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Old 06-27-2014, 09:18 PM
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Congratulations to the lovely couple! They seem perfectly in love and I wish them all the best.

For goodness sake you see more in a beach than in Sofia's past pics....a fuss over nothing! If a single mother can become a Crown Princess and do it so brilliantly, I am sure Sofia can become a fantastic Princess to represent Sweden.


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Old 06-27-2014, 09:37 PM
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Congratulations to the couple. I hope they'll be very happy.

I admire her for taking him on. She must be aware of the vituperative comments that have been made about her and how her past indiscretions have been dredged up and used as weapons against her, as evidence that she is not good enough to marry the man she loves and who, we must assume, loves her, and that this will keep happening for the foreseeable future.

I think it's fair to say that many of us have done things in our younger days that we wouldn't do now, but we don't have to be constantly reminded of them. We don't have photos or video footage of us doing less than stellar things thrust at us on a regular basis in an effort to keep us down.

Carl Philip and the king and parliament seem to think she's OK for the job, and I think she should be given a fair go by everyone else. She should be given the chance to prove herself. Everyone deserves that much. I hope she succeeds, and I hope they will be very happy.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:30 PM
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I love Queen Sylvia's outfit - and Sofia is nicely dressed. The couple look happy and in sync.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:44 PM
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Let's keep the comparisons to other royals out of this thread, thank you.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:11 AM
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If they are having an engagement party this evening, where are his sisters? If they are out of town, what's the rush with the party?
Perhaps Victoria, Daniel and Estelle are in Öland. Or maybe they were with Madeleine and Chris celebrating his birthday. Margareta Thorgren told that Chris was having a private party at a secret place. So far the press hasn't been able to tell if Madeleine and Chris are still in Sweden.

According to Expressen, Carl Philip and Sofia will move to Villa Solbacken, which Carl Philip inherited from prince Bertil. It has been empty since princess Lilian died. The renovation is planned and Carl Philip and Sofia should be able to move in next year.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:55 AM
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I don't believe a second that they were only engaged in the morning, what a joke. This was planned for longer and the christening had to be out of the way. The Queen only returned from Washington (it speaks volumes that the King thought she was in Brazil). I don't understand the rush either, the whole event was messy as Sofia's hairstyle, not professional for a royal house at all.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:02 AM
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A lot of refers and links to Sofia's nude photos in Twitter.

Spanish press:
El príncipe de Suecia se casa con su novia ‘stripper’ Gente EL PAÍS
Carlos Felipe de Suecia se sale con la suya y se casará en 2015 con su novia stripper - Diez Minutos
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:17 AM
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I think that the engagement was a surprise to Sofia and King and Queen knew before.

Government approval, consent of the king, organization of conference and dinner with parents of both were kept in secret. It must be a secret/surprise for Sofia :) Maybe she was only one who doesn't know?
That's why everything happened today.
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Yeah, that could be it. Yet, she had very little time to digest the news then. But maybe she did not need that time.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:20 AM
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I wil pretend I'm happy and that she is the most suitable royal bride since she can't be criticised here
Why? We are all entitled to our own opinions and I agree with many here that post comments about her..........what the hell is going on in that royal family? CG needs to get his head out of his ego and change his attitude that his son walks on water.

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I have no strong opinion about Hellqvist, but I wanted to make something clear. Firstly, this forum is surely not intended to only praise individuals (more specifically, their fashion sense or lack thereof). Secondly, Swedes absolutely have the right to judge Hellqvist and her past and Carl Philip's choice; whether they judge them right or wrong is their business. Carl Philip's job is to represent Sweden and Swedes, as will be the job of his wife. Choosing a wrong person for the job is certainly something the Swedes have the right to be upset about. I am not saying that they are upset, but some posters here claim this relationship/engagement/marriage is none of their business. It is.
Your right, because it is the business of the Swedish people, if she is going to be representing the Swedish People and being paid by the Swedish Taxpayer through the king and then her husband it is the business of the Swedish People.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:42 AM
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I don't believe a second that they were only engaged in the morning, what a joke. This was planned for longer and the christening had to be out of the way. The Queen only returned from Washington (it speaks volumes that the King thought she was in Brazil). I don't understand the rush either, the whole event was messy as Sofia's hairstyle, not professional for a royal house at all.
Exactly so. I am more than a little surprised by all this, too, since it was only a short while ago that the couple were looking at marriage venues. Haven't we all 'known' that they were engaged but waiting for the right time? Very strange the way it all played out - and to begin one's public life with the SRF with a fabrication.

