European RoyalsSweden

Crown Princess Victoria visits the Marine Centre and Simris Alg

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden paid a visit to the Marine Centre and Simris Alg late last week. On Thursday, Victoria began a day of engagements focusing on marine life and the marine economy. In the morning, she visited the Marine Centre in Simrishamn with the Director-General of the Sea and Water Authority, Jakob Granit, who filled her in on what the Centre does; as well as learning…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Drottningholm Palace

The private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace, was built in the 1600s and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Swedish Monarchy says that it is the “most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.” It has been the family’s private home since 1981 and is…
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Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria celebrates birthday in Öland

As per tradition since she was two-years-old, Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) was celebrated in Sweden in honour of Crown Princess Victoria’s 42nd birthday yesterday. The day began in Öland at Solliden Palace – the private, summer home of the Swedish Royal Family. The public is invited onto the grounds to congratulate the Crown Princess on her birthday. There, they sing ‘Happy…
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European RoyalsSweden

King of Sweden hands out Solliden Prize

King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Solliden Prize to Pav Johnsson, a nature expert, in a ceremony in Öland at Solliden Palace on Thursday. King Carl XVI Gustaf was accompanied by Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, who were dressed in traditional Öland…
Sweden

Images from Victoriadagen over the years

Each year on 14 July, Victoriadagen (or Victoria Day in English) is celebrated in Sweden on the island of Öland. The day is significant as it is Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, and it was first celebrated in 1979 – when Victoria was two-years-old. For…
FeaturesSweden

A look at the Swedish line of succession

In a new series, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. This edition is looking at the ten people in the Swedish line of succession. Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) who came to the throne in 1973 after the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. Photo: Peter Knutson, The Royal Court, Sweden The King was born to Prince…
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