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Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend the 2014 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, Ms. Sofia Hellqvist, attended the 2014 Nobel Prize ceremony held at the Konserthuset in Stockholm.

The 2014 Nobel Prize Laureates are:

“The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Mr. Patrick Modiano ‘…for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.’

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided, one half awarded to Mr. John O’Keefe, the other half jointly to Ms. May-Britt Moser and Mr. Edvard I. Moser ‘…for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.’

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Mr. Eric Betzig, Mr. Stefan W. Hell and Mr. William E. Moerner ‘…for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.’

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Mr. Isamu Akasaki, Mr. Hiroshi Amano and Mr. Shuji Nakamura ‘…for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’”

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Wedding Date Set for His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

Swedish royal courtThis morning the Swedish royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will marry his longtime controversial girlfriend, Miss Sofia Hellqvist, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 inside the magnificent Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Kungliga Slottet (royal palace) in Stockholm.

In a brief statement the happy couple noted that they were “…looking forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is extremely beautiful. This will be a big day for us, and we are absolutely delighted.”

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Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend a Gala Dinner at the Kungliga Slottet. (VIDEO)

On the evening of October 22, 2014, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden hosted a gala dinner at the Kungliga Slottet (royal palace) in Stockholm for members of the Swedish Parliament.

Earlier in the afternoon His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria attended the Stockholm Environmental Institutes (SEI) 25th anniversary celebrations in Stockholm.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Attends the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. (VIDEO)

SwedenOn September 3, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.

The winner of the award went to Miss Hayley Todesco for “…inventing a method that uses sand filters to treat oil contaminated water and recover water for reuse…” according to the website, World Water Week.

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Members of the Swedish Royal Family Celebrate Victoriadagen 2014. (VIDEOS)

Crown Princess Victoria of SwedenOn Monday, July 14, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated Victoriadagen, held on the occasion of her 37th birthday, at Solliden Slott in Öland. Hundreds of Swedes turned out this morning to wish their future queen a very happy birthday including, of course, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, and Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Thereafter, the crown princess accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, former nude model, Sofia Hellqvist, attended the 2014 Victoriadagen celebrations and concert in Öland.

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The Swedish Royal Court Releases Official Photos of HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and His Fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

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On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Swedish royal court released several photos of His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

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HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Engaged to a Former Reality T.V. Star. (VIDEOS)

cp2013On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Swedish royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden has become engaged to former reality television star and gentlemen’s magazine — hence nude — model, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

The couple will marry in the summer of 2015.

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The Swedish Royal Court Releases a New Photo of Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore of Sweden.

swedenIn anticipation of the upcoming christening of Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore of Sweden on June 8, 2014, at Drottningholms Slottskyrka the Swedish royal court released a new photo of the adorable princess and her proud parents, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill.

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Participates in the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development. (VIDEO)

On May 14, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived at the Brewery Conference Center in Stockholm to participate in the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).

The Global Forum on Migration and Development is a:

“…voluntary, informal, non-binding and government-led process open to all States Members and Observers of the United Nations, to advance understanding and cooperation on the mutually reinforcing relationship between migration and development and to foster practical and action-oriented outcomes.

The GFMD process brings together expertise from all regions and countries at all stages of economic, social and political development. Policy-makers from a wide range of government agencies participate, including from Ministries and Departments of Immigration, Development, Labour, Foreign Affairs, Gender Equality, Home Affairs, Justice, Interior, Integration and Nationals Abroad.”

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Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden Visits the Lilla Akademien. (VIDEO)

On May 7, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Lilla Akademien in Stockholm.

According to the official website for Lilla Akademien the school:

“…[specializes] in classical music. Housed in a historic building in the centre of the city, it was founded in 1994 by a group of music teachers under the leadership of Nina Balabina.

The aim of the Lilla Akademien is to give its pupils a solid musical foundation, whether or not they choose to become professional musicians. Since the musical life of the school is intense, great care is taken to foster a joyful, rather than competitive, spirit among pupils. Priority is given to developing the artistic personality of each individual. Many different nationalities are represented among the students and staff and the school is proud of the atmosphere of tolerance and international understanding that this creates.”

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Celebrates His 68th Birthday. (VIDEOS)


On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 68th birthday at the royal palace in Stockholm. Hundreds of well-wishers, including Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden gathered in the inner courtyard of the palace to wish His Majesty a very happy birthday.

And, that’s it.

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Inaugurates a New Exhibit at the Skansen Akvariet. (VIDEO)

Crown Princess Victoria of SwedenOn Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden accompanied by her daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, arrived at the Skansen Akvariet in Stockholm to inaugurate the exhibition, Grodorna: Djungelns Juveler.

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Date Set for the Baptism of HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill’s Daughter.

Sweden2This morning the Swedish Royal Court announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore, daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, will be baptized on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at Drottningholms Slott.

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