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Old 09-23-2016, 06:53 AM
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I'm not surprised about Hannah's suggestion. I think it's a mistake that the court doesn't specify the amounts that goes to Madeleine and Carl Philip. My gut feeling is that most people think that the king&queen and Victoria&Daniel does a good job. But Madeleine is the work shy princess who is married to an american who doesn't want to learn swedish or show up on family occasions. (That doesn't mean that I totally agree with that, but I would say that's a quite common opinion). Why should she be given money for plane tickets or expensive clothes?

The court needs to be more open on these issues. If not, there is a big risk that it backfires.
I think it is a little far-fetched to say that the apanage is paying for Madeleine's clothes as that is probably not true. It is very likely though that the Queen"s and Victoria's clothes are paid for by the Swedish taxpayer.

Denmark in a way is similar to Sweden in the sense that Queen Margrethe and CP Frederik are technically the only members of the RF entitled to direct public funding, THe Danish court, however, openly acknowledges that part of the Queen's grant goes to Prince Joachim and openly publishes the amounts involved, so we know exactly how much money Joachim gets.

The problem in Sweden, as I see it, is that Carl Philip and Madeleine officially get no public money at all , but, in practice, they are indirectly funded by the King's grant and there is little transparency about how much money they get exactly and what the money is used for. Again, I doubt it is for clothing though.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:31 AM
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I think the court needs to come clean about who gets what and how much. This looks like an issue that is not going to go away. The SRF should not wait until more investigative press to come out that makes it look bad and there is a reveal only because the court had no choice.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:03 AM
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I think that all this issue will be stuck as long as CG is king. Once there is the new accession, many thinks are going to to change, eventuallty.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:01 PM
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Denmark in a way is similar to Sweden in the sense that Queen Margrethe and CP Frederik are technically the only members of the RF entitled to direct public funding, THe Danish court, however, openly acknowledges that part of the Queen's grant goes to Prince Joachim and openly publishes the amounts involved, so we know exactly how much money Joachim gets.

The problem in Sweden, as I see it, is that Carl Philip and Madeleine officially get no public money at all , but, in practice, they are indirectly funded by the King's grant and there is little transparency about how much money they get exactly and what the money is used for. Again, I doubt it is for clothing though.
Actually in Denmark Joachim gets also an own apanage (from which goes a part to Marie) and even Benedikte gets her own money from the State.
I think the Problem in Sweden is that it ist published how much of the money goes to Victoria, to Carl Philip to Madeleine etc. Apparently there is no obligation for the King to publish this detailed and therefore it is not done. And that in recent years he has asked for more money almost every year.
In Spain it is the same way then in Sweden and there is also no obligation to give exact Details. But then they started to give Details at the end of Juan Carlos's reign.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:45 PM
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Well I think that the dutch and belgian royal families have the same problems
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:20 PM
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Swedish royal family is a success in the international media.

2016 has been a real jubilee to the Swedish royal family. Two princes have been born, the king celebrated his 70th birthday big and Queen Silvia celebrated this summer 40 years as queen. That there have been many positive developments within the royal family has echoed abroad. According to media monitoring company Meltwater between 1 January and 17 September this year there have been published 25,775 articles and reports about the royal family in the international media. The exposure corresponds to an advertising value of 720 million SEK, according to Meltwater. Prince Oscar's birth in March generated the most editorial posts, but if you look at the reactions at the social media, it is the Crown Princess's birthday that engages the most.
Stora succén för kungafamiljen – har fått reklam värd 720 miljoner _ Svensk Damtidning

Information about the National Flag Days in Sweden

The birthdays and name days of the king, queen and crown princess Victoria are National Flag Days. And the Commemoration of King Gustav II Adolf on 6th November.
22.1 Flying flags - Government.se
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:43 AM
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Five swedish wedding dresses at an exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
The exhibition, featuring five Royal wedding dresses, will open 18 October at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and give visitors a un, nown will be open until 12th March. The dresses were worn by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Lilian.

The special website of the exhibition, now also in english
Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015 - Sveriges Kungahus

HQ photos of the dresses
Pressbilder utställningar - Sveriges Kungahus

Press preview of the exhibition ”Royal wedding dresses 1976-2015”
On Monday October 17 at 10.00 a.m. media is invited to a preview of the exhibition "Royal wedding dresses 1976-2015" at the Royal Palace.
Director of the Royal Collections Margareta Nisser-Dalman will speak about the exhibition. Media will be able to photograph and film the exhibition as well.
There will also be able to conduct interviews with the Director of the Royal Collections Margareta Nisser-Dalman, Curator of the Royal Collections Kerstin Hagsgård and textile conservator Bo Broman, as well as the designers Pär Engsheden and Ida Sjöstedt.
Press preview of the exhibition*”Royal wedding dresses*1976-2015” - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:26 PM
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Kemal Alpek, the owner of pizzeria Ciao Ciao Grande, has told to Allt om Stockholm about the members of the royal family eating often at his pizzeria. The pizzeria is close to Östermalmstorg and many well-known Swedes eat there, such as Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Tomas Ledin and Björn Borg.
Daniel and Estelle were seen there in March.

