Sweden

Video: King Carl XVI Gustaf delivers annual Christmas address to Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf has delivered his annual Christmas Day address to the Swedish people on television and radio. He began his speech by revealing that he celebrated with his children and grandchildren (minus Princess Madeleine and her family who reside in Florida) on 23 December which coincided with Queen Silvia’s 76th birthday. “For most people in our country, Christmas is a…
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Sweden

Who is Queen Silvia of Sweden?

Silvia Renate Sommerlath was born on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany, to Walther and Alice Sommerlath. Silvia is half German, through her father, and half Brazilian, through her mother. Silvia grew up with older three brothers (Ralph, Walther, and Jörg), and from…
Sweden

How the Swedish royals celebrate Christmas

December is one of the busiest months for the Swedish Royal Family. Nevertheless, they always make room in their agenda to celebrate Christmas together as a family. The Swedish Royal Family has a packed schedule during the month of December: the Nobel Prize Celebrations, the formal gathering of the Swedish Academy, St. Lucia, etc! At the end of the month, however, they clear their schedules to…
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Sweden

Princess Christina’s protest towards the Nobel Prize

Tuesday of this week was busy. Both the Swedish and the Norwegian royal families attended events related to the Nobel Prize. In Sweden, many prominent members of the Royal Family were present both at the award ceremony and the following grand gala dinner. During the ceremony, King Carl XVI Gustaf handed out 14 Nobel Prizes in five categories. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were joined by…
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Sweden

Swedish Royal Family hosts dinner for Nobel Laureates

On Wednesday night, the Swedish Royal Family held their traditional dinner for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The dinner takes place the evening after the awarding of the Nobel prizes in Stockholm and the accompanying gala dinner. In attendance were…
NorwaySweden

Glamour reigns at annual Nobel Prize Ceremonies

December 10th is always a date royal watchers have circled on their calendars. It is the date of Alfred Nobel’s death and therefore the date the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place every year. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in a ceremony held in Norway while the Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economics prizes are awarded in Sweden. The Norwegian events are a…
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