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Old 11-25-2017, 12:08 PM
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SVT sends this evening a program "Uppdrag granskning", where they among other things tell that the royal court and royal family has used Bertil Hult's plane which is registered to tax haven Bermuda.
Victoria and Daniel used Hult's plane when they flew to their honeymoon in 2010. The court confirmed to the program that queen Silvia has used the plane for a trip to Kuwait (a Mentor International event) in 2013, king Carl Gustaf on a trip to Saint Petersburg in 2013 and to Lisbon and this summer the king and queen also made a trip to Moscow where their friend Bertil Hult had a party.
The director of the press department Margareta Thorgren says to SVT that the court didn't know that the plane was registered to a tax haven.
- Bertil Hult is a good friend of the family, and his financial affairs have nothing to do with the royal family or anything the court can comment on.
On the question if the court, in view of what they know now, could have acted differently, Thorgren says:
- It's one question you can ask, but again - it's a good friend and to use good friends' conveyance, there is nothing strange with it.
Victorias bröllopsflyg var registrerat i skatteparadis _ Dina pengar
Bertil Hult has given an interview to DI Dagens Industri, Expressen quotes it:
SVT's program Uppdrag granskning provided information that an aircraft, indirectly owned by Bertil Hult, should have been used by the royal couple - free of charge. The court confirms that the aircraft was used and no invoice for the flight was received. Hult says that his company EF could not invoice for private flights because it was not registered for commercial use.
To DI he says:
- The king wanted to pay, but we can't invoice the court so the court answered, of course, that they haven't received an invoice. But the king and I agreed that the king deposited the corresponding amount on my private account, and then I donated the money to the Children's Cancer Fund in Switzerland. SVT knows we can not invoice, and they have never asked us if the king has paid for the use of the plane, but on tv they say it's almost bribery that Hult gives the king a trip on his plane.
Further information on that the Crown princess and Prince Daniel should have stayed in Hult's house in Colorado United States (in their honeymoon) and that they also should have used Hult's plan to fly around, Hults sees as pure fiction.
Bertil Hult will report the UG program to the The Swedish Broadcasting Commission and tells to DI that EF has written to SVT that they do not have any letterbox companies. He is upset by Uppdrag granskning's program and finds it to be sensational journalism and pure lies.
Bertil Hult_ Kungen ville betala för flygresan _ Dina pengar
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:59 AM
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Expressen writes about the Royal family's "secret" room - they have their own waiting room at the Stockholm Central Station. Expressen quotes the article in Aftonbladet, which can be read only by those who pay of it.

Through a discreet side entrance at Stockholm Central Station, the royals enter the room closed from the public. Only one royal crown over the door signals that the Royal family's waiting room is behind it.
The waiting room (Väntsalen) was built in 1871 and is adorned by paintings of the royal palaces Gripsholm, Haga and Drottningholm. There are crystal chandeliers from NK and the couches are designed by Carl Malmsten. The king and queen have their own waiting rooms - the queen's is slightly smaller - and both an own toilet.
A special door out takes the royals from the room directly to the train.
Nowadays, the royal family rarely chooses trains as a means of transport. The special royal train carriage from 1931 was used at the latest in May 2011 when Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made their first official visit to Ockelbo, writes Aftonbladet.
Jernhusen operates Stockholm Central Station and are now auctioning a visit for a group of 20 people in the secret waiting room for the benefit of Musichjälpen. This year's fundraising is organized for organizations working against children who are victims of sex trafficking.
Kungafamiljens hemliga väntsal på Stockholms centralstation _ Kungligt _ Expressen
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:59 PM
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Annonuncement from The Office of The Marshal of the Realm:
For those wishing to convey their New Year’s greetings to Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill, lists will be made available on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2018, between 12 noon and 3 pm in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace. Entrance via the Southern Vault, Slottsbacken.
Nyårshälsningar till Kungafamiljen - Sveriges Kungahus

Aftonbladet Söndag had last week an article about the Royal Family's Year year 2018. State visit from Iceland, the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, birthdays, reminiscing Victoria's 40th birthday, when the Haga Princesses all came to Solliden, Victoria continuing her hikes, the Opening of the Parliament and in December queen Silvia's 75th birthday.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:33 AM
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The Royal Family wishes Happy New Year with a gallery with photos and videos of events during the year. The material is taken from the court website, court Instagram and court Youtube.
Gott nytt år! Året som gick 2017 - Sveriges Kungahus

