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Old 09-14-2021, 02:37 AM
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What languages does the royal family speak?
In addition to Swedish, Queen Silvia can also speak English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine speak English, German and French.
But what about the King?
- The King prefers to speak English, but understands both German and French well, says Margareta Thorgren to Hänt.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:26 AM
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Article at Hänt Magazine
What languages does the royal family speak?
In addition to Swedish, Queen Silvia can also speak English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine speak English, German and French.
But what about the King?
- The King prefers to speak English, but understands both German and French well, says Margareta Thorgren to Hänt.
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And what about prince Carl Philip, prince Daniel and princess Sofia?
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:54 AM
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The king has seemed not entirely comfortable speaking English, from what I've seen (Princess Christina has spoken it much more fluidly). I wonder if perhaps his dyslexia somehow affected him there in a way it didn't his daughters.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:45 AM
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And what about prince Carl Philip, prince Daniel and princess Sofia?

I should think that they, like all Swedes their age, speak English rather well. It's taught from the age of 8.

At the age of fourteen, 7th grade, you get to chose a second foreign language, French, German or Spanish, don't know which they chose though.

Then at high school you can chose a third language. (Or even a fourth if you chose Latin, like I did :-))


This is normal Swedish schooling and there's no reason to assume any of them deviated from that.
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Old 09-18-2021, 03:02 PM
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And what about prince Carl Philip, prince Daniel and princess Sofia?
Daniel speaks english. And some years ago there was a Facebook post where a man met Daniel and Victoria at Haga Park, he wrote that Daniel spoke portuguese with him. Svensk Damtidning wrote at an article in connection with the German state visit that that Daniel understands some German but doesn't speak fluent German.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:25 AM
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King Carl Gustaf, queen Silvia and crown princess Victoria attended the funeral of the King's and royal family's close friend Tim Génetay at Lovö church on Ekerö. Tim Génetay's daughter Josephine is one of Victoria's best friends and queen Silvia's goddaughter.
It became an intimate funeral as the corona pandemic limited the number of guests. The funeral service was also broadcast live as Tim Génetay had a very large circle of friends.
The King, queen and Victoria arrived at 14.00 with their aide-de-camps and vicar emeritus Anders Hult began the beautiful ceremony. Musician Karl Dyall sang beautifully and the whole church was moved when two of Tim Génetay's grandchildren performed a song to their beloved grandfather. The vicar spoke very personally about Tim Génetay's generous heart and cheerful attitude, he also touched on the great loyalty that characterized the character of Tim Génetay.
That Tim Génetay has always been so discreet, faithful and loyal are certainly qualities that the King appreciates a little extra. If you are the Head of state, there are many who want to be your friend, but the true friends are few. Now one of these has passed away and the King is in mourning.
After the funeral service, all guests were invited to a reception in Tim Génetay's and his wife Kerstin Génetay's beautiful home Vilan, close to Drottningholm Palace.
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The vicar spoke very personally about Tim Génetay's generous heart and cheerful attitude, he also touched on the great loyalty that characterized the character of Tim Génetay.
That Tim Génetay has always been so discreet, faithful and loyal are certainly qualities that the King appreciates a little extra. If you are the Head of state, there are many who want to be your friend, but the true friends are few. Now one of these has passed away and the King is in mourning.

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Kungaparet svåra sorg under nära vännens begravning - Allt om kungligt
That is deeply moving. I hope Mr. Genetay's family is comforted by the King's depth of gratitude to his friend.

