply impressed:
- They do a fantastic job, said Victoria.
The King thought the same:
- They have not previously had the opportunity to be in a Swedish school so it's very basic skills that must be loaded and I think they do extremely well. I and the Crown Princess have seen here today promises good for the future. They have a glow in the eye and are extremely talented.
Victoria helped several students with their Swedish tasks. A little girl proudly told Victoria that her little sister is named Estelle.
- Wow, that's my daughter, too, Victoria laughed. How old is your sister? Estelle is a very pretty name.
County Governor Lars Bäckström:
- It is an extremely important signal to all these people here in when the country's head of state comes to visit. The King plays a major role. Both the crown princess and the king have a personal engagement with warmth for this. The king serves as a cohesive force.
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Kungen om flyktingar_ Måste hjälpa folk i nöd _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:54 AM
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The king and Victoria arrived to Karolinen, the adult education center in Uddevalla. At the center the students learn and practice swedish during their other studies.
LIVE_ Kungen och kronprinsessans besök - Uddevalla - www.bohuslaningen.se

At the live coverage the reporter tells that a guy wants to take a selfie with the Crown Princess, Säpo is quickly there to reject him. But Victoria says it is okay and a selfie is taken. The king and Victoria went to a bus and talked with people who educate themselves as bus drivers. The king had joked and asked why the students should learn Swedish as at the bus a sign states that a driver may not talk during the journey. The king and Victoria saw the students repairing cars and welding. They visited a bicycle workshop and a carpenter workshop.

From Hell to Heaven. The people living in asylum accommodation at Restad Gård have made ​​a trip to an idyllic security right now, and here King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria heard laughing children and children who sang.
They looked to African women who nagged with Swedish, they met a Syrian family who just received a residence permit, they rejoiced children from a variety of countries who together sang "What would life be without children" and got to small talk with students in a automotive and welding training.
- I didn't have so much fun when I was at school, King said after one of the classroom visits.
Crown Princess Victoria turned to one of the groups and introduced herself.
- My name is Victoria, what's your name? she said, and turned to Mariam Hanud, an Eritrean who has been in Sweden for a month.
- This is my dad, the crown princess continued and patted the king on his shoulder which made Mariam show thumbs up.
Kunglig duo på flyktingbesök - Sverige - www.bohuslaningen.se

Short video from SVT Regional News
Kungen besökte Sveriges största asylboende _ SVT Play

A royal visit, as to Restad Gård, is pretty hard managed. But when Minnie, 8, and Yocif, 10, Shaquora wanted to hand over a gift to Victoria the SÄPO's hearts melted, and they were released ahead.
- We had made a heart with our names on, and Victoria's, told Minnie.
Victoria thanked and got the kids to turn around so that it became better photos. And the king asked the photographers to send some photos to the children's parents.
https://www.facebook.com/vanersborgs...e=3&permPage=1

And here is a video, where Victoria gets the heart from Minnie and Yocif.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:58 PM
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It's a good thing for them to visit.

That jacket really is to tight for Crown Princess Victoria.
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It's a good thing for them to visit.

That jacket really is to tight for Crown Princess Victoria.
The King and Crown Princess are engaged in the biggest humanitarian crisis that we have had in decades and someone is concerned about her jacket.
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The King and Crown Princess are engaged in the biggest humanitarian crisis that we have had in decades and someone is concerned about her jacket.
I thought that this visit was very interesting and it was great to see the king and Victoria so involved with the people they met. According to Margareta Thorgren, the initiative to this visit came from the king himself.

Aftonbladet has a rather long video, where they show parts of the visit, then some royal experts talk about what this visit means and then some asylum seekers who met the king and Victoria are interviewed (that starts at 11.19), they speak english. Also Aftonbladet's reporter who was with at the visit, is interviewed.
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