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Old 05-12-2021, 06:33 AM
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Three royal cafés re-open on 13 May
The cafés at Tullgarn, Strömsholm and the Chinese Pavilion, together with the Karamellan Royal Gift Shop at Drottningholm, will be open from 13 May onwards.
Royal palaces will re-open in summer 2021
The following palaces are planning to open in summer 2021: The Royal Palace in Stockholm (the Royal Apartments and the Mirror Hall with exhibition Crown Princess Margareta), Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm and the Chinese Pavilion, Rosersberg Palace, Tullgarn Palace and Strömsholm Palace. Opening hours for these palaces will be published during the second half of May.
Three royal cafés re-open on 13 May - Kungliga slotten
Tre kungliga kaféer öppnar 13 maj - Kungliga slotten
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:26 AM
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At Expressen's article at its series of articles of Djurgården:

Magnus Andersson, bailiff at the Royal Djurgården Administration, says
- How do I get a home on Djurgården? This is the most common question we get.
And the housing market is not entirely easy to understand. On Djurgården, you do not own your own land, but it is owned by the state, managed by RDA - and the king has the individual right of disposal.
Magnus Andersson explains:
- There are almost 60 housing leases. These are houses that are sold on the open market and then you buy a villa on undeveloped land. There are also municipal rental housing, which goes through the housing agency. Then the Royal Djurgården Administration owns a number of residential properties: everything from small apartment buildings to individual villas. We have just over 120 housing contracts that will go to the royal family and staff at the court states.
Who is allowed to live in these dwellings is decided by the king. Staffan Larsson, the Governor of the Royal Palaces, explains in an email:
“Basically, it is the king who decides who is allocated the housing that is available to the court's employees. The practical handling is handled by the Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces, which, based on those who have applied for a home, sets up a priority list that is agreed with the king.”

The Marshal of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll, 70, and his wife Anna Wersäll, 70, moved to the house where Carl Philip and Sofia lived previously, two and a half years ago.
- When my husband got a job as the Marshal of the Realm, we got the opportunity to rent this apartment. It's great to stay here, wonderful. It is close to town but still in nature, she says.
Pampiga villor, arv och hemliga försäljningarna _ Dina pengar _ Expressen
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The house where the Wersälls live now, and Carl Philip and Sofia lived there before that.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:05 AM
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Some of the royal sites are now re-opening, in a safe and responsible manner.

“With the latest announcements from the government about the summer period, we are now looking forward to being able to open seven of the royal palaces. At three of them, we can also invite you to visit new exhibitions.
I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome visitors to the royal parks. There was a great deal of interest in visiting them last year, and I hope that this trend will continue this year too. The parks are unique environments ideal for walks, historical rambles, picnics and café visits,” says Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson.
The royal palaces are re-opening - Sveriges Kungahus
De kungliga slotten öppnar - Sveriges Kungahus

Why are the royal palaces ‘royal’?
The royal palaces are among the country’s most distinguished buildings. Throughout the centuries they have played host to important events in Swedish history, and have always impressed and fascinated their visitors. But what makes a palace royal?
Why are the royal palaces ‘royal’_ - Kungliga slotten
Varför är de kungliga slotten kungliga_ - Kungliga slotten
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:28 PM
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Summer programme 2021 at the Royal Palace
Quotations from Crown Princess Victoria
"More and more people are discovering local tourism – taking a 'staycation' and discovering the fascinating destinations close to home."
"I would strongly recommend visiting the parks that surround several of our royal palaces. Here, nature meets culture and history meets the present day – visitors of all ages can have fun and enjoy their own voyages of discovery."
Summer programme 2021 - Kungliga slotten
Sommarens program på de Kungliga slotten - Kungliga slotten
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The Fjäderholm Islands
The Fjäderholm Islands were first mentioned in a contract of sale from 1381. Today the Fjäderholm Islands are a popular destination both for tourists and Stockholmers, offering archipelago cuisine, handicrafts and culture.
Today the Fjäderholm Islands are a popular destination both for tourists and Stockholmers.
The Royal Djurgården Administration took over responsibility for the islands in 1982 and extensive restoration work was carried out. The Fjäderholm Islands have been part of the Royal National City Park since 1995.
The Fjäderholm Islands - Kungliga slotten
Fjäderholmarna - Kungliga slotten

