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Old 05-17-2015, 02:20 PM
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As per this photo, Sofia's mother needs to learn how to pose, her knees are open and the hands their doesn't look right, hope somebody tells her.
after that, everybody looks lovely and I think Sofia is beautiful!
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No one of us knows what Victoria thinks. Of course she is happy for her brother, because he seems happy now. And otherwise Victoria does like the king wants. The king is the head of the family and Victoria respects that. It would be good if the king also would respect his daughter and heir to the throne and show his support in his acts.

Among Carl Gustaf's children, Victoria is the only one who has her own household and who takes up official engagements such as diplomatic missions. I guess there is no doubt then the the King fully acknowledges her legal status as the heir to the throne (not least because he has no alternative but to accept it as that is the law of the land). Accordingly, Victoria was raised to be the future Head of State while her siblings were not.

Duc et Pair, however, raised an interesting point. Victoria will be queen, but, following traditional dynastic custom, Carl Philip, as the most senior male descendant of King Carl XIV Johan, could in theory claim for himself the position of head of the Bernadotte family when his father is gone. I don't think he will as, again, most of the family's private assets, e.g. the items in the Bernadotte foundation, are probably entrusted to the sovereign anyway. Maybe the King, deep inside, makes that distinction and sees Victoria as his successor as the constitutional head of state, but CP as his heir as head of the family.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:22 PM
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I'm not a fan of Sofia's outfit. Victoria looks great though.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:25 PM
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Sofia looked okay, but I hate fascinator hats.

Victoria would have been perfect except the hemline of her dress bothers me...it looks uneven and awkward.
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I love fascinators, I feel they are a great way for the young to take part in the always wearing a hat tradition. I don't like Sofia's because I feel it clashes with her dark hair.
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Seeing the redheaded sisters makes me wonder if Sofia dyes her hair.

The mother's dress looks like the LK Bennett dress Kate has in blue and Maxima has a lookalike in white.

Looking forward to the wedding!
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I hate the Fascinators. They look terrible on all. Sofia's mother looks very nice. They seem like a nice family.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:57 PM
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Seeing the redheaded sisters makes me wonder if Sofia dyes her hair.

The mother's dress looks like the LK Bennett dress Kate has in blue and Maxima has a lookalike in white.

Looking forward to the wedding!

Light brunette is Sofia's natural hair color.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:20 PM
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That is a very nice group photo.

I note that only the royal women are wearing anything on their heads. I would assume that if it was the custom for well-dressed ladies to wear hats into church, that Sofia's family members would have worn some sort of hat for this important social event. What is the custom in Sweden?
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I dislike facinators as well, and I dislike loose hair under any hat-like item. It is a pity that Sofia went for the same hairstyle as the Duchess of Cambridge. The result is usually less than elegant, a bit sloppy even. Same goes for Madeleine. I love the little bow on Estelle though.

The outfits themselves are nice enough. It seems that the Bernadotte ladies coordinated their pale outfits. I like the outfit of the Hellqvist sister with the hair up best and we should be grateful that Mrs. Hellqvist actually adds some color to the thing in her LK Bennett dress. The colour of Victoria's outfit is also quite nice. The queen looks elegant as usual, though perhaps it is time to consider softening her hair colour a bit. It starts to give Gerhard Schrder vibes.
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Famille de Sude en photos - Sofia et Carl Philip, un nouveau pas vers le mariage
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It starts to give Gerhard Schrder vibes.
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What does Carl do for a living?
I believe Prince Carl Philip is self-employed. In essence he is a graphic designer. After this he continued with studying agriculture and forestry, with practice on several estates. Two years ago the Prince graduated on the University of Agricultural Scieneces in Rural Management. Probably the Prince will have a role in the management of the royal domains.

The royal family manages some large domains which obtain revenues in the form of rents and leases. The domains of Djurgrden (near Stockholm), Solliden (on the island of land), Stenhammar (near Flen), Solbacken (near Kalmar) are examples. As Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine seem not so interested in managing these properties, probably Prince Carl Philip will take this role. He has a perfect education for becoming the Master of the Royal Domains.

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I believe Prince Carl Philip is self-employed. In essence he is a graphic designer. After this he continued with studying agriculture and forestry, with practice on several estates. Two years ago the Prince graduated on the University of Agricultural Scieneces in Rural Management. Probably the Prince will have a role in the management of the royal domains.

The royal family manages some large domains which obtain revenues in the form of rents and leases. The domains of Djurgrden (near Stockholm), Solliden (on the island of land), Stenhammar (near Flen), Solbacken (near Kalmar) are examples. As Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine seem not so interested in managing these properties, probably Prince Carl Philip will take this role. He has a perfect education for becoming the Master of the Royal Domains.


Villa Solbacken, which is located in the Djurgrden domain and used to be Prince Bertil's home, is now privately owned by Prince Carl Philip, who inherited it from his late uncle. I believe he is planning to live there with the Duchess of Vrmland (HRH Princess Sofia) after they get married.
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One of the presents from Sofia's lvdalen was this candelabra designed by Hanna Dalrot.
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This is vile! It looks as if a child made it in school when studying the planet system!!! UGH!
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Oh dear! It's not as bad as I expected after reading your description, sesa. The elements are actually very nicely placed and balanced. Though it's not to my personal taste, perhaps CP and Sofia like that sort of very modern stuff. They might give it pride of place in their home.
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I wonder if that's anything like the items CP designs himself. It's definitely not to my taste but may be of the style he creates. Has anyone seen pictures of what he has done?
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I wonder if that's anything like the items CP designs himself. It's definitely not to my taste but may be of the style he creates. Has anyone seen pictures of what he has done?
We have a thread about Carl Philip's designs
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