Sweden

Who was King Karl IX of Sweden?

A not so well known Swedish monarch got international attention last Tuesday when two crowns and one orb from the Swedish royal regalia was stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral. The crown and the orb were the funeral regalia to King Karl IX and his wife, Queen Kristina. So, who was King Karl IX? Karl IX was born on 4 October 1550 as the youngest son of King Gustav I and his second wife, Margaret…
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Why Princess Madeleine of Sweden's children could lose their titles in the coming years

As the Royal Court of Sweden announced on Thursday that Princess Madeleine and her family are now moving back to the United States, we take a look now at how this news might affect her children. It came as a surprise for many when it was announced back in 2013 that Princess Madeleine’s children would carry both the style of Royal Highness and the title of Prince or Princess of Sweden.
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Sweden declares "national alarm" following the theft of crown jewels

Sweden’s government, together with the Swedish police forces, have now declared a “national alarm” following the theft of royal regalia. A national alarm is, in the Nordic countries, used to alert domestic and foreign police about a situation that is particularly serious and requires extraordinary measures to be taken by the police. At present, there are now two active “national…
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Swedish Royal Regalia stolen

Parts of the Swedish Royal Regalia have been stolen. Two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb, have been stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon. The two crowns are the burial crowns from 1611. The items were originally…
Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria visit fire-stricken areas

On Monday, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband Prince Daniel, visited areas that have been affected by severe forest fires. The Crown Princess Couple and the King interrupted their summer holiday to show their support to the areas worst affected. On Monday morning, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Färila in the Ljusdal municipality in Hälsingland. The…
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