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Old 01-10-2013, 12:58 AM
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At the cover of Expressen Extra
So Sofia is struggling to be accepted
The prince's girlfriend has fixed her life
http://www.expressen.se/ImageHandler...f-cf0a7dc75e41
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:44 AM
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A wedding will only take place at CP's mercy, and he doesnt seem to be in the mood. Maybe he did the statement just to be clear about the issue, and that he is honest, he doesnt plan to get married.

For Sofia, I think she prefers any statement, even though the content doesnt please her, to a non-statement. CP talking about her in public gives her the credibility she is after so desperately.

Agreed...this is exactly what went through my mind when I read that statement.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:51 AM
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It can't be easy for her. She's got all the tabloids talking about her relationship to Carl Philip and coming up with all kinds of stories. It must mean the world to her to have Carl Philip make a statement.

I think things will lead to an engagement.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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I think things will lead to an engagement.
I certainly hope not
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:51 PM
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Well, If they're in love and are good friends and the family likes her, then why not?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:58 AM
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Swedish longtime royal reporter Jenny Alexandersson writes at her blog that in addition to her charity work in South Africa, Sofia Hellqvist chose to design workout clothes. 2011 she launched the company Drop of Mindfulness with Carolina Pihl. According to the company itself, the clothes are inspired by New York, it was there that the idea for the company was born. Jenny thinks that some clothes are a little too much inspired by the American / Canadian company Lululemons yoga clothing, but the idea behind DOM is very nice. Five percent of the proceeds go to Sofia's Project Playground. Now she is launching a yoga mat made ​​of natural rubber, it is biodegradable.
Sofia Hellqvist och Pippa Middletons karriärstrategier Hovbloggen

Sofia's mentor Barbro Ehnbom has given a big interview to Svensk Damtidning (paper issue), she speaks in it also a lot of Sofia, here are main points of the interview.
Barbro says that Sofia and Carl Philip are meant for each other, they have such a marital likeness. It is very easy to be her mentor, Barbro has tried to give her inspiration and show the way both at her entrepreneurship and at her doings in Africa.
Already before Barbro became Sofia's mentor, she knew her well, since Sofia was one of Barbro's Best and Brightest girls. Barbro met Sofia in New York via her son Marcus Forss. They were both doing extra work at a bar. Barbro says that Sofia fulfills the three criterions which they have for BBB: she is talented, very ambitious and has great integrity. You can see it right away when you meet her. Barbro was so charmed by her. Sofia is like a magnet, she attracts people with her enormous radiation. It is fantastic and could be very useful in the future.
Barbro doesn't believe the headlines about that Sofia is in the cold, on the contrary. Barbro thinks that Sofia and Carl Philip are relieved that they could take a little step backwards and not be so much in focus when they are building a life together. Now it is princess Madeleine and her fiancé that are at the spotlight.
Barbro has met Carl Philip many times: He is a dream prince!
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:03 PM
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I'm sorry it's hard to believe that someone who is talented and full of integrity when there are nude pictures all over the internet. But the ambition part I can definitely believe.
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I'm sorry it's hard to believe that someone who is talented and full of integrity when there are nude pictures all over the internet. But the ambition part I can definitely believe.
I'm so tired of this perspective. It's what as a feminist, I consider "slut-shaming"- judging a woman as tainted or worthless because she's dared to openly flaunt her sexuality.

Nude pictures are not that big of a deal and they certainly don't indicate a lack of integrity. You can be a kind, honest, smart person and still appear in nude photographs. (Marilyn Monroe comes to mind)

I think it's very unkind to constantly bring up Sofia's modeling career as a reason to despise her.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:22 PM
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I'm so tired of this perspective. It's what as a feminist, I consider "slut-shaming"- judging a woman as tainted or worthless because she's dared to openly flaunt her sexuality.

