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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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King Carl Gustaf Participates in Forest Day Conference

  January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm by

At Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel today, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the opening speech at the annual Forest Day conference that is held to bring together forest owners, industry representatives and researches to discuss new technologies and innovations that can be used to develop the national forest program. “A green crown on our globe” is how the King described the area of Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada that hosts one third … Continue reading

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Greetings From The Alps: Carl Gustaf & Silvia On Winter Holiday

  January 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden are currently spending part of their winter break in the Swiss Alps. A photograph of the couple was released at the end of their day’s hike, with the gorgeous snow-covered mountains in the background. Queen Silvia – who was hospitalised over Christmas with a cold and dizzy spells – has been in the news on a different matter this week: she has given an interview … Continue reading

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The Royal Year 2016: Top Ten Moments

  December 29, 2016 at 8:00 am by

2016 has come and gone in what seems to be the blink of an eye! Before we welcome 2017 this weekend, let’s take a quick look at our picks for the top 10 moments of the royal 2016… 10. Beatrice Borromeo steals the show at the 2016 Rose Ball The newest member of the Grimaldi-Casiraghi family, Beatrice Borromeo – wife of Pierre Casiraghi – was the stand-out at this year’s Bal de la … Continue reading

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More Tiaras In Sweden For King’s Nobel Prize Dinner

  December 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The King of Sweden this evening hosted his annual dinner for the year’s Nobel Prize laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. And, as the dinner has a white tie dress code, all the royal ladies delved into their jewellery boxes for some tiaras to complete their outfits. THE KING"S DINNER Sunday night #KingCarlGustaf & his family gave #dinner for the #Nobel laureates at #Palace #royals pic.twitter.com/cU1t7OaqWQ — Kjell Arne … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Presents 2016 Nobel Prizes

  December 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm by

The 2016 Nobel Prizes were presented this evening at Stockholm’s Concert Hall by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In front of the Royal Family, the Nobel Committee and hundreds of esteemed guests, the King presented the Nobel Prize in Physics to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz; in Chemistry to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa; in Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi; in Literature to Bob Dylan in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Meets With King and Queen of Sweden in Lund

  October 31, 2016 at 6:33 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia today had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Royal Hall in Lund, as part of the Pope’s visit to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. They then also attended a commemorative service at Lund Cathedral to mark the occasion, where the Pope delivered a speech.

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Queen Silvia Takes The Connaught Tiara To Germany For A State Visit Airing

  October 5, 2016 at 9:28 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden have today begun a state visit to Germany, with a state banquet held in their honour at Schloss Bellevue by President Joachim Gauck this evening. Queen Silvia brought the Connaught Diamond Tiara with her to Berlin, pairing it with a fuchsia pink evening gown with flower petals along the neckline. The tiara, which features five upright loops of diamonds with a drop pendant in … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Hosts Sweden Dinner at the Royal Palace

  September 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 180 guests to the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening for another edition of the Sweden Dinner, first implemented in 2013 as part of the King’s 40th jubilee to honour Swedes who have made ‘significant efforts locally, regionally or nationally’. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in greeting the guests ahead of dinner … Continue reading

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The Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm by

The Swedish Parliament was opened for the 2016/2017 session today, with the royal family in attendance at the Riksdaghuset. Arriving by horse drawn carriage, they were greeted by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Parliamentary Speaker Urban Ahlin. King Carl Gustaf gave a speech during the opening, saying that “we live in a globalised world” and that “it was clearer than ever that what happens outside Sweden also concerns us.” The … Continue reading

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