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Old 02-01-2014, 08:37 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, 12:02 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
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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, 02:28 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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Old 05-23-2015, 11:59 AM
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Victoria's chambermaid/stylist Tina Törnqvist and the court florist Claes Carlsson at Operakällaren on Friday. King Magazine crowned for the tenth consecutive year the 100 most impressive people in the Swedish men's fashion.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:26 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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How fun to read about other members of staff than just the ones in the top positions:)


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Old 06-19-2015, 02:57 AM
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Alice Trolle-Wachmeister, the Mistress of the Robes, didn't attend at the wedding and wasn't at the "witness ceremony" with prince Nicolas. According to Expressen Madeleine is sad that the long tradition was broken, the First Lady of the Court, Kirstine Blixen-Finecke was at the witness ceremony.
Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister (89) tells to Expressen:
- I have been extremely ill, completely eliminated, and not at all able to take me to Stockholm.
Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister says that doctors initially suspected a number of different things.
- It's not cancer. There is something with the bones.
How are you today?
- I'm better and extremely grateful for it.
Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister is sad that she couldn't be in Stockholm this week.
- I have been bedridden and it has been impossible to do anything. I'm so sorry about this.
The royal family has constantly kept a close contact and she says that parts of the family have been and visited her at her home in Skåne.
- I am of course extremely grateful for that. I wish I had been able to attend both the wedding weekend and the arrival of little prince, but it has been impossible.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:29 AM
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And yet, the press blames Madeleine for this: it is a implicit "accusation" with their rubbish about "breaking the tradition and all"... God, the woman was ill!
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:02 AM
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No one has blamed Madeleine, the press just writes that Madeleine was sad that Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the close friend of the royal family, couldn't attend at the ceremony and the long tradition was broken. Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister was at the witnessceremony when Victoria, Carl Philip, Madeleine and Estelle were born. Because Leonore was born in USA, things were little different.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:04 AM
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No one has blamed Madeleine, the press just writes that Madeleine was sad that Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the close friend of the royal family, couldn't attend at the ceremony and the long tradition was broken.
Ah, thanks for claryinfing... still, the title "breaking with traditon" seems to assume this IMO
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:37 AM
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Annika Sönnerberg, the Deputy Director of the press department, isn't working there anymore. Her photo has been taken away from the website. Sönnerberg has worked at the press department for quite a long time, and was at work still in June.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:16 AM
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The Royal House did not say anything about it? I have been searching and have not found news about it.
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:42 PM
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The Head of the King's Household, Marshal of the Court Lars-Erik Tindre and The Head of Crown Princess Victoria's Household, Marshal of the Court Karolin A. Johansson, arriving to Carl Philip's wedding.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:01 PM
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Victoria's chambermaid/stylist Tina Törnqvist and the court florist Claes Carlsson (right) at ELLE Mat & Vin -magazine's 20th anniversary party on Friday.
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Its hard to believe that Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister is almost the same age as Queen Elizabeth II!
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:06 PM
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Its hard to believe that Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister is almost the same age as Queen Elizabeth II!
Yes. I hope we will see The Mistress of the Robes at the christening of prince Nicolas. Her husband is 92 years old and they got married in 1949, a long life together.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:24 PM
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Yes. I hope we will see The Mistress of the Robes at the christening of prince Nicolas. Her husband is 92 years old and they got married in 1949, a long life together.
That's what I was also thinking,the Countess has become a familiar face at the major court event.
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The Royal House did not say anything about it? I have been searching and have not found news about it.
The royal family's relationship with the press hit bottom under her regime. Margareta Thorgren have done a lot to improve the relations and the image of the royals and have done a very good job. Perhaps Annika's leaving is not a big surprise.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:36 AM
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The royal family's relationship with the press hit bottom under her regime. Margareta Thorgren have done a lot to improve the relations and the image of the royals and have done a very good job. Perhaps Annika's leaving is not a big surprise.
Annika Sönnerberg worked as the fixed-term Director of the department from 1st January until 12th March 2014 when Margareta Thorgen started as the Director. Otherwise Sönnerberg had always a boss at the Press department, she has been the Deputy Director. She was working at the press department already in 2008 when Nina Eldh was the Director. Eldh quit at the end of 2010. Bertil Ternert started in the beginning of 2011, and retired in the end of 2013.
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