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Old 11-04-2003, 09:43 PM
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Lena, you don't provide answers .. you provoke more queries :) !!!
With my many side notes I provoke your questions, and then I have to answer it, and so I will soon celebrate my 1000. post-it´s all calculation :P
And of course this is a discussion-board, without questions it would "die"!
The book was written to her 25 years as Queen-jubille, and it´s more or less a photo-book, with some interviews of the Queen.
Well, I think that is just the beginning of some series of pictures to/for her 60. birthday. I guess that there also will be a family picture session.
BTW (I´ve found this, while looking at a swedish bookshop for a photo of the mentioned book) what is the book "David Puma och drottning Silvia" about?!

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Old 11-04-2003, 09:50 PM
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Lena  Posted: Nov 4th, 2003 - 8:43 pm

BTW (I´ve found this, while looking at a swedish bookshop for a photo of the mentioned book) what is the book "David Puma och drottning Silvia" about?!

Picture of the book (from 2001):
Excellent picture !!!
Hardly looks like the Sylvia that I have become accustomed to !!!
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Old 11-05-2003, 07:44 PM
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Polfoto 05-11-2003. West Tunhem. Sweden's King Carl VXI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip during Wednesday annual elk hunting in Hunneberg south of Gotenburg.
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Alexandria  Posted: Nov 5th, 2003 - 6:44 pm

Polfoto 05-11-2003. West Tunhem. Sweden's King Carl VXI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip during Wednesday annual elk hunting in Hunneberg south of Gotenburg.
In comparison to (reflective jacket) clothing of hunters in Canada, the King has surprisingly little in the way of garb on that is reflective - one band of orange reflectant on his hat, and nothing else !

And a tie on during hunting ... quite the formal occasion (in Europe). Maybe its reflective as well ??
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:00 PM
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there will not be a big party when the queen turns 60
she will spend the birthday with her family
but there will be a ballet the night before and the royal family will attend

Hjälp till utsatta barn när drottningen ska fira

Vad ger man en 60-åring som redan har allt? När drottning Silvia, som fyller 60 år den 23 december, fick frågan vad hon önskar sig till sin födelsedag blev hennes spontana svar: - Tänk om alla goda krafter kunde stödja varandra i arbetet för utsatta barn i Sverige.

Sagt och gjort. Fredagen den 12 december ordnas ett stort seminarium "Barnen - Drottningens hjärtefråga" i Bernadottebiblioteket på Kungliga slottet. 130 inbjudna eldsjälar och representanter från bland annat Rädda barnen, BRIS, Unicef, Röda korset, Kvinnoforum och Fryshuset men också från mindre organisationer som Klassmorfar och Samba, Samarbete för prioritering av barnen, kommer att mötas och utbyta erfarenheter. Goda exempel räcker inte, man måste också hitta samarbetsmodeller, olika sätt att utnyttja varandras kompetenser.
Att barn - inte alla, men alltför för många - känner sig ensamma och svikna, utsatta för mobbning och övergrepp visar statistik och rapporter. På drottningens födelsedagsseminarium kommer några barn att berätta om sina egna erfarenheter. Där finns vuxna "bästingar" som kan vittna om hur de en gång var unga "värstingar". Livet är föränderligt, hopplöshet kan förvandlas till hopp.
Seminariet leds av Annika Dopping och spelas in av TV 4. Ett sammandrag kommer att sändas den 29
december.
Och vad gör drottningen på själva födelsedagen?
Enligt hovets presstjänst kommer hon att fira födelsedagen privat, med familjen. Men kvällen före, måndagen den 22 december ger Kungliga operan en födelsedagsföreställning av Nötknäpparen, med kungafamiljen på hedersplats. Samtliga intäkter av föreställningen kommer att gå till Silviahemmet.
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Old 11-07-2003, 06:59 AM
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The king has the same cushion, but of course with the words "It ain´t easy being king" on it and not with "Queen
hopefully :P
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:41 PM
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:o 42-and she was 57 on the photo!
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:45 PM
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57 !!???!!

On that photo, she looks 38 to me.
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:55 PM
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So, it´s time for the famous sentence, which average looking women say, when they look enviously at pictures of models, actors...AND 57-years-old-Queens, who look like 38: "THAT`S ALL RETOUCHED, THAT´S ALL DONE WITH THE COMPUTER" :P
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Old 11-10-2003, 07:06 AM
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" So, it´s time for the famous sentence, which average looking women say, when they look enviously at pictures of models, actors...AND 57-years-old-Queens, who look like 38: "THAT`S ALL RETOUCHED, THAT´S ALL DONE WITH THE COMPUTER"

Well, my friend is young and not so average looking but she believes that Silvia is quite good looking.
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:29 AM
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That was more or less a joke. I´ve never doubt, that she´s beautiful, especially when you consider, that she will become 60 in a few days!
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Old 11-13-2003, 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Lena@Nov 9th, 2003 - 7:55 pm
So, it´s time for the famous sentence, which average looking women say, when they look enviously at pictures of models, actors...AND 57-years-old-Queens, who look like 38: "THAT`S ALL RETOUCHED, THAT´S ALL DONE WITH THE COMPUTER" :P
@ Lena!
Of course, all done with the computer!
I like that picture very much and I wonder how she manages to look that good, I mean, she has a hard job and raised three children and all...
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:48 AM
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Swedish king says his son, not daughter, should take over throne
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STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Twenty-three years have passed since Sweden adopted a new Succession Act, but King Carl Gustaf XVI is still upset that his eldest child, Princess Victoria, and not his only son will become Sweden's next monarch.



