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Old 06-28-2014, 09:12 PM
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that is,If you think soft porn princesses are great representatives of a country....
Ouch!

As to Sophia? Well he seems to love her and she seems to love him and it's not as if everyone hadn't been expecting it to happen. That the announcement was handled with such lack of finesse is merely indicative of the SRF Press Office usual, hamfisted lack of professionalism which could be a problem because, if this thread is anything to go on, there are some stormy waters ahead.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:10 PM
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I've seen one or two comments about CG's apparent unhappiness in the pictures/video, but this rather misses the point that he never looks anything other than miserable as sin. He always looks as if someone's just pinched his last cookie.
And I do love him for it. in a world of false smiles and 'playing the game' - he doesn't.

That was me. Or I was one of the mentioners.

Point taken. Which raises the question how anyone can claim he's happy about the match. A measure of clairvoyance present that is impressive.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:33 PM
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And I do love him for it. in a world of false smiles and 'playing the game' - he doesn't.

That was me. Or I was one of the mentioners.

Point taken. Which raises the question how anyone can claim he's happy about the match. A measure of clairvoyance present that is impressive.
He gave his consent to the marriage, so he can't really complain about it, can he ? If the King were really strongly against this union, he could have put a choice to CP between marrying Sofia or losing his title and place in the Swedish royal house. Although I can't tell for sure, I suspect CP would have at least thought twice, considering that, apart from being a prince of Sweden, he doesn't have that much going for him in terms of career prospects.
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Maybe he think's abdication is not such a bad idea but can't or won't take such a big step or put it on Victoria right now so he'll glower and put up with his cosseted children.


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Not any worse than killers and mafia connected people as representatives of a country

As I understand it he visited a strip club and had a friend who got involved in Mafia matters deeply...he said he was no longer involved with the guy. A lot of unsubstantiated stuff was written in a trashy tell by all accounts an exhibitionist who set out for fame and sold her body to get it.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:39 AM
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On the cover of Expressen
Göran Hägg's attack against Sofia and Carl Philip's wedding: A catastrophe
http://z.cdn-expressen.se/images/201...b44/502@70.jpg
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:30 AM
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Congratulations to the happy couple! Just watched the press conference. To me Sofia seemed a bit nervous, but she was well spoken, looked absolutely radiant and came across as a warm and bubbly person. Carl Philip has gained more self confidence with Sofia, and he also seemed very happy and relaxed. Nice gesture from the king and the queen to show their support so strongly. And what a gorgeous ring, I want that!

Here's a lovely article speculating their future: Experten: ā€¯Sofia kommer att bli en makalƶst populƤr prinsessaā€¯ | Nyheter | Aftonbladet The expert: "Sofia will become an incredibly popular princess" Let's hope he's right!
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:47 AM
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Congrats to the couple!

I can't wait for the wedding and future possible children

I hope to see CP Victoria with a baby bump on her brother's wedding
Me too! I really hope so!

Congrats to the couple! Hopefully Sofia can spread her wings in the Royal Family by doing good work for charities.
She should remove her tattoos and she should do something with that hair (this loose hair doesn't look very good on her, IMO). However, when she is a good wife for CP, it doesn't matter what she did in the past, how she looks or whatever, if they are truely happy, it's good for me.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:30 AM
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I watched the interview with CP&S here lasting some twelve minutes until the King and Queen came on. Prince Carl Philip: "I proposed at a secret place" | Royalista

Despite my reservations about Sofia, which I still maintain, I tried to look at the interview as unbiased as possible.

It came across as positive.
Sofia left an impression of being very happy, giddy and as such a little girly, while CP was more reserved or perhaps had more routine.
She didn't say anything silly.
The mistake was perhaps that they stood too close to the press, which meant that the cameraangles were shifting and unsteady and combined with CP&S physically having to turn in order to face whomever was asking, it left a messy impression.
Had the setting been more organised I believe the general impression would have been better and Sofia would have had to pose with engagement ring so much. (I know that annoyed some).

That the proposal took place the same morning may not be implausible. The arrangements and okaying in regards to the Riksdag and Regent Couple could have already been in place so that Sofia was simply surprised.

