King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia Current Events, Part 11: July 2018 -


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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attend the scholarship ceremony of the Anders Wall Foundation at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. There are 10 scholarship winners. Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson attend also the ceremony.
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Anders Wall Foundation published a short video of the scholarship ceremony. 93-year-old Anders Wall is a great man.
 
The King and Queen attend this evening at "A party for ABBA – Waterloo 50 years" at Cirkus.
Today is 50 years of Abba winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. The members of Abba have told that they don't want to attend, we will see if it is true.
Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson are there too.
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"Dancing Queen", sung by norwegian Astrid S, and the King and Queen dancing a little at their places. Such a memory from their pre-wedding concert - at 1.49.00. They seemed to like a lot of Christer Sjögren's "Honey, honey" too.


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Radio Sweden spoke with the King and Queen, who were seen dancing to the Abba songs and the Queen says that it's clear, you just have to.
When the King and Queen got married, Abba performed with "Dancing Queen". The King says that the song has been with them all the years since then, almost 50 years.
When the King and Queen travel around the world, they hear that Abba's music is popular and the King says that have been fantastic ambassadors for Sweden, skilled Swedes who have shown Sweden to people abroad.
The King and Queen are now trying to get younger members of the royal family to like Abba. The Queen says that it's not just their generation, it's their children too, a second generation that also loves Abba, who are nice people. The King says with a laugh in his voice that it is indeed "three generations even", the Queen replies "we are working on it".
 
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According to the calendar, the king and queen attended yesterday at the Assembly Evening.
The Royal Court Parish is a non-territorial parish in the Church of Sweden and consists of approximately 500 members. An assembly evening is held twice a year in the Bernadotte Library, and regularly attended by The King and Queen who host the evening. A talk on a topical subject is always given on these occasions, and Court Organist Mary Ljungquist Hén arranges the music. The evening ends with an evening prayer.

King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attend this evening the formal gathering of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the Stockholm City Hall.
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Photos from the formal gathering of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
 
Here area few more photos from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the Stockholm City Hall
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The King and Queen attend today the 400th anniversary celebration of Sala Municipality.
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The King gave a speech
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The Royal Court about the visit
The King inaugurated a statue, depicting a miner, outside Sala station. The royal couple then strolled through the Sala on a hand-woven red carpet produced for the anniversary. A similar carpet was produced for the city's 300th anniversary in 1924 when King Gustav V visited Sala.
The King gave a speech at the commemorative program.
The royal couple had lunch next to Långforsen and looked at the sluice system that was built for the mining operations in the Sala silver mine. At the silver mine they were given a demonstration of the mine, which worked until 1908. The King went down into the mine at a depth of 26 meters, and the Queen visited the mine's museum exhibition.

The King's speech

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The King and Queen met at the Royal Palace on April 16 Karin Forseke, Chairman of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre's Board and Anna Karinsdotter, Artistic and managing director of the Theatre.

 
King Carl Gustaf planted a tree on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Foundation Queen Victoria's Hotel and Rest Home in Borgholm, Öland. Queen Silvia, the patron of the Foundation, attended also.
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The royal couple paid attention to the 100-year-old in Borgholm
In 1924, Queen Victoria opened a rest home for tired, overworked women. Today, a hundred years later, the royal foundation remains, on the hill overlooking Borgholm.
Kungaparet uppmärksammade 100-åring i Borgholm
 
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I am sure the tree planting went welll as he had some specific ideas on how to undertake such a task when it was Frederiks turn :)
 
I am sure the tree planting went welll as he had some specific ideas on how to undertake such a task when it was Frederiks turn :)
Yes, maybe the King was thinking today's planting yesterday when he watched Frederik doing it.

Later this afternoon the King and Queen (and Brandie) inaugurated this year's exhibitions "Yrjö Edelmann - Open Air" and "Fuchsia Stories" at Solliden Palace Park.
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In 1922, a fundraising was organized among Swedish women in connection with Queen Victoria's 60th birthday. The money raised laid the foundation for the purchase of a number of buildings which later became a guesthouse for people who needed rest and relaxation.
The main building at Vilohemmet was built in the 1850s and the architect Torben Grut, who also designed Solliden for Queen Victoria, adapted it from a private home to a guesthouse. In 1924, the home opened up to the first guests.

Foundation Queen Victoria's Hotel and Rest Home
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This year, two art exhibitions are presented in Solliden Palace park which visitors can take part in. In the park's stone section there are works by visual artist Yrjö Edelmann, who lived on Öland for many years.
In the English park there is the exhibition Fuchsia Stories, which consists of installations and sound works focusing on royal stories.
 
