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polyesco 06-06-2014 01:01 PM

Love that they took Leonore in her traditional costume
Puzzled as to way Madeline doesnt wear the headgear? i would like to see the men in traditional attire as well.

Estelle is looking just like Carl Philip at that age

LadyFinn 06-06-2014 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1673170)
Love that they took Leonore in her traditional costume
Puzzled as to way Madeline doesnt wear the headgear? i would like to see the men in traditional attire as well.

Estelle is looking just like Carl Philip at that age

Madeleine has now the headgear.

The king and the queen

Victoria, Daniel and Estelle

Madeleine and Chris

polyesco 06-06-2014 01:07 PM

:previous:thank you. Is Carl Philip not there yet?

LadyFinn 06-06-2014 01:29 PM

Arriving to Skansen

Carl Philip went to the king's and queen's carriage at Skansen for a short ride.

Photo galleries, will be updated

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Eliasson, speaks.

The king's speech in Ånge today

The concert in Skansen can be seen on SVT:
Nationaldagen 2014 | SVT Play

Video of Victoria and Daniel at the citizenship ceremony
Kronprinsessan Victoria hälsar nya medborgare välkomna Kungligt

The royal family hosted a reception at the Royal Palace.
Group photos

The evening ended with the Swedish Army Tapto at the courtyard. Carl Philip wasn't with the royal family, maybe he left back to Gothenburg already.

Video from Expressen
Estelle charmade alla – vinkade till publiken Kungligt

The Cortege
IBL Bildbyrå

At Skansen
IBL Bildbyrå
National Day Celebrations in Sweden - Pictures - Zimbio

The Reception
IBL Bildbyrå

From Gala
Royals in Schweden Ein Tag in Blaugelb GALA.DE

Victoria och Daniel vid medborgarskapsceremoni och kungaparet i Ånge Svensk Damtidning

Nationaldagen avslutades med kortege och sedan firande på Skansen Svensk Damtidning

Nu väntar alla på det kungliga dopet Svensk Damtidning

Kungligt blått, Victoria Ebbas Blogg

Military band at the courtyard yesterday

polyesco 06-06-2014 05:34 PM

:previous:thank you for all the links and pictures
what a wonderful day:flowers:

MagMil 06-06-2014 07:04 PM

Nationaldagen 2014 - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]

Nationaldagen 2014 - 6/6 20.00 | SVT Play
new gallery

Al_bina 06-06-2014 09:14 PM

Happy National Day, Sweden! As the Royal family embrace festivities, even three-month-old Princess Leonore is dressed to tradition | Mail Online

Stockholm was alight with flags, balloons and confetti today, as millions celebrated the National Day of Sweden.

And the country’s Royal family were no exception: Princess Madeline, her husband Christopher O’Neill and their three-month-old daughter Princess Leonore all joined in the festivities from the Royal Palace.

Princess Madeleine, 31, waved and beamed for photographs, holding the baby princess with Christopher’s arm affectionately placed over her shoulder.

Tiggersk8 06-07-2014 12:58 AM

Awww!! Look at that little Sweetling snoozin away in Mum's arms. They look so happy and proud to be showing Leonore off to everyone. I also love that picture of Victoria w/her arms flung open wide at the Citizenship Ceremonies. Like she's matching her words w/her actions to welcome all the new Citizens to their new Country.

And how cute was Estelle in the carriage w/Mum and Dad trying best to wave to everyone?

Sigh...I can't wait till Sunday and Leonore's Christening!!! :D. This was a lovely...warm up I'll say to that. :)

Muhler 06-07-2014 04:41 AM

Thanks, LadyFinn :flowers:
You work is always appreciated.

Here are some HQ pics of Leonore and her parents:

And Estelle:

Muhler 06-07-2014 06:00 AM

Right, let's have something for the uniform nerds. ;)

The Swedish Royal Guards, (there are actually several units but let's stick to this one).
As you may tell from their helmets, riding boots and Mauser carbines, they are dragoons, light dragoons to be exact.
Interestingly the officer is armed with a pallask. A straight heavy cavalry sword. Light dragoons usually carried sabres.

Dragoons were initially mounted infantry armed with full length muskets.
The purpose was to ride up fast to where they were needed, dismount and engage the enemy.
A bit like modern airborne troops. I.e. highly mobile, but fairly few and without heavy support weapons, with the purpose of getting to a position and hold until relieved. Alternatively to fight a delaying action and mount and get away before cut off or overwhelmed.
The sabres at that point was predominantly a defensive weapon.

