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Old 09-25-2018, 08:33 AM
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Are the Drabant Guards (Livdrabanterne) making an appearance? I had quite looked forward to them. Being a uniform nerd.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:39 AM
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Are the Drabant Guards (Livdrabanterne) making an appearance? I had quite looked forward to them. Being a uniform nerd.
No, all the fun is already over. No more uniforms today
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:45 AM
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This year they don't wear their costumes, so it might be some kind of "taking back"the meaning of national costumes from the Sweden Democrats.
Member of Parliament for the liberal Center party, Martin Åstrand specifically states in a tweet that he wears the Leksand costume because he doesn't want the use of the national costumes and national symbols to be hijacked by bigoted and narrow-minded forces.

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Old 09-25-2018, 03:15 PM
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Arriving to the concert
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ROYAL: Die schwedische Königsfamilie beim Konzert anlässlich der Eröffnung des schwedischen Parlaments
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:28 PM
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A question - Is there a particular reason for the black and white color scheme for the royal ladies at the daytime activities that are part of the State Opening of Parliament?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:56 PM
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A question - Is there a particular reason for the black and white color scheme for the royal ladies at the daytime activities that are part of the State Opening of Parliament?
IIRC, it’s the last vestige of the old “court dress” which was a specific design of black and white gown that women used to be required to wear to certain events, including this one.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:38 PM
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IIRC, it’s the last vestige of the old “court dress” which was a specific design of black and white gown that women used to be required to wear to certain events, including this one.
Thanks for your answer. I hadn't thought of that as a reason, but it makes sense.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:16 AM
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I´m not that good at swedish, but as far as I understood the King´s speech, he doesn´t seem to read new legislation from the government, but gives a historic summary of parliamentary life in Sweden and some words of encouragement, right?!

I´m sorry, nothing against the King, it was not his fault he was stripped from all his powers, but I wonder how sensible this, forgive me, sorry role of the monarchy is at this particular event...?!

I think only the monarchs in Britain, Norway and the Netherlands have a really vital and meaningful part to play at this ceremony (I don´t know about Spain?!?).
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:30 AM
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I´m not that good at swedish, but as far as I understood the King´s speech, he doesn´t seem to read new legislation from the government, but gives a historic summary of parliamentary life in Sweden and some words of encouragement, right?!

I´m sorry, nothing against the King, it was not his fault he was stripped from all his powers, but I wonder how sensible this, forgive me, sorry role of the monarchy is at this particular event...?!

I think only the monarchs in Britain, Norway and the Netherlands have a really vital and meaningful part to play at this ceremony (I don´t know about Spain?!?).

Prior to 1975, the King was still the formal head of the executive branch and he actually read a speech from the throne much like the one in the UK or in the Netherlands. Nowadays, he only declares the parliamentary session open at the request of the Speaker of the Riksdag, as required in the Parliament Act.


In a way, however, I think King's speech in Sweden is actually more meaningful now than in the UK or in the Netherlands because he is not simply reading a speech written by someone else about a legislative agenda he may or may not personally agree with. Instead, the Swedish King, despite having to stay politically neutral, has the opportunity to convey his own thoughts and ideas to the members of Parliament.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:11 AM
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Prior to 1975, the King was still the formal head of the executive branch and he actually read a speech from the throne much like the one in the UK or in the Netherlands. Nowadays, he only declares the parliamentary session open at the request of the Speaker of the Riksdag, as required in the Parliament Act.


In a way, however, I think King's speech in Sweden is actually more meaningful now than in the UK or in the Netherlands because he is not simply reading a speech written by someone else about a legislative agenda he may or may not personally agree with. Instead, the Swedish King, despite having to stay politically neutral, has the opportunity to convey his own thoughts and ideas to the members of Parliament.
The theme of the King's speech is often a broad stroke on an important subject like the environment or immigration. This year he focused on the importance of protecting our democracy. Something that, as we see around the world and in Sweden, is very much a contemporary issue and an issue that's growing more and more important. The King is in general successful in staying clear of siding with any political parties although his clear stance on democracy, the environment and immigration in itself can be interpreted as choosing a side. Especially by those who has the dismantling of the liberal democracy, denies climate change and are against immigration.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:13 AM
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The traditional opening of Parliament, riksmötets öppnande, will take place on Tuesday 10th September.

