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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Scandanavian Royal Families => Topic started by: Finelly on June 19, 2005, 09:45:36 PM

Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Finelly on June 19, 2005, 09:45:36 PM
I thought it would be nice to start a thread about the current queen of Sweden, since she has really modernized the Swedish monarchy and brought so much color and grace to her position.

Carl Gustav promised his grandfather that he would not marry before the age of 30.  After he met and began to date Sylvia, the Swedish press put a lot of pressure on him to marry, but he refused to comment.  Sylvia was a beautiful woman but a foreigner and not royalty, so there were mixed feelings about her.  The fact that she did not speak to the press made her mysterious.

After the King died and Carl Gustav succeeded, he proposed to Sylvia and they were married.  He was madly in love with her, but there was some question as to whether she felt equally in love or simply thought this would be a good future for her.  After all, Carl Gustav is not the most interesting person on the planet nor the most handsome!

Within a very short period of time, Sylvia became the most beloved Swedish royal.  She dressed exquisitely, had a beautiful hairstyle, and always said the right thing.  People flocked to see the royal couple - quite a change in this socialist country where although the old king was much loved, the people weren't convinced that a monarchy was still the way to go.  Sylvia was on the cover of every magazine and there were articles about her every day.

As the children were born, Sylvia made sure that there were photo opportunities and that the children, while living a pretty simple life, were exposed to the people.  Every year, a book is published about the royal family and what they did and where they went.

As time has gone by, Sylvia has become slightly less popular.  She is perceived by some to be clinging to youth - plastic surgery rumors - and to be domineering of her husband.  Some have insinuated that her strong personality and fixation on appearance contributed to Crown Princess Victoria's anorexia.  However, she remains extremely popular and contributes her time and energy to a variety of causes all over Sweden and the world.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Frederika on June 24, 2005, 11:53:55 AM
she if half German and half Brazilian is that true?

she was so pretty when young, her son is very handsome her daughter Madeline is beautifful.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Finelly on June 24, 2005, 01:35:22 PM
Yes, she is half Brazilian, half German.  Has many relatives in both countries and it's said she's gone to Brazil for facelifts.

I agree, Maddy is the most beautiful of the children.  A lot of people wish she and Prince William would hook up.  
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: TampaBay on June 26, 2005, 08:49:35 AM
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Yes, she is half Brazilian, half German.  Has many relatives in both countries and it's said she's gone to Brazil for facelifts.

I agree, Maddy is the most beautiful of the children.  A lot of people wish she and Prince William would hook up.  


Finelly,

I have promoted this match on every thread I could "sneak it in".

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Finelly on June 26, 2005, 12:18:35 PM
Tampa - WHY don't the royals listen to US?  It's SO annoying.  
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: ferngully on July 06, 2005, 01:51:53 PM
she and abba singer frida are best freinds and go on holidays together (frida married a german prince)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/magilune/bookworm/meeting.gif) this is from the 70's when they first met
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/magilune/bookworm/meeting1.gif) this is from a few years ago, they went on holiday together
selina                   xxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: darius on November 23, 2005, 05:28:48 AM
I was wondering why Carl Gustav chose this rather unusual regnal name - I mean why the renal number between his two Christian names. Does anybody know?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Katia on November 23, 2005, 05:58:45 AM
It's because he is the sixteenth king named Carl ruling in Sweden. Like him, his grandfather Gustav Adolf was the sixth king named Gustav in Sweden - thus his name: Gustav VI Adolf. His father was Gustav V. It's quite common to give two names to boys in Sweden like Carl-Gustav, Carl-Erik, Jan-Magnus, Sven-Olof, and they really use them both.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: darius on November 24, 2005, 10:58:23 AM
Thats what I thought. Thank you!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: RomanovFan on November 29, 2005, 05:00:19 PM
So is that why Prince Carl Philip has 2 first names, while his sisters only have 1 each?

For example:
Victoria Ingrid Alice Desirée
Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Katia on November 30, 2005, 02:21:53 AM
Maybe! The present king, Carl XVI Gustaf, never kept it secret that he hoped his son would once be the ruler instead of his firstborn, crown princess Victoria. If Carl Philip would have kept his short-time position as a heir of the throne (he was indeed the heir as a baby for some months before the law change which decided that the firstborn will be the heir whatever his/her gender was!), he would have ruled as Carl XVII Philip...
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on December 02, 2005, 01:20:53 AM
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It's because he is the sixteenth king named Carl ruling in Sweden. Like him, his grandfather Gustav Adolf was the sixth king named Gustav in Sweden - thus his name: Gustav VI Adolf. His father was Gustav V. It's quite common to give two names to boys in Sweden like Carl-Gustav, Carl-Erik, Jan-Magnus, Sven-Olof, and they really use them both.


It is not only common in Sweden to give boys(and girls) two names,it happens in many if not most countries.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Katia on December 02, 2005, 01:50:21 AM
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It is not only common in Sweden to give boys(and girls) two names,it happens in many if not most countries.


Yes, I know, it's common even here in Finland. My meaning was just to point out that particular case with Carl-Gustaf's and Carl Philp's names.  :)

Katia
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: James1941 on April 25, 2006, 09:10:53 AM
I am surprised to see that on the guest list there is no mention of a royal representative from Great Britain. This surprising in that the king is descended on his father's side through his grandmother--Princess Margaret, his great grandfather--Prince Arthur, to Queen Victoria.
Do any readers have any further information on why the British royal family is ignoring this event?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: amelia on April 25, 2006, 02:44:38 PM
The only reason I can think of, is that a few years ago, Prince Charles gave an interview and he commented that the Swedish royal family, specially the pricesses "do not lead a royal life" meaning that they openely live with their boyfriends, etc.  Apparently this comment upset King Gustav and Queen Sylvia, and they did not even gave an excuse, officially, why they would not attend Prince Cahrles wedding.

