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The Christmas Card of Prince Carl Philip and his lovely family!! Beautiful picture!

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Old 12-24-2018, 04:15 AM
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Victoria, Estelle and Oscar on the cover of Expressen Söndag (Sunday magazine)
That's how the Christmas of Dreams is celebrated at the Palace All are gathered Food, traditions Silvia's birthday
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Swedish Gala Magazine wishes Merry Christmas with the Crown princess family's Christmas video
God Jul önskar GALA magazine!

The Crown princess family's Christmas video has already been watched over 250 000 times.

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Christmas hunt
Bring your children and grandchildren to the Royal Aaprtments at the Royal Palace during the Christmas holidays. We need your help looking for elves and escaped animals.
Elf hunt at Christmas
The elf hunt will take place during the Christmas holidays in the Royal Apartemnts. A number of silver elves are hiding in the grand rooms of the palace. Use an elf hunt map, available in Swedish, English, Finnish and Russian, to find the elves and cross them off the list. Everyone who returns a map will receive a reward.
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Now there are elfs hidden in the Royal Palace's parade floors before the annual Christmas hunt. Museum teacher Ellinor has found clever hiding places this year.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:37 AM
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The King's Christmas Speech is broadcasted at 19.45 at SVT1. The speech is already now at Royal Court Youtube Channel:

The speech
The king said among other things:
When I look back on the year that has passed, I am thinking in particular of all the people I met around our country, who in different ways chose to take responsibility. Either in everyday life or in extraordinary situations.
People who have made a difference when they have shown courage, thought and action.(...)
This autumn, the Queen and I visited with the Crown Princess couple the city of Pau in France. That was where my ancestor was born in 1763.
And there the Crown Princess received a magnolia plant; a cut from a tree that King Oscar II planted on his visit to Pau in 1899.
It was handed over to the Crown Princess as a gift to Princess Estelle. In the spring, it will be planted at Haga Palace. There, it will hopefully take root and eventually bloom, as a symbol of history's union with the future.(...)
Just a few days ago we celebrated the Queen's 75th birthday. Over the years, the Queen has worked stubbornly and purposefully to improve the conditions for vulnerable children and young people, but also for people with dementia.
And it felt both important and positive to be able to pay attention to these efforts in connection with the Queen's birthday.
H.M. Konungens jultal 2018 - Sveriges Kungahus
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At the desk is a group photo taken at the same time in the summer than the already published photos. Perhaps the court publishes this photo at their New Year greeting.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:08 AM
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The king's emotional tribute to the queen
In this year's Christmas speech, the King talked about the protracted government formation process and the summer forest fires - and praised the Queen's efforts for children and dementia sufferers.
- It felt both important and positive to be able to pay attention to these efforts in connection with the Queen's birthday, said the king in his speech.
Kungens känslosamma hyllning till drottningen i jultalet

Responsibility - theme of the King's Christmas Speech
He spoke a lot about responsibility, among other things to act in a way that honors the trust one has gained.
The King also took up several memorial days, such as the fact that this year was 100 years since the end of the First World War, that it is 200 years since his ancestor Jean Baptiste Bernadotte became king in Sweden and that it was taken 100 years ago the first crucial step towards universal suffrage. He also touched on the difficulty of forming a new government.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:57 PM
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Here's another link to the Kings Christmas Message as I keep getting a video for mobile phones above

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Old 12-27-2018, 02:05 AM
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What I found interesting is that the king mentioned the crown princess and princess Estelle twice at his speech. To me it felt that he wanted to emphasize the continuity of monarchy at this time when there is no real government in Sweden. He said that this year it has gone 200 years when Jean Baptiste Bernadotte became king Karl XIV Johan and highlighted that Victoria got the magnolia plant to give to Estelle and that it is a symbol of history's union with the future.

