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Sofia Hellqvist to marry Prince Carl-Philip and become Swedish princess | Daily Mail Online
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It was only a matter of time before the Daily Mail got into the act. Its their lead story online. Sofia is described as "The tattooed topless model"
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:25 PM
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I wonder why the Swedish Court uses all sorts of languages on their guestlist?

They use Swedish and English for one couple:
H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine
Mr Christopher O'Neill

They say in Swedish
Fröken Anaïs Sommerlath

They say in English
Miss Helene Sommerlath

They say in English
H.M. Queen Máxima

They say in Swedish
H.M. Drottning Sonja

It is a strange mix. I would say: do it all in Swedish or do it all in English, not mix this and mix that.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:35 PM
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I've noticed they used swedish with swedish royal members and english for foreigners...
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I've noticed they used swedish with swedish royal members and english for foreigners...
They use Swedish too for Danes, for Norwegians, etc. But the Hofdame (Hovdam in Swedish) of Queen Máxima is suddenly "Mrs Van Karnebeek-Thijssen, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Máxima". So apparently Nordic persons are addressed in Swedish and others in English, this even extends to Mr O'Neill vs Herr Behn...
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:42 PM
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They use Swedish too for Danes, for Norwegians, etc. But the Hofdame (Hovdam in Swedish) of Queen Máxima is suddenly "Mrs Van Karnebeek-Thijssen, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Máxima". So apparently Nordic persons are addressed in Swedish and others in English, this even extends to Mr O'Neill vs Herr Behn...
Ah I see... it makes no sense at all to me too then
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They use Swedish too for Danes, for Norwegians, etc. But the Hofdame (Hovdam in Swedish) of Queen Máxima is suddenly "Mrs Van Karnebeek-Thijssen, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Máxima". So apparently Nordic persons are addressed in Swedish and others in English, this even extends to Mr O'Neill vs Herr Behn...
I can understand "Mr O'Neill" as Chris has made it clear that he is not Swedish and doesn't want to be Swedish. He is treated as a foreigner then like other foreign guests. I suppose the Danes and Norwegians on the other hand are "like Swedes" in the Swedes' eyes, hence their use of the Swedish language although Swedish is actually different from Danish/Norwegian (like Portuguese and Spanish, I guess).

I don't get the logic behind the alternate use of English and Swedish to refer to the Sommerlaths though.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:16 PM
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Complete list of the (non-Swedish) ladies-in-waiting and/or aide-de-camps in attendance (again using Swedish for the Nordic royals and English for the non-Nordic royals). It is nice that they have been recognized.


Hovdamen Grevinnan Jytte Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, till Drottning Margrethe
av Danmark
Adjutanten Örlogskapten Ole B. Pedersen, Adjutant till Drottning
Margrethe av Danmark
Hovdam Monica Watterud, till Drottning Sonja av Norge
Mrs J M van Karnebeek-Thijssen, Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Máxima
Mrs Melissa van Waeyenberge, Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Mathilde
Ms Sumiko Nakamura, Lady-in-Waiting, to HIH Princess Takamado
Adjutanten Örlogskapten Michael L. Bager, till Kronprinsparet av Danmark
Adjutanten Kapten Magnus Wangberg, till Kronprins Haakon av Norge

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Old 06-12-2015, 04:28 PM
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It was only a matter of time before the Daily Mail got into the act. Its their lead story online. Sofia is described as "The tattooed topless model"
Are you surprised? Years from now when she is a stooped, blue haired granny that's probably the information will headline every story written about the HRH The Duchess of Varmland....not Project Playground for certain.

Unless she cures cancer or negotiates peace in the Middle East, she is always going to be the topless Princess.

But the die is cast. The SRF is just going to have to make the best of things now.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:37 PM
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Are you surprised? Years from now when she is a stooped, blue haired granny that's probably the information will headline every story written about the HRH The Duchess of Varmland....not Project Playground for certain.

Unless she cures cancer or negotiates peace in the Middle East, she is always going to be topless Princess.

But the die is cast. The SRF is just going to have to make the best of things now.
The Daily Mail is irrelevant in Sweden. What matters is how Swedes and the Swedish press see Sofia and she seems to be doing far better in that respect than Mr. Christopher O'Neill for example. I would say Chris is a much bigger concern for the SRF than Sofia right now.
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But he IS Mr. Christopher O'Neill is he not?

