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Old 08-17-2019, 03:46 AM
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In recent days, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia have been on a private late summer vacation in Austrian Salzburg.
In connection with the holiday, the royal couple chose to visit Amadeus Weekend. A charity and music gala in the 18th century Schloss Leopoldskron outside Salzburg.
The gala was organized in part by Madeleine's mother-in-law Eva O'Neill, paraphrased as one of the European society queens.
- The royal couple got an invitation from Chris's mother and were there for that reason, and they met on the spot, says Margareta Thorgren.
On Tuesday night, the king and queen were seen beaming with Eva O'Neill and her two daughters Tatjana d'Abo and Natascha Abensperg und Traun, writes Svensk Damtidning.
Margareta Thorgren says that Eva O'Neill has a good relationship with the royal couple, and that they met some time ago on Öland.
- Eva O'Neill was previously and greeted the royal couple and the whole family. They have a good relationship and a few weeks ago they met on Öland, and now the royal couple was there and participated, says Margareta Thorgren.
After the charity gala, the royal couple chose to travel further, but where the court doesn't want to comment.
- I can say is that the royal couple are still on a private holiday. Where they are is something that we don't comment on from the court because it is private, says Margareta Thorgren.
Although the society queen, mother-in-law and mother hosted the gala, neither Princess Madeleine nor Chris O'Neill participated.
- They're back in Florida since the turn of the month. They don't intend to go to Austria. However, the princess returns to Sweden in connection with the book fair, where she will attend, says Margareta Thorgren.
Kungen och drottningen träffade Eva O'Neill i Salzburg
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:12 PM
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Unusual: King and Queen of Sweden in an Isère pizzeria
Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Silvia arrived in Ferrari at Casa Nostra in Saint-Laurent-en-Beaumont on August 18th.
The owner of a small pizzeria in Saint-Laurent-en-Beaumont (Isère), about fifty kilometers from Grenoble, saw in the late Sunday morning the King and Queen of Sweden!
"A black Ferrari parked in the parking lot with two other cars carrying bodyguards and policemen. It was my brother-in-law who first pointed out that the two occupants of the Ferrari made him think of a royal couple", says Roger Tessaro, 83, owner of Casa Nostra.
David Buisson, the pizza maker, then researched the Internet and discovered in photos that his customers were Carl XVI Gustaf, 73, the King of Sweden and his wife, Queen Silvia. He says, "The queen first went to the bathroom. Two bodyguards were watching the entrance to the toilets. The king stayed in the parking lot to call. The queen then asked for two bottles of water. Confirming that she was the queen of Sweden. And she ordered a pizza Margherita while, considering her status, I thought she would rather take a Royale! The queen was very simple. She spoke a little French. She chatted with us and came by my oven to see me making her pizza. As she was in a hurry, she got back into the Ferrari driven by the king. And a butler put a towel down on her lap so she could eat her pizza while driving. They then left towards Grenoble"
A meeting that David is not about to forget: "It will remain an excellent memory because it is not every day that we make a pizza for a royal couple. I am now waiting for the Queen of England!" Casa Nostra's pizza maker laughs loudly.
Insolite _ le roi et la reine de Suède dans une pizzeria iséroise - Le Parisien

