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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #16 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
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #17 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.

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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.  

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« Reply #18 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.
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #19 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.

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Another foot in mouth statement from the POW....Sounds like something he'd say....
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #21 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,


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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #23 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.

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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 ...
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #26 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
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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #27 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.  

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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2006, 03:12:49 PM »
hmmm

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Re: King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
« Reply #29 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.

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