Amelia
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Dennis on April 25, 2006, 04:03:41 PM
Were not Charles and Camilla living together in Clarence House for some time before their marriage?

Was not Prince William living with his girlfriend?

I sometimes wonder if the continental royals have a greater feeling of "family" than do the Brits.  QE rarely attends royal gatherings on the continent.  Usually a representative from the family is sent.

Several on the guest list are definitely close friends of the Queen:  Spain, Yugoslavia and Greece.  
I'm also surprised that representing certain countries were Pretenders to the throne, not official governmental reps.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 25, 2006, 11:33:21 PM
Dennis,it's a "family" affair.... ;),except ofcourse the Presidents of Iceland and Finland,with whom they have very good relations traditionally,they're "neighbours".About the British,maybe they have a horse running......

HM gave an interview:
http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=3613
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: crazy_wing on April 26, 2006, 12:04:52 AM
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The only reason I can think of, is that a few years ago, Prince Charles gave an interview and he commented that the Swedish royal family, specially the pricesses "do not lead a royal life" meaning that they openely live with their boyfriends, etc.  Apparently this comment upset King Gustav and Queen Sylvia, and they did not even gave an excuse, officially, why they would not attend Prince Cahrles wedding.

Amelia
As to why they didn't attend Prince Charles wedding... in fact most of the soverigns did not attend and if they did send anyone, it would someone of lesser importance.  I read that its because their marriage is a sensitive issue.  Marrying your long term mistress is not a very acceptable thing to do and many royals didn't want to identify themselves with such behavior.  
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 26, 2006, 08:14:27 AM
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I sometimes wonder if the continental royals have a greater feeling of "family" than do the Brits.  

I think you are right about this.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 26, 2006, 08:16:48 AM
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The only reason I can think of, is that a few years ago, Prince Charles gave an interview and he commented that the Swedish royal family, specially the pricesses "do not lead a royal life" meaning that they openely live with their boyfriends, etc.  Apparently this comment upset King Gustav and Queen Sylvia, and they did not even gave an excuse, officially, why they would not attend Prince Cahrles wedding.

Amelia

Another foot in mouth statement from the POW....Sounds like something he'd say....
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Dennis on April 26, 2006, 11:49:12 AM
Another thing to remember - Elizabeth II is somewhat older than the contintental monarchs.  She is 80, Carl XVI Gustaf is 60.  The other royals - Spain, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands are in between, but closer to Carl than to Elizabeth.  Most of the other monarchs came to the throne in the 60s and 70s.

The Queens of Denmark and Greece are first cousins to Carl.

The King of Norway is a second cousin to Carl and shares a common border.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 26, 2006, 03:50:24 PM
Oh but even when younger QE II never attended birthday celebrations abroad,she just hardly ever does/did.

20 Years ago at the Kings 40th,the DoE was present accompanying Princess Juliana who was godmother to the King,
but somehow I've lost that picture series,unfortunately.At the Kings 50th the DoE was present as well,


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2006, 04:23:33 PM
Stockholm,Drottningholm Palace tonight,arrival of the guests:
http://www.imagine.photositepro.com/main.php


HM Queen Margrethe II will not be in attendance this weekend due to a bad case of the flu unfortunately.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Marlene on April 29, 2006, 11:14:26 PM
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The only reason I can think of, is that a few years ago, Prince Charles gave an interview and he commented that the Swedish royal family, specially the pricesses "do not lead a royal life" meaning that they openely live with their boyfriends, etc.  Apparently this comment upset King Gustav and Queen Sylvia, and they did not even gave an excuse, officially, why they would not attend Prince Cahrles wedding.

Amelia


Actually, Charles said nothing of the sort.  Moreover, very few royals were invited to Charles' second wedding -- and I can assure you that this is not a snub ... The reason for not attending has nothing to do with interviews,  likes or dislikes .   The event was not ignored ... unfortunately, or sadly,  the British royal family had to send regrets ...due to circumstances way beyond their control ...
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2006, 04:10:06 PM
Tonight:

The official photo of TM and TRH


Crown Princess Victoria
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1146443487&str..

Princess Madeleine
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1146443480&str...

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Lilian
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1146443495&str...
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 06, 2006, 09:44:05 AM
Video link of the birthday celebrations:
http://www.royalcourt.se/evenemang/hmkonungen60ar/filmfran60arsfirandet.4.1a2467a10ad032dc2680007606.html
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 16, 2006, 08:38:15 AM
It took them "a while" but royalpress finally has the pics from HM birthday celebrations:
http://www.royalpress.nl/20060430.html
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: emeraldeyes on May 17, 2006, 03:45:45 PM
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it's said she's gone to Brazil for facelifts. 

So where do we all weigh in on this?  
She does sometimes have that Laura Bush/deer caught in the headlights/ perpetually surprised look.  

Please vote in the poll!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: emeraldeyes on May 18, 2006, 03:12:49 PM
hmmm

1976                                                                                

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/ss2.jpg)


2006

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/ss3.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Dennis on May 18, 2006, 09:53:47 PM


Queen Sylvia is quite the wonderful royal and certainly can be credited with increasing the popularity of the royal family.  I saw the King and Queen in Minneapolis in 1982 and she was very warm and gracious with the crowd.

I am glad that the King and Queen named their older daughter Victoria, perhaps suspecting that she would one day be Crown Princess by government action or by having no brother.

Sweden would make a big mistake to remove the monarchy and substitute a nonroyal president.  European presidents who are not heads of government, but only ceremonial heads of state really have no prestige or power at all.  Who cares?  It is the Prime Minister who is seen as important and at the top.

 A President only makes sense when both head of state and head of government, as in the United States, in spite of what one thinks of a sitting President.

I will not be participating in the poll because there is no third option:  Doesn't matter.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: emeraldeyes on May 19, 2006, 08:29:33 AM
Of course it doesn't matter, lol.  It's just a bit of harmless fluff!

