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Old 07-05-2014, 06:03 AM
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Very good summary of events, LadyFinn. Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:22 PM
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Thank you for posting this - very nice summary. Within it I can feel Sofia's thrill - and that is captivating. I wish her well. Everything being said - there is one thing we need not be fearful of - Sofia will carry off the wedding with confidence and pizzazz. A shrinking violet not is she.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:37 PM
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Congrats to them! I hope it works out.

Almost missed this news completely. Royals are not big in US but from whats being said about this Sofia I imagine there'd be even a small mention of as this is our kind of news . Alas, I'll keeping my fingers crossed for a possible lifetime movie lol.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:13 AM
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And the swedish royal court allows Carl Philip and Sofia continue extra high-profile media coverage after the engagement, they have given an interview to DT (Dalarnas Tidning), which covers Sofia's homeplace Älvdalen.
Victoria and Daniel and Madeleine and Chris didn't give this kind of interview. Victoria and Daniel gave interviews a month before the wedding.

DT met the couple last Friday in Falun. They were in Dalarna to visit the Peace & Love in Borlänge. Sofia Hellqvist sits on the board of the festival and this year she is most interested in the panel discussions, especially those dealing with diversity and racism.
It's been exactly one week after the engagement. How does it feel?
- Wonderful. Quite right. It's like coming home. We have not had time to meet much as Sofia has been in Almedalen ... but I've still been happy all week, says Prince Carl Philip and said that he was excited before the proposal.
- I was nervous and loaded. The whole body felt like it pulsed. I woke up several times at night before, I do not know if Sofia noticed. I wanted it to be a surprise, he says.
- He managed to surprise me, but I did think he was strangely refreshed that morning, says Sofia is otherwise one of the two who wakes up at six or seven in the morning and be ready for the day.
And now the prince was all awake, went down on his knees, and got of course his "yes".
The ring glistens in the sun which is blazing, and there is no doubt about the warmth between the newly engaged. A few minutes into the interview, they take each other's hands, and sitting so through the whole conversation.
Tell us about the first meeting?
- We met at a lunch. I sat there with some friends, and you came in with a friend of yours, who knew my friends. It just clicked right away, says Prince Carl Philip.
- We looked shyly at each other, and some said it click, but that it would end like this, I could never believe. Everyone who knows Carl Philip notice at once that he is an incredibly humble, warm and kind person. This can be seen in your eyes directly and who can resist that. The more I got to know you, the more it grew, says Sofia Hellqvist.
Other hit then?
- It was that you asked if I would keep up with the go-cart. You probably wanted to show your racing skills, says Sofia teasingly to the prince.

Sofia was asked about to be at to be a public figure.
Now you're a public figure, Sofia. How do you handle being a celebrity and the gossip?
- It's probably a reason that we have not taken this step earlier. I've wanted to get accustomed, it's a gradual process of being recognized all the time, when one hasn't been that all the time before.
Exklusivt för DT - nu berättar prinsen och Sofia om sin kärlek - dt.se
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That is an interesting answer from Sofia, since she has tried to be a public figure for 13 years. The court works really hard for this couple to get positive media coverage for them. And by doing this they make even a bigger difference between Madeleine and Carl Philip, since Madeleine didn't give any interviews before the wedding. By treating one of the "royal children" this differently isn't right at all. Poor Madeleine, the "so shy" Carl Philip and Sofia are running totally over her.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:23 AM
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Wasn't CP still with Emma when they met for the first time (the lunch he is mentioning)?
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:55 AM
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From what I have read, yes he still was with Emma. Makes one think that SH is one very smart person who sets out to get what she wants....a prince.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:45 AM
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Well, CP says 'it clicked right away'. What a shameful thing to say now, IF he was still with Emma at the time.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:45 AM
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I don't realy see it that way completly. It looks to me they are trying to endear her even a tiny bit to the public, of course this would be more then they had to the others given her past and gossip.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:23 AM
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That is an interesting answer from Sofia, since she has tried to be a public figure for 13 years. The court works really hard for this couple to get positive media coverage for them. And by doing this they make even a bigger difference between Madeleine and Carl Philip, since Madeleine didn't give any interviews before the wedding. By treating one of the "royal children" this differently isn't right at all. Poor Madeleine, the "so shy" Carl Philip and Sofia are running totally over her.
But surely the main reason that Madeleine didn't give any interviews before ethe wedding is that she hates doing interviews and doesn't want to be a public figure at all. If she could have decided all by herself, I'm sure she wouldn't have allowed tv to broadcast her wedding.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:56 AM
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But surely the main reason that Madeleine didn't give any interviews before ethe wedding is that she hates doing interviews and doesn't want to be a public figure at all. If she could have decided all by herself, I'm sure she wouldn't have allowed tv to broadcast her wedding.
I disagree with that, but its off topic in this thread. IMO the only person who doesnt want to be a public person is Chris, not Madeleine.