The Swedish Constitution was changed in 1980, giving the eldest child of the royal couple the right to the throne, regardless of gender.


The new law stripped seven-month-old Carl Philip of the title of Crown Prince and made his elder sister Victoria, now 26, heir to the throne.


Victoria is hugely popular in Sweden and is widely viewed as a capable and worthy successor to her father, but the king nonetheless said at the weekend that he was displeased by the change in the law.


Asked by Swedish television whether he still believed the change was wrong, he said:


"Of course. It's simple. A constitutional law that works retroactively, that's odd," he said.


A spokesman for the royal family, Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, stressed that the king was however very pleased with the way Victoria was carrying out her duties as crown princess.



IMO the king is right in the ONE thing, that it´s not fair, that the law was changed retroactive. So they took Carl-Philip´s rights...although as 6-months old baby this was probably not a problem for him...
But I think the king shouldn´t show his disappointment about the fact, that his son isn´t his successor that open.
I´m not 100% sure, if it´s true, but it was often quoted, that he said "A woman isn´t good for this job".
However, I bet his attitude hurts Victoria, who always tries to do her best.
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IMO the king is right in the ONE thing, that it´s not fair, that the law was changed retroactive. So they took Carl-Philip´s rights...although as 6-months old baby this was probably not a problem for him...
But I think the king shouldn´t show his disappointment about the fact, that his son isn´t his successor that open.
I´m not 100% sure, if it´s true, but it was often quoted, that he said "A woman isn´t good for this job".
However, I bet his attitude hurts Victoria, who always tries to do her best.
Very interesting article, Lena. Thanks for sharing it. And you make some very good points about it, too.

I agree, that I don't think it's right of the King to say publicly that he thinks his son should succeed him rather than his eldest daughter. It would indeed be very hurtful. Even though he says afterwards that he thinks Victoria is doing a good job, it's still a compliment in hindsight. Here is a young woman who has struggled with personal problems, from her anorexia to dyslexia, and who by all accounts is trying her hardest to do a good job and represent her country well, and here is her own father knocking her down.

While I can see from the King's perspective that being a reigning monarch would be much harder on a woman because of say, pregnancy, however, knowing that, the King should try and be more supportive and encouraging of his daughter and her role and responsibilities, not criticize her because of her sex.
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:09 PM
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The nerve of him! That being said, I thought this was public knowledge from the beginning? Yes, while I agree that Parliament had no reason to change the law. There should not have been a law in the first place. Therefore, it should have been to the eldest born child anyway!
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:38 PM
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I think the reason why the King feels this way is not being sexiest but rather that he feels bad for Prince Carl Philip being stripped of his titled, granted he was way too young to know what was going on anyways and from what I've read in the past I don't think the Prince minds not being first in line to the throne.

It's a necessary change that all Monarchies have or will make soon. Women are more then capable of doing the "top job" just as well as men. I don't think he meant it as an insult to Princess Victoria. I think it's more likely he is more protective of his daughters, like most fathers are, and worried about the pressure that will be placed upon her shoulders when she becomes Queen.

I guess he's just a traditionalist along the lines of "daughters give you grandchildren, sons take over the family business."

Either way Sweden will not change the law of sucession so he'll just have to deal with it.
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That's right. He keeps on making a big deal about it. It's not like Carl Philip knew what was going on at the time. Victoria is my queen! Carl Philip should enjoy the ride like Madeleine is!
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I think the rules should be changed ... the decision only being made when the reigning monarch passes away
- at which time it is apparent which of the kids likes it the most,
- who gets on the best with the politicians, and
- who the public favours the most.

In this manner, it becomes a bit of a dog race for all the kids, with no outright favourtism of the oldest child or oldest son.
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Good grief. That may turn into the Lion in Winter then. Just kidding. The Bernadottes are nice people.
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Carl Philip should enjoy the ride like Madeleine is!
:P If I were Carl Phillip, I wouldn't want to be King. I'd much prefer to coast on the ride, too!

Has Carl Phillip ever spoken publicly about wanting to be the King of Sweden, to succeed his father rather than his sister? How much royal dutities will Carl Phillip perform in the future? As much as Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and the Earl and Countess of Wessex of Great Britain, or less, like how much the Infantas of Spain do?
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