Queen Silvia seems like a wonderful and genuine person, and Sweden is lucky to have a queen they adore.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 06, 2006, 09:21:01 AM
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1149593658&str...

Today is Sweden's National Day.Stockholm this morning;
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1149593638&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1149593595&str...

http://www.royalpress.nl/20060606.html
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 15, 2006, 07:42:22 AM

http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/index.asp?fromsearch=yes&Id=5042
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: emeraldeyes on June 15, 2006, 03:21:34 PM
Thanks to all who voted in the poll!

Looks like a pretty clear majority feel that HM has gone under the knife!  
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 23, 2006, 02:42:53 AM
On wednesday june 28th,TM will open an exhibition of drawings of Queen Christina's collection
at the museum der Bildende Kunsten,Leipzig,Germany.

On friday and saturday,june 30th and july 1st,TM will be in attendance at the Silver Wedding celebrations in Luxembourg.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: ilyala on September 20, 2006, 08:51:57 AM
my mind is leaving me and i can't exactly remember who it was about, but i read in a royalty book that queen elizabeth was hoping to marry princess anne to some prince (i don't remember who so this might be off topic cause he might not be scandanavian). the prince married someone else and the whole british family boycoted his wedding. anyone else know anything about this?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Marlene on September 20, 2006, 01:33:58 PM


Actually, the Prince of Wales said nothing of the sort.
he does suffer at times from foot in mouth disease - but he certainly did not make such comments about the Swedish royal family.  It is unlikely that invitations were extended to most royal families because Charles' wedding was not a state occasion.  The families are not close - it would have been more likely that Lord and Lady Brabourne would have attended the king's birthday celebrations as they have a closer relationship.


The only reason I can think of, is that a few years ago, Prince Charles gave an interview and he commented that the Swedish royal family, specially the pricesses "do not lead a royal life" meaning that they openely live with their boyfriends, etc.  Apparently this comment upset King Gustav and Queen Sylvia, and they did not even gave an excuse, officially, why they would not attend Prince Cahrles wedding.

Amelia
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Marlene on September 20, 2006, 01:36:42 PM
It was unlikely that the queen would have wanted Anne to marry a prince.  If you read something like that, you read it wrong.

There were press rumors about Anne and Harald and Alexandra of Kent and Harald and Irene of Greece and harald ... but he was involved with Sonja for ten years before they married.  No one from the British royal family attended their wedding because Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent had died the day before (or thereabouts).  Anne is a godmother to Crown Prince Haakon.

my mind is leaving me and i can't exactly remember who it was about, but i read in a royalty book that queen elizabeth was hoping to marry princess anne to some prince (i don't remember who so this might be off topic cause he might not be scandanavian). the prince married someone else and the whole british family boycoted his wedding. anyone else know anything about this?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: ilyala on September 21, 2006, 02:00:37 AM
i'm sorry if i said something that wasn't accurate, i am at work, and i recently moved and my books are a mess right now so i can't really give you quotes or anything. i just remembered something of the sort.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on September 26, 2006, 07:34:28 AM
TM will pay a State Visit to Canada from october 24th to the 28th.

In Canada TM will visit Ottawa,Montreal,Toronto and Quebec City.Included are various visits to culturel,sport and environmental sites in these cities as well as opportunities to meet Canadians and Swedes living in Canada.

http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&id=1335
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 04, 2006, 09:05:56 AM
Opening of Parliament in Stockholm yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=03-10-2006%20Stockholm

Courtesy Mr.Nieboer/Mr.Veloo.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2006, 02:09:13 AM
HM Queen Silvia is visiting Hamburg and Mecklenburg-West=Pommerania,Germany (yesterday and-)today:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=16-10-2006%20Queen%20Silvia

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2006, 09:49:28 AM
HM Queen Silvia attended the 550 year anniversary celebrations of Greifswald University,Mecklenburg today,accompanied by German President Horst Köhler.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=17-10-2006%20Queen%20Silvia

Courtesy Mr.Veloo/Mr.Jens Köhler.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 30, 2006, 01:47:40 PM
HM Queen Silvia arrived in Stuttgart,Germany,earlyer today were she will receive a Bambi during a gala tonight for her exceptional work and initiatives on behalf of children thru her own World Childhood Foundation.The Bambi is the major German media Award.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-11-2006%20Queen%20Silvia

Courtesy Colourpress/Edwin Veloo.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on January 16, 2007, 01:58:59 AM
TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia,accompanied by HRH Crown Princess Victoria,will pay a State Visit to Denmark from may 9th to may 11th.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on January 18, 2007, 03:39:19 PM
TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia will pay a State Visit to Japan from march 26th till march 31st.

TM the Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will pay a State Visit to Sweden from may 21st till may 24th on occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of botanist Carl Linné.Emperor Akihito is a keen botanist himself.

King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia,accompanied by TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine will attend the 70th birthday celebrations of King Harald of Norway feb. 22nd/23rd.

HM the King will visit Russia from june 11th till 15th as member of the Royal Technology Mission,and Greenland from june 25th till 29th with the Royal Colloquim.

Courtesy Torkel at the SRMB.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on January 24, 2007, 10:29:20 AM
According to HM Queen Silvia;"It wasn't (little over) thirty yearsago,it feels like it was the day before yesterday" ...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=riPwuepPuxg





Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: zolishka on March 23, 2007, 03:21:33 PM
She wears the jewels so beautifull!
Her hair-style should almost be mandatory when it comes to wearing a tiara...
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on March 24, 2007, 04:10:20 AM
TM will pay a State Visit to Japan from monday march 25th till march 29th.As Crown Princess Victoria will be on Official visits to Turkey,Egypt and Jordan next week,with Prince Carl-Philip in the US,Princess Madeleine will act as Regent.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2007, 10:14:10 AM
King Carl XVI Gustav celebrates his 61 birthday today.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 19, 2007, 03:40:35 PM
King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia will receive TM Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko for a three day State Visit on monday may 21st.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 23, 2007, 10:04:11 AM
Upsala today:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-05-2007%20Uppsala

courtesy ppe/albert nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 23, 2007, 02:24:59 PM
Upsala this evening:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=23-05-2007%20Linneanum

courtesy ppe/nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 06, 2007, 06:00:55 PM
June 6th,National Flagday in Sweden.TM and other members of the RF participated in festivities in different parts of the country.

