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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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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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Queen Silvia attends Manila School 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2009 at 1:45 am by

Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the Manilla School’s jubilee celebrations today in Djurgården. Wearing a green and white patterned skirt-suit paired with beige accessories, Queen Silvia opened the school’s celebration week and then toured an exhibition entitled ‘Manila School 1809-2009′ which showcases the history of the school, founded by Pär Aron Borg. Students, who ranged from kindergarten to grade ten, told the Queen about the school’s history during the tour. … 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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Queen Silvia speaks for the First Time about Brother’s Death

  May 8, 2009 at 5:54 am by

For the first time since her brother Jörg Sommerlath’s death in 2006, Queen Silvia has spoken about how palliative care assisted her brother in his final months. Jörg Sommerlath died of laryngeal cancer in early 2006, in the palliative care department of a German hospital, where the Queen spent those final months by his side. In an exclusive interview with Svenska Dagbladet, the Queen tells how much of a difference … 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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Mathilde voted most popular European princess by PdV

  April 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Princess Mathilde was voted the most popular and best future Queen Consort by a poll of the French royalty magazine Point de Vue. She received 47,8% of the votes, and led the poll by a large margin. Second in the poll was the Dutch Princess Máxima (21,1%), closely followed by Letizia, the Princess of Asturias (17,8%). Only 10% of the votes went to Mary of Denmark, and Mette-Marit of Norway … 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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Queen Silvia attends ‘Spread the Sign’ inauguration

  April 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm by

On March 31st, Queen Silvia attended the inauguration of a new website translation tool called ‘Spread the Sign‘. The website is an international dictionary of sign languages, where the user types in their desired word and a video showing the word in sign language comes on to the screen. The inauguration took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, as was also attended the Swedish Education Minister, Jan … Continue reading

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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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Queen Silvia opens ‘Viola’ Flower Show

  March 19, 2009 at 3:24 am by

The Dutch Queen opened a flower exhibition yeterday in Lisse; and a similar engagement was undertaken by Sweden’s Queen Silvia. Queen Silvia inaugurated the ‘Viola’ Flower Show at Drottningholm Castle in Stockholm today, before touring the exhibition and admiring the flowers on display. More information can be found here.

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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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Crown Princess Victoria Celebrates Name Day with Fiancé

  March 13, 2009 at 12:14 am by

Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her first ‘Victoriadagen’ (Victoria Day) with her new fiancé, Daniel Westling, yesterday at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As she does every year, Victoria exited the Palace into the courtyard at noon to greet well-wishers and accept flowers from the military band. The heir to the Swedish throne was accompanied by her fiancé and her mother, Queen Silvia. This is the final year that this particular … Continue reading

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