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King Carl Gustaf Hosts Parliamentary Dinner

  October 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The King of Sweden hosted a parliamentary dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening, in honour of the new government which was sworn in earlier this month. Among the 460 guests were the new Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, his cabinet ministers, the President of the Swedish Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and all members of the Riksdag. They were greeted by King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

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Sweden Celebrates National Day

  June 7, 2014 at 4:47 am by

Sweden yesterday celebrated their national day, with the Royal Family taking part in several events in Stockholm, Ånge and Skansen. The day began with the traditional opening of the palace gates, which signals the beginning of the day’s Open Palace event, where entry into the Royal Palace of Stockholm is free. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were given this task for 2014, and they brought their three-month-old daughter Leonore – dressed … Continue reading

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Royals Attend 2014 Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as others from the Gotha, attended the 2014 edition of the Bernadotte Art Awards at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm last night. Host Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle, the former Prince Sigvard, also used the gala to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday. She arrived to the event with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

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Swedish Official Visit to the Netherlands

  April 9, 2014 at 7:40 am by

On the invitation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia made a two-day official visit to the Netherlands last week. The reason for the visit was also the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. Arriving in the early afternoon of Friday April 4, the King and the Queen of Sweden were welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima … Continue reading

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Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland

  March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

A Te Deum for Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was held on 2 March at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Leonore is the daughter of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and her husband, Christopher O’Neill. Those who attended the Te Deum were: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist (Prince Carl Philip’s … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia’s 70th Birthday

  December 27, 2013 at 5:04 am by

On 23 December 2013, Queen Silvia celebrated her 70th birthday. Silvia’s birthday was celebrated with a gala performance at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 December. On the day of her birthday, the flag was flown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and a salute also took place. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 23 December 1943. She is the younger child … Continue reading

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New Portrait of Sweden’s Queen

  December 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm by

To mark the upcoming 70th birthday of the Queen of Sweden, the Swedish Royal Court published a new portrait of the birthday girl. The portrait of Queen Silvia was taken in November, by Swedish photographer Julia Hetta. It was taken in Gustaf III’s Antique Museum in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For the sitting, the Queen wore the pale pink Valentino lace outfit she first wore to the christening of Princess … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm by

On December 10, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina attended the Nobel Prize Awards. Also present were Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg. The Nobels are in memory of the Prizes’ founder, Alfred Nobel, and are a tradition for the Swedish Royal Family since 1901. Usually, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine attend the ceremony, but due to other reasons were … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Official Dinner in Stockholm

  December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am by

On 3 December, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip attended an official dinner at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill were not present as they are living in New York. Those invited were representatives from the Swedish diplomatic corps, the Swedish parliament, the Swedish government agencies, Swedish science associations, Swedish sports associations and Swedish … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Sweden

  October 15, 2013 at 10:38 am by

October 14th, 2013 – Stockholm King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a one-day introductory visit to the Kingdom of Sweden yesterday. The Dutch King and Queen were warmly received at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Also present in the official royal line up were Crown Princess Victoria with her husband Prince Daniel and her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip. Following … Continue reading

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Swedes Celebrate National Day

  June 7, 2013 at 2:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family was out in force yesterday to celebrate the country’s national day. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel officially opened the gates of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at 10am, which begins a full day of free access to the Royal Palace for the public. The couple were joined by a surprise guest – little Princess Estelle, who was dressed in a white sailor dress and was … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia

  June 6, 2013 at 7:00 am by

In our penultimate look-back entry, we focus on the 1976 marriage of Saturday’s bride’s parents, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Ms Silvia Sommerlath. The previous entries looked at the marriages of Gustaf Adolf and Margaret, Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla, and the Haga Princesses. The engagement of Sweden’s monarch and a German/Brazilian commoner was announced on March 12th, 1976. Carl Gustaf was the only son of Prince … Continue reading

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Turkish President Pays State Visit to Sweden

  March 14, 2013 at 10:03 am by

The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, has paid the first state visit to Sweden by a Turkish President this week, arriving in Stockholm on Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Hayrüsinna Gül. The visit continued as planned despite the death of Princess Lilian on March 10th. President Gül and his wife were greeted on Monday morning by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and drove in … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released to Mark Swedish Jubilee

  February 15, 2013 at 5:38 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia taken to mark the King’s fortieth year on the throne this coming September. Two sets – one in civilian attire and one in gala attire – were released of the King and Queen. The civilian series were photographed at the Royal Palace in Louisa Ulrika’s dining room by Alexis Daflos. The … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

  December 11, 2012 at 9:08 am by

Just hours after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo, it was Stockholm’s turn to initiate several individuals into the Nobel family. The 2012 awards ceremony took place, as it does annually, at the Stockholm Concert Hall, before a gala banquet was held at Stockholm’s City Hall. The Nobel Prizes are awarded in five categories (excluding the Peace Prize) each year: physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and economic sciences. This … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Receives Cancer Cyclists at Solliden

  July 26, 2012 at 8:19 am by

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf are currently spending their summer holidays at Solliden Palace on Öland. Yesterday, Queen Silvia was visited by a special group of young women. Four best friends – Beatrice Björch, Stina Lif, Adéle Rundgren and Amanda Löfgren – arrived at Solliden to meet with the Queen at the end of their route. The girls have cycled from Östersund, in the middle of Sweden, to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mama Victoria!

  July 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden yesterday celebrated her thirty-fifth birthday. The traditional ‘Victoriadagen’ festivities to mark her birthday were held in Öland, where the Royal Family spends a portion of their summer holidays. In the early afternoon, the Crown Princess appeared with her family in the courtyard of Solliden Palace to accept the well-wishes of the crowd who had gathered. Princess Victoria, wearing a pale blue dress and cardigan, was … Continue reading

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