The king and queen visit there now and then. But not as often as their children. Victoria and Carl Philip have eaten there ever since they were children. When they were teenagers they brought along their friends and now they come with their children, many times a month.
- I think they feel at home here, because they will always be left alone. One is always struck by how nice they are, Victoria is always so cute, Alpek says.
Carl Philip's first choice is Alpek-pizza, an extra all-variant with beef, bearnaise sauce, asparagus, onions, mozzarella and mushrooms. Victoria prefers a simple tomato pasta while the youngest, most of the children, tend to choose simpler pizzas Bambino and Margherita.
- The entire royal family is so humane and nice people and just like any other, says Kemal Alpek, saying first that they are like any customers.
Then he regrets and describes how proud he is that they come back year after year.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:47 PM
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A person shares memories of the royal family at the king's cottage in Storlien.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMsMYdBh...incessvictoria

The silverware of Victoria, Carl Philip and Madeleine by Jerker Wessfeldt
Gense.se – Product Categories – Victoria, Carl Philip & Madeleine

Estelle by Erica Lagerbielke
Gense.se – Product Categories – Estelle

Princess Leonore gets her silverware by Erica Lagerbielke on December, when it will be on sale at Gense.
Prinsessan Leonore har fått silverbestick! _ Åsas kungliga Europa

2017 calendars of the Royal Family on sale:

Svensk Damtidning's calendar, on sale only at their webshop
Butik | Svensk Damtidning

Others
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https://familjealmanackan.se/wp-cont...e-91179717.jpg
https://www.almanacksbutiken.se/pub_...rge/3090-1.jpg

An article about the royal crowns at Svensk Damtidning some weeks ago
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:45 PM
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Estelle, Leonore and Nicolas yesterday at the royal place
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:55 PM
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Estelle I'd in her tree dress. She looks like she was telling aunty how big the trees she chose were

The kids all look so cute. Love Leonors little outfit. A bit more modern than usual.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:39 AM
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Svensk Damtidning publishes tomorrow a special magazine "Kungafamiljens fantastiska år" (The Royal Family's Fantastic Year), 132 pages.
Missa inte vår specialtidning! _ Svensk Damtidning

Expressen has published their annual photo book/magazine "Året med Estelle & Kungafamiljen" (The Year with Estelle & The Royal Family). It has 148 photos of the events of the royal family in 2016.
https://d3ry4o1su9a59w.cloudfront.ne...1/432-0001.jpg

Covers of the previous magazines
2015
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2014
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2013
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:23 PM
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Svensk Damtidning publishes tomorrow a special magazine "Kungafamiljens fantastiska år" (The Royal Family's Fantastic Year), 132 pages.
Missa inte vår specialtidning! _ Svensk Damtidning
The cover page totally excluded Prince Carl Philip & his family. Where is Prince Alexander?!
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:17 AM
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The cover page totally excluded Prince Carl Philip & his family. Where is Prince Alexander?!
Where is Nicolas? The picture seems to be if the sisters and kids, not the whole family. It's Nicolas who is glaringly missing.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:35 AM
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The Royal Family wishes Happy New Year with a photo taken in Solliden by photographer Anna-Lena Ahlström. It has been taken on 15th July.
https://www.kungahuset.se/images/200...gahuset.se.jpg

The Royal Family also publishes a gallery with photos and videos of events during the year.
Gott nytt år! Året som gick 2016 - Sveriges Kungahus

It's a pity that they once again publish a photo taken in the summer as a New Year greeting.

There is also a short video of photos at court Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOrMtHTh...-by=kungahuset

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What is wrong with it?
Well, living in Finland, I find it odd that in the winter someone sends a summer photo as a New Year greeting.

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It is the only time that the whole family can be together relaxed and not official
Madeleine and her family came to Sweden before the Nobel festivities 10th December and even Chris has been in Sweden a lot in December, so they would have had good time to take a family photo for a New Year greeting.

It is also a pity that this photo at this greeting is so similar than the press photos taken on the same day, 15th July at Solliden. The only difference is that Estelle isn't with the king and queen but with her parents.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:48 AM
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Very nice picture, they're all looking great(except Chris), but I must say that Madeleine is absolutely outstanding.
Chris looks ill at ease,and it's sad

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The Royal Family wishes Happy New Year with a photo taken in Solliden by photographer Anna-Lena Ahlström. It has been taken on 15th July.
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....gahuset.se.jpg

The Royal Family also publishes a gallery with photos and videos of events during the year.
Gott nytt år! Året som gick 2016 - Sveriges Kungahus

It's a pity that they once again publish a photo taken in the summer as a New Year greeting.

There is also a short video of photos at court Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOrMtHTh...-by=kungahuset
What is wrong with it?
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:06 AM
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It is the only time that the whole family can be together relaxed and not official
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:38 PM
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The Royal Family wishes Happy New Year with a photo taken in Solliden by photographer Anna-Lena Ahlström. It has been taken on 15th July.
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/200....gahuset.se.jpg

The Royal Family also publishes a gallery with photos and videos of events during the year.
Gott nytt år! Året som gick 2016 - Sveriges Kungahus


It's a pity that they once again publish a photo taken in the summer as a New Year greeting.


There is also a short video of photos at court Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOrMtHTh...-by=kungahuset
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What is wrong with it?

15th of July Alexander was 3-months, and Oscar 5-months. They both look older than 3 and 5 months.

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Old 12-31-2016, 05:50 PM
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And a change of clothes as well as positioning.

With the boys so young, it would have been nice to have a newer photo.
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The Swedish Institute has published in November a four-page fact sheet about the Monarchy in Sweden.
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