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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Attends the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

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On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princes Victoria of Sweden attended the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international award and competition which engages, encourages and supports the interest of youth in local and global water environment issues. Founded to complement the Stockholm Water Prize, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize was first awarded in Sweden in 1995 and internationally in 1997.

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Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend a Roxette Concert.

On the evening of Saturday, July 18, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attended the Roxette XXX Tour held at the Fredriksskans Arena in Kalmar, Sweden.

Prior to the live performance by Roxette the royals had a chance to meet with the opening band, Eskobar, backstage.

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

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her 38th birthday.  In the morning, the crown princess accompanied by her husband, HRH Prince Daniel, and their daughter, HRH Princess Estelle, and Their Majesties met with a crowd of well-wishers at Sollidens Slott in Öland.

Later in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel along with Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill attended a concert in honor of Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday at the Borgholms Sports Arena in Öland.

Click here to watch the entire Victoriadagen concert.

(VIDEO) HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Participates in a Race.

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden participated in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) Race in Falkenberg, Sweden.  To everyone’s surprise the 36-year-old prince actually won the race.

Anyway, cheering on Prince Carl Philip was his wife of almost a month, Princess Sofia of Sweden, and His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy.

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On Monday, June 15, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the Danderyds Sjukhus Hospital in Stockholm.

According to the Swedish royal court, mother and son are doing well and Mr. Christopher O’Neill was “…present at the hospital throughout the birth.”

Congrats to the couple!

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

TRHs Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden: The Official Wedding Photos.

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On Sunday, June 14, 2015, the Swedish royal court finally released the official wedding photos of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princes Sofia of Sweden.  The images were shot by Swedish photographer, Mattias Edwall, at the Kungliga Slottet (royal palace) in Stockholm.

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Missed yesterday’s royal wedding or do you simply want to watch it again?  Well, click here to watch the entire 9+ hours of the SVT broadcast of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s wedding in Stockholm.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court/M.Edwall

HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Marries the Love of His Life.

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On Saturday, June 13, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden married the love of his life, Miss Sofia Hellqvist, inside the Slottskyrkan at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.  The lovely ceremony was presided over by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, head Predicate and Bishop Emeritus, and Michael Bjerkhagen, Pastor of the Royal Court Parish.

The processional song was Athair ar Neamh by Enya.  Hymns during the ceremony were #289: Wide is, o Lord, Your Love, like Beach and Meadow and #200: Go Seek, My Heart, the Joys of Life.  The traditional wedding songs Fix You by Coldplay and Umbrella by Rihanna were also included in the ceremony.

psssofiaNow, onto the Princess Sofia’s gown.  It was designed by Swedish designer, Ms. Ida Sjöstedt. According to the Swedish royal court the gown is made from:

“…silk crepe overlaid with Italian silk organza. Couture lace made by José María Ruiz was applied to the dress and the train was hand-cut and then hand-stitched in Ida Sjöstedt’s atelier in Stockholm.

The veil in thin bridal tulle was also hand-embroidered with sheer cotton lace.  The tiara is a gift from The King and Queen to Princess Sofia.

The bride carried a cascade style bouquet of garden roses with a traditional sprig of myrtle from Sofiero. The flowers were in shades of cream and coral.”

Royal guests in attendance included, well, not that many compared to most royal weddings.  So who attended today’s grand affair?

  1. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  2. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  3. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark
  4. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium
  5. Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
  6. Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex
  7. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway
  8. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
  9. Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn
  10. Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
  11. HH Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha
  12. TRHs Prince Nikolas and Princess Tatiana of Greece
  13. TRHs Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
  14. TRHs Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria

If you missed the royal wedding or if you simply want to watch the whole glamorous wedding all over again then please click here.

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(VIDEO) Sofia and Prince Carl Philip: The SVT Interview.

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Here is the SVT interview, Sofia and Prince Carl Philip, with journalist Ms. Ebba Kleberg von Sydow.

Click here to watch the 28 minute interview.

So, You Want to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding? Information You Need to Know.

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On Saturday, June 13, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will finally marry his longtime love, Miss Sofia Hellqvist, inside the magnificent Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.

If you are interested in watching the royal wedding Sveriges Television (SVT) will, thankfully, broadcast the entire extravaganza — live online — beginning at 2 P.M. Stockholm time.  The broadcast will include pre-wedding ceremony festivities (hence a lot of chit-chatting between the fantastic SVT journalists as well as royal and etiquette experts), the entire royal wedding ceremony, the incredibly long carriage ride through the streets of Stockholm, the glorious gala reception, long speeches, the cutting of the cake, and so forth.