King Carl Gustaf, queen Silvia, crown princess Victoria, prince Daniel, prince Carl Philip and princess Sofia attend
The Riksdag service in Stockholm Cathedral
The Opening of the Parliamentary Session in the Riksdag building
The Riksdag Concert at Stockholm Concert Hall
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The Riksdag Concert _ Konserthuset Stockholm
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:33 PM
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The Riksdag's new working year - the 2019/20 Riksdag session - will open on Tuesday 10 September. The King will open the Riksdag session at the request of the Speaker. Follow the opening via the Riksdag webcast service and social media.
The day will begin at 11 a.m. with a roll-call of the 349 members of the Riksdag, prior to the opening of the Riksdag session.
The opening ceremony will start in the Chamber at 2 p.m. At the request of the Speaker Andreas Norlén, King Carl XVI Gustaf will declare the Riksdag session open. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will then read the Statement of Government Policy, presenting the Government's intended policies for the coming year.
There will be various musical performances before and during the ceremony, including an appearance by a surprise artist. In addition to members of the Riksdag, the Royal Family, the Government and other invited guests will attend the opening. In the evening there will be a concert at Konserthuset in Stockholm.
This year's opening ceremony is the fourth consecutive ceremony to have a regional theme. This year, the focus will be on the five Swedish provinces of Härjedalen, Medelpad, Hälsingland, Dalarna and Gästrikland. The theme will be represented in the programme, the food and the decorations.
Opening of the 2019 Riksdag session - Riksdagen
Riksmötets öppnande 2019 - Riksdagen
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:19 PM
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The Church service on Tuesday in Stockholm Cathedral at 12.20.
Press Riksmötets öppnande - Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:09 AM
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The king and queen
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Victoria and Daniel
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At the church service
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Just nu! Här anländer kungafamiljen till stormötet _ Svensk Dam
Elegant och svart-vitt Victoria på riksmötets öppnande - Allt om kungligt
Vi avslöjar_ Det bär kungafamiljen på Riksmötet 2019 _ Svensk Dam

The cortege from the Royal Palace to the Riksdag House starts at 13.45.

SVT's live broadcast from the cortege and the Opening of the Riksdag
Forum - Idag 09.00 _ SVT Play

TV4's broadcast
Nyheterna på TV4 Play - LIVE_ Riksdagens öppnade – följ ceremonin här

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The King's Song is sung. The queen, the prime minister, Victoria, Daniel, The Speaker, The Vice Speakers and The Marshal of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll stand in front of the King.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:19 AM
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The royal ladies look absolutely fabulous. I see Princess Sofia plays a bit with the (not strict?) dresscode of wearing black and white.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:33 AM
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The royal ladies look absolutely fabulous. I see Princess Sofia plays a bit with the (not strict?) dresscode of wearing black and white.



Princess Sofia looks stunning.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:37 AM
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Here are some more photos of today's opening of Parliament:



** belga gallery ** rex gallery 1 ** rex gallery 2 **


** gettyimages/zimbio: Swedish Royals Attend The Opening Of The Parliamentary Session **


** dm article: A family affair! Crown Princess Victoria dons a sharp skirt suit as the Swedish royals gather..**
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:58 AM
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The royal ladies look absolutely fabulous. I see Princess Sofia plays a bit with the (not strict?) dresscode of wearing black and white.
I noticed that too, that Princess Sofia added a bit of color. She looks stunning though.

Edit: Also it looks like The King, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip, are all wearing blue suits. I hope I'm not color blind.
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