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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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Queen Silvia’s Surprise Visit To Hamburg

  May 21, 2016 at 10:54 am by

The people who were shopping in Hamburg, Germany yesterday afternoon were in for a big surprise. Queen Silvia made an unaannounced visit to the Clas Ohlson luxery hardware store. The Swedish-owned store was opened only a day before. The news that Queen Silvia visited the shop spread quickly. While the queen was shown around the electronic tools and furniture a large group of spectators and press quickly gathered outside. The … 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 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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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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Stork Watch in Sweden Can Begin

  March 1, 2016 at 4:50 am by

It is the 1st of March, which means we can look forward to the birth of the new baby of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel very soon. The Princess told in an interview in September that she was expecting her child in the beginning of March. Queen Silvia must be looking forward to her new grandchild too. Her first official activity is only on April 5th. According to … 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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Royals Who Wore Red This Week

  February 20, 2016 at 3:37 am by

This week, red has been the color of which the royal ladies have gone for, whether it’s an accessory or an outfit. At the beginning of the week, Queen Letizia of Spain matched her soft white suit with a red clutch. A few days later, Queen Silvia of Sweden matched her black and grey skirt suit with a red scarf while The Duchess of Cornwall wore a red coat matched … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Joined By Son and Daughter-in-Law At Academy Gathering

  February 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Earlier this evening, Queen Silvia was accompanied by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia to the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts’s formal gathering. The Queen opted for a brown satin skirt and matching blouse, accessorising with a brightly patterned silk scarf; while a heavily pregnant Sofia wore a fire-engine red dress with full-length sleeves and a lace appliqué bodice. The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts was founded by King … Continue reading

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Madeleine Returns To Sweden For Childhood Board Meetings

  February 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

Princess Madeleine has returned to Sweden for meetings linked to the World Childhood Foundation. She and her mother, Queen Silvia, attended a Childhood International Council board meeting at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. It was also attended by members of the four Childhood locations around the world – Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the US. “Wonderful meetings to celebrate the work and successes of the World Childhood Foundation’s offices and plan for the upcoming … 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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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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