Some photos also at court Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdXCbGCn...-by=kungahuset
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:58 PM
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Expressen has published their annual photo book/magazine "Kungaåret 2017" (The Royal Year 2017). In 2013-2016 the magazine was published with name "Året med Estelle & Kungafamiljen" (The Year with Estelle & The Royal Family).
The magazine has 158 photos of among others the royal's work events and the photos the court has published on the children's birthdays.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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The Swedish and Danish royal families have borrowed clothes to Sven-Harry's Art Museum's exhibition "Secrets of Couture", 26th January - 2nd April.

Sven-Harry’s art museum opens the winter-spring 2018 season with the exhibition Secrets of Couture. This exhibition highlights the mythical haute couture fashion and its role in today's fashion climate, and also looks at the possible future orientation of couture. Many garments that have been worn by prominent Swedish women, arts celebrities and pioneers in their fields (from Selma Lagerlöf to the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius) will be featured. A centrepiece of the exhibition is the gown Sara Danius wore at the Nobel ceremony in 2015, created by Pär Engsheden.
With pieces borrowed from private collections, international fashion houses and the Swedish and Danish royal families, the exhibition seeks to give an overview of the history and future of the secret world of couture. One of the basic ideas for the exhibition is to raise issues on the relevance of couture in today's fashion climate, and how traditional craftsmanship can be combined with future demands on sustainability and new materials. This is explored with young designers, and especially in a collaboration with the Beckmans College of Design. Under the auspices of Pär Engsheden, eleven students have created outfits that give an idea of how future designers interpret couture as a craft and expressive medium.
The exhibition was designed by a team that has worked for three years on the conceptual structure and contents. The exhibition's creative directors are Pär Engsheden and Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson. Ulrika Kyaga is a guest curator and editor of the exhibition catalogue.
Pär Engsheden is a designer and has been established for many years as Sweden's foremost representative of the art of couture. He is also the head of fashion studies at the Beckmans College of Design.
Sven-Harrys konstmuseum __ About the exhibition Secrets of Couture

This is the exhibition queen Silvia mentioned at "The Year with the Royal Family".
- It is true that a number of garments have been loaned to Sven-Harry's Art Museum. They will be part of a haute couture exhibition at the museum, writes information officer Johan Tegel at an sms to Expressen.
Svaret bakom Silvias dokument i SVT_s Året med kungafamiljen _ Kungligt _ Expressen
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:41 PM
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I do not know if this is the right place to share this but I kept track of the number of work days that the Swedish Royal Family participated (and were publicly known about) as well as the cost of (known) clothing for the year.

Year End Review — Swedish Royal Fashion
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:49 PM
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I do not know if this is the right place to share this but I kept track of the number of work days that the Swedish Royal Family participated (and were publicly known about) as well as the cost of (known) clothing for the year.

Year End Review — Swedish Royal Fashion
Margareta Thorgren told in the beginning of 2017, that Daniel would concentrate on the children and family and work less in 2017, the court didnt want to call it paternity leave though. And when only the work days are listed, it doesn't tell how much the royal really spends at the work event. For instance, Daniel had six days with the visits of Prince Daniel's Fellowship entrepreneurial programme. These days last six-seven hours plus travelling. That is totally different than a half hour audience at the Royal Palace. It isn't easy to do a list that would really tell how much the royals work so that it would be totally right and do justice for the members of the royal family who work most. The court could also do a better job and list all work events to their calendar, for instance some of Daniel's events with Prince Daniel Fellowship and GEN-PEP aren't listed at the calendar. The press counts on the days listed at the calendar, the court could do a lot of good for the royal family's image by listing all the work events at the calendar.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:54 AM
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I do not know if this is the right place to share this but I kept track of the number of work days that the Swedish Royal Family participated (and were publicly known about) as well as the cost of (known) clothing for the year.

