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Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

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Chilean President Visits Sweden

  May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm by

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet began a state visit to Sweden today, being greeted by King Carl Gustaf at the Royal Stables for a carriage procession to the Royal Palace, as is custom during state visits. The official welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard, also attended by Queen Silvia in a fetching red suit, before a private lunch inside the Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Fashions at the Palace Banquet

  April 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

The culmination of the King of Sweden’s week-long 70th birthday celebrations was a black-tie dinner this evening at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As it was a private dinner, only the arrivals and greetings by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were broadcast and photographed, but this provided ample opportunities to observe the ladies’ gowns and tiara choices. And of course, a group photo of the King’s royal guests was … Continue reading

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Baby Prince Oscar Makes His Debut During Balcony Appearance For Grandfather’s 70th Birthday

  April 30, 2016 at 9:38 am by

Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday. Ahhhh, hier ist Prinz OSCAR!Er feiert mit seiner Mama Victoria #kungen70 Bilder & Video: https://t.co/yCclHR8Axz pic.twitter.com/B9N1NONpQ9 — dana press photo a/s (@danapress_news) April 30, 2016 The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Te Deum Service

  April 30, 2016 at 6:50 am by

Today is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 70th birthday, and the day began this morning with a Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King was joined by his immediate family and siblings for the service which was lead by the Chaplain to the King, Johan Dalman, and the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen, as well as a number of foreign royal … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday: Concert at the Nordic Museum

  April 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

As part of his 70th birthday celebrations, King Carl Gustaf was honoured with a concert performed by the Royal Opera and the Stockholm Concert Hall at the Nordic Museum. The King and Queen arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, while the other guests – family, friends and small number of foreign royals – arrived by car. During the event, both King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria – who was looking fabulous in … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 60th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 10:24 am by

While we already took a look at the king’s 40th and 50th birthdays, we still have one to go: his 60th. Fortunately the internet, the online royalty-watching community and TRF were already around in 2006. So if you want to know all the details, see all the photos and read all the verdicts about the dresses and jewels, you will enjoy this TRF-thread … all 31 pages of it. If … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 4:48 am by

While we are eagerly waiting for the main festivities in Stockholm to start, let’s look back at Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th birthday in 1996. The king and Queen decided to make it a gala event, which means: tiaras! The king had a good reason to celebrate his birthday in style: he had been voted ‘most popular man in Sweden’ for several years in a row and the support for the … Continue reading

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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

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Te Deum for Prince Alexander at the Stockholm Palace Chapel

  April 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm by

On April 22, three days after the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child Prince Alexander, a Te Deum service of thanksgiving was held at the Royal Chapel of the palace in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip, The King & Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel attended the Te Deum for Prince Alexander pic.twitter.com/6DKlZzo2oH — HRH Princess Sofia (@PRINCESSANSOFIA) April 22, 2016 Members of the Swedish Royal Family … Continue reading

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New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Attends Australian Formula One Grand Prix

  March 20, 2016 at 7:38 am by

The King of Sweden today was in the crowd at Albert Park to cheer on his countryman Marcus Ericsson in the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. He was given a tour of the Sauber team’s garage prior to the afternoon race, which Ericsson unfortunately for his royal supporter did not finish. It is a great honor to welcome H.M. King Carl XIV Gustaf of Sweden at the #AusGP @Kungafamiljen #F1 pic.twitter.com/kRBJqkePJC — … Continue reading

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Te Deum and Congratulations For Prince Oscar

  March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

The birth of prince Oscar has lead to a stream of congratulations for his parents and his big sister. In the afternoon there was a gun salute of 21 canon shots in Stockholm. The royal family went to a Te Deum, a service of thanksgiving. The Crown Princess and her newborn son were absent from the service, but most other adult members of the royal family attedend the event. Also present … Continue reading

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A Duchy Fit For A Royal Baby

  February 26, 2016 at 6:30 am by

With the birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s second child drawing closer and closer (and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child due shortly after), speculation on what name and duchy the baby will be given has begun to gather speed – will he or she be given one with a close familial link, or will one of the six provinces to never have a royal duke … Continue reading

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Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Bash: Palace Releases Programme

  February 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

The Royal Palace in Stockholm has released the programme of King Carl XVI Gustav’s 70th birthday celebration. The celebrations will go on for 5 days, with the main celebrations on Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April. TRF member LadyFinn provided the following time table: Monday, April 25 The Royal Academies organize a Baltic Sea Seminar Location: The Royal Dramatic Theatre Time: 19:00 Tuesday, April 26 The Military Bands give … Continue reading

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New Stamps To Mark Swedish Anniversaries

  February 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm by

The Swedish court released three special stamps to mark their two special celebrations of 2016. The king and queen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this year and on April 30th the king will celebrate his 70th birthday. The stamps feature King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle. Pince Daniel has not been included for some reason. The stamps were designed Daniel Bjugard, with the … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Meet With Goverment

  February 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family were briefed today about various government issues. In the morning the King and Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting of the Counsil of State in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The two were informed about political initiatives, pending legislation and more. In the afternoon the two royals were joined by Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia for another meeting. The … Continue reading

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Pregnant Princesses Steal The Show At Representation Dinner

  February 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Sweden’s pregnant Princesses, Victoria and Sofia, stole the show at this evening’s representation dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Both Princesses brought sparkle to the dinner, not only via the tiaras on their heads, but in their evening gowns – Victoria recycled a pale blue beaded gown while Sofia wore a gold sequinned gown believed to have been borrowed from one of her close friends. Pregnant Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

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