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Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Awarded The Bavarian Order of Merit

  July 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit on Monday in a ceremony at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. The Order was presented by Bavaria’s Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer, who decided to honour the Queen with the Order because of her “international social commitment and special connection to Bavaria”. Queen Silvia – who was joined at the ceremony by King Carl XVI Gustaf as well as Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria Continue In Solliden

  July 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

After a day of celebrations yesterday in both Stockholm and Oland, the Crown Princess of Sweden today celebrated with the people at Solliden Palace, welcoming dozens of members of the public into the Palace grounds to mark the occasion as the Royal Family does each year. Victoria was joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, and her parents, the King and Queen in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2017 Polar Music Prize

  June 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm by

At the Stockholm Concert Hall this evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the 2017 Polar Music Prize to British rocker Sting and American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The King was joined by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson. After the awards ceremony – which included a number of musical performances in tribute to the two laureates – … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have today celebrated the country’s National Day with the usual celebrations in several cities. Prince Carl Philip kicked off the day in Stockholm, opening the doors to the Royal Palace for the traditional open day to the Palace where members of the public can visit for free. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were meanwhile in Kronberg, where they visited Kosta Boda to mark its 275th anniversary … Continue reading

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Nordic Heads of State Celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary

  June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

On June 1, the heads of state of the Nordic countries celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence. On June 1, 1917, Finland became an independent state after being controlled by theRussian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The heads of state in attendance were Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson … Continue reading

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Florals All Round! Mary, Victoria AND Sofia Opt For Flower Prints

  May 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

Three royal ladies in Stockholm must have wanted to take advantage of the last days of spring on Tuesday, as they all donned floral prints for their engagements. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia, along with Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary, displayed their floral attire during a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (who, in a plain blue suit, clearly didn’t … Continue reading

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Swedish King Marks Veterans Day

  May 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm by

In Stockolm’s Royal Djurgården at the National Maritime Museum on Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip honoured Sweden’s military veterans during the annual Veterans Day commemorations. The King laid a wreath at the national veterans monument, Restare, before he presented a Armed Forces’ merit medal and the medal presented to soldiers injured in combat. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden paying his respect to the Swedish Veterans 🌼🇸🇪 #swedishveteransday #swedisharmedforces … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Opens New Silviahemmet House

  May 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm by

A new Silviahemmet custom housing for suffers of dementia was opened by Queen Silvia today in Ekerö. This Silviahemmet – called SilviaBo – is different to others established by the organisation, as it consists of adapted apartments for couples that have one partner suffering from dementia, instead of the traditional nursing home set-up. “We live in an ageing society. More and more people live longer…it’s a fantastic development! But it also brings … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 71st Birthday

  April 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turned seventy-one on April 30. There were official celebrations for his birthday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The celebrations commenced with live music performed by the Swedish Marines, followed by the traditional salute at the Skeppsholmen. Children handed King Carl Gustaf flowers as he came out to the outer courtyard. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl … Continue reading

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New Polls Illustrate Public Support of Danish, Dutch, Swedish Monarchies

  April 30, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The results of a series of polls taken recently were released this week in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden on various aspects of their respective monarchies. In Denmark, a Gallup poll commissioned by BT asked over 1,100 Danes which member of the royal family they felt represented Denmark the best. Crown Princess Mary received the highest average ranking, a 4.52 out of 5. “She does not have any weak points. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Couple in Berlin For Scouting Event

  April 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm by

Thursday evening saw the King and Queen of Sweden in Berlin, where they attended a reception at the Red City Hall to mark the beginning of the 70th Baden-Powell Fellowship event. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and Queen Silvia were joined by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia Attend National Candlelight Service

  April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden were present on Monday April 17 for the National Candlelight Service at the Stockholm Cathedral, offered in memory of the victims of the April 7 terrorist attack. Archbishop Antje Jackelén led the service, which was designed to provide hope and positive thoughts for the future. The King and Queen were welcomed by the clergy ahead of the service, during which candles were lit for the four … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Honour Terror Attack Victims

  April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am by

An official ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall Park was held at noon today honouring the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the city. The ceremony was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The Royal Family joined the crowd in one minute’s silence as the clock hit midday, before the Swedish Military Band played Segnale Solenne. Prime … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Swedish King Presents Dairy Farmer Awards in Stockholm

  March 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf present the LRF Dairy Association’s Gold Medal awards on Monday March 27 in a ceremony at the Swedish Society of Medicine. Queen Silvia was also present for the awards. 39 dairy farmers from around the country won Gold Medals for the 2016 year. To qualify for a gold medal, the farmers must have supplied “top quality milk from health cows for at least twenty-three years”. Lars-Inge Gunnarsson from … Continue reading

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Swedes Host 2017’s First Representation Dinner

  March 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm by

The first representation dinner for 2017 was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on Thursday evening, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. As usual, guests were from a large cross section of Swedish society: government, the diplomatic corps, business, sports and science. They were received by the King and Queen, along with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the White … Continue reading

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Canada’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Sweden

  February 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm by

Governor-General David Johnston of Canada and his wife Sharon begun their state visit to Sweden on Monday, arriving in Stockholm to a welcome at the Royal Mews by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia before a carriage ride to the Royal Palace. We were officially welcomed to #Sweden by Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. #GGSweden pic.twitter.com/ONaNaUoFZ5 — David Johnston (@GGDavidJohnston) February 20, 2017 The King … Continue reading

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