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What have the Swedish Royals been up to lately?

  November 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

King Carl-Gustav & Queen Silvia; 8th-13th November: King Carl-Gustav was in China, on his travels he visited Geely Company and talked with the owner about his new Volvo. The Ruijin Hospital where the Royal Technology Mission and boarded the Magnetic rail train in Shanghai. 16th November: King Carl handed out the Prince Eugen Medal during a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. It is an award for outstanding artistic … Continue reading

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King & Queen Mark Karolinska Institutet’s Anniversary

  August 30, 2010 at 1:49 am by

Last Friday, August 27th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest medical universitites, at the Stockholm City Hall. The King and Queen were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who were undertaking their second official engagement together since their June 19th wedding. The Karolinska Institutet was founded in 1810 as a medical training … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

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Royals in Shanghai at EXPO 2010

  May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am by

The 2010 edition of the World EXPO is currently taking place in Shanghai, China, and has been attended by the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. On their first day in Shanghai, Willem-Alexander and Máxima visited the Dutch Cultural Centre, which is apart of this year’s World EXPO, in down town Shanghai. As the day (May 17th) was also Princess Máxima’s 39th birthday, she was given a pair of Chinese-style … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 64th Birthday

  May 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm by

On Friday April 30th, King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 64. As is done each year, a small celebration was held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at noon. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, the King marched into the courtyard to the tune of the military band before received flowers and well-wishes from the crowd that had gathered to wish the King a happy birthday. There … Continue reading

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Hej, Olá – Swedish State Visit to Brazil

  March 29, 2010 at 5:00 am by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have completed a state visit to the South American nation of Brazil, the country where Queen Silvia spent her childhood. The duo were invited by Brazil’s President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Arriving a few days early, the King and Queen began their visit unofficially on March 22nd at the Suape Harbour in Ipojuca and then in Recife Antigo, where they … Continue reading

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Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2009

  December 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm by

The awards ceremony for the 2009 Nobel Prize Awards took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall last night, Thursday December 10th. The awards were presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, as he does each year. The entire Swedish Royal Family was also in attendance. Although meant to begin at 16:30 local time, the Swedish royals were running a little behind schedule, and as such, the ceremony was delayed a … Continue reading

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Watch the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony Live!

  December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am by

On December 10th, the 2009 Nobel Prizes will be awarded to this year’s recipients. In Norway, US President Barack Obama will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize at 13:00 local time, in the presence of the Norwegian Royal Family. In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the five Nobel Prizes of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Economic Sciences to twelve laureates at 16:30 local time. Each ceremony may … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia in Germany Again

  November 12, 2009 at 11:12 am by

On November 10th Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf , his wife Silvia and Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust were seen during a gala in Hamburg. Sweden’s Royal couple visited Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Swedish chamber of commerce in Germany. A video can be seen here (in German). One day later, on November 11th, Queen Silvia attended a congress of her “World Childhood Foundation” … Continue reading

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Royals attend F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi

  November 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

His Higness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE, rulers of the Emirtaes, the King of Spain Juan Carlos, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, the Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa and other Sheikhs all met at the the Yas Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to watch the Formula One Grand Prix. The winners of the race were awarded trophies by Sheikh Hazza bin … Continue reading

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Birgit Nilsson Prize 2009

  October 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm by

Today Swedish King Carl Gustaf awarded the Spanish opera tenor and conductor Placido Domingo with the first Birgit Nilsson Prize, created by late Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. The Birgit Nilsson Prize was handed out during a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on October 13, 2009. Queen Silvia also attended the ceremony. The prize is worth 1 million dollars and is one of the biggest prizes in classical … Continue reading

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Winners of the Nobel Prize 2009

  October 9, 2009 at 5:45 am by

During the week, the Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm announced the winners of the Nobel Prizes in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Literature. On Monday, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine were announced. The prize is shared by Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for “the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”. Medicine 2009 On Tuesday, the winners of … Continue reading

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Opening of the Swedish Parliament 2009

  September 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm by

Today the Royal Family of Sweden attended the annual opening of the House of the Parliament in Stockholm. It was opened shorty after two o’clock in the afternoon. The men attended the opening in dark suits and ties, the women in dark dresses and hats. The Royal woman are always dressed in dark colours, in an intentional homage to the old court dress, which was worn until 1974 and was … Continue reading

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Carl Gustaf & Haakon open National Parks

  September 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm by

Today Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden attended the opening of the Ytre Hvaler National Park and Kosterhavet National Park – the first under sea park in Scandinavia. The opening of the two national parks took place in Ballina, County Mayo in Hvaler (Norway) and Strömstad in Sweden. The Crown Prince of Norway sailed to Strömstad to attend the celebration for the opening of Koster … Continue reading

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Polar Music Prize 2009

  September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am by

Yesterday evening King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual Polar Music Prize. This year’s winners of the Prize were José Antonio Abreu & El Sistema Citation and Peter Gabriel Citation. You can read something about the winners at the official homepage of the Polar Music Prize, which can be found here: Polar Music Prize 2009 After the ceremony a banquet was hosted at Grand … Continue reading

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King and Queen mark Swedish-Finnish Bicentennial

  August 28, 2009 at 2:45 am by

The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, have just undertaken an official visit to neighbouring Finland to mark the bicentennial of the two nation’s relations. The King and Queen were invited by President Tarja Halonen, who greeted the Royal Couple at her official summer residence Kultaranta upon their arrival on August 25th. The President’s husband, Dr Pentti Arajärvi, was also on hand for the welcoming ceremony. … Continue reading

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Victoria celebrates her 32nd Birthday

  July 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm by

As every year Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her birthday, the “Victoria Day”, at the Solliden Palace in Borghol. Her parents, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia, and her fiancé Daniel Westling were also in attendance. This year’s celebrations were different compared to the usual ones. The Royal Watchers waited for hours with flowers in their hands to congratulate their Princess. Victoria received congratulations and little presents over an hour. She … Continue reading

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President Lee visits Sweden

  July 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm by

Today, July 12 2009, Sweden’s royal family received South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak with First Lady Kim Yoon-ok at Sollidens castle, on the island of Oeland. Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling was also attending the event. It was his first official appearance after the kidney transplantation. Yesterday the South Korean President visited the small eco-friendly Swedish city Hammarby. Lee flew to Stockholm earlier in the day from Italy. There … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Heads of State at 1000th Year Celebrations in Lithuania

  July 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm by

On Monday, July 6th 2009, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia, and Norway’s King Harald V attended celebrations marking Lithuania’s millennium anniversary in Vilnius. The Baltic nation of Lithuania is bracing for a nationwide party as it prepares to mark its symbolic 1,000th birthday. Several other Heads of State also attended the celebrations:for example: President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, President Valdis … Continue reading

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