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King and Queen of Sweden send Easter greeting

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden sent their Easter greetings on Saturday from the village of Storlien, Sweden, on the Royal Court’s Instagram page.

A photo of the couple sitting by the fire with their dog, Brandie, in the snow. Their message said, “The royal couple wishes a happy Easter from Storlien.”

Storlien, two kilometres from the border between Sweden and Norway, lies in the region of Jämtland, which was the duchy given to then Prince Carl Gustaf at his christening by his great-grandfather, King Gustaf V, on 7 June 1946. He held the title of Duke of Jämtland until his ascension to the throne on 15 September 1973.


The King and Queen have a chalet in the village which was originally given to Carl Gustaf’s parents, Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla as a wedding present. It was later passed down to His Majesty.

Head of Information of the Court and Press Department, Margareta Thorgen, told Svenskdam earlier this week about the Swedish Royal Family’s Easter plans, “The whole Royal Family celebrates Easter in Sweden. The King and the Queen are spending the Easter weekend in the Swedish mountains.”

The Swedish Royal Family traditionally spend time there during the Easter holiday weekend. The entire family is in Sweden this year. The King and Queen’s youngest child, Princess Madeleine recently gave birth to her and husband Chris O’Neill’s third child, Princess Adrienne in Danderyd – a municipality just north of the capital of Stockholm. The family usually resides in London but are staying in Sweden for a while to bond with their newborn and have the family bond with her.

There are no engagements on the Royal Family’s calendar until Friday, 6 April when the King holds audiences with ambassadors from Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania and Cambodia.

The next day, the King and Queen will attend the memorial service at Adolf Fredriks Church in memory of those killed and injured in the Stockholm terror attack on 7 April 2017. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will attend a memorial concert, as well, on the day at the Kungsträdgården.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.