The Swedish television network, SVT, recently (as in last month) aired a documentary entitled, Silvia: Festens Drottning, about the Queen of Sweden’s Nobel Prize gala gowns. Click the link below to watch.
On Thursday November 10, 2011 Her Majesty Queen Silvia was at the Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, Sweden to view the exhibit, Under Pressure: Master Prints from Atelje Larsen.
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Photo courtesy of: Kungahuest
T.M.s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Visit the United Nations Building in New York City
On October 21, 2011, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the United Nations building in New York City. Whilst there the royal couple had a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Sweden’s UN Ambassador, Morten Grunditz. After the meeting the king and queen toured the UN building and met with UN Swedish delegation.
Later that evening King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia along with Princess Madeleine (who currently lives in New York) attended the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Gala Ball where the king gave a speech.
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Photos courtesy of: Daylife/AP
On Monday October 17, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the 10th anniversary of the Center for Gender Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. During the celebrations the queen gave an opening speech and then had the opportunity to listen in on several lectures regarding gender research.
Meanwhile, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria attended the 2011 Knowledge Prize held at the Stockholm City Hall. According to the official site for the royal house of Sweden this year the award was presented in three categories: The Knowledge Prize, the International Honors Award, and the People’s Prize. ”… the Knowledge Prize, founded in 2002 by the National Encyclopedia, is the largest prize for innovative knowledge and dissemination.” To view photos please click here.
Source and photo courtesy of: Kungahuset
On October 13, 2011, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the Birgit Nilsson Prize held at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. The winner of this year’s prize was Italian conductor, Riccardo Muti.
King Carl XVI Gustaf awards the prize to Mr. Muti at the 2:30 mark
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Photo courtesy of: Svensk Damtidning
Swedish Royal Family News Regarding Their Majesties, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria, and H.R.H. Princess Madeleine
The members of the royal house of Sweden have been quite active these past few weeks so here is a short wrap-up of what they have done so far.
First, on October 12, 2011, T.M.s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Västmanland (a rough translation):
Their majesties day began in Köping where Governor Ingemar Skogö met up and welcomed the King and Queen. This was followed by a morning where the King and Queen briefed on important issues in Västmanlandslän, including the business community and the talent. Then followed a program of car museums in Köping where Per-Olof Johansson, who is chairman of the Automotive and Technology Historical Society showed round.
After lunch came the King and Queen to the ABB high school where the King and Queen had the opportunity to meet students and get a tour. Then there was a visit to the Automation Center which is part of Västerås Science Park, where business and academia can meet. The royal couple were asked to see samples of industrial robots that can perform elderly care in the home.
This was followed by a presentation on the integration of the countries in which employees from both the County Board, Housing and Municipal Commissioner told us about their work. The evening ended with a dinner at Västerås castle with the governor as a host.
This afternoon, October 13, King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria attended a symposium on the Royal National City Park held at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. To view photos please click here.
And, finally as you know by now H.R.H. Princess Madeleine of Sweden was in Brazil earlier this month as part of a working trip with the World Childhood Foundation. New photos were released so please click here and here to view.
Source and photo courtesy of: Kungahuset
Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are currently in France for a short visit. This afternoon the reigning couple visited the Musée National des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois Préau in Rueil-Malmaison, France.
The châteaux was purchased by Joséphine and Napoléon Bonaparte in 1799. Today, visitors to Château de Malmaison can gaze upon:
… one of the rare examples of the ‘consular’ style that has been preserved in France and is fascinating for the authentic character which it still retains. They can also discover the very intimate atmosphere of Joséphine’s apartments, her collections of paintings and in the landscaped gardens, the empress’s passion for plants. source
To view photos of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s visit to the Musée National des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois Préau please click here.
Photo courtesy of: Daylife/ P. Le Segretain
T.M.s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are currently in Paris, France to participate several events. First, the reigning couple attended the 75th anniversary of the Swedish Club in the city of lights. In the evening, they attended the opening the exhibit entitled, Staging Power.
