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Old 06-27-2014, 11:35 AM
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If they have the wedding next summer, why they had to get engaged on Chris' birthday?
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:40 AM
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Well congrats. They are obviously in love and happy with each other
and all the speculations are finally over. Though I would bet the Swedish magazines are now eager to print pics of Sofia's past next to the engagement pics.


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:40 AM
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I'm so happy for them! And they look so incredibly happy and they're absolutely radiant! Best of luck to them and their marriage! :)
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:41 AM
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Well it's very inconsiderate given that it's Chris's big birthday......the international media will make this news very interesting most probably
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:44 AM
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Oh this is exciting! I knew they'd get around to it one of these days.

She's going to be a gorgeous bride


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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I look forward to the wedding!


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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^Well, from what I've seen of Chris, I'm pretty sure he'd much rather celebrate his birthday in private and not have media discussing it, so I think he'll welcome the engagement happening on his birthday.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:46 AM
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Well it's very inconsiderate given the Chris's big birthday......the international media will make this news very interesting most probably

Chris is a private person who chose not to take a title. I imagine he couldn't care less that the engagement was announced on his birthday.


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:47 AM
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I can't believe my eyes, the king and queen come to the group photo with them. Why? They made the awkward video with Victoria and Daniel, and nothing with Madeleine and Chris.
And now the king and queen are talking and babbling with the press and praising Sofia? Why they are treating Carl Philip and Sofia so differently than Victoria and Daniel? Because the king wanted Carl Philip to be the heir...
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:48 AM
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People here are kind of bitter. Congrats to the happy couple!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:49 AM
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:50 AM
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I can't believe my eyes, the king and queen come to the group photo with them. Why? They made the awkward video with Victoria and Daniel, and nothing with Madeleine and Chris.
And now the king and queen are talking and babbling with the press and praising Sofia? Why they are treating Carl Philip and Sofia so differently than Victoria and Daniel? Because the king wanted Carl Philip to be the heir...

That last sentence sums it all up!

Congrats to the couple. I look forward to the wedding. I really hope they don't get married in June as well. The Swedes need a new wedding month, June is over used!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:50 AM
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they have both left and the queen and the king are still there, is that normal?
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I'm not puzzled by the engagement but about the exaggeration of the whole thing... and I guess it's because CP is the only son
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:51 AM
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Congratulations to Carl Philip and Sofia! I hope they have many, many years of happiness together.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:52 AM
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I hope that they get their happy ending, after all of this time and all the talking and different opinions, it would be really good to see that it was worth it.
I think this sums it up best.
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That last sentence sums it all up!



Congrats to the couple. I look forward to the wedding. I really hope they don't get married in June as well. The Swedes need a new wedding month, June is over used!

It's kind of a nice family tradition though- marrying in June.


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Old 06-27-2014, 11:52 AM
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Are any pictures available?
Someone else can post the photos, I will not post any photos of the couple.
I'm extremely sad and worried about the future of the royal family. And I'm worried about the relationships inside the royal family.
And the court made extremely lousy work today. By keeping the press waiting and running through the Palace.
When Victoria and Daniel got engaged, the press was called to a press conference which started on time and no one had to wait.

But this is a very good example of Sofia using the media. She wanted a "free" event where she can speak as much as she will.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:53 AM
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Congratulations to the Prince Carl Philip and Sofia. I wish them all the best!

It's ridiculous the way some people act towards them. Seriously, if you don't like them, stay away of the threads about them.

But they are a happy couple who don't give a damn about bitter people at TRF.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:53 AM
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Maybe the King and Queen have a more forgiving nature about her past than many people on this board and maybe they just want their children to be happy with their partners. After all being a good parent (and leader) means being supportive, understanding and loving.

As for the couple going out to the courtyard to wave...it would have been kind of rude not to since there were people gathered there. Imagine the backlash if they hadn't. This couple is damned if they do and damned if they don't for a lot of people.

I'm of the opinion of give her a chance to be happy and support her husband and the crown. If she fails, then people can beat her up like a piñata.


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