Sofia desperately wants to be a public person, that's for sure.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:42 AM
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But surely the main reason that Madeleine didn't give any interviews before ethe wedding is that she hates doing interviews and doesn't want to be a public figure at all. If she could have decided all by herself, I'm sure she wouldn't have allowed tv to broadcast her wedding.
I don't think Madeleine hates giving interviews, but she isn't as pushy as Miss Hellqvist. Madeleine and Chris gave an interview after the wedding. And since
Victoria and Daniel didn't give interviews to the press after their engagement press conference, maybe it was the court policy then. Victoria and Daniel gave interviews to two newspapers a month before the wedding and a couple of TV-interviews.
I agree with Duke of Marmalade. Being a public figure suits Madeleine very well, when she can self decide the timing. Madeleine wanted her wedding to be sent on TV. And Leonore's christening had a very large media coverage and shown on TV. Chris doesn't hate the media, he gave a press conference after Leonore was born and he celebrates at the most famous restaurants in Stockholm, although he knows that the press will be outside.
But the swedish royal court is certainly doing everything differently when Carl Philip and Sofia are concerned.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:38 PM
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From what I have read, yes he still was with Emma. Makes one think that SH is one very smart person who sets out to get what she wants....a prince.
So Sofia is the hunter and Carl Philip is the victim to whom it all just happens?
It takes two to tango, and these two are tango-ing to their wedding - like it or not.

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But surely the main reason that Madeleine didn't give any interviews before ethe wedding is that she hates doing interviews and doesn't want to be a public figure at all. If she could have decided all by herself, I'm sure she wouldn't have allowed tv to broadcast her wedding.
I see where you come from with that remark; I do think Madeleine has become a lot less media-glitzy and glamour-like since she split with Jonas Bergström. I think being with Chris has made her a lot more serious and possibly mature.

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I disagree with that, but its off topic in this thread. IMO the only person who doesnt want to be a public person is Chris, not Madeleine.

Sofia desperately wants to be a public person, that's for sure.
I think Madeline just tries her best to juggle her background and new status as a plain Mrs..

As for Sofia, sure... whatever.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:44 PM
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Well, CP says 'it clicked right away'. What a shameful thing to say now, IF he was still with Emma at the time.
I totally agree. But they had the golden opportunity to correct the information the press has written, that they met for the first time in 2007 and then in 2008 - if it was wrong. They could have said "the information of us meeting already in 2007 or 2008 is totally wrong. We met for the first time in April 2009" (or some other time after Carl Philip had broken up with Emma. But they didn't say it.
But Emma has luckily gone further in her life, and has her own family now.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:33 PM
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I disagree with that, but its off topic in this thread. IMO the only person who doesnt want to be a public person is Chris, not Madeleine.

Sofia desperately wants to be a public person, that's for sure.
And there are so many ways to be in the public eye, become an elected official, invent a medical miracle, do a reality tv show, go on a singing show and belt out a tune..........I know which one would be good for the new royal.........
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The future Princess Sofia looks quite lovely in these photographs.
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I was looking at their engagement photos, and I noticed he looks more manly. The engagement suits him
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:41 AM
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well if she is taking advantage of the situation we don't know at all, only both of them know what they really fell about the situation, has for Carl Philip I have no doubt he is in love... has for Sofia wait and see... but even if she doesn't love her she will do anything to keep in happy so the relation will work, love or not love the relation will just work fine...
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:00 AM
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I was looking at their engagement photos, and I noticed he looks more manly. The engagement suits him
That is what I noticed as well, he seems more mature now. More self-confident.
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