And thank you, LadyFinn, for all of the dedicated work you do searching for and translating news on all matters related to the royal family.
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Old 09-27-2021, 03:09 AM
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Fashion: How Crown Princess Victoria has been inspired by Queen Silvia
Mode_ Så har kronprinsessan Victoria inspirerats av Silvia _ Elle

Fashion: How Princess Sofia has been inspired by Princess Madeleine
Mode_ Prinsessan Sofia inspireras av prinsessan Madeleine _ Elle
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Old 10-02-2021, 04:31 AM
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Royal Salute at Turku Art Museum, Finland - 1 October 2021 – 9 January 2022
Royal Salute from Sweden! Royal Salute showcases European and Swedish art from the collections of the Swedish Nationalmuseum. Spanning the past 500 years, the exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics and also photographs of the Royal Family as part of the section on contemporary art.
The exhibition includes several works of art owned by Swedish royalty, such as Lucas Cranach the Elder‘s painting Lucretia, acquired by Gustav Vasa, Italian faience objects belonging to Queen Christina, and Rembrandt paintings owned by Gustav III, later reattributed to the master’s workshop.
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I'm going to visit the exhibition in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:08 AM
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Following the announcement by Dutch Prime minister Rutte last week about nothing preventing a Dutch monarch from entering into a same sex marriage, Swedish Marshal of the Realm, Fredrik Wersäll, let it be known today that there are no legal obstacles against the same happening in Sweden.
"The Order of Succession stipulates that a prince or princess, in order to remain in the Line of Succession, must have the government's consent to marry. The Order of Succession is old, but nowadays marriages can be entered into between people of the same sex, says Fredrik Wersäll. He believes that because of this there is nothing to prevent any person in the line of succession from entering into marriage with a person of the same sex and still remain in the Line of Succession as long as the government at the King's request gives its consent."

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Although the issue of children didnt come up Sweden will introduce "gender neutral presumption of parentage" (?) from January 1, 2022 meaning that anyone married to someone giving birth will automatically be considered the legal parent. It's a bit tricky, but because of this I don't think that there are any legal obstacles to a child born to a wife of Estelle being included in the Line of Succession. There is at least a need for clarification on the issue.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:21 AM
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I suppose only if Estelle proved to be infertile.
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Old 10-23-2021, 12:48 PM
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I visited some days ago the exhibition "Royal Salute" at Turku Art Museum in Finland. Royal Salute showcases European and Swedish art from the collections of the Swedish Nationalmuseum, and also some photographs of the members of the Royal Family.
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Among the photographs were these (these are not the versions that were at the exhibition)
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This photo of Victoria taken by Thron Ullberg (gift from the Friends of the Nationalmuseum to the State Portrait Collection) was especially impressive and captivating, when you saw it in front of you.
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:45 AM
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At 22.50 on Thursday, shots were heard in Hammarby Sjöstad in southern Stockholm.
A large police operation was called to the scene and at 00.45 the police confirmed that a man had died after the shooting. Later in the night, several media reported that the victim was one of Sweden's most famous rappers, 19-year-old Einár (Nils "Einár" Grönberg).
Margareta Thorgren wrote in an SMS to Svensk Damtidning:
"The royal family follows the news and all the shootings that are now happening in our country. It is very sad for Sweden and tragic for all affected."
The royal family has raised the issue of gang crime and organized crime several times in recent years. Victoria and Daniel are particularly committed to understanding the problem. They have visited the problem areas in Malmö and invited the police to meetings at Haga Palace.
Kungafamiljens sorg efter mordet på artisten Einár _*Svensk Dam
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Svensk Damtidning writes that Estelle has autumn holiday from Campus Manilla and Victoria and Daniel have taken a holiday to be able to be with their children. The last time we saw them was last Thursday and their calendar is empty until Tuesday. Which means eleven nice days off.
So where are they and what do they do?
Svensk Damtidning spoke with Margareta Thorgren. She said: "The Royal Couple and the Crown Princess family are on private autumn holiday. There is no need for a temporary representative (riksföreståndare) for the Head of State".
SD writes that although Thorgren's message was short, there are clues, for example, one can imagine that all six spend the autumn holiday together.
Thorgren has always emphasized that the autumn holiday is primarily for those members of the royal family who have school children. And that the royal couple has taken a holiday just this week is a clear signal.
That a riksföreståndare has not been needed, it probably means that it can be ruled out that the entire gang - the Royal Couple and the Crown Princess family - have gone to Miami to visit Madeleine. The United States has just lifted its restrictions, so it could have been speculated.
Have Victoria and Daniel gone to a warmer and sunnier place, like when they were in Dubai with another family with children four years ago? Or are they at Solliden? Or at Ewa and Olle in Acktjära? Maybe a photo will appear, keep your fingers crossed, writes SD.
Kronprinsessfamiljen på höstlov – avslöjande detaljen från hovet _*Svensk Dam

