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Old 02-01-2014, 09:37 AM
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Why don't the family promote the current deputy if they are having such a hard time finding someone from outside? Most of the senior staff at Buckingham Palace (Private Secretary to HM and Press Secretary to HM) are promoted from deputy. To me that makes sense as they get to find out how their role in the unique organisation they are in (a Royal Court) works before taking on the top job. IMO the last director of the press department was not very good probably because he was use to working for a business where its ok to be so open and defensive!! No wonder the other members of the royal family have found their own advisers!

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:02 PM
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Margareta Thorgren is the new Director of the Information and Press Department. She starts at her new job on 12th March. She has been working as the Vice President of Group Communication at Scandic Hotels and before that as the Communications Director at Scan AB.
Margareta Thorgren ny informationschef vid Kungl. Hovstaterna - Sveriges Kungahus

Margareta Thorgren is 50 years old. She has met some members of the royal family during the process. She is going to meet Bertil Ternert and the other former Directors of the press department before she starts her work.
Hon blir hovets nya informationschef Nyheter Aftonbladet

Margareta Thorgren is married and has five children.
Hovet bekräftar – hon blir ny informationschef Svensk Damtidning

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Old 04-05-2014, 01:54 PM
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An old photo of the Mistress of the Robes, the First Lady of the Court, the Marshal of the Court and Ladies in Waiting.
From left:
Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke, Lady in waiting and after that the First Lady of the Court from 2003-
Elisabeth Palmstierna, the Marshal of the Court of princess Lilian's household
Louise Lyberg, the First Lady of the Court 1993-2003
Wendela Mattsson, Lady in waiting for 20 years
Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the First Lady of the Court 1978-1993 and after that the Mistress of the Robes
Christina von Schwerin, Lady in waiting from 1990-
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:31 PM
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Svensk Damtidning wrote a couple of weeks ago about the staff of the court

Svante Lindqvist, 66, is The Marshal of the Realm. He is the Head of the Court and is accountable to The King for the activities of the entire Royal Court organization.
First Lady of the Court, Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke, is the head of The Queen's Household and is The Queen's closest member of staff. She is 69 years old and has been the First Lady of the Court since 2003. Before that she was the queen’s lady-in-waiting.
The queen has two ladies-in-waitings. 66-year old Christina von Schwerin has worked for the queen for over 20 years. Christina works for 14 days and then continues the other lady-in-waiting, 53-year-old Eva Hafström for 14 days. When Eva’s husband Jonas retired as ambassador of Sweden in Washington, the court made a job offer for Eva. She has graduated from both the Swedish National Police Academy and from the communications line of Skurup Folk High School. She worked for The Swedish National Police Board when she was younger.
The Master of Ceremony is Jan-Erik Warren, 68. He takes care and plans the big events, at the latest the christening of princess Leonore. He was also Daniel’s mentor when he had his introduction programme. Warren lives at the Royal Mews with wife Inger.
Margareta Thorgren is the new Director of the Press Department, who started in March. She is 51-years old and worked before at Scandic Hotels and Scan. She has five children, her son Sven represented Sweden at the Olympic Games in Sochi in snowboarding.
Ebba von Mecklenburg, 68, is the “Åldfrun”, the Housekeeper at the Palace. She is responsible of everything from window cleaning to planning of the king’s gala dinners. She is one of the few who lives at the Royal Palace.
The King’s secretary is 61-year-old Heidi Kumlin. She worked before for the Minister for Foreign Affairs. She has good language skills and is a real marvel in schedule planning. She lives at the Royal Mews with her husband Peter.
Mertil Melin, 68, is the current Court Equerry, the chief of the Royal Mews. He is responsible for all the transportations the royal family needs, both in cars and in carriages.
Madeleine’s chambermaid is 70-year-old Ann Schierenbeck. She has previously worked both as the queen’s and Victoria’s chambermaid.
39-year-old Anita Söderlind works as Carl Philip’s and Madeleine’s secretary.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:28 PM
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The magazine "Arbetet" (Work) has an interview of 31-year-old Karolina Stenfelt, a carpenter at the Royal Palace.
Karolina is not just a new palace carpenter, she is also relatively new mother. Daughter Hedda filled just one year.
- I sat at home and nursed a seven-week old baby when the director of the Palace Administration called and wanted to meet me.
The palace carpenter would retire. Karolina had to start going in parallel with the old carpenter in a month. The whole month she could have Hedda with her.
- This is a good place to work. People who work here will remain until they retire.
Karolina wakes up at 04.15, starts her work at 06.00 and the work day ends at 15.30.
”Här vill jag vara till pensionen”

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