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Old 02-21-2004, 04:50 PM
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My sympathies to them both.

I wonder why it is that the people of Sweden have persay 'castrated' their leader, as opposed to the leader of Norway and Denmark?

That said, I wonder if there is an inferiority complex between CG and S with CG 'looking up' at S? I mean dyslexia and all that, and the fact that S trained to be a superb hostess (witness Olympic Games) gives her quite the edge in dealing with / handling people.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:48 PM
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Sadly, I have also noticed a seemingly growing distance between the king and queen. Whenever they are photographed, the queen is lovely and always smiling. The king just looks like a rigid frump. She seems to be very devoted to him and she's always seeming to make the effort when they are photographed, and he just looks like he'd rather die than be around her. I don't know about their marriage, and some people are just stern looking even though they may be very loving in private, but the king should perhaps make a little bit of an effort to look happy. I just feel sorry for Silvia whenever I see him frown at her beautiful smile.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:17 PM
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Well I totally disagree...or?!...I think or rather I KNOW that they love eachother VERY much I'm sure of that! But I think the reason the king always looks angry at pictures is because he HATES photographers! But surely he loves his wife...why shouldn't he?? Perhaps he is a very loving person in private?! Actually the queen said that he is in a program about the swedish royal family from the year of 2003!..so i don't think there's any reason to be worried at all! AND SURELY HE DOESN'T HAVE, OR HAS HAD AN AFFAIR!!! HE WOULDN'T DO THAT! I'm sure! :flower:
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:31 PM
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loving silvia and carl gustaf    Posted: Feb 21st, 2004 - 8:17 pm

the reason the king always looks angry at pictures is because he HATES
being set-up. I think he got bad advice .... I think he should fire his advisor .... there's a game being played and CG is coming out at the short end. I'd be furious too.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by King Christian@Feb 22nd, 2004 - 8:31 pm
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loving silvia and carl gustaf    Posted: Feb 21st, 2004 - 8:17 pm

the reason the king always looks angry at pictures is because he HATES
being set-up. I think he got bad advice .... I think he should fire his advisor .... there's a game being played and CG is coming out at the short end. I'd be furious too.
You mean with the Brunei case. Right. Well, I was thinking that you meant that he was being set up with the photographers. Like they were taking photos of him from out of the blue but that isn't the case clearly. Yes. They would use some new pr people. I agree.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:41 PM
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Dennism  Posted: Feb 22nd, 2004 - 8:36 pm
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the reason the king always looks angry at pictures is because he HATES
being set-up. I think he got bad advice .... I think he should fire his advisor .... there's a game being played and CG is coming out at the short end. I'd be furious too.
You mean with the Brunei case.
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Well, I was thinking that you meant that he was being set up with the photographers. Like they were taking photos of him from out of the blue
that would be the icing on the cake.
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:31 PM
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True on the Brunei thing, I believe. I wouldn't say out of the blue for the official events when they are lining up or whenever but more of a case like when they were on that boat in Brunei. Less official places. Not expecting the shots.
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:46 PM
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Hey everybody!

Does any of you royal watchers :wacko: out there know what The King and Queen are up to this week? The official engagements schedule is empty for the whole Royal Family, so I was just wondering about their whereabouts! Maybe they are having the "sportlov" (winter holiday) this week? :P There has been nothing in the papers, but maybe there will be later in the week.

Todiloooo!

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Old 02-23-2004, 06:16 PM
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hmm, maybe they are going skiing somewhere?
Unless they plan to hide at home, I´m sure there will be photos...sadly
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Old 02-23-2004, 06:49 PM
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Hiding at home? Maybe they are just enjoying a quiet week at home and enjoying each other's company?
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From Mary at the Scandinavian Royals MB (http://members3.boardhost.com/scandi...msg/72485.html), Queen Silvia is to be on ABC's Good Morning America.