The King and Queen have a two weeks holiday, their next work event is on 15th November.
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I just have to say that Svensk Damtidning is the most ridiculous publication in Sweden.
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Old 11-05-2021, 12:47 AM
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I just have to say that Svensk Damtidning is the most ridiculous publication in Sweden.
I agree. It's dreadful. A once reliable and enjoyable magazine has been turned into a cheap, pot-stirring tabloid.
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:47 AM
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About the dressing and style of the swedish royal men at a finnish website of Care of Carl
The website writes that king Carl Gustaf is a royal man whose stylistic golden age was his youth. Older photos, especially from the 70s, show how he dressed boldly and was undoubtedly one of the style icons in Europe. Time and role as king have shaped his style in a more formal direction. Today he is most often seen in a dark suit with a restrained collared shirt and tie, or in uniform. In the summer, however, on Öland, he can be seen in a slightly more relaxed and lighter summer suit, as well as a hat and bow tie. This style of outfit is really summery stylish.
The article says that Carl Philip looks good in almost any outfit and has chosen for himself a classic and simple style that shows "Less is more". He is often seen in jeans, a casually dressed collared shirt and a dark little jacket if the occasion does not require formal wear. In public appearances, he prefers to wear a well-fitting suit, a solid-colored collared shirt, and a restrained tie. He seems to like slightly larger tie knots and he chooses almost exclusively the so-called Windsor knot. His overall look is often completed by a showy beard and a bushy hairstyle that fit her very well.
Last but certainly not least, is Daniel. In many ways, he can be said to be perhaps the best-dressed royal in Sweden. He doesn't have the same background and natural relationship to formal style as the other royals born into their role. Despite this, he always seems to feel comfortable in his clothes in a very natural way and this proves that personality and charisma are the most important accessories of all. Daniel's style has interesting details. He prefers to use sharp-cut collar twists or double-breasted suit as an alternative to a more simplistic single-breasted suit. He seems to like collared shirts with slightly longer collars, to which he likes to tie a tight-fitting tie. His style is always well finished and is characterized by a quality watch, stylish glasses, a neat hairstyle and an overcoat with a perfect cut. Brilliant!
Kopioi kuninkaallisten tyyli itsellesi _ CareOfCarl.fi
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Photos of the royal family at their cars leaving Drottningholm Palace at queen Silvia's birthday celebration. The Crown Princess family and Madeleine with her children were seen leaving before 16.00 when the king and queen went to the concert.
Chris O'Neill dök inte upp på drottning Silvias födelsedag _*Svensk Dam

And the celebration continued after the concert.
The Crown Princess family arrived to Drottningholm Palace right after 18.00, this time at a minibus, and Madeleine drove the car when she and Chris arrived. Carl Philip and his family hasn't been seen at the photos.
Drottning Silvia firas med hemligt party – se bilderna! _*Svensk Dam

The party night that ended just before midnight, Madeleine and Chris were the last to leave.
We see Carl Philip and Sofia at the photos too.
Exklusiva festen för Silvia i natt – se bilderna här! _*Svensk Dam
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Rio was also with the Crown Princess family at queen Silvia's birthday party yesterday evening.
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Margareta Thorgren said to Svensk Damtidning about the royal family's New Year celebrations:
- Everyone in the royal family, including Princess Madeleine, will celebrate the new year in Sweden, but we do not tell more than that because the celebration is private. It is not an official celebration but a private celebration, but they are all in Sweden.
Prinsessan Madeleines hemliga nyårsfirande i Sverige _*Svensk Dam
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