Rhetoric expert Elinor Falkman was interviewed about the King's Christmas speech yesterday morning at TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.
Falkman says that because Sweden doesn't have a real government and prime minister now, the king is Sweden's solid point. According to the government form the king should be the gathering symbol of the nation, and we need that right now. Maybe whatever you think about him and the monarchy, we need a gathering symbol.
Falkman says that the king was at his speech as he always is, but he spoke about the problems we are having now. About how the king spoke about the crisis of the Swedish Academy, he didn't mention the Academy, but after he has spoken about it, he said that he and his family attended at the Nobel festivities and so you understood that it was a direct order to the Academy. The king's role is very difficult: as a speaker he should think about himself, who am I and what is my target audience - which is the whole people of Sweden. He is the Head of State but he may not be political. Falkman thinks that the king was very good in this part.
About what the king said about the crisis in forming a government "Maybe we can become a little impatient", was a little funny but this understatement is straight from the rhetoric book.
About what the king said about queen Silvia, Falkman says that the king is also the ceo of monarchy Bernadotte. He represents his brand and the brand of the Royal House. So every time he says something, he represents himself. And therefore it is important to comment and listen, there are people who think he does a good job, there are people who think that there should not be a king. Now he speaks about his wife, as the financial manager of company Bernadotte, the monarchy. He says that the queen has worked worked stubbornly and purposefully and this has been important and positive. Falkman says that this sounds like the queen should get a golden watch of her service to the royal house and this makes Falkman a little sad. The king could have said that he is proud of what the queen has done, or that on 42 of her 75 years she has stood at the king's side. To say a little more something which would have shown that the queen is more than a co-worker at the monarchy, she is also his wife. It would have given more heart to the speech.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:43 PM
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Daniel was playing icehockey in Ugglebo Arena in Ockelbo on Boxing Day, 26th December. The match was Veterans vs. Homecomers, Daniel played in Team Heamcomers. Veterans won.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:06 AM
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The swedish press has written about the group photo of the family which was seen at the king's desk at his Christmas speech.
- The royal family has also their private photos, says Margareta Thorgren.
Expressen's royal expert Karin Lennmor:
- The king thinks it was a nice picture and therefore he wants it on his desk. I don't think there is any calculation in it, some pictures are given to the press and others they keep themselves.
After the Christmas speech, the royal family celebrated New Year in different directions, says Margareta Thorgren.
- It is private so we don't comment more closely. 2018 has been intense in the end and now there are few days when the royal family has no official duties.
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:16 AM
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Queen Silvia has given an interview to Världen Idag's God Jul Christmas Magazine.
Queen Silvia puts the children and Jesus at the center during Christmas
She says that she is looking forward to the Christmas, mostly being with her family. December is quite hectic work month for them, but the queen tries to take in the wonderful, expectant atmosphere that exists in the Advent era. On Christmas day the family goes in the early Christmas church service, preferably followed by a Christmas walk in Drottningholm Palace Park.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:40 AM
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Christmas in Miami - for 25 plus and sun. While the rest of the royal family celebrates at Drottningholm. So it may be for Princess Madeleine this year.
Now it is clear that Princess Madeleine's Nobel celebration in Sweden will be a short visit. After Lucia on December 13, she sits on the plane and flies home again.
And unlike last year, when she had her entire family with her, the princess comes to Stockholm alone the days before the Nobel. Chris and the children are staying home in Miami, Margareta Thorgren told to Svensk Damtidning.
But what about the Christmas celebration at Drottningholm? Will Princess Madeleine return to Stockholm to celebrate Christmas?
- It's their private Christmas celebration. So I have no information about that, says Margareta Thorgren, adding:
- But that's not impossible.
Tecknet på att Madeleine missar julen på Drottningholm _ Svensk Dam
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:52 AM
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Victoria and Daniel will give on 18th December an audience to Skogshögskolans Studentkår (The Student Union of the Swedish College of Forestry) and receive the Christmas trees to the Royal Palace.
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Hopefully they have at least Oscar with them. We will see if Estelle can skip school on that day, usually after receiving the Christmas trees there is the Christmas service in the Royal Chapel for the employees of the court and for the entire royal family. And after that, a Christmas lunch for the employees of the court and royal family.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:04 AM
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Just like last year, today, on St. Lucia's Day, the court publishes photos of Estelle and Oscar. This year with Estelle's pony Viktor, taken by Sara Friberg/The Royal Court.
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At court Facebook and Instagram
"With candles in their crowns, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar come with a greeting of Christmas peace. Happy St. Lucia's Day!"
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St. Lucia's Day and advent mark the beginning of Christmas time in Sweden.