Later on dragoons evolved to become all-purpose-cavalry. Meaning they could perform every cavalry role, not as good as the more specialised cavalry, like hussars, lansers and cuirassiers, but still.
Eventually dragoons, which were in constant demand due to their versatillity, evolved into light and heavy dragoons.
The from Hollywood very famous US cavalry were actually de facto a mix of light and heavy dragoons. I.e. riding large and heavy horses, but being armed with light carbines. A typical politicians move, which meant that they often were too heavy to catch up with the more nimbly mounted natives and too lightly armed, which meant they were sometimes outgunned in several critical engagements.
The Congress actually considered raising dragoon regiments after the Civil War, but that was considered too expensive. Result: Infantry companies had to be mounted to fill in the gap.,_Sweden.jpg
Here we have the dragoons in full gala. Complete with the svejf/plume on their helmets. The plume was meant to resemble the mane of the horse, not the tail. - Oh, no, no, no! (No buttheads here, please).
Notice the officer with the gorget in a chain around his neck.
Originally designed as a throat protection as a part of full armour, it evolved into a symbol of authority.

LadyFinn 06-07-2014 06:13 AM

dronning silvia Endelig er hele familien samlet igjen - Se og hør

Gallery from Face to Face
face to face

Estelle had a soft toy with her at the carriage

The National song and the royal family leaving

HereditaryPrincess 06-07-2014 01:18 PM

Thanks for the photos! :flowers: It's nice to see the SRF again, and I'm pleased that Madeleine and Chris bought Leonore with them. I love how she has a mini national costume. That's the cutest thing I've ever seen, since my little cousin 'talking' to himself. :wub: And of course, Estelle was adorable. It's cute how she bought a little toy with her to join in the celebrations.

MyRoyals have a nice gallery with some adorable official photos of Estelle:


Al_bina 06-07-2014 01:50 PM

National Day 2014| Blogs•

LadyFinn 06-07-2014 02:10 PM

Princess Estelle stole the show on the National Day
Prinsessan Estelles succe på Nationaldagen Stoppa Pressarna

LadyFinn 07-21-2014 03:41 PM

Video of the royal family arriving
National Day of Sweden 2014 - YouTube

SwissRoyal 07-23-2014 03:25 PM

At 2.26, Carl-Philip seems to give Chris a peck on the cheeck, LOL

LadyFinn 05-28-2015 01:51 PM

June 6, 2015 - Sweden's National Day
The Royal Family is celebrating National Day by visiting Örebro and Uppsala, as well as participating in the traditional celebration at Skansen and the Royal Palace.

The king and queen visit Örebro
The king and queen attend at the National Day celebrations in Örebro. The visit will begin at 10.15, the king and queen visit the County Museum and get a tour of the exhibition "Vi blir Örebro". Then the king and queen meet new citizens who attended the citizenship ceremony at Örebro Castle. The king and queen will also attend at the National Day celebrations in Örebro Castle Park.

The crown princess couple visits Uppsala
The crown princess couple attends at the citizenship ceremony at 10.30 at the Uppsala Castle.

Prince Carl Philip at the change of the Royal Guards
Prince Carl Philip attends at the change of the Royal Guards at 12.20 on the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace.

Skansen's national day celebration
In the evening the king and queen, the crown princess couple, prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist and princess Madeleine leave at a cortege from the Royal Palace to Skansen to take part in the traditional National Day celebrations. The cortege starts around 17.50 from the Royal Palace.

National Day Reception at the Royal Palace
The National day ends for the king and queen, the crown princess couple, prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist and princess Madeleine at the Royal Palace with a national day reception and tattoo at Logården for invited guests.

Open Palace
At 10.00 the Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist opens the gates of the Open Palace.
Nationaldagen 2015 - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 06-05-2015 11:11 AM

Program on the king's and queen's visit at the National Day celebration in Örebro.
Nationaldagsfirande med Kungaparet i Örebro - Länsstyrelsen i Örebro län

Princess Robijn 06-05-2015 12:47 PM

Is this the first time there is no member of the RF opening the gates?

Baron Brockdorf 06-05-2015 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Princess Robijn (Post 1786921)
Is this the first time there is no member of the RF opening the gates?

I don't think that it's the first time but it's been quite a while since some one other than a member of the Royal family opened the palace to the public
2014: Princess Madeleine, Mr.Chris Oneill, Princess Leonore
2013: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle
2012: Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine
2011: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
2010: The King and Queen(not sure)
2009: Princess Madeleine(not sure)
2008: The King and Queen
2007: Princess Madeleine
2006: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip
2005: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine

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