At the Royal palce,Stockholm,Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Madeleine opened the festive day by opening the Palace gates to the public.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 09, 2007, 03:34:42 PM
President Hu Jintao of China arrived in Sweden for a 3 day State Visit.The President and Mrs.Hu were welcomed at Stockholm Arlanda airport by Prince Carl Philip.


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on September 14, 2007, 03:37:12 AM
State Vist by Brazilian President Lula da Silva to Sweden.
http://www.royalportraits.nl/categories.php?cat_id=70&sessionid=d208307e64983c9a7d4f91ac2e120cf1
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: dmitri on September 14, 2007, 06:39:31 PM
The photos of the Swedish Royal Guards are really wonderful.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 20, 2007, 11:33:30 PM
TM arrived in Vienna yesterday at the start of a 3 day State Visit,they were officially welcomed at the Hofburg by president and Mrs.Fischer.

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on December 20, 2007, 10:59:50 AM
Nobel Prize Dinner,Royal Palace Stockholm last week:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-12-2007%20Stockholm

courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on March 11, 2008, 11:50:49 AM
TM received Romanian president Traian Basescu and mrs.Basescu for a two day State Visit:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-03-2008%20Stockholm

The Ladies program,visit to the Royal Mews:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-03-2008%20Sweden

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on March 12, 2008, 01:32:48 AM
TM received Romanian president Traian Basescu and mrs.Basescu for a two day State Visit:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-03-2008%20Stockholm

The Ladies program,visit to the Royal Mews:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-03-2008%20Sweden

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.

Gala at the Royal Palace,Stockholm.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-03-2008%20Gala

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 15, 2008, 11:00:16 AM
TM welcomed TRH The Grand Duke Henri and Grandduchess Maria Teresa for a State Visit,Stockholm this morning:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-04-2008%20Stockholm

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 15, 2008, 01:16:59 PM
TM welcomed TRH The Grand Duke Henri and Grandduchess Maria Teresa for a State Visit,Stockholm this morning:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-04-2008%20Stockholm

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-04-2008%20Djurgarden

courtesy PPE/Nieboer.

And some more from today and the welcome at Stockholm Arlanda airport by Princesses Victoria and Madeleine:

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 15, 2008, 04:06:18 PM
Royal Palace,Stockholm tonight:

http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=7372389&pos=10

http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=7372259&pos=7

http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=2&ShowPicture=7372252&pos=17

http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=2&ShowPicture=7372267&pos=13
 :)

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2008, 11:27:47 AM
HM King Carl XVI Gustav celebrates his 62nd birthday today april 30th!


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 01, 2008, 08:40:28 AM
HM King Carl XVI Gustav celebrates his 62nd birthday today april 30th!

http://members3.boardhost.com/scandinavia/msg/1209552595.html

courtesy Ritva,SRMB.

Some pictures of yesterday,also in attendance,a very frail Princess Lilian,all seem to be affected by her being so frail.
At one point HRH had to leave the balcony as she didn't feel well.As was stated later,that was due to the sun.

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/artikel_1197711.svd
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 04, 2008, 07:53:34 AM
TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia will pay a State Visit to Portugal,tomorrow may 5th till may 7th.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 20, 2008, 04:30:14 PM
Greek president Karolos Papoulias and Mrs. May Panou Papoulia started their State Visit to Sweden today:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1211294017.html

Courteys Boris,Claes and the postrs of the GREMB.



Stockholm this morning:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-05-2008%20Stockholm

Royal Palace Stockholm this evening:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-05-2008%20Gala

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 10, 2008, 02:38:07 PM
June 6th,Natioanl Day in Sweden:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-06-2008%20Stockholm

courtesy PPE/Nieboer.

The girls had a great time too....:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-06-2008%20Sweden

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-06-2008%20%20Sofiero

 :)

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on December 18, 2008, 04:35:44 PM
Queen Silvia of Sweden always wear the most beautiful gowns to the Nobel Prize Ceremony. I was wondering; which beautiful gown is your favorite?




My favorite gown is from 2002. I think it is absolutely stunning. And it does looks a little bit Russian - don't it?
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o304/Erika1989/dress_2002.jpg) (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o304/Erika1989/dress_2002.jpg) (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o304/Erika1989/queen_2002.jpg) (http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o304/Erika1989/queen_2002.jpg)


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Nikola on December 21, 2008, 10:15:50 AM
Wow,

Fantastic link Erika, thank you, so much for this!

The Queen Silvia is a very beautiful and elegant Queen!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on January 07, 2009, 08:14:19 AM
TM,on a private visit to Thailand,were received by TM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit±

http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=8939756&pos=2

Courtesy Royal Household Bureau.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on January 21, 2009, 11:07:25 AM
TM will be on a State Visit to Italy from march 24th till march 27th.