For those of you who were fortunate enough to watch the 2010 royal wedding live between HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling, well, SVT‘s upcoming broadcast of Prince Carl Philip’s wedding is reportedly going to be shown in similar fashion.

Anyway, onto the who’s who royal guest-list.  So far confirmed guests include:

  1. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  2. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  3. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark
  4. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium
  5. Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
  6. Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex
  7. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway
  8. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
  9. Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn
  10. Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

At this time members of the Spanish royal family, the royal house of Jordan, the grand-ducal family of Luxembourg nor the princely family of Monaco have yet to confirm their attendance.  Royals from non-reigning houses who may attend the royal wedding include His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (who is due to give birth to her second child in July), the entire Greek royal family, and perhaps a few royals here and there from Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Now, if you want to follow the wedding with other royal watchers via Twitter and/or Instagram the official hashtags will be #kungaligbröllop2015 and #royalwedding2015.

To wrap things up the entire royal wedding will be broadcast live on SVT beginning at 2 P.M. Stockholm time.  Please click here and/or here for the direct SVT link.  Bookmark them.

Furthermore, SVT is known to be a quite generous network so if you missed the royal wedding live there is a good chance the network will re-broadcast the event and keep it on their site for several days.  Basically, if you missed royal wedding I’m sure it will be online for some time.  If not, I’m sure someone will upload the whole wedding onto You Tube.

Need a timezone convertor?  Click here to find out when the royal wedding will air in your local timezone (probably in the wee hours of the morning).

And, finally, if you would like to watch a pre-wedding interview on Friday, June 12 with the happy couple and hosted by the lovely Miss Ebba von Sydow then please click here and bookmark the link.

As the royal wedding approaches I have no doubt there will be more updates to this post so please stay tuned and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!   :)

Photo courtesy of Swedish royal court

TRHs Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Attend the EAT Stockholm Food Forum.

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On Monday, June 1, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway accompanied by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the opening of the 2nd Annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum held at the Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm, Sweden.

According to the EAT official website, the two-day forum will focus on:

“…nutrition, health and environmental sustainability.  The EAT Stockholm Food Forum is an arena where science, politics and business can share insight and ideas to achieve our common goal of sustainably feeding a healthy world population.

EAT spearheads an holistic approach to today’s food related challenges. Population growth, climate change, human health, resource management, sustainability and food security are independent fields of science and research but they are also important political issues and exciting business opportunities. Through an informal forum, which encourages dialogue and discourse, EAT brings together leading scientists, policymakers and business professionals to catalyze innovation, cross-fertilization, translation and implementation.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

(VIDEOS) News Regarding HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

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On Sunday, May 17, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist, attended a banns ceremony — ahead of their June 13, 2015, wedding — inside the Slottskyrkan royal chapel at the royal palace in Stockholm.

Guests in attendance included Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, TRHs Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill and HRH Princess Leonore of Sweden, various government officials, family and friends. Thereafter, a reception was held at the royal palace for the happy couple.

Anyway, several weeks ago the couple announced:

“…to coincide with their marriage [that they have] created the Prince Couple’s Foundation. The object of the Foundation is to promote and support children and youth in care and educational settings. This cause has the sincere commitment of the Prince Couple.

For well-wishers, the bride and groom request that any kind gifts be in the form of charitable donations to the Prince Couple’s Foundation.”

Meanwhile, the Swedish royal court announced — to no ones surprise — that upon her marriage to Prince Carl Philip Miss Hellqvist will receive the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland.

And, finally, the Swedish television network, SVT, announced they will air their exclusive interview with the couple on Friday, June 12, 2015.  The next day, SVT will air the royal wedding live from the religious ceremony at the Slottskyrkan through the carriage ride in Stockholm.

Please click herehere, and here to view photos as well as to watch videos.

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Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court.

The Swedish Royal Court Releases a New Photos of HRH Prince Carl Philip and his Fiancée.

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On Monday, May 11, 2015, the Swedish royal court released a new photos of His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist. The new images were shot by Swedish photographer, Mr. Mattias Edwall.

The couple will marry on June 13, 2015, inside the Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

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Photos courtesy of Kungahuset/M. Edwall

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend Day Two of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden, and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Miss Sofia Hellqvist attended day two of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships held in Falun, Sweden.

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Photo courtesy of Kungahuset