Why would he be a concern for the SRF? Have they had to quash dicey photos or video of him? Was he a gigolo in NYC, living off some wealthy older woman? Did he do a stint on "The Bachelor" having his bare backside rubbed down?

No, he grew up and got a superior education in America and Europe and parlayed his business acumen into a successful career in finance. He refuses titles for himself and prefers to work for a living. He is dignified and discreet.

All Royal families and their citizens should have those kinds of "concerns" about the married-ins.
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But he IS Mr. Christopher O'Neill is he not?

Why would he be a concern for the SRF? Have they had to quash dicey photos or video of him? Was he a gigolo in NYC, living off some wealthy older woman? Did he do a stint on "The Bachelor" having his bare backside rubbed down?

No, he grew up and got a superior education in America and Europe and parlayed his business acumen into a successful career in finance. He refuses titles for himself and prefers to work for a living. He is dignified and discreet.

All Royal families and their citizens should have those kinds of "concerns" about the married-ins.

I emphasized Mr Christopher O'Neill (in English), as intentionally used BTW by the Royal Court in the guest list, to stress how detached from Sweden and Swedish life Chris is perceived to be. Sofia, on the other hand, is a home girl who is seen as willing to devote her life to the service of the Swedish people after marrying into the royal family. I don't think her past is a major concern except for prudish Anglo-Americans. And, besides, I'd worry much more anyway about the secretive business life or tax returns of Chris (with potential legal jeopardy for Madeleine ?) than about "dicey photos".
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The Swedes (some here) and other Europeans have been every bit as prudish as any Anglo American about Sofia's past. I've pointed it out a few times that it's odd to me that a country and region that claims to be so progressive socially would have such an issue about her being topless.


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I think it's weak that Luxembourg doesn't send anyone, looking at the delegation that went there in 2012, even though Carl Philip's position isn't similar. They could at least have sent Félix and Claire if Guillaume and Stéphanie and Henri and Maria-Teresa have other commitments.

Spain and Monaco, okay, understandable I suppose.

I like the LRF but I must agree with you. Why didn't they send M-T? I don't think she is in Baku for the games.
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I emphasized Mr Christopher O'Neill (in English), as intentionally used BTW by the Royal Court in the guest list, to stress how detached from Sweden and Swedish life Chris is perceived to be. Sofia, on the other hand, is a home girl who is seen as willing to devote her life to the service of the Swedish people after marrying into the royal family. I don't think her past is a major concern except for prudish Anglo-Americans. And, besides, I'd worry much more anyway about the secretive business life or tax returns of Chris (with potential legal jeopardy for Madeleine ?) than about "dicey photos".
Well, I am not Anglo and I'm surely no prude, just ask my boyfriend. But I think a Royal princess with photos of herself nude and in handcuffs and with her lips glued to those of a hard core porn star IS a problem.

For the soccer mom in suburbia who is not the public face of a prestigious Royal House, who no one is going to see sitting next to a Nobel laureate at a formal State Banquet, no.

No concerns.
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Looking truly regal, Princess Takamado departed for Stockholm, Sweden.

https://youtu.be/X0XZ3xn7BTM


I am surprised that the British royals will be in attendance. Overall, it is not surprising that less royals will attend this wedding.
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Wow. Princess Takamodo is a very elegant lady indeed!

As far as attendance goes, for Scandinavian weddings it's mostly their fellow Scandinavian Royals that "count". So Norway and especially Denmark are the really important guests here, they are all virtually like family.

It's the same for the Benelux(Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) Royals.
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Expressen has reporters in the town. Expressen tells that there may be wedding fever in some people, but there are also many, who walk by and wonder why there are TV-cameras, what is happening.

Volvo Cars is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by Sweden’s Royal Court to supply 35 new Volvo XC90s as courtesy cars on the occasion of the wedding. Volvo Cars has worked with the Swedish Royal Court previously. In 2010 the Swedish carmaker supplied a fleet of 85 specially designed Volvos for use as courtesy cars at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. In 2012 Volvo Cars supplied 50 white Volvo S80s and XC60s on the occasion of the christening of Princess Estelle.
Volvo XC90 courtesy car at the Swedish Royal Wedding - Volvo Car Group Global Media Newsroom
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Interesting that such a fuss was made about selecting 'green' cars for Victoria & Daniel's wedding but this time they use 4x4s.
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