Nude pictures are not that big of a deal and they certainly don't indicate a lack of integrity. You can be a kind, honest, smart person and still appear in nude photographs. (Marilyn Monroe comes to mind)

I think it's very unkind to constantly bring up Sofia's modeling career as a reason to despise her.
A certain former male Senator from Massachussetts springs to mind as well. A few jokes were made, but no one ever said he lacked integrity or was not smart just because he appeared as a nude centerfold in Cosmo.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:35 PM
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I certainly can't speak for a lot of people who are not on the Sofia bandwagon so I will just speak for myself.

I could care less that Sofia posed nude (although posing with a snake is pushing it in my book but hey we all got different taste). I don't look down to Playboy models or people who pose for painters nude. We were all born nude and there is nothing wrong with the human body.

Again its not that she posed nude per se is that her posing nude as well as a host of other things that she has done gives the vibe (or least to me) that she will do anything ANYTHING to be famous. Even her work with her playground foundation...reeks of publicity. Do you work outside of the public eye...do enough to bring attention to your foundation and the work you do and thats about it. If you are invited to your boyfriends neice's christening, don't look like you are looking for the camera....concentrate on the actual event.

Again its not the nudity is that the nudity is just an example to me (and perhaps others) that Sofia is not in this for the right reasons. Now, I have been on the board for a long time and other than Camilla (who've I accepted not that she needs my approval) I have never been on the anti (insert royal girlfriend name here like Mary, Letizia, Kate, etc) bandwagon where I questioned if this person would date so and so if he was any old guy off the street and not the Prince of Whatever Country you pick. But something about Sofia just doesn't seem right. I honestly wonder if she would be dating him if he wasn't Carl Phillip, Prince of Sweden.

And I think she is a pretty girl and probably very nice I just think she makes bad decisions and comes across as scheming to me.

But hey, Carl knows better than any of us and I truly hope I am wrong.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:09 PM
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I think that's just it, Prince Carl Philip knows Sofia much more personally than everybody else that's looking in from the outside.

I remember people were all uptight about Prince William dating a young lady that once modeled in a see threw dress in their university charity catwalk show. People judged her pretty bad over those photos and thought William shouldn't consider dating, marry and making her the future Queen because they thought she wasn't in their eyes "qualified" for the job. Obviously the world didn't come crashing down when he married her and now she's doing a pretty fantastic job as William's consort and future Queen.

I don't know where Carl Philip & Sofia's relationship will go but I do think it could lead to marriage. I think if things become official, that would give everyone (including the tabloids) a chance to know her on a more personal level. I think people have developed this preconceived idea of who she is and what she's all about due to her modeling photos. I'm sure there's much more to Sofia than her past of modeling with a snake. Which I found pretty cool that she had the guts to do that.

Also, what was so wrong with Sofia smiling at the cameras at the baby christening? That is what she and all the guest was supposed to do. That's why the press was there. To capture the royals and guest at the joyous event.

Prince Carl Philip's former girlfriend, Emma Pernald was invited to a wedding with Carl philip and the royals. She was on Carl Philip's arm and she smiled happily for the photographers and I didn't see any complaints when she did it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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Also, what was so wrong with Sofia smiling at the cameras at the baby christening? That is what she and all the guest was supposed to do. That's why the press was there. To capture the royals and guest at the joyous event.
If my husband / boyfriend is godparent to a beautiful child I would be more happier during attending the christening.

I loved her bright smile at the christening!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:35 PM
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I know if I was dating a Princess and I attended a high profile event with her and the pictures of this event would be published in the papers and magazines, you better bet that I would be showing every tooth in my mouth. I mean just smiling from ear to ear. I'm going to make sure I look good and happy in those pictures, even if it kills me.
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I certainly can't speak for a lot of people who are not on the Sofia bandwagon so I will just speak for myself.

I could care less that Sofia posed nude (although posing with a snake is pushing it in my book but hey we all got different taste). I don't look down to Playboy models or people who pose for painters nude. We were all born nude and there is nothing wrong with the human body.

