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pdas1201 05-26-2005 06:55 PM

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GrandDuchess 06-25-2005 11:26 PM

Anecdotes/interesting little facts: During the ceremony rehearsal, one of the pages fell to the floor and two teeth fell out. But the actual wedding ceremony went fine.

robby86 06-26-2005 12:29 AM

Thanks GD. How did you know about the boy and the teeth?

GrandDuchess 06-28-2005 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by robby86
Thanks GD. How did you know about the boy and the teeth?

I have read it somewhere, don't remember where though. Maybe it was in the Queen's book, not sure.

Josefine 10-04-2005 12:17 PM

here you can watch videos from the wedding https://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=32212

Lady Cathrine Rose 10-21-2005 05:35 PM

Wow! That has to be the ugliest wedding dress by far of all the royal brides I've seen on this site. Luckily she is gorgeous and has worn far more beautiful things over the years. But boy, she really looked at that and said "Oh I love it! It's perfect!" Yuck!

Yennie 11-26-2005 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by GrandDuchess
I have read it somewhere, don't remember where though. Maybe it was in the Queen's book, not sure.

it must have been in the biography, "Drottning Silvia" by Christina MagnergŚrd Bjers from 2001

some more photos from the wedding

https://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9...52153sy.th.jpg

the infamous kiss
https://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6...00058fn.th.jpg https://img105.imageshack.us/img105/8...00065uk.th.jpg
(from ibl)

Princess_Beatrix 05-10-2006 04:05 PM

Pre-wedding
 
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.

It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended.
They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.
I think this was a quiet cute idea, to invite them to sing there. I love the costumes. ;) ( sadly I have no picture of Silvia... would love to know what she wore )


https://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...a/th_silv2.jpg https://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...a/th_silv5.jpg
Rafaels and Stefans pictures

It was the first time Silvia and Anni-Frid , now Princess Reuss,"met". They became close friends long long time after this event. ;)

princess olga 05-10-2006 06:33 PM

you know what, I watched this wedding live on tv in 1976, when I was 6 years old (so of course, this royal bride is one of my all time favorites as a result!), but I didn't realize until that wonderful newsletter from last month, that by the time of his wedding, Carl Gustav in fact had already lost <both> his parents!

The other thing only occuring to me now that I see this thread, is how much Victoria takes after Silvia's mother!

Elsa M. 07-19-2006 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess_Beatrix
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.

It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended.
They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.
I think this was a quiet cute idea, to invite them to sing there. I love the costumes. ( sadly I have no picture of Silvia... would love to know what she wore )

There's a video hosted at Youtube:;)

YouTube - Majestät!: Silvia of Sweden


A few more photos, by Sipa Press via Olympia:

https://img153.imagevenue.com/loc479/...003w_479lo.jpg https://img101.imagevenue.com/loc556/...004w_556lo.jpg https://img148.imagevenue.com/loc590/...002w_590lo.jpg https://img129.imagevenue.com/loc420/...001w_420lo.jpg

Lady Bluffton 07-24-2006 05:50 PM

Dumb question, but why was their wedding kiss so "infamous"? It looked sweet and very normal to me!

sm1939 02-07-2007 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Bluffton
Dumb question, but why was their wedding kiss so "infamous"? It looked sweet and very normal to me!

it looked quite normal to me as well ?? so why is it Infamous??

antonieta 02-07-2007 07:45 AM

I'm curious too. Why was the kiss so infamous?

Sister Morphine 02-07-2007 11:33 PM

I love the photo of Carl Gustaf helping Silvia into the carriage and holding her flowers. I find that so gallant. In some of the more recent royal weddings, the poor bride has had to get into the car/carriage with no help from the new husband!

Sophus 02-08-2007 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
Filling in some more blanks ...

Row Two: King Frederik and Queen Ingrid (in the purple-print satin dress) of Denmark

Cool! - as King Frederik of Denmark had been dead for 4 years at this time...

;)

Her_Majesty 02-08-2007 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by antonieta
I'm curious too. Why was the kiss so infamous?

Maybe it was just so infamous, because it was very unsual back then that the Royal Couple kisses right after the wedding. :rolleyes: I can't remember any other of the Current Kings/Queens being kissed after the wedding (sadly;) ).

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 08-22-2007 01:41 PM

A King who loves you!
 
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Originally Posted by GrandDuchess (Post 213846)
Here's a link to the engagment press conference of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the then being Silvia Sommerlath, now Queen Silvia. Enjoy! :)

While I watched the video I understand that the King teached the queen the swedish language! Is that correct? My swedish isn't that good to understand everything!

I really have to say that I love the reaction of the king after one anwer of the furure Queen! It was a good way of the king to show his love!

Reporter(to the future Queen): You are not from a royalfamily, but now you are going to marry the king of Sweden! Did you have to think twice before you made up your mind about that your husband is the king of Sweden, that the man you are going to marry?
The future Queen: I had to think once!
Reporter: So it doesn't matterthat the mn you are going to marry is a king or not just anybody?
The future Queen: Well, I think if you are love someone it doesn't matter if he's a director, or if he's a president of a company, or if he's a king!
The King(wispering): Who loves you!:wub::wub::wub:

andrew 08-25-2007 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by pdas1201 (Post 218607)
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Is that Prince Charles in the last row somewhere in the middle? If it's him, he looks very funny in that picture!

Merry 10-06-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess_Beatrix (Post 434163)
One night before the wedding there was a big Gala (or concert?) for King Carl Gustav and Silvia Sommerlath.
It was a big event where Sweden's Popband ABBA :) attended. They performed "dancing queen" there for the first time.

You can see it in YouTube

YouTube - ABBA DANCING QUEEN

prettyoix 10-06-2007 06:28 PM

Queen Silvia look beautiful in her wedding and now I know how Victoria looks like young Silvia


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