Queen Silvia will be interviewed next week on ABC's "Good Morning, America" (the semi-literates at ABC don't include the comma, but I do), and the network is having a hard time finding Swedes in New York for the television audience.
So hard a time, in fact, that the producer actually posted on www.craigslist.com as a last-ditch attempt to find some.

So if any Swedes in New York would like to see their queeen and ask her some questions, I append the entire craig's list notice below, together with the contact e-mail address.

"Reply to: mjrichard@hotmail.com
Date: 2004-04-14, 10:56AM EDT

Next week the Queen of Sweden will be interviewed on ABC-tv's Good Morning America. I am looking for a small group of Swedes to attend the interview and support her as she discusses the World Childhood Foundation. Anyone interested feel free to ask questions. You also may have the opportunity to be on television.
If you are interested or have question send your e-mail to mjrichard@hotmail.com with the subject Queen of Sweden in the subject-line."

It seems that no one is certain when the Queen will be on, so perhaps if someone finds out could this information be shared so that people can set their VCRs?
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:01 AM
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Thank you for the pictures, montecarlo! I don´t know, who has chosen the photos for the stamps...but it´s definetely a good choice! I love this picture of the Queen (it´s also on the cover of her biography, which were released to the silver wedding)
Here in Austria (where I live) is it now possible, that everybody can get his/her own individual stamps...you just have to order more than 200 stamps, then you can upload every picture you want at the offical homepage of the post, and then they send you your stamps. I think I should do that with my own picture, and then, when I write letters with these stamps to people in other countries I can tell them, that this is the "empress of Austria" Ok, I start to become crazy... really time for me to go to bed
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:03 AM
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It seems like Queen Silvia has really been into the scarves lately...I don't remember her wearing that style a lot before...but I think it suits her well. She's such a classy lady! The King and Queen look really sweet together in the stamp factory pictures.
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:35 AM
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Great photos. Thanks for posting them. My favorites were 24 and 29. They really seem to be interested in those stamps. They were good too. Empress of Austria, that sounds like a cool idea. I love that scarf. She has been wearing some nice scarves of late.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:36 AM
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The last post is pictures of the King and Queen with Johann Georg Prinz von Hohenzollern...isn't that the husband of the King's sister Birgitta? What's up with that? I've heard that Birgitta and him are divorced but I'm not sure...I'd love to hear if anyone has any background on this. Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:32 PM
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Thursday 15/4

> HM The King
Visit to F 17, the Blekinge Wing
Ronneby, Blekinge


According to tradition, a banner (of a military unit) is to be handed over by H.M. The King before it is taken into use. Today the F17 Blekinge Wing (air force) had the honour to complete the tradition bound ceremony around the hand over of the banner. The head of the F17 Blekinge Wing and The King held short speeches to the staff before the banner guard for the fist time could march with the NEW F17 new banner. The old banner will be at display at the museum.

During the afternoon, The King will be given opportunity to fly with the JAS 39 Gripen (combat plane).
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:38 PM
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> HM The Queen
Visit to Ronnaskolan(school) and opening of the NOTiCUM laboratory
Södertälje


Pictures:

The Queen at the Ronnaskolan(school)

The Queen at the NOTiCum laboratory

The Queen at the NOTiCUM laboratory
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Translation from article in Expressen 17 April

Expressen's picture of The King in the Jas 39 Gripen

The King has reached higher heights!

King Carl XVI Gustaf on Thursday afternoon tried the job as a combat pilot. After a more official visit to the F17 Wing in Ronneby, he flied with a two-seat Jas 39 Gripen fighter plane together with a more routine Jas-pilot.

The flight lasted for over one hour. The plane was escorted by two other Jas Gripen. The King, always keen on adventures, obviously thought that is was fun and afterwards told SVT’s regional programme “Sydnytt” that it felt good.

Did The King lever the plane himself?
-This lever itself, he stated, but admitted that there were a lot of cords and technique to keep the track of.