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It’s been a busy week so far for several members of the Swedish royal family… so let’s get right down to it, shall we?
On September 7, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Daniel attended a health seminar entitled, Better Health – Lower National Debt, at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm. The former gym owner and personal trainer spoke about the importance of health and fitness stating, “I have worked out most of my life. It was my job to motivate and inspire people to begin to exercise. All one has to do is just to start exercising, not much but a little, and it can change you a great deal!” To view photos from the seminar please click here.
Yesterday evening, at the Annex in Stockholm, H.R.H. Prince Carl Phillip and his girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, attended the 15th Anniversary of Make-Up Store (it’s the Swedish version of the store, Sephora.) Anyway, for some reason the cosmetic company brought her on stage and gave her a check worth $500,000 Swedish Krona (roughly $77,000) which, I am assuming will go to one of her charities. Or, not. Perhaps she’ll spend it on eyeliner as well as mascara at the Make-Up Store. Who knows. To view photos please click here.
On Tuesday September 6, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Silvia attended the opening of a new intensive care unit for ECMO testament at Karolinska University hospital in Solna. The beautiful queen smiled as she cut the ribbon then after the cheers and applause she mingled with the hospital staff as well as others. To view photos please click here.
Finally, on September 5, 2011, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria had an audience with Vassilios Skouris, the President of the European Court of Justice at Drottningholm Palace.
Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia, Sweden
T.M.s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Express their Excitement About H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria’s Pregnancy
After Wednesday’s announcement that H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was pregnant with her first child everyone was thrilled with the news for the heir to the Swedish throne and her husband, Prince Daniel. Now, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have expressed their thoughts about the upcoming birth.
According to the official website for the royal house of Sweden, Kungahuest.se, the king and queen released a statement noting:
It is wonderful news and we are pleased with the couple. We wish the Crown Princess a calm, peaceful and harmonic time.
On June 1, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, and H.R.H. Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended the 100th Anniversary of the Gustav’s Church in Copenhagen, Denmark.
According to the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, the event was a:
…happy day for Swedes in Copenhagen, where their church celebrated its 100 years. It says a lot about the good relationship between the Danish and Swedish royal family that Her Majesty Queen Silvia has come to Copenhagen to celebrate the day…
In the break between concert at the church there was a reception, where Queen Margrethe and Queen Silvia with Princess Benedikte, greeted the 400 guests with smiles and laughter.
To read the rest of the article in its entirety please click the link here.
To learn more about Gustav’s Church please click here.
Source and photo courtesy of: Billed Bladet by Hanne Juul
On May 8, 2011, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia along with H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended a concert. The event was held at the beautiful Stockholm Cathedral (the venue where the crown princess married her husband last June 19, 2010.) The purpose of this concert was raise money for the World Childhood Foundation, a charity in which Her Majesty Queen Silvia is patron.
In case you were wondering, H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden did not attend nor did H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip and H.R.H. Princess Madeleine.
They were busy.
By the way, YES, I know the image above is not from the concert. I was unable to use a photo from the event at Stockholm Cathedral.
Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Pacific Coast News
On April 30, 2011, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden stepped onto the balcony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden to wave to those who came out to wish him a happy 65th birthday. Soon, the birthday boy was joined by Her Majesty Queen Silvia, T.R.H.s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Phillip. Missing in action, of course, was Princess Madeleine who is currently in the United States doing something unimportant and hanging out with her boyfriend of the moment, Christopher O’Neill.
Then, like a gracious king that he is, His Majesty stepped out onto the palace courtyard where he received flowers from various youth and listened to the royal band play in his honor. Later on that evening there was a private dinner at Haga Palace, hosted by Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, which included close relatives as well as friends of the royal family.
Photo courtesy of: Svensk Damtidning by: Charles Hammarsten