Conclusion: CP&S did fine, the PR handling was too improvised.

ADDED: I noticed someone else who said something about Eccentricity not being uncommon among royals and that Sofia might be seen as such, an eccentric figure.
I don't agree. In our day and age, where appearance counts for a lot, eccentricity is a luxury in royal families that are generally popular and resected. In such family the odd excentric family member may be seen as refreshing and even endearing. The SRF at present do not have that luxury.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:32 AM
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I hope to see CP Victoria with a baby bump on her brother's wedding
It would be lovely
My congratulations to the couple.A marriage is always a beautiful news.
I don't like her,to me it seems there's something off with her I don't know what,it's just a feeling.
Anyway she is very pretty girl and seems to make the Prince happy so my best wishes to them.

I was looking for a HQ photo of the ring,didn't find it but I came across in these two blogs.
This one Princesses' lives: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist are engaged! have images in a pretty good quality.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:05 PM
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Congratulations to Carl Philip and Sofia! I am very looking forward to the wedding and I hope their marriage will be blessed with love!
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I'll need to look at more pix. But I think CP and Sofia kind of look alike. In a similar way Victoria and Daniel really resemble each other.
This is superficial but it was nice to see a royal engagement announcement where the lady wasn't wearing blue.
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Yes, I've seen them... Hope they will be removed though

And why should someone's else opinion be removed from her facebook page? We all are entitled to our own opinions and after seeing all those Nude pictures I wonder what the heck is going on in Sweden. Now we have naked porn women as princess...........time for changes in this country are coming.
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First of all, I do wish the couple all love and happiness. I have no doubt that they love each other very much.

About the press conference: I've watched the whole thing. I think that Sofia and C-P did very well. Yes, she showed off the ring quite a lot, but the press kept asking her to do so. I think she told the truth when she said that she didn't know that C-P would propose to her that day. But I also think that it was planned by C-P. His parents (and her) knew. The Royal Courts PR-machine are horrible at handling these kind of things, but you can't blame Sofia for that.
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I just read Sofia's interview in Slitz in April 2005. I have never seen it before. I'm in total shock. I can't believe that she talked about things like that. I can't post the link here because of the photos but you can surely find it from some forums.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:38 PM
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I like that Sofia will be given time to adjust to royal life before the wedding next year.
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And why should someone's else opinion be removed from her facebook page? We all are entitled to our own opinions and after seeing all those Nude pictures I wonder what the heck is going on in Sweden. Now we have naked porn women as princess...........time for changes in this country are coming.
Who the heck are you to care. Did you write comments when Charles married Camilla? How will you accept that with her past she is queen. When Andrew didn't marry Koo Stark, but then Sarah? Can you second guess who should marry whom? When Haakon wisely married Mette-Marit, when Friso married Mabel, thank God. And you who come from a nation where anyone can do anything. should be ashamed.
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Countess you bring up a good point, that so many of these marriages, mostly of the heir to the throne, have been controversial. Don't forget letitzia, she was a divorcee.
Remember poor princess Lilian, who was not allowed to marry prince Bertillon, she, who is now only fondly remembered, was considered scandalous because of her actress past.
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Who the heck are you to care.
But we are on a discussion forum where we voice opinions - which, by their nature, are judgements. Just saying. Gets confusing when the parameters shift when someone doesn't like the opinions. Like the moderator said....
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Who the heck are you to care. Did you write comments when Charles married Camilla? How will you accept that with her past she is queen. When Andrew didn't marry Koo Stark, but then Sarah? Can you second guess who should marry whom? When Haakon wisely married Mette-Marit, when Friso married Mabel, thank God. And you who come from a nation where anyone can do anything. should be ashamed.

No way am I ashamed of anything that I write or think, I have no reason to be, and for your INF I wasn't here when all the above that you mentioned took place. As far as PC and his now wife..............she broke that marriage up and he was a WIMP for not marrying first, he had no balls so to speak, so he deserves excately what he gets,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Camilla.
You don't have to like what I wrote as the same goes for me and for everyone here, we are all entitled to our own opinions whether we like someone else's opinion or not.
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