The King had in advance been able to practice in a flight simulator.
- I think The King has chosen the wrong carrier. He should be flying out here on the flotilla, said His Majesties co-pilot and companion of the day, Richard Nyström.

The King’s real assignment at the F17 was to hand over the new banner of the flotilla.

Pictures from the F17 flotilla:

The King returning from the flight

The King getting ready to step out of the Jas 39 Gripen

The King smiles happily after the flight

The King and his flight companion after the flight
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:31 AM
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Ok, I´ve tried a translation..and I´ve to admit, that it´s far away from my better translations... but I think the most is understandable, or at least more understandable than the swedish text There is one sentence, where I´m not sure, how I should translate it. If a Swede or somebody, who can talk english + swedish could help me there out, I would aprreciate this really!

She´s operated every year


Queen Silvia´s beauty is praised at every Nobel prize award.
But behind the beautiful fassade/storefront a secret is hidden.
Before the festivities she goes to Brazil for plastic surgery, a source reveals to Expressen.

Plastic surgeries are more popular then ever before.
Many of them (the people), who "lay themselves" on the operation table are older women-which want to look younger.

Queen Silvia, 60, isn´t an exception
-She travels to Brazil to be discreet (treated). She uses to go there one time a year, says an inititiated source.

Little adjustments in/at the face.

Photographers from all over the world look at the festivity on the 10th of december.
In the focus of the flashlights stands the beautiful Queen- who for decades is looked upon from head to toe, including everything from dress and jewelry to hairstyle.
-For someone, who is the whole time photographed and watched, the (own) look can become an fixed idea, says the source of Expressen.
According to (our) information the plastic surgeries of the Queen deals about/are about small adjustments, for example eyelids, mouth and nose.

Started after the 50th birthday

The plastic surgeries should have started after the 50th birthday (of the queen). Even though the discussions about plastic surgery appeared earlier-after many reacted at her look on TV-the court doesn´t want to comment on an operation/surgery.
-The media have speculated about that, but we never got a confirmation of the Queen, says spokesman Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg.

How often travels the Queen to Brazil?
-That varies enormously. Sometimes she was there every year, sometimes more times a year.
When was she there for the last time?
-In November. She was there in the function of the world childhood foundation.
Who pays for the travels?
-"Childhood" is an private initiative/dedication-She pays self. If it is the other way... offical travels are paid of the apanage or of UD:s account


There are a lot of risks at operations

That plastic surgeries are often surrounded by a lot of secrecy don´t surprise Ivan Letterfors, surgeon for plastic surgery

-Even though it becomes more usual and more (people) are more open, it is still not "political correct" to say, what you have (let) done. We still have a long way (in the text: a little bit left) until that is accepted.
Even though the quality (of the plastic sugeries) improves, there will always stay risks.

-The more you operate, the higher is the risk for more scarring and more scarred tissue under the skin. In the USA are people, who had so many facelifts, that they finally had a skin, which looked like leather
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Posted by Duchess: Queen Silvia's Schedule for the US

Next week, The Queen will travel to the USA to participate in events that has to do with UNICEF and World Childhood Foundation.

The Queen will also be on the show "Good Morning America" some of the days next week.

Here are The Queen engagements in the US, as translated by me from the calendar at the Royal Court's website:

Wednesday 21/4

> H.M. The Queen
Attendance at the launch of “the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Touristm”
UNICEF, New York

Thursday 22/4

> H.M. The Queen
Board Meeting with World Childhood Foundation
New York, the United States of America

> H.M. The Queen
Attendance at a benefit gala for World Childhood Foundation at Metropolitan Club
New York, the United States of America

Friday 23/4

> H.M. The Queen
Visit to different projects of the World Childhood Foundation
New York, the United States of America

> H.M. The Queen
Attendance at a lunch oragnized by the International Visitors Committee at The Cosmopolitan Club
New York, the United States of America
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