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Swedish Royals help to ring in Swedish EU Presidency

  July 2, 2009 at 8:13 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand for national duty and pride yesterday morning, when they helped to kick off the six-month Swedish Presidency of the European Union. Ready for the photocall, Carl Gustaf and Silvia (dressed in a vibrant orange suit) tried to descend the staircase outside the Royal Palace of Stockholm, but found the stairs already occupied by multiple government members who had been invited. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals celebrate National Day

  June 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

On June 6th the Royal Family of Sweden celebrated their National Day. In the morning Princess Madeleine opened the gates to the public at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, for the traditional open palace day. The Palace open house has become a tradition on the National Day and the only chance for the public to roam freely inside the normally closed parts of the Palace. You can see a video … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals celebrate WCF 10th Anniversary

  May 19, 2009 at 4:26 am by

To celebrate the World Childhood Foundation’s 10th anniversary, a concert was held at the Göteborg Opera House. King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all attended the red-carpet gala event. The King and Queen led their two daughters up the red-carpet, with all three women dressed in eye-catching colours. The Queen and Crown Princess both wore gowns in shades of fuschia, while Princess Madeleine chose … Continue reading

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Swedish King and Saudi Prince Present Donation for Scout Foundation

  May 12, 2009 at 2:38 am by

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed of Saudi Arabia attended the World Scout Foundation meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday May 8th. Here, the King of Sweden, who is the Honorary Chairman of the foundation, and Prince Faisal, the Saudi Minister for Education and President of the Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, announced the $US3,000,000 donation to the Foundation’s peace initiative … Continue reading

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Examining the Role of European Monarchy in the Modern World

  April 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

In today’s world, where monarchies are the exception rather than the norm, the question of the relevancy of royalty often comes up. And just as the governments throughout the world are diverse in their styles of governing, so are the duties of the various royal families. Some serve as a figurehead, with minimal legislative duties, such as King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, while others exercise absolute rule over their kingdoms, … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to the Netherlands

  April 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm by

Liberace eat your heart out! That must be what Beatrix, Silvia and Máxima spoke about on the telephone when deciding what to wear for the state visit which is currently underway between the two nations. All three women have brought elegance and glitz to the visit, which began yesterday morning when Queen Beatrix greeted King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at the airport in Rotterdam. After a exchange of … Continue reading

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Swedish State Visit to Holland Begins Today

  April 21, 2009 at 1:41 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Holland later today to begin their three-day state visit to the nation. The visiting royals will visit the regions of Kudelstaart, Gronigen and The Hague. A jam-packed schedule awaits the King and Queen when they touch down in the Netherlands, which can be found in depth here. One of the main highlights of the visit will be the gala banquet … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Queen have a Busy Day

  April 2, 2009 at 12:00 am by

Yesterday, the King and Queen of Sweden had a busy day. First, the pair attended the inauguration of the Sweden-America Centre in Karlstad. At the centre, Carl Gustaf and Silvia viewed exhibits of American/Swedish newspapers and sculptures. The pair then moved to the University of Karlstad, where they attended a chemistry lecture at the Children’s University. More information and pictures of the pair’s busy day can be found here.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in Italy

  March 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden are currently on a state visit to Italy. After a private lunch, the Swedish royals got started with their state visit. First, King Carl XVI Gustaf visited the Italian Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. While he did that, his wife, Queen Silvia, went to a conference at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital, a place for deaf and disabled children. There, the Queen received an award … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Queen visit Gavleborg County

  March 20, 2009 at 12:43 am by

Yesterday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia paid a day-long visit to the county of Gavleborg. During the visit, the pair met with a chimpanzee named Selma at the zoo in Gävle, Gävleborg County’s main city. At the zoo, Carl Gustaf and Silvia also saw some orangutans, and viewed the new primate research station. Queen Silvia then visited the Björn and Berries perfume factory, where she was presented with … Continue reading

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Daniel’s Gala Debut

  March 13, 2009 at 12:40 am by

Daniel Westling’s “Debut Day” as a royal fiancé began at noon with Crown Princess Victoria’s name day celebrations, followed the gala banquet for representatives hosted by the King and Queen later that evening. Daniel was in official attendance as King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed 160 representatives of the Swedish diplomatic corps, parliament and goverment, authorities, culture, sport and industry; along with representatives of American science at the Royal … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf attends Skiing World Cup

  March 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Åre today. The King presented the winner of the ladies’ downhill competition, American Lindsey Vonn, with her trophy. The competition is something that the King has attended in the past, sometimes accompanied by his wife Queen Silvia and eldest daughter Victoria. More about Carl Gustaf’s attendance at the event can be found here.

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Who Will Pay for the Royal Wedding of the Year?

  March 2, 2009 at 2:32 am by

Last week’s announcement by the Swedish royal court that Crown Princess Victoria was engaged to her long-time boyfriend Daniel Westling brought much joy (and many cheers of “Finally!”) to the Swedes and royal-watchers around the globe. But in the aftermath of the announcement, the crucial question of who will pay for the royal wedding of 2010 has been brought up in the Swedish parliament. The current Swedish government has expressed … Continue reading

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The Two Carls attend Agriculture and Gardening Conference

  February 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm by

Yesterday, February 26, Sweden’s two Carls – King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip – had a joint engagement. The father and son duo attended the inauguration of the agriculture and gardening conference at the University of Agricultural Studies in the Swedish village of Alnarp. Prince Carl Philip is currently studying at Alnarp University.

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Crown Princess Victoria, Fiance, Parents, Speak to Sweden Regarding Engagement

  February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm by

After years of speculations, the Swedish royal court finally announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to gym-owner Daniel Westling. The official announcement was not only done by a simple press release, but a statement to Sweden, and the world, via online video. Sitting with his wife, his daughter and heir, and future son-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave the news Swedes everywhere have been waiting for. “Dear Swedes, at … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf in Thailand

  February 20, 2009 at 1:44 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has returned home following a three day visit, between February 17 and 19, to Thailand to attend the Baden-Powell Followship’s event. The event was on the February 17; and the following day, the King officially launched a new scout group at a school in Pattaya for visually impaired children. Carl XVI Gustaf presented the new scouts with scout neckerchiefs, as member of several Swedish scouting organisations.

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