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King and Queen of Sweden open Folke Bernadotte Bridge

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden opened the Folke Bernadotte Bridge yesterday in Stockholm. The pedestrian bridge crosses the Djurgårdsbrunnsviken and connects Museum Park and Rosendal Palace. Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a cousin to the King and one of his godfathers. He was known for negotiating the release of tens of thousands of prisoners at German concentration…
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Swedish Royal Family attends Opening of Parliament

On 10 September, the Swedish Royal Family attended the annual Opening of Parliament in Stockholm. Only Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill were absent as they stayed in Florida where they currently live. Traditionally, the Royal Family wears black and white outfits to honour the black and white court dresses that the ladies used to wear to the opening session. The family first attended a…
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Crown Princess Couple of Sweden visits Electrolux

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited a familiar household name on Wednesday, honouring the 100th anniversary of appliance brand Electrolux. During their visit, the Crown Princess Couple got a tour of the company’s Stockholm headquarters and learned…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

To conclude our royal relations series, we are taking a look at how Queen Elizabeth II is related to Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. The link between the two monarchs goes back to Queen Victoria who is the great-great-grandmother to Queen Elizabeth (through her father, King George VI) and great-great-grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf through both his mother and father through two of…
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Taking a look at Stockholm Palace

Sitting on the water in the Swedish capital of Stockholm is Stockholm Palace, commonly referred to just as The Royal Palace; it is the official residence and location of the offices of the His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and where they conduct royal business. Many will also recognise Stockholm Palace from the wedding reception of Crown Princess Victoria to Prince…
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