Estelle och Oscar önskar glad Lucia –se bilderna _ Svensk Dam

Margareta Thorgren tells Expressen that the pictures were taken in the Royal Stables in Stockholm a week ago.
"Today, the children are in their respective schools celebrating Lucia as most children do in Sweden", she writes in a text message.
Prinsessan Estelle och prins Oscars hälsning på Lucia

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The court with a video at its social media
"This morning, the Royal Palace was visited by a Lucia parade from Lilla Akademien's grade 8, which performed Lucia and Christmas songs in the southern Palace vault. Happy Lucia!"
Lucia på Kungliga slottet
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:15 PM
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The video of Saint Lucia was truly beautiful!
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:43 AM
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Hänt Magazine has contacted Margareta Thorgren and tried to find out how the royal family celebrates Christmas.

When Hänt contacts the court to find out what the royal family does in Christmas, there is no information to get.
- We never make known what the royal family does privately, and Christmas is celebrated privately, says Margareta Thorgren.
Why isn't that information communicated?
- Because they also need a little rest and when it is their private travel and private life, it is not what the court comments on, she says.
Därför mörkar hovet kungafamiljens julfirande _ Hänt.se

Here is a great photo of the Lucia parade at the Royal Palace yesterday morning.
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:31 PM
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How disappointing but totally reasonable. The SRF really have their Media Liaison working pretty well. No information and a quiet rebuke reminding them that Christmas is private time and (very politely) none of their business.
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What we do know is that the family will get together at Drottningholm Palace on December 23rd to celebrate the birthday of Queen Silvia with a dinner. The dinner is each year held in a different room of the palace and the room is a secret up until the dinner starts.
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What we do know is that the family will get together at Drottningholm Palace on December 23rd to celebrate the birthday of Queen Silvia with a dinner. The dinner is each year held in a different room of the palace and the room is a secret up until the dinner starts.
a fun tradition! i wonder what they mean in 'each year held in a different room of the palace' - surely it would only be among the dining rooms of the palace, or maybe living rooms? although inventive, bedrooms would hardly make an easy dining location

i wonder who picks it and organises it. maybe a member of the family gets to chose each year and the royal chefs/staff get everything ready?
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:18 AM
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Victoria, Daniel and Oscar received the Christmas trees. Oscar got a little tree to his room. Estelle doesn't have a holiday yet, so she wasn't there.
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Prince Oscar's Christmas tree happiness at the castle
Christmas preparations are in full swing for Sweden's royal family, and now this year's fir trees have arrived at the Palace.
Prince Oscar got to choose a very small fir tree with his mother Crown Princess Victoria and dad Prince Daniel.
The royal family's Christmas trees were traditionally handed over at the Royal Palace today.
Crown Princess Victoria wore an ankle-length red skirt with matching soft jacket when she, along with Prince Daniel and Prince Oscar, received this year's trees.
They were handed over according to tradition by students at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, at the Royal Palace.
Prince Oscar was in a good mood and greeted the students with a handshake before he got a very own fir.
Prins Oscars julgranslycka – fick en egen gran

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King Carl Gustaf was seen at a bookstore on Tuesday.
Suddenly, Carl XVI Gustaf peeked behind the bookshelves in Sickla Köpkvarter in Nacka.
A whole stack of Christmas gift books - what, we do not understandably tell, of course - it was, all with nice paper and names.
Both delighted giggles and raised eyebrows came when the king, in his own high person, appeared outside the Christmas shop in Sickla outside Stockholm at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Satisfied and relaxed, he strolled around Akademibokhandeln and botanized among books on history, cooking, animals and nature and other things.
Maybe the king had also received a 20 percent discount code from Bokus?
Anyway, after a while he went to the checkout with a whole stack of Christmas gift books.
- At least there were six, seven books, says another customer in the store.
Which - and to whom - should of course not be revealed here.
The King - or Santa - can do that on Christmas Eve.
The staff, of course, stood on their toes and helped to wrap all packages of eyebrows.
In the meantime, the king took the opportunity to take another lap in the shop and look a little further on the shelves.
Maybe he saw something he wanted on his own wish list.
Kungen satsar på hårda klappar i år _ Aftonbladet
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Here's another gallery of the Christmas tree presentation:


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On Wednesday, December 18, the Crown Princess, Prince Daniel and Prince Oscar received this year's Christmas trees for the Royal Palace.
Since the 1960s, students from the forestry programme of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have been handing over a number of Christmas trees to the Royal Palace. "The King's fir" has got its name after this tradition, it was called from the beginning the Nordmann fir.
Kronprinsessparet och Prins Oscar tog emot granar på Kungliga slottet - Sveriges Kungahus

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