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Old 08-21-2019, 11:49 AM
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Carl Gustaf and Silvia visited the city palace and the city center / Special interest in flower arrangements in the castle garden
Royal splendor in the former royal capital of Fulda: the Swedish royal couple Carl XVI. Gustaf and Silvia paid East Hesse a private visit earlier this week. Fulda served as a stopover on the journey home towards Sweden. The royal couple, who are currently in summer vacation, stayed overnight at the Maritim Hotel am Schlossgarten from Monday to Tuesday and met Fulda's Lord Mayor Dr. Jörg during a private tour of the city palace.
Together with Elisabeth Schrimpf, the head of the Tourism and Congress Management Department of the City of Fulda, the Lord Mayor led the prominent guests through the most representative rooms of the city palace. Visually impressed were King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of the Baroque Fürstensaal, the former Hall of Fulda prince abbots and prince-bishops and the collection of valuable porcelain from the Fulda porcelain manufactory (1764-1789). During the spontaneous guided tour in German and English, OB Wingenfeld also provided explanations on the history and present of Fulda - up to the point that rehearsals for the musical "Bonifatius" as the biggest open-air staging of the year in Germany on the neighboring Domplatz to run. Carl Gustaf pulled out his mobile phone and captured a few impressions from the baroque quarter and the imposing stage on the cathedral square via mobile phone photo. In a brief conversation with the OB, the royal couple was also impressed that the historic city palace serves as a museum and at the same time as the seat of the city administration.
Similarly surprised were also urban employees or citizens of Fulda, who had a late appointment in the town hall on Monday afternoon, when they met a real-life royal couple in the hallways. Carl Gustaf and Silvia were dressed in a reserved manner and looked like a normal tourist couple in the distance - but unobtrusively accompanied by security personnel. The relaxed atmosphere in the sunny Fulda seemed to please the royal guests, so the following day they used the opportunity shortly before departure for a short stroll through the baroque castle garden as well as through some streets of the city center. Elisabeth Schrimpf experienced the celebrity guests as "uncomplicated, charming and very interested".
Schwedisches Königspaar ganz privat in Fulda

Schwedisches Königspaar zu Besuch in Fulda

Svensk Damtidning has chosen their favourite photos from this summer, most of them of the swedish royal family.
Vi har valt! 11 finaste bilderna från kungasommaren 2019 _ Svensk Damtidning
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:22 PM
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Can the royal couple leave Stenhammar and isolate themselves at Solliden instead?
Soon, seven weeks. For so long, the king and queen have now lived in what is usually their "weekend place", Stenhammar Castle. For so long they have been away from their home, the private floor of Drottningholm.
On the plus account in these unusual times, however, is that the king has been able to spend more time on the agriculture and forestry he runs at Stenhammar - and then he has had time to renovate that garden sofa that he and the queen had as their joint spring project. Things that they never have time for, when they work with their full calendar.
So far, all is well and good. But the question is how the royal couple will do this summer?
In just over two weeks, on Wednesday, May 20, their summer palace Solliden opens its gates for visitors. It's a few weeks later than it usually is, but the King can still rejoice that his privately owned palace is one of the few visitor destinations that can stay open during these coronation times. And that is of course because Solliden is an outdoor tourist destination, and that the large park makes it easy to keep that distance at two meters to the other visitors.
But for the royal family itself, it's trickier, it turns out.
Their summer stay at Solliden is almost sacred, and it is the place where they charge the batteries. This is also the only place where they can move freely, without bodyguards. So wouldn't it be possible for the royal couple to leave Stenhammar to place their home isolation in Solliden instead?
We ask this from the court - and the message from Margareta Thorgren is straightforward and clear:
- No not right now. The royal couple follows the authorities' recommendations.
Does this mean that the royal couple will not be able to stay at Solliden this summer?
- No, it doesn't mean that. Right now it is so.
So the royal couple - yes the whole royal family and their summer plans - are simply in the hands of the Public Health Agency and Anders Tegnell, just like all other Swedes. The sad reality is that the king's only chance of any kind of Solliden summer is if the corona situation improves - and that the Public Health Agency changes its recommendations. Otherwise, the tradition is broken - and for the king it will be the first time in 73 years.
Öland – eller inte_ Hovet om kungaparets sommar _ Svensk Dam
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:38 AM
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We ask this from the court - and the message from Margareta Thorgren is straightforward and clear:
- No not right now. The royal couple follows the authorities' recommendations.
Does this mean that the royal couple will not be able to stay at Solliden this summer?
- No, it doesn't mean that. Right now it is so.
So the royal couple - yes the whole royal family and their summer plans - are simply in the hands of the Public Health Agency and Anders Tegnell, just like all other Swedes.
Öland – eller inte_ Hovet om kungaparets sommar _ Svensk Dam
Good. It would look really bad if the Royal family could travel around when the rest of us are asked to spend our summer vacation at home.
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:53 AM
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After the Crown Princess's birthday on July 14, many have been eagerly awaiting to finally see a photo of the entire large family gathered again. But there will not become a joint summer greeting this year either.
- No, it won't. There is no such thing this year, but there are the summer photos that appear sporadically on social media. We don't have a joint photo taken this summer, says Margareta Thorgren to Hänt.
Margareta confirms that the whole family was gathered during Crown Princess Victoria's birthday but that no group photo was taken. She doesn't want to go further to the reason.
- There are different circumstances so it is no oddity in it. We didn't take any photos last year either.
However, the summer greeting is not something that the royal family has intended to end entirely, but it will not come every year but when the opportunity is given. This year, the Swedish people have to settle instead for photos of the families and the children separately.
- There are a lot of photos, but there will be no portrait with the whole family, says Margareta Thorgren.
Hovet_ Därför kommer ingen ny familjebild på kungafamiljen _ Hänt.se
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Not sure what she is trying yo communicate. Very vague statements anout 'there are different circumstances'? What different circumstances? Wouldn't exactly that make it a little odd as everyone gathered for Victoria's birthday?!
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I think a lot of statements by Margareta Thorgren are awkward. I don’t know if it only the translations into English that make them convoluted and odd, or if they truly are that cryptic.