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Old 06-24-2021, 06:41 AM
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The royal family's privately owned properties range from luxury houses abroad to anonymous holiday cottages in the Swedish forests.
Together, the royal family's privately owned properties have a assessed value of more than SEK 70 million, the sum doesn't include the houses abroad.
Carl Philip and Sofia live in Villa Solbacken on royal Djurgården. The villa has undergone a major renovation, which was paid for by their private money. On the entrance level there is a kitchen with adjoining dining room, two salons, toilet and an office with storage for clothes. Upstairs is more private part with four bedrooms, three smaller and a master bedroom, which has its own bathroom and an associated walk in closet.
Sofia has an exclusive apartment in Cape Town, South Africa, bought in November 2014. It is located on the second floor of a building consisting of 105 apartments. The purchase contract states that the purchase price was 1.9 million South African rand, SEK 1.3 million.
A lovely little spot for the King and Queen is the fishing cottage in Forsavan in Sorsele municipality in Västerbotten. The cottage was built in 1931 by Gustav VI Adolf who spent many weeks there every summer. According to Margareta Thorgren, the king leases the cottage.
Madeleine and her family moved in summer 2018 into an rented villa of nearly 700 square meters in Pinecrest, Miami. In autumn 2019, they were hit by burglary. They moved to a villa about 20 minutes walk from the previous home. The house, bought for almost SEK 30 million, is very secluded, surrounded by palm trees and a high fence, one of the most private houses on the street. Behind an iron gate, two of the family's cars are parked. The pool is completely protected from view. The villa has two floors, a living area of ​​about 600 square meters and 15 rooms.
Solliden Palace is the entire royal family's popular summer residence, with assessed value of more than SEK 20 million. The royal couple live in the Palace and the crown princess family in the house owned by Victoria and Daniel next to the water. Carl Philip and Madeleine live with their families in Kavaljershuset.

The King's properties
Solliden Palace
Owner: The King
Tax value: SEK 20,247,000
Living space: 755 square meters

The ski lodge in Storlien
A wedding gift to Princess Sibylla and Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, from Skidfrämjandet. The royal family was often here during the royal children's upbringing, virtually every Easter and autumn holiday.
Owner: The King
Tax value: SEK 1,677,000
Living space: 105 square meters

Villa Mirage
The king inherited the house at Prince Bertil's death.
Owner: The King
Value: At the time of Prince Bertil's death in 1997, the value was estimated at just over SEK 8.9 million

The fishing cottage in Forsavan
The King is a very interested fisherman and has in his work as head of state been interested in sustainable fishing. The king leases the property.
Tenant: The King

Carl Philip & Sofia's properties
The apartment in South Africa
Sofia bought the apartment of 72 square meters six months after the engagement to Carl Philip. The apartment above is owned by Frida Vesterberg.
Owner: Sofia
Bought for: 1,900,000 South African rand (SEK 1,3 million)
Living space: 72 square meters

Ökenäs
The farm that Carl Philip and Sofia love to be on in the summers.
Owner: Carl Philip
Tax value: SEK 9,232,000
Living space: 231 square meters

The holiday home in Sunne
Carl Philip is Duke of Värmland and received the house located by Lake Rottnen, as a baptismal gift.
Managed by: Carl Philip (the house is formally owned by the Duke of Värmland foundation)
Tax value: SEK 1,584,000
Living space: 185 square meters

Villa Solbacken
Carl Philip and Sofia's home. According to Lantmäteriet, the property consists of two houses.
Owner: Carl Philip
Tax value: SEK 7,383,000
Living space: 325 square meters + 154 square meters

Chris & Madeleine's property
Documents that Expressen has read reveal that the house was bought in December 2019, for almost SEK 30 million. Officially a so-called LLC company (limited liability company) was behind the deal. It was formed a month before the house purchase.