From april 21st to april 23rd TM will pay a State Visit to The Netherlands on invitation of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 07, 2009, 09:01:25 AM
The King and the Queen:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/0041gx91.jpg)

princess Madeleine, Princ eCarl Philip and Princess Victoria:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/MaddeCarlPhilippandVictoria1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 07, 2009, 01:56:08 PM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/suecos1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 08, 2009, 07:11:11 AM
Princess Victoria:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/prbluedress1.jpg)

Prince Carl Philip:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/605AE947A54E68B15F4D43E21F6B591.jpg)

Princess Madeleine:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/nobel20051tl9ri81.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 09, 2009, 04:57:54 AM
Princess Victoria and Princess Lilian:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/buttontiaratwicerc91.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 09, 2009, 04:59:45 AM
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Lilian:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/photo_1202237644039-1-0_zoom1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 09, 2009, 05:14:16 AM
Princess Victoria and Princess Lilian:
[img width=200height=350]http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/buttontiaratwicerc91.jpg[/img]

I totally love Victoria here! She looks so pretty! thanks for these pics, Alexandre!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 09, 2009, 09:48:22 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/silviaconnaughttiarahubpn91.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on March 09, 2009, 10:27:05 AM
The last photo is a stunning one of the King and Queen. I absolutely love it!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 09, 2009, 04:17:15 PM
Princess Madeleine, Princess Lilian ad Princess Vitoria:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/lilian1oq21.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 09, 2009, 11:45:18 PM
What is that dressing-up for? A national costume day celebration?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 10, 2009, 01:06:01 PM
I do not know for what occasion they were dressed like that
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 10, 2009, 01:07:37 PM
The Royal Family:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/Maddefamily1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 12, 2009, 02:21:54 AM
The Queen:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/2008nobelqg61.jpg)

Princess Lilian:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/1111.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 13, 2009, 10:03:29 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/-2759665641.jpg)
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/SilviaLeuchtenbergdetails20041.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 13, 2009, 11:47:55 PM
That's just a splendid hairstyle! So intricate and definitely hard to mess-up! I think most of their crown jewels are sapphire since those in her are color blue.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 14, 2009, 02:17:13 AM
King and Queen, at the marriage of Prince Frederic and Princess Mary of Denmark:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/PDVD_0961.jpg)
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/PDVD_788_21.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 14, 2009, 02:19:22 AM
Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine,  at the marriage of Prince Frederic and Princess Mary of Denmark:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/p10-200604261403331.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 15, 2009, 04:12:57 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/25670swed0122875loyb81.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 15, 2009, 04:13:53 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/25690swed11221143louz21.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 16, 2009, 02:28:59 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/321sk81.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 16, 2009, 02:32:09 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/Prinsessan20Madeleine_of_Sweden_Nob.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 16, 2009, 06:33:35 AM
Am I right if I say both pricesses' height is 5'6?
I like Madeleine's smile.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on March 16, 2009, 07:42:22 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/Prinsessan20Madeleine_of_Sweden_Nob.jpg)

This is my favorite dress. She wore it to the Nobel Ceremony a couple of years ago and I have loved it ever since! :)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on March 16, 2009, 07:56:43 AM
The same dress, at the ball given for the 70 years the King of Norway:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/norvege/Ball41.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 16, 2009, 09:48:58 PM
As I've read on other websites, Victoria and Queen Silvia "recycled" their gowns. Now I know Madeleine " recycles"  hers too.

They always look so pretty! I love them!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 18, 2009, 01:28:15 AM
King Carl Gustav's 59th Birthday (http://www.madeleine-sweden.com/gallery/albums/2005-04-30c%20King%20Carl%20XVI%20Gustav%2059th%20birthday%2C%20opera/01-XR05043001.jpg)

Silvia and Madeleine (http://www.madeleine-sweden.com/gallery/albums/2006-12-23%20Queen%20Silvia-s%2063th%20birthday/gp-23-dec-2006-ulf-sveningson.jpg)

Prinzessins (http://www.madeleine-sweden.com/gallery/albums/2006-04-30b%20King%20Carl%20Gustav%2060th%20birthday%2C%20Royal%20Palace%2C%20Stockholm/normal_14-585656aj.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on March 27, 2009, 12:12:48 AM
TM concluded their 3 day State Visit to Italy:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2009/03/swedish-royals-bid-farewell-to-napolitano.html

courtesy hja
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on March 27, 2009, 03:47:52 AM
Nice fuchsia dress. Has she recycled it? I've never seen it before.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on April 01, 2009, 10:00:48 PM
Is this pic really small? (http://www.cns.nyu.edu/%7Edavid/alan-nobel/NYT-12-12-2000/NYT-12-12-2000-2.jpg)
Family pic1 (http://www.fotobank.ru/img/S014-8363.jpg?size=l)
FP2 (http://www.fotobank.ru/img/S014-8364.jpg?size=l)
FP3 (http://www.fotobank.ru/img/N013-1107.jpg?size=l)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on April 03, 2009, 02:00:14 AM
Have you got those from Worldroots.com before? I had those ones before but a virus deleted my collection. Thanks for posting it again!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 08, 2009, 02:55:11 AM
Princess Madeleine:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/Madeleine71.jpg)

Princess Victoria and Princ Carl Philip:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/princesse_victoria_et_carl_philipp_.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 10, 2009, 03:23:23 PM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/preweddingarirvalcgssa31.jpg)
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/silviaconnaughttiarasalnk01.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 14, 2009, 06:38:44 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/04883_MedeleineVictoria3_122_482lo1.jpg)
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/04863_MadeleineVictoria1_122_382lo1.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 17, 2009, 02:33:20 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/suede/connaughtyellqh41.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 18, 2009, 12:39:08 PM
TM will start their 3 day State Visit to The Netherlands tuesday april 21st.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on June 18, 2009, 12:03:32 AM
when they were young...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3503418423_f5b55427c2_o.png)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on June 18, 2009, 06:09:38 AM
when they were young...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3503418423_f5b55427c2_o.png)

This one is a very famous photo. You often see it in papers. Thank you got posting it GP Shandroise!