Year End Review — Swedish Royal Fashion
Thank you for the list/link and thank you for the effort.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:36 PM
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Aftonbladet has published "Kungliga kalendern 2018" (The Royal Calender 2018), "everything about the Royal family's year".
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:03 AM
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Expressen's royal expert Karin Lennmor at her chronicle today:
Victoria is stronger than Zlatan - isn't she?
Who is the biggest - Victoria or Zlatan? Who really contributes most to Sweden?
Is the royal family, with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in the lead, as valuable as swedish brands like Ikea, Absolut Vodka and Volvo?
The royal house makes huge benefit for Sweden, no matter what you think about the monarchy, whether you are a republican or royalist.
I have traveled a lot with the king and the queen and know how important they are for Sweden, especially abroad. Our royal house works as a tool for marketing Sweden.
The secret of monarchy's super value is that there aren't so many countries with kings and queens. There are many in the world, heads of state and business leaders who also want to sunbathe in that shine. The royals give a little extra flow!
It may be hard to compare people like Silvia or Victoria with famous brands such as Ikea or H & M.
- Instead, I think that you should equal them with Zlatan, says brand expert Anna Klingspor.
Zlatan got about SEK 15 million for a Volvo commercial. The king drives also a Volvo, he doesn't get any money for it but hopefully gives good PR for the car both at home and abroad. Important for Swedish business.
It is important to take care of its brand. The Bernadottes have succeeded over the years ... so-so, but still okay.
- Victoria and Daniel are good examples, they have really succeeded, they are doing a brilliant job for Sweden, says Anna Klingspor.
How do you take care of your brand?
- By being "clean and tidy", by being visible, knowing what you are doing and being well prepared, says Klingspor.
It is difficult to evaluate the royal family's work in money, but a good example is Crown Princess Victoria's wedding.
The city of Stockholm got a billion SEK in extra income that weekend when tens of thousands of tourists came to spend money on hotels, restaurants and commerce.
There is a republican idea of ​​privatizing the royal house - sell out the king, queen, Victoria and Daniel ...
Doesn't it sound strange? I want our royal house to spread both shine and a lot of PR for Sweden. And I think they are generally doing it well.
Extra golden star to Victoria and Daniel. You're as strong, if not stronger than Zlatan!
There is a poll in the end of the article:
Who does the most for Sweden?
Zlatan, he's an icon.
Crown Princess Victoria, she is a good role model.
No big difference, I think both do as much for Sweden.
Karin Lennmor_ Victoria är starkare än Zlatan – eller hur_ _ Karin Lennmor _ Expressen
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:30 PM
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The Swedish and Danish royal families have borrowed clothes to Sven-Harry's Art Museum's exhibition "Secrets of Couture", 26th January - 2nd April.

Sven-Harry’s art museum opens the winter-spring 2018 season with the exhibition Secrets of Couture. This exhibition highlights the mythical haute couture fashion and its role in today's fashion climate, and also looks at the possible future orientation of couture. Many garments that have been worn by prominent Swedish women, arts celebrities and pioneers in their fields (from Selma Lagerlöf to the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius) will be featured. A centrepiece of the exhibition is the gown Sara Danius wore at the Nobel ceremony in 2015, created by Pär Engsheden.
With pieces borrowed from private collections, international fashion houses and the Swedish and Danish royal families, the exhibition seeks to give an overview of the history and future of the secret world of couture. One of the basic ideas for the exhibition is to raise issues on the relevance of couture in today's fashion climate, and how traditional craftsmanship can be combined with future demands on sustainability and new materials. This is explored with young designers, and especially in a collaboration with the Beckmans College of Design. Under the auspices of Pär Engsheden, eleven students have created outfits that give an idea of how future designers interpret couture as a craft and expressive medium.
The exhibition was designed by a team that has worked for three years on the conceptual structure and contents. The exhibition's creative directors are Pär Engsheden and Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson. Ulrika Kyaga is a guest curator and editor of the exhibition catalogue.
Pär Engsheden is a designer and has been established for many years as Sweden's foremost representative of the art of couture. He is also the head of fashion studies at the Beckmans College of Design.
Sven-Harrys konstmuseum __ About the exhibition Secrets of Couture[/URL]
Victoria's chambermaid/stylist Tina Törnqvist was three days ago at Sven-Harry's Art Museum, she put Victoria's dress from H&M at Nobel Prize ceremony in 2016 to the stage ready for the exhibition. Photo from Museum's Facebook.
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It seems that at the exhibition is also at least Victoria's gorgeous red dress from Pär Engsheden at Nobel Prize ceremony in 2014, two queen Silvia's Nobel dresses and one Sofia's dress.
Victorias och Silvias klänningar ställs ut på museum _ Hemmets
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:35 AM
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#OTD in 1818 the former Jacobin Jean Baptiste Bernadotte ascended the thrones of Sweden & Norway following the death of his adoptive father Karl XIII thereby founding the House of Bernadotte.
Quite ironically though the youngest of the reigning houses of Europe it is after the Liechtensteins the house who in agnatic descent has been on a throne the longest.
The bicentennial will be celebrated later today by the Royal family and other members of the Bernadotte family at the Royal Palace with music, lectures, speeches & a reception.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:04 AM
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Expressen published today their list of 100 Women of the Year.
The Woman of the Year is Din medsyster (any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt).
Victoria is 20th and Sofia 36th at the list.
Hela listan – här är årets kvinnor 2018 _ Expressen