Victoria & Daniel's property
Villa Skönvik
Victoria and Daniel's futuristically designed summer house, where they live in the summer with Estelle and Oscar. They own the house together, it stands inside Solliden area, and the land is thus owned by the king.
Owners: Victoria and Daniel own half each
Tax value: SEK 3,229,000
Living space: 283 square meters
Kungafamiljens hemliga miljonparadis världen över
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And now Victoria and Daniel are building a jointly owned summer house on Fågelbrolandet island in Värmdö. It's less than 50 minutes drive from Haga Palace.
The crown princess couple's plot already classified for protection
Demolition permit for current house
Building permit for four houses, pool and wall
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:13 AM
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Thank you for translating all of this information. I continue to find it remarkable that Prince Carl Philip holds many more estates than even the Crown Princess.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:52 AM
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Residences of the Sisters of the King of Sweden:

Princess Margaretha's Residence, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
https://c5.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...513_771O0.jpeg

Koberg Castle is the residence of Princess Désirée.
https://c2.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...515_VzGMd.jpeg

Princess Christina and her husband reside in Slottsbacken.
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I couldn't find pictures of Princess Birgitta's house.
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Thank you for translating all of this information. I continue to find it remarkable that Prince Carl Philip holds many more estates than even the Crown Princess.

I can only see that C-P owns two estates, Ökenäs and Villa Solbacken. The South African flat is Sofia's and the house in Sunne is owned by a foundation.

I can't see what is so remarkable about that.
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:29 AM
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Princess Victoria doesn't need any more properties either. She lives in Haga Palace and can also use the other crown properties and other private properties of the royal family such as Solliden Palace.
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Thank you for translating all of this information. I continue to find it remarkable that Prince Carl Philip holds many more estates than even the Crown Princess.
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I can only see that C-P owns two estates, Ökenäs and Villa Solbacken. The South African flat is Sofia's and the house in Sunne is owned by a foundation.

I can't see what is so remarkable about that.
Ökenäs came to Carl Philip's out of the blue since nobody had expected him to inherite from Bertil Jonsén whom he'd only met once. The Jonsén inheritance included the Ökenäs estate (ca 250 acres of forest and agricultural lands worth ça 18m SEK), a flat in Stockholm that was sold (3,4m SEK), shares and cash (over 5m SEK), art and other movables. All in all it was said at the time that the inheritance was worth just under 30m SEK. Ökenäs is not the castle I've read it described as in foreign media, but a house built in the style of a country house of the Swedish minor nobility in the 18th & 19th century. Most often they weren't meant to be lived in permanently.
Added to this it's expected for Carl Philip to take over the lease of Stenhammar after his father. Ökenäs and Stenhammar are by the way only about a 50 minute drive apart.
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Residences of the Sisters of the King of Sweden:

Princess Margaretha's Residence, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
https://c5.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...513_771O0.jpeg

Koberg Castle is the residence of Princess Désirée.
https://c2.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...515_VzGMd.jpeg
According to Expressen, that isn't a photo of princess Margaretha's house, just a house in Chipping Norton. The article says "Here, in a stone house hidden behind tall bushes, the Swedish royal house's oldest princess has settled."
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Koberg Castle is owned by princess Désirée's son Carl Silfverschiöld, who inherited it from his father Niclas Silfverschiöld, he inherited also the Gåsevadholm Castle. Koberg and Gåsevadholms estates are run by Koberg Förvaltning, Carl Silfverschiöld is its ceo.
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I can only see that C-P owns two estates, Ökenäs and Villa Solbacken. The South African flat is Sofia's and the house in Sunne is owned by a foundation.

I can't see what is so remarkable about that.
Usually, in royal and noble houses which practice primogeniture, the largest share of property is inherited down the main line.

In the context of the Swedish royal family, neither Princess Madeleine nor any of the King's sisters have inherited and/or received the right to use four or five private properties, as far as I'm aware.


