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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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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

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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DenmarkEuropean RoyalsSweden

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to lead Swedish business delegation in Copenhagen

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will undertake a Swedish business delegation to Denmark in mid-September and will be hosted by their Danish counterparts, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The Royal Houses of Denmark and Sweden announced the news on their official websites earlier in the week, noting that the trip comes at the behest of Business Sweden and Svensk…
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Sweden

Queen Silvia and IKEA team up to provide housing for dementia patients

Queen Silvia has leant her support – and her name – to a new affordable housing scheme for those suffering from memory loss. The SilviaBo project will make housing safe and accessible for dementia patients in Sweden and is part of BoKlok, a partnership between IKEA and Swedish construction company Skanska. The two companies joined forces in the 1990s to create affordable…
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