Again its not that she posed nude per se is that her posing nude as well as a host of other things that she has done gives the vibe (or least to me) that she will do anything ANYTHING to be famous. Even her work with her playground foundation...reeks of publicity. Do you work outside of the public eye...do enough to bring attention to your foundation and the work you do and thats about it. If you are invited to your boyfriends neice's christening, don't look like you are looking for the camera....concentrate on the actual event.

Again its not the nudity is that the nudity is just an example to me (and perhaps others) that Sofia is not in this for the right reasons. Now, I have been on the board for a long time and other than Camilla (who've I accepted not that she needs my approval) I have never been on the anti (insert royal girlfriend name here like Mary, Letizia, Kate, etc) bandwagon where I questioned if this person would date so and so if he was any old guy off the street and not the Prince of Whatever Country you pick. But something about Sofia just doesn't seem right. I honestly wonder if she would be dating him if he wasn't Carl Phillip, Prince of Sweden.

And I think she is a pretty girl and probably very nice I just think she makes bad decisions and comes across as scheming to me.

But hey, Carl knows better than any of us and I truly hope I am wrong.
If you're right about this then what does it say about Carl Phillip? All of the negative comments here always seem to be about Sofia's past, personality, etc, but if she is the scheming, overly ambitious shrew people have made her out to be then at best that means Carl Phillip is stupid. At worst it means he knows exactly how she is and is attracted to those qualities, (and IME like attracts like). Either way, I'm not sure why he's getting a free pass while she's getting reamed.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:14 PM
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Oh well, I was just too kind, not to write, that I presume that CP isn't the smartest fish in the bowl, but then there are very smart man who are fooled by a woman.
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Oh well, I was just too kind, not to write, that I presume that CP isn't the smartest fish in the bowl, but then there are very smart man who are fooled by a woman.
Just as there are a lot of women who can never resist the temptation to criticize another woman.
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There is so much negativity regarding these two and their relationship... So much regarding her and web some regarding his judgment in choice of a girl. I am not going to pass any myself. I would simply like to know what the real opinion is of the people of Sweden and what they would really think if they were to marry? Will they really marry? What do his parents really think? They must really like this girl or they would not have accepted her and put out a statement saying so!

I liked Emma and am sad that things did not work out for the two of them.




I would love if someone could shed some light here.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:14 PM
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I don't know what the Swedish people think of Sofia. I'm not even sure they know much of anything about her besides what they read in the tabs. If they pay attention to the tabs.

From the pictures I have seen and have been posted here, the royal family seems to like her. She and Carl Philip has vacationed with The King & Queen. She hangs out with Victoria & Daniel and Madeleine when with Carl Philip. Victoria invited Sofia to baby Estelle's christening. Sofia seems very active and involved with her African charity she co-founded. She started her own yoga center in New York.

I don't know that much about her but from what I see from the pictures, she's an alright girl. Prince Carl Philip seems to really like her and they live together.

I think some people haven't taken to her much because she has modeled when she was young. She posed for a mens magazine with a bikini bottom and snake on her top. She was on a reality show 'Paradise Hotel' several years ago. So I guess people now think she's just seeking fame and dating Prince Carl Philip in order to get it. I don't think she knew in those early days that she would run into a Swedish Prince and fall in love.

I can't put down Prince Carl Philip for dating her. Perhaps he don't define her as a person who's seeking fame and fortune and as a bad person who once modeled with a snake but as a person who's beautiful, funny, kind and a good friend.

That's just make take on it. I don't think he would present just anybody to his parents.
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The king and queen invited the guests to the christening, the king had the final word to who was invited. And the swedish press has written, that Carl Philip demanded from his father that Sofia should be invited. And when Sofia was invited, of course also Chris should be invited.
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It's always the same thing from the people who don't like her. She posed nude she posed nude she posed nude. Year after year! It is so old and people really need to come up with a new excuse to hate her.
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