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Princess Victoria doesn't need any more properties either. She lives in Haga Palace and can also use the other crown properties and other private properties of the royal family such as Solliden Palace.
It is not an issue of need, as I see it. However, I see no reason why Prince Carl Philip would need the use of a greater number of private properties than the Crown Princess.
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According to Expressen, that isn't a photo of princess Margaretha's house, just a house in Chipping Norton. The article says "Here, in a stone house hidden behind tall bushes, the Swedish royal house's oldest princess has settled."
Prinsessan Margarethas hemliga liv på engelska landsbygden

Koberg Castle is owned by princess Désirée's son Carl Silfverschiöld, who inherited it from his father Niclas Silfverschiöld, he inherited also the Gåsevadholm Castle. Koberg and Gåsevadholms estates are run by Koberg Förvaltning, Carl Silfverschiöld is its ceo.
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Thank you very much. I didn't know this information.
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In the context of the Swedish royal family, neither Princess Madeleine nor any of the King's sisters have inherited and/or received the right to use four or five private properties, as far as I'm aware.









It is not an issue of need, as I see it. However, I see no reason why Prince Carl Philip would need the use of a greater number of private properties than the Crown Princess.
Besides a few landed estates that were bought by Carl XIV Johan in the 19th century and later sold the main line of the Bernadottes have never been large landowners. Most likely because they have the use of the Royal palaces. They've also been in the habit of divesting themselves with properties that they have no use for such as Sofiero and Hagaberg. Often after the death of the owner. The family fortune are in stocks, bonds, arts, movables with most of it in the different family foundations and entails.
The King's sisters inherited money and movables from their grandfather and their parents. The summer home of their parents in the Stockholm archipelago was sold because none of them wanted it. Regarding the issue of providing them with homes none of them needed one except for Princess Christina who had, for many years, the lease of the grand Villa Beylon on the Ulriksdal Palace estate. Before them the tradition for minor members of the family was to either provide them with homes in the different Royal palaces, where very few stayed for life, or for them to build houses of their own. All of these houses are now sold except for Villa Solbacken.
Regarding Carl Philip had he not inherited Ökenäs he'd have Villa Solbacken and the use of the cabin in Sunne of which only the latter has been given to him because of his position.
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Besides a few landed estates that were bought by Carl XIV Johan in the 19th century and later sold the main line of the Bernadottes have never been large landowners. Most likely because they have the use of the Royal palaces. They've also been in the habit of divesting themselves with properties that they have no use for such as Sofiero and Hagaberg. Often after the death of the owner. The family fortune are in stocks, bonds, arts, movables with most of it in the different family foundations and entails.
The King's sisters inherited money and movables from their grandfather and their parents. The summer home of their parents in the Stockholm archipelago was sold because none of them wanted it. Regarding the issue of providing them with homes none of them needed one except for Princess Christina who had, for many years, the lease of the grand Villa Beylon on the Ulriksdal Palace estate. Before them the tradition for minor members of the family was to either provide them with homes in the different Royal palaces, where very few stayed for life, or for them to build houses of their own. All of these houses are now sold except for Villa Solbacken.
Regarding Carl Philip had he not inherited Ökenäs he'd have Villa Solbacken and the use of the cabin in Sunne of which only the latter has been given to him because of his position.

Ökenäs was also in disrepair when he got it and everybody in the neighbourhood thought he would carve out the land and sell it to build lots of summerhouses, which had been very lucrative for the siblings who inherited the other half of the total property.

But lo and behold, he put lots of care and money into it and also restored the forestry.

It's a rather modest abode, not any fancier than my friend's property close by. I don't think there are more than two bathrooms
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Ökenäs was also in disrepair when he got it and everybody in the neighbourhood thought he would carve out the land and sell it to build lots of summerhouses, which had been very lucrative for the siblings who inherited the other half of the total property.

But lo and behold, he put lots of care and money into it and also restored the forestry.

It's a rather modest abode, not any fancier than my friend's property close by. I don't think there are more than two bathrooms
I think it was first reported in the media that he would actually sell the estate. But instead, as you write, he spent a lot of money fixing up the place and even took out a mortgage of about 1.5m SEK to finish the work.
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At the Royal Gift Shop, you can find unique Christmas gifts inspired by the interiors and collections of Sweden's royal palaces.
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