Maybe this year no one really wanted to try and wrangle seven children into one nice photo.
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I've read the article that LadyFinn quotes in Swedish and there's nothing awkward in MT's statement so it's probably a matter of things getting lost in translation. LadyFinn has translated word by word and I can't really think of another way to translate "andra omständigheter" than to "different circumstances".
Last year we got individual pictures of the three families including one of the Crown Princely family together with the King and Queen while in 2019 we had the big blue themed family picture.
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So, what are the different circumstances she is talking about? I still have no clue and it seems a lame excuse.
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I don't think she makes excuses. It has been decided that a group photo will not be done/published and that's that.
The posters who thought Margareta Thorgren was making a vague and cryptic excuse turned out to be correct. We now know what the "different circumstances" were ...
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:53 AM
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We now know what the "different circumstances" were ...
What do you mean by that?
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:45 AM
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What do you mean by that?
I'm also confused. Was there any information released about last year's circumstances that caused the Swedish royal family not to release a family photo?

It seems likely we might not get one this year either due to the 'known' circumstance of them possibly not staying at Solliden (together) because of the Corona restrictions. However, that doesn't explain last year's lack of a family picture.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:54 AM
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I'm also confused. Was there any information released about last year's circumstances that caused the Swedish royal family not to release a family photo?

It seems likely we might not get one this year either due to the 'known' circumstance of them possibly not staying at Solliden (together) because of the Corona restrictions. However, that doesn't explain last year's lack of a family picture.
I suspect that TM alludes to the reorganisation of the Royal House that took place some months later. It was said when the changes were made public that they'd been in the works for a long time. After the changes were made public we've seen a conscious focus on what's now the core of the Royal House - The King, his two main heirs and their spouses and children.
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Old 05-05-2020, 12:18 PM
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I suspect that TM alludes to the reorganisation of the Royal House that took place some months later. It was said when the changes were made public that they'd been in the works for a long time. After the changes were made public we've seen a conscious focus on what's now the core of the Royal House - The King, his two main heirs and their spouses and children.
I see. However, I would argue that would be an excellent reason for one last picture of the whole family
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I see. However, I would argue that would be an excellent reason for one last picture of the whole family
Nobody ever said that there won't be more pictures of the whole family
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I suspect that TM alludes to the reorganisation of the Royal House that took place some months later. It was said when the changes were made public that they'd been in the works for a long time. After the changes were made public we've seen a conscious focus on what's now the core of the Royal House - The King, his two main heirs and their spouses and children.
That is precisely what I was alluding to, thanks. On the day that the reorganization was announced, the photograph of the King and Queen with all their children, grandchildren, and spouses on the Royal Family page was replaced with a portrait of the King, Crown Princess, and Princess Estelle. Evidently, they have come to believe that the optics of a large family are best avoided.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:05 AM
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Obviously there will be a summer in Solliden for the royal family now.