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Olga Maria on June 21, 2009, 03:12:25 AM
You're welcome, Erika! I even love to have it bigger, though.
I also agree with you. Although she was not born to a royal family, she has the qualities of a real princes and queen.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on July 16, 2009, 04:29:43 AM
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/photos/carl_gustaf_60/index.html

courtesy hja :)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 21, 2009, 11:55:48 PM
Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine at UN HQ:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2009/10/silvia-madeleine-mark-wcf-anniversary.html

courtesy hja
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 26, 2009, 10:03:01 AM
http://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?page=4&ShowPicture=11142112&pos=25

courtesy royalimages.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 13, 2009, 02:31:50 AM
TM visited Hamburg,Germany to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=10-11-2009%20Hamburg

On the 11th HM Queen Silvia visited the World Childhood Foundation,Berlin.HM founded this foundation.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-11-2009%20Berlin

On the 12th The Queen was in Essen to mark the 10th anniversary of the World Childhood Foundation and the 20th anniversary
of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=12-11-2009%20Essen

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 14, 2009, 12:10:28 AM
The Swedish government will host the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child,
Stockholm november 19th and 20th 2009.

The Swedish government hosts a high level conference on Child Rights in the frame of the present Swedish Presidency of the European Union .

The anniversary will see a rather large gathering of European Royals.The guests:

TM KIng Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine
HRH Princess Christina and Consul-General Tord Magnussen

HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
HM Queen Sofia of Spain
HM Queen Paola of Belgium
HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania
HRH Crown Princess Katherina of Serbia

http://www.se2009.eu/en/meetings_news/2009/11/13/press_invitation_twentieth_anniversary_of_un_convention_on_the_rights_of_the_child_will_be_celebrated_with_royal_guests

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 19, 2009, 11:03:55 AM
The Swedish government will host the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child,
Stockholm november 19th and 20th 2009.

The Swedish government hosts a high level conference on Child Rights in the frame of the present Swedish Presidency of the European Union .

The anniversary will see a rather large gathering of European Royals.The guests:

TM KIng Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine
HRH Princess Christina and Consul-General Tord Magnussen

HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
HM Queen Sofia of Spain
HM Queen Paola of Belgium
HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania
HRH Crown Princess Katherina of Serbia

http://www.se2009.eu/en/meetings_news/2009/11/13/press_invitation_twentieth_anniversary_of_un_convention_on_the_rights_of_the_child_will_be_celebrated_with_royal_guests



Seminar at the Royal Palace today:

http://www.royalcourt.se/kungfamiljen/aktuellahandelser/2009aktuellahandelser/seminariumpaslottetnarfnsbarnkonventionfyller20ar.5.62402a8b12475b47cdb80002860.html

Second from the left,GrandDuchess Maria Teresa,HM Queen Beatrix,HM Queen Silvia,HM Queen Sofia,HM Queen  Paola.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on November 20, 2009, 01:00:16 AM
The Swedish government will host the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child,
Stockholm november 19th and 20th 2009.

The Swedish government hosts a high level conference on Child Rights in the frame of the present Swedish Presidency of the European Union .

The anniversary will see a rather large gathering of European Royals.The guests:

TM KIng Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine
HRH Princess Christina and Consul-General Tord Magnussen

HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
HM Queen Sofia of Spain
HM Queen Paola of Belgium
HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania
HRH Crown Princess Katherina of Serbia

http://www.se2009.eu/en/meetings_news/2009/11/13/press_invitation_twentieth_anniversary_of_un_convention_on_the_rights_of_the_child_will_be_celebrated_with_royal_guests



All attended the concert last night,Daniel and Jonas appeared at a official Royal gathering for the first time:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-11-2009%20Stockholm

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on November 26, 2009, 02:21:42 AM
An excellent link! Thanks Lucien!
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Erika on December 18, 2009, 02:50:28 PM
December 2009
(http://svenskdam.se/wp-content/gallery/kungens-nobelmiddag-2009/kungaparet.jpg)
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on December 24, 2009, 07:10:23 AM
Takkse mikket Erika! :)

HM Queen Silvia celebrated her 66th birthday yesterday:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef01287642d2f8970c-pi

courtesy hja
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on February 11, 2010, 02:38:18 AM
King Carl Gustav at mini summit in Helsinki:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2010/02/king-carl-gustaf-has-baltic-sea-at-heart.html

courtesy hja
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2010, 10:39:47 AM
HM King Carl XVI Gustav celebrates his birthday today:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2010%20Sweden

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on August 22, 2010, 02:01:46 AM
The Royal Family attended the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the election of
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte as Heir to the Swedish Throne.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-08-2010%20Orebro

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on August 22, 2010, 11:19:24 PM
The Royal Family attended the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the election of
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte as Heir to the Swedish Throne.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-08-2010%20Orebro

courtesy ppe

More from the festivities,saturday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-08-2010%20Concert

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on October 22, 2010, 03:15:44 AM
The Swedish Royal Family celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Bernadotte Dynasty on the Throne of Sweden
as it is 200 years ago since Jean Baptiste Bernadotte,a Marechal of Napoléon,was elected as swedens Monarch.
Celebrations started at Helsingor and Helsingborg with the Danish RF and Tinky Winky:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=20-10-2010%20Sweden

courtesy ppe

Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Rani on October 22, 2010, 07:35:31 AM
Queen Margit II. looks weird with her cap.

Is she related to Bernadotte?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: kmerov on October 22, 2010, 08:11:01 AM
Queen Margit II. looks weird with her cap.

Is she related to Bernadotte?

Yes she is. Queen Margrethes mother, Queen Ingrid was a Bernadotte and so was her great grandmother, Lovisa of Sweden.

Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected Crown Prince 200 years ago, and he travelled to Sweden via Denmark.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Rani on October 22, 2010, 09:12:52 AM
Thanks Kmerov!


http://royalnews.de/bernadotte-jubilaeum-daniel-pflanzt-seinen-ersten-offiziellen-baum,1042539,ApplicationGallery.html

Gallery

http://royalnews.de/video/victoria-strahlte-beim-jubilaeumsbesuch-in-helsingoer,1042534,ApplicationVideo.html

A video
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 06, 2011, 10:50:07 PM

HM The Queen injured her foor and wrist while fleeing for journaille in NYC.