Victoria was Expressen's The Woman of the Year in 2011.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:26 AM
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Margareta Thorgren said to Expressen:
- Easter is celebrated by the royal family, but it is a private matter and nothing we comment on more closely.
Does the whole family gather together at Easter or what does it look like?
- I have no information about that.
Thorgren said also that the whole royal family celebrates Easter in Sweden.
- Easter is celebrated, privately, in Sweden.
And the royal family has office work before their first public events after Easter.
Kungafamiljens beslut om sitt påskfirande _ Kungligt _ Expressen

To Svensk Damtidning Thorgren said:
- The whole royal family celebrates Easter in Sweden.
- The king and the queen spend the Easter weekend among other in the Swedish mountains.
Hovet_ Här ska kungafamiljen fira påsk! _ Svensk Damtidning

Victoria and Daniel have often spent Easter in Ockelbo.
According to the calender now the king has work events on 6th April, the queen, Victoria and Daniel on 7th April.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:50 AM
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Expressen's royal expert Karen Lennmor's chronicle some weeks ago, after Adrienne was born.
How many princes and princesses can there be in Sweden?

Hur många prinsar och prinsessor tål Sverige_ _ Karin Lennmor _ Expressen
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:02 AM
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The royal court has published it's Annual Report 2017 on their website. The Report tells among other things that the king and queen had a total of about 3,400 guests at the various events. The crown princess couple also conducted official representation with over 360 invited guests.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:22 AM
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Expressen's royal expert Karen Lennmor's chronicle some weeks ago, after Adrienne was born.
How many princes and princesses can there be in Sweden?

Hur många prinsar och prinsessor tål Sverige_ _ Karin Lennmor _ Expressen
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Taking into account Carl Gustaf's children and grandchildren, I think it is acceptable to have ten, or, in the future, maybe eleven Princes/Princesses of Sweden (HRHs). If, however, Carl Philip's and Madeleine's grandchildren also become princes/princesses, then we start to see an unacceptable inflation in the number of royals. In other words, at some point there has to be a cut. The recent Belgian royal decree limiting the use of the title of "Prince of Belgium" is a good model to follow, i.e. neither too restrictive as in the Netherlands or Spain, nor too generous as the current Swedish system where anyone in the line of sucession is legally a Prince/Princess of Sweden.

Having said that, it must be pointed out that the Swedish RF is not particularly expensive for the taxpayers. SEK 139 million is slightly under US$ 16 million , which is low compared to other monarchies like the Netherlands or the UK, and, before anyone raises the issue, that sum already includes security, tranportation, and maintenance of the royal palaces as far as I understand, so the Royal Court is not hiding any expenses that are charged to other government departments.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:15 AM
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Expressen has an article about the royal family's prenuptial agreements.
Kung Carl Gustaf och Silvias äktenskapsförord om de skiljer sig _ Kungligt _ Expressen
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:30 PM
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The Swedish Committee of the Constitution have in an article in Svenska Dagbladet declared their intention to, among other things, look over & reintroduce parts of the the Royal Swedish Orders of which some where abolished in 1975 & some can since then only be handed out to foreign citizens.
It's their voiced intention to reintroduce those abolished & reform the ones in present use. The same goes for the Royal medals.
It's also the committee's intention to look over what challenges a fast growing Royal house has and eventually even clarify which of those in the line of succession who will be expected to perform public duties and receive public funding for doing so. The committee states very clearly that it stands behind the monarchy but the to maintain the legitimacy of the office it has to be reformed.
In my mind the result could be some rule about only kids of monarch and heir gets funding for performing duties

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