I do agree with LadyFinn that there is a rumble in the family. Emma Pernauld remains a good and dear friend of Madeleine, and by all accounts, now Chris. It will be an interesting year. *please pass the popcorn*

I wouldn't take the King's slip regarding Brazil too seriously btw - I think it was just a slip - he is likely watching the World Cup. :roll eyes: Just my opinion.

P.S. She is a beautiful woman. They will make lovely babies.

One last observation, she looks like Queen Silvia did when she was young. The resemblance is there.
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You have got to be kidding me..........now how many thousands were there cheering them on................and what other royal person and their spouse to be has stood on a balcony and waved to the crowd when they got engaged? Someone help me out with that one please as I don't remember any.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:00 AM
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Congratulations Prince Carl Philip & Sophie

http://seldagoktas.com/sophie-hellqv...e-carl-philip/
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:06 AM
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You have got to be kidding me..........now how many thousands were there cheering them on................and what other royal person and their spouse to be has stood on a balcony and waved to the crowd when they got engaged? Someone help me out with that one please as I don't remember any.
There was a crowd - or a gaggle of people at the gate. As the journalists were escorted through the palace coming out on the other side, you could see the people at the fence/gate. When the couple finally left the greensward and went up the stairs - there was the sound of cheering. When that happened a flurry of photographers ran across the grass and it was likely then that they snapped the picture of the couple behind the balustrade at the top of the stairs - when they were raising their arms and looking at the people at the gate. (You can see all this in the videos posted on this thread earlier on).

Edit: Here is the link: http://www.svtplay.se/video/2152207/...ens-kungahuset The couple and King and Queen emerge at about 30 minutes in.

Who were the gaggle of people - friends? Whoever they were they had to have known what was going on - in order to be there waiting, and to know what was going on enough to cheer on cue. Curious. It really is a most curious situation.

As someone said - it's going to be a long year.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:27 AM
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I didn't think the couple made a traditional "balcony appearance". The videos show that it was the balustrade at the top of the stairs that made it look as if they were waving from on high to an assembled crowd. So I don't think it is fair to imply that the couple were somehow grandstanding. They were just going back inside the palace when they politely acknowledged the curious onlookers at the gate.

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Well, in 2003 Crown Prince Frederick and Miss Mary Donaldson appeared on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace after the Queen consented to their marriage at the Council of State (just as the Queen and Prince Henrik did in 1966 for their engagement). But, as has been pointed out, let's not get bogged down in comparisons to other royal couples.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:34 AM
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From the pictures posted of the so called "Engagement Party" it appears more a simple dinner for the couple and both sets of parents. Perhaps that's why Prince Carl Philip's sisters were not there.


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Old 06-28-2014, 06:44 AM
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Perhaps Victoria and Madeleine will issue some sort of congratulations to their only brother and his fiancée in the next few days? The silence from social media addict Madeleine in particular is puzzling.

Chris O'Neill's warm embrace of Emma Pernald at his birthday dinner was very sweet...fascinating.
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I have no strong opinion about Hellqvist, but I wanted to make something clear. Firstly, this forum is surely not intended to only praise individuals (more specifically, their fashion sense or lack thereof). Secondly, Swedes absolutely have the right to judge Hellqvist and her past and Carl Philip's choice; whether they judge them right or wrong is their business. Carl Philip's job is to represent Sweden and Swedes, as will be the job of his wife. Choosing a wrong person for the job is certainly something the Swedes have the right to be upset about. I am not saying that they are upset, but some posters here claim this relationship/engagement/marriage is none of their business. It is.

In the end it´s completely irrelevant if and who´s upset and who´s not.
It is also irrelevant if private choice or not! The prince made his choice and that´s that.
We, who´re not very fond of this decision, to put it mildly, in the end of the day have to accept it.
No matter how much we argue and discuss, the couple will hardly change their attitude because of some royal watchers...
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:53 AM
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Yeah congrats to them, a handsome couple. Of course I also am happy because it pisses certain people off on this board. But it's sad that now all 3 of the children will be married.
Why would you even think to make a comment like that? And why would you be happy that other people are upset about this? Not very nice at all......
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:07 AM
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Congrats for the happy couple Everyone has a past. She is a human being who find a man that loves her and respects her. So no judgement here. Lot´s of princesses (and Queens) have a controversial past. But it isn´t their past that defines their roles. The future will do that!
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well i could think of one thing that would explain the rush, but that really would be a crisis!!
Anyway if they are happy then I'm happy for them, whether they will be a good thing for Sweden and the Royal Family, only time will tell.
I bet it's the same thing I was thinking, but if so...would they wait until next year for the wedding?
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