Sweden to lift domestic travel restrictions for people without symptoms
Sweden will lift its coronavirus restrictions on domestic travel on June 13th, allowing people without symptoms to travel within the country this summer.
Sweden's previous recommendations advised against all non-essential journeys longer than one or two hours by car, but the new rules mean that people without coronavirus symptoms will be able to travel freely within the country for whatever reason, including leisure – as long as other health and safety rules are followed.
"The situation is still serious. This does not mean that the danger is over, it does not mean that life is returning to normal. Each and every journey this summer should be carried out with 'caution' as the keyword," Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Coronavirus BREAKING_ Sweden to lift domestic travel restrictions for people without symptoms - The Local
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:37 PM
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It's unclear though if the king and queen will travel to Öland/Solliden. The domestic travel restrictions have been lifted, but other restrictions are still in place - that includes that people over 70 should limit their physical contacts outside the home and avoid unneccesary travel. So we'll see what happens. I personally don't see the problem with them going to Öland. They will probably drive there themselves, and Solliden is a big and safe place for them to spend the summer holiday.
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:59 PM
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Up until now, the entire royal family's summer has been a single big question mark, just as it has been for all other Swedes. But now Victoria and Daniel can plan for a summer in their Villa Skönvik, and the royal couple can take possession of their summer palace again, after almost three months at Stenhammar.
At the same time, the king and queen will have to stay a little on their edge. According to Anders Tegnell and the Public Health Agency, it is also ok for seventy people to meet children and grandchildren, but only outdoors and at two meters distance.
But precisely this should not be a problem, at Solliden there is as much space as possible, and everyone lives in their own houses which are a good distance apart.
This is also really good news for organizers of Victoriadagen, who can finally get started on their planning. But also for Öland in general. The royal family's summer island is very dependent on tourists coming.
Glädjebeskedet_ Kungafamiljens sommar är räddad _ Svensk Dam

At this photo we see Solliden Palace, where the king and queen are staying. To the right of it is Kavaljershuset, where Carl Philip and Madeleine and their families are staying. And Victoria and Daniel's house Villa Skönvik close to the water. We can also see Solliden's boathouse.
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On June 19 Solliden closes at 14 instead of 17. June 19 is of course both the anniversary of Carl Gustaf and Silvia as well as of Victoria and Daniel. I wonder what is planned that they decided to close 3 hours early.
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On June 19 Solliden closes at 14 instead of 17. June 19 is of course both the anniversary of Carl Gustaf and Silvia as well as of Victoria and Daniel. I wonder what is planned that they decided to close 3 hours early.
Small family party in the garden to celebrate Victoria and Daniel's tenth wedding anniversary?
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:54 AM
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A representative from the public health authorities just clarified that people over 70 are free to travel, but must travel in a safe way (I think that means no public transportation) and of course follow the current guidelines once they are at their destination.

So the king and queen can travel to Öland this summer.
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On June 19 Solliden closes at 14 instead of 17. June 19 is of course both the anniversary of Carl Gustaf and Silvia as well as of Victoria and Daniel. I wonder what is planned that they decided to close 3 hours early.
19th June is this year the Midsummer Eve, which is a public holiday in Sweden. It is always treated as official holiday by employers, so most employees working regular office hours do not work then. People usually gather with their family and friends to celebrate. So it might be that Solliden is closed earlier so that the staff can also go to celebrate the Midsummer Eve with their families.
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Victoria and Daniel have of course hoped, but they have not dared to plan for a summer at Solliden. But on Thursday, the government announced that it would release the restrictions when it comes to traveling within Sweden.
The Crown Princess couple will thus be able to bring Estelle and Oscar to their beloved Öland.
- Now possibilities to travel in Sweden are opening up. So the royal family will spend a period at Solliden as usual, says Margareta Thorgren.
Of course, this is a real joyful message. Not least for Daniel. In the spring he was the royal, except Victoria, who worked most in the king's service. The royal couple moved to Stenhammar when the corona virus became established and has remained there for months. And the Crown Princess couple has been working for the head of state and been responsible for the royal work in the capital.
But soon the prince can look forward to a well-deserved holiday at Solliden. And if we know him right, it will be the usual morning rounds on the golf course. The government's decision also means that Ewa and Olle Westling have the opportunity to go and visit Victoria, Daniel and their grandchildren. But then, of course, they will hang out at a safe distance.
Direkt från hovet! Nya uppgifter om Daniels framtid _ Svensk Dam
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