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/silvia-injured-after-run-for-photographer.html

courtesy HJA

TM The King and Queen are expected in The Netherlands today
as they will visit the Scouting International Event "Orange 2011"
at Scheveningen,The Hague,
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 08, 2011, 10:29:31 PM
TM arrived in The Netherlands on thursday were The King,Honorary Chair of Scouting International,
will attend the " Orange 2011 Scouting Event" at the Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen,The Hague.

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark is also in attendance as she is Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.

Both TM and the Princess stay with HM Queen Beatrix at Huis ten Bosch Palace,all life-long friends.

King Carl XVI Gustav and Princess Benedikte yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-04-2011%20Scheveningen

courtesy PPE

Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 09, 2011, 06:23:49 AM
TM arrived in The Netherlands on thursday were The King,Honorary Chair of Scouting International,
will attend the " Orange 2011 Scouting Event" at the Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen,The Hague.

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark is also in attendance as she is Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.

Both TM and the Princess stay with HM Queen Beatrix at Huis ten Bosch Palace,all life-long friends.

King Carl XVI Gustav and Princess Benedikte yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-04-2011%20Scheveningen

courtesy PPE



TM this morning at Vlaardingen:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-04-2011%20Vlaardingen

courtesy ppe

Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 10, 2011, 01:03:49 AM
TM arrived in The Netherlands on thursday were The King,Honorary Chair of Scouting International,
will attend the " Orange 2011 Scouting Event" at the Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen,The Hague.

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark is also in attendance as she is Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.

Both TM and the Princess stay with HM Queen Beatrix at Huis ten Bosch Palace,all life-long friends.

King Carl XVI Gustav and Princess Benedikte yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-04-2011%20Scheveningen

courtesy PPE



TM this morning at Vlaardingen:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-04-2011%20Vlaardingen

courtesy ppe



TM and TRH arriving at the Hall of Knights,The Hague last night for the Presentation Ceremony of Orange 2011:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-04-2011%20The

courtesy PPE

Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 11, 2011, 03:22:28 AM
TM arrived in The Netherlands on thursday were The King,Honorary Chair of Scouting International,
will attend the " Orange 2011 Scouting Event" at the Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen,The Hague.

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark is also in attendance as she is Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.

Both TM and the Princess stay with HM Queen Beatrix at Huis ten Bosch Palace,all life-long friends.

King Carl XVI Gustav and Princess Benedikte yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-04-2011%20Scheveningen

courtesy PPE



TM this morning at Vlaardingen:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-04-2011%20Vlaardingen

courtesy ppe



TM and TRH arriving at the Hall of Knights,The Hague last night for the Presentation Ceremony of Orange 2011:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=09-04-2011%20The

courtesy PPE

Arrival,and departure, of TM and TRH at the Hall of Knights,The Hague:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znnaD7zfoyl&feature=player_embedded

 :D
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: ashdean on April 11, 2011, 03:38:59 AM
TM arrived in The Netherlands on thursday were The King,Honorary Chair of Scouting International,
will attend the " Orange 2011 Scouting Event" at the Kurhaus hotel Scheveningen,The Hague.

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark is also in attendance as she is Patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.

Both TM and the Princess stay with HM Queen Beatrix at Huis ten Bosch Palace,all life-long friends

courtesy PPE


Carl Gustav and Benedikte are first cousins...while Benedikte is also related to Beatrix through both having a Mecklenberg Schwerin Royal as a grandparent.
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 18, 2011, 12:29:40 AM
HM The King left Afghanistan after a secret visit to Swedish foirces there:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/carl-xvi-gustaf-visits-troops-in-afghanistan.html

courtesy hja
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on August 13, 2011, 03:34:21 AM
On the Queen's own investigation on the past of her father...

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/08/queen-silvia-should-have-followed-example-of-dutch-with-report-about-father.html

courtesy hja
Title: TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 17, 2012, 09:41:32 AM

Incoming State Visit by President Sauli Niinisto of Finland and his wife,Stockholm today:

http://vimeo.com/40515200


Title: TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 18, 2012, 02:14:31 AM

Incoming State Visit by President Sauli Niinisto of Finland and his wife,Stockholm today:

http://vimeo.com/40515200


State Banquet at the Royal Palace,Stockholm last night:

http://vimeo.com/40572539


Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on May 01, 2012, 05:30:26 AM

HM King Carl XVI Gustav celebrated his 66th birthday yesterday:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-04-2012%20Balcony

courtesy PPE


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: THERRY on May 01, 2012, 09:15:49 AM
Happy to see the little Princess Estelle in her first public appearance  ::)
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on June 08, 2012, 06:56:50 AM
Wednesday saw the National Day celebrations in Sweden:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-06-2012%20Stockholm

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-06-2012%20Skansen

courtesy PPE
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on December 23, 2012, 03:05:08 AM

HM Queen Silvia celebrates her 69th birthday today!

http://www.kungahuset.se/

Grattis!!!

Title: TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on February 06, 2013, 01:17:46 PM

Last weekend at the Royal Palace,Stockholm:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1359791296.html

Courtesy Marianne,GREMB.
Title: TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 10, 2013, 08:51:20 AM
TM in the countryside:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=06-04-2013%20Torup

courtesy PPE

Title: TM King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on April 16, 2013, 11:03:21 PM

TM started a three day State Visit to Croatia yesterday.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Maria the Beautiful on May 01, 2013, 04:48:24 PM
Being a resident of Wilmington, DE, this bit of news was of interest to me and I thought I'd share it here.    We're celebrating the 375th anniversary of the landing of the Kalmar Nykle from Sweden which brought the first permanent settlers to what is now Wilmington.   The King and Queen of Sweden will be coming here to help us celebrate.  Here's the news clip:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//delaware-feature/49653-swedish-king-and-queen-to-visit-delaware-in-may
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2013, 12:12:20 PM
Another Delawarean! :)  I'm from Newark though, with my husband being AF it's been some time since we've lived there. We'll be retiring back to DE eventually though.