The King and Queen attended yesterday evening Samfundet Sverige-Finland's 100-year anniversary at the Vasa Museum.
Samfundet Sverige-Finland was founded in 1924, it's a national Swedish association for Swedes and Finns living in Sweden with roughly 700 members.
The King presented the community's Promoters Award to Sauli Niinistö, the former president of Finland. The Award is awarded annually to one or more people, organizations or companies, who have made significant contributions to the promotion of the relationship between Sweden and Finland.

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The King and Queen attended today the board meeting of The Royal Wedding Fund (Stiftelsen Kungaparets Bröllopsfond).
The Fund makes contributions to development projects and activities that aim to promote physical, cultural and artistic activities for children and young people with various disabilities.
 
The King and Queen hosted today luncheon to Alexander Van der Bellen, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria.
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At President Van der Bellen's Instagram
"This visit to Sweden contributes to strengthening the excellent relations between our two countries. I especially thank King Carl XVI. Gustaf @kungahuset for the hospitality given to Austria in Sweden.
Together we stand for our united Europe. For a common future in peace and security."

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King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia met Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, at the courtyard of the Royal Palace.
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The Royal Court:
President Zelenskyy provided the latest information on the situation in Ukraine. The king expressed his support for the people of Ukraine.
The President visited Stockholm to participate in a Nordic-Ukrainian summit hosted by the Prime Minister.
 
Zelensky is really making the royal rounds.
 
Zelensky is really making the royal rounds.
President Zelenskyy didn't come to Sweden to meet the King and Queen, he was in Sweden to attend a summit between the Nordic counties and Ukraine in Stockholm, hosted by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
In addition to President Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Kristersson, the summit was attended by President of Finland Alexander Stubb, Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson. President Zelenskyy had also one-to-one meetings with all participants.
The summit was a continuation of the meetings in Norway in December 2023 and in Finland in May 2023.

The President of Ukraine Had an Audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

 
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attended yesterday evening the Opening of the Stockholm Early Music Festival at Tyska kyrkan (German Church). At the concert baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen performed Dietrich Buxtehude's "Membra Jesu nostri". Queen Silvia is the patron of the Festival.
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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited today Axfoundation's test farm and development center for sustainable food systems at Torsåker's farm in Upplands Väsby. They were hosted by Antonia Ax:son Johnson, the founder of Axfoundation.
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About Axfoundation and Antonia Ax:son Johnson

Antonia Ax:son Johnson is the King and Queen's friend. She received The Royal Order of Vasa Commander Grand Cross from the King a week ago. She was also named Honorary Doctor at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences four days ago.

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Axfoundation's operations develop solutions to local and global sustainability challenges. At Torsåker farm, actors from the entire food chain meet for knowledge exchange and practical innovation. Together, they work on test growing, breeding, refining and developing new methods, new food and new meals.

The King and Queen arrived with the King's BMW. Antonia Ax:son Johnson wore a great dog dress from Camilla Thulin.
 
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King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attended the annual meeting of the Friends of Waldemarsudde at Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde. They were welcomed by Fredrik Wersäll, the Marshall of the Realm, who is also the Chair of the Board of the Waldemarsudde Museum.
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King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia hosted a luncheon for Colombian President Gustavo Petro and his wife Verónica Alcocer at the Royal Palace.
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During the evening, the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel attend a dinner, given by Marcus Wallenberg, in honor of President Gustavo Petro and wife Verónica Alcocer.

Photos from Flickr of president Gustavo Petro:
 
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Yesterday,The king and Queen hosted Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Veronica Alcocer to a luncheon at Royal Place in Stockholm.
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King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia hosted today a luncheon for Chile's President Gabriel Boric Font.
 
King Carl Gustaf inaugurated this years's Themed gardens -exhibition at the croquet court in Solliden, queen Silvia attended too.
This year's theme is allotment gardening and the task of carrying out this project has been given to the well-known gardener John Taylor. In addition to being a gardener, writer and presenter for, among other things, Trädgårdstider on SVT, he has his own flamboyant allotment garden at home in Malmö. He has chosen to name the upcoming garden at Solliden "Hitta glädjen!" (Find the Joy!) An allotment garden for everyone.”
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This year's exhibition has been named Find the Joy - an allotment garden for everyone and the aim is to inspire visitors to grow their own food and flowers.
The exhibition also shows a historical retrospective on the history of the colonial gardens in Sweden. The exhibition is on display until September 29 and is made in collaboration with the Swedish Allotment Society and Capellagården's horticultural education.

Solliden Palace tells about the inauguration:

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