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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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Queen Silvia of Sweden’s 72nd Birthday

  December 23, 2015 at 10:32 am by

On December 23, Queen Silvia celebrates her seventy second birthday. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born on 23rd December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Walther Sommerlath and his wife, Alice (née Soares de Toledo). She has two older brothers, Ralf and Walther Sommerlath, as well as another brother, Jörg, who died in 2006. During the years 1947 and 1957, the then Silvia Sommerlath lived … Continue reading

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Bernadottes Attend Swedish Academy’s Annual Gathering

  December 20, 2015 at 7:29 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have attended the annual formal gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm. Arriving slightly behind schedule due to a car blocking the street, the Bernadottes entered the celebration and sat in the royal box as members of the Academy – which determines the Nobel Prize for Literature – delivered speeches, read poems and announced this year’s ‘Memorial Money’ winner as author Birger Sjöberg. … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony

  December 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm by

While the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded earlier in the day in Oslo, the Prizes in other categories were presented in Stockholm. The entire Swedish Royal Family were present for the glittering awards ceremony that takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, which was this year attended by close to 1,600 guess. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented each of the laureates with their Prizes. View image | gettyimages.com This year … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend The Global Child Forum In Stockholm

  November 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia attended the Global Child Forum In Stockholm. The event which is held yearly since 2009 took place at the Hall of State in the Royal Palace. The royals listened to several speeches, lectures and discussions on children’s rights. Crown Princess Victoria could not attend the event due to other commitments but a video as shown with a short … Continue reading

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Tunisian President on State Visit to Sweden

  November 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

The President of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caïd Essebsi, is currently on a state visit to Sweden. He and his wife, Saida Caïd Essebsi, were welcomed at Arlanda Airport by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ahead of the official welcoming ceremony and luncheon at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. View image | gettyimages.com King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted a state banquet this evening, where guests dined on smoked trout, baked cod with … Continue reading

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Royals at World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Gala Held In New York

  September 25, 2015 at 4:11 am by

Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend Opening of Parliament

  September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | gettyimages.com They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Host Sverigemiddag (Sweden Dinner)

  September 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

This evening, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, The Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed over 200 guests to the Royal Palace as they hosted Sverigemiddag, known as Sweden Dinner. Sweden Dinner is an official dinner hosted for people who have made significant contributions locally, regionally or nationally. It started in 2013 on the occasion of King’s 40 years on the throne. The Crown Princess announced her pregnancy … Continue reading

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Silvia Joined By Carl Philip and Sofia at Opening of “The Lilian Look!” Exhibition

  August 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Queen Silvia of Sweden was joined by her son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, at the opening of the “Designs for a Princess – The Lilian Look!” exhibition. The exhibition is being held at the Pillared Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and features around 30 different outfits, dresses and handbags used at various official events by Princess Lilian over a period of 30 years.

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The Bernadottes Celebrate 90 Years of Radio Sweden

  August 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand this evening to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Sweden at Berwald Hall in Stockholm. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The foursome posed for photographs upon their arrival, before heading inside the concert hall for the evening’s show, which included speeches by Radio Sweden CEO Cilla Benkö, and performances by a number of the organisation’s main program … Continue reading

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Victoriadagen Celebrated in Öland

  July 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria has celebrated her 38th birthday with the annual Victoriadagen Concert at the Borgholm Sports Field, after spending over two hours receiving well-wishers in the courtyard of Solliden Palace. Joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, and their daughter, Princess Estelle, as well as her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the birthday girl didn’t let the rainy afternoon dampen her – or anyone else’s! – spirits. The King … Continue reading

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Te Deum Celebrating Prince Nicolas’s Birth Held in Stockholm

  June 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

A Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm was held this morning to celebrate the birth of Prince Nicolas, infant son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Countess Marianne Bernadotte were all in attendance. The service was led by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chaplain to the Royal Court. Prince … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm

  June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm by

As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Meet With Melinda Gates

  June 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm by

The Queen of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, today had a meeting with Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Today my mother and I met with Melinda Gates and discussed ways of improving the lives of women and girls all over the world. What an inspiring and brilliant woman!” Princess Madeleine wrote on her Facebook page of the meeting. Mrs Gates herself posted a … Continue reading

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President Mukherjee Says Goodbye to Sweden

  June 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm by

On the final day of his visit to Sweden, President Mukherjee of India spent time at Karolinska Institute and visited Uppsala. The President was first shown around the Nobel Forum at the Institute, where researchers and scientists can work together and discuss ideas. Anders Hamsten, the Vice-Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, informed President Mukherjee of the current research projects that are being worked on. View image | gettyimages.com Later on, King Carl … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Indian State Visit to Sweden

  June 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

President Mukherjee of India has continued his state visit to Sweden today, meeting members of Parliament and attending a seminar on sustainable urban development. The first stop of day two was to the Parliament, where President Mukherjee had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meetings discussed cooperation and relations between the two nations going forward in terms of trade and development. Members of the … Continue reading

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