King Gustav IV Adolf and Queen Louise paid a visit, when Crown Prince and Princess, to Delaware in 1926 as part of a celebration of the Swedes arrival. They also visited Pennsylvania, DC and Virginia. Prince Oscar had visited 50 years before that.
Title: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Lucien on September 17, 2013, 02:07:34 AM
HM King Carl XVI Gustav , and all of Sweden...celebrated his 40th anniversary as Monarch of Sweden last weekend.
The government hosted a dinner and concert,there was a Te Deum attended by the neighbours,TM Queen Margrethe II and King Harald,
a festive street party that lasted the whole weekend.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-09-2013%20Sweden

Dinner hosted by the Government

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=14-09-2013%20Concert

Concert

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2013%20Sweden

Te Deum

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=15-09-2013%20Stockholm

Her granddad celebrated his anniversary...but the youngest of the bunch had her very own party...Estelle had a ball!!

Courtesy PPE


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: rosieposie on January 31, 2014, 06:15:19 AM
ABBA Performing their live debut of "Dancing Queen" for King Carl and Queen Silvia the night before their wedding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk_Vu6AcbWg

I love the outfits ABBA are wearing.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Превед on March 26, 2014, 06:56:42 PM
Король и королева Швеции прибыли с двухдневным визитом в Латвию.

Шведская королевская чета будет находиться в Риге 26 и 27 марта. Цель их государственного визита — подтвердить и укрепить тесные и дружественные культурные, политически и экономические отношения* между Швецией и Латвией.
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The King and Queen of Sweden arrived for a two-day visit in Latvia.

The Swedish royal couple will be in Riga 26th and 27th of March. The purpose of their state visit is to reaffirm and strengthen the close and friendly cultural, political and economic relations* between Sweden and Latvia.

Фото: http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/1976515.html (http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/1976515.html)
Видео: http://www.lsm.lv/ru/statja/politika/novosti/korol-shvecii-latvija-stala-stranoy-stremitelnogo-rosta.a81096/ (http://www.lsm.lv/ru/statja/politika/novosti/korol-shvecii-latvija-stala-stranoy-stremitelnogo-rosta.a81096/)

*Убитый премьер-министр Швеции Улоф Пальме проводил лето своего детства на усадьбе Скангал за пределами Риги, который принадлежал родителям матери. Его прадед Александр фон Книрим был членом Правительствующего cената Российской империи.
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The murdered Swedish prime minister Olof Palme spent the summers of his childhood on the manor of Skangal outside Riga, which belonged to his maternal grandparents. His great grandfather Alexander von Knieriem was a member of the Governing Senate of the Russian Empire.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Превед on April 05, 2014, 05:32:17 PM
Визит шведских монархов празднует 400-летию установления дипломатических отношений между двумя Королевствами (5 апреля 1614 год).
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Visit of the Swedish monarchs celebrates 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms (5th of April 1614).

Можно сказать, что Голландская республика держал как Швеция и Россия, как его протеже, импорта сырья (железо, лесных, зерновых) от обоих, снабжая их промышленной экспертизы и финансового капитала и и позволить им бороться друг против друга в ожесточенных войн.
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One can say that the Dutch Republic kept both Sweden and Russia as its protegés, importing raw materials (iron, timber, grain) from both, supplying them with industrial expertise and financial capital and playing them out against each other in fierce wars!

See http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2014502.html (http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2014502.html) and http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2015842.html (http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2015842.html).
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Превед on February 19, 2019, 03:56:18 PM
I'm watching a Swedish portrait interview with Queen Silvia (Queen Silvia at 75 looks back, with Claes Elfsberg from STV) with discussion about her background, and I'm getting a more nuanced picture of her family's infamous past:

The factory in Berlin which her father Walther Sommerlath bought very cheaply in an Aryanisation process in the late 1930s, belonged to a Jew called Efim / Ernst Wechsler, who was born as a subject of Alexander III, in the pogrom-ridden Chișinău / Kishinev in Bessarabia, modern Moldovia, and who emigrated to Germany ca. 1900. He was able to emigrate to Brazil before WW2 and escape the Holocaust with his family, perhaps partially because (not Silvia's claim, but my speculation) he was compensated for his factory with Sommerlath's parts in a Brazilean coffee plantation and other land in Brazil. Here is his Swedish Wikipedia page. (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efim_Wechsler)

Queen Silvia's two homelands, Brazil and Germany, were actually at war during WW2. Her mother's brother served as a surgeon in the Brazilean expeditionary force in Italy, who fought on the Allied side in the Battle of Monte Cassino etc. He survived, but never talked about it. (In general, Silvia's upper middle class family never talked about anything "bad".) Her mother suffered from severe depression during Silvia's childhood and youth, partially from the stresses brought on by WW2, when her land of birth and the adopted homeland she came to live in, were at war.


Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 17, 2019, 07:18:32 PM
Recently King Carl XVI Gustav has removed the royal titles from 5 of his grand children. Anyone know why?
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: GDSophie on October 19, 2019, 04:06:22 AM
It's unclear. It seems this was the wish of Prince Carl and his wife and Princess Madeleine and her husband, who didn't seem to be phased about the change and praised that it would allow their children to choose their own futures. Unless something terrible happens to the Crown Princesses children they won't be close to having the throne anyway. It's possible if something does happen, their titles would be given back. They still have their titles of 'Duke' and 'Duchess' of their respected duchies though.
Title: Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
Post by: Превед on November 02, 2019, 09:37:36 AM
Seems pretty confused to give them a princely and ducal title in the first place, when they are not supposed to be royals. Since their princely titles formally are hereditary, they kind of constitute a new class of princely nobility, like the Russian Rurikid princely families!