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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit UK ahead of Platinum Jubilee

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have made a two-day visit to the United Kingdom as both countries prepare to celebrate.  The visit, which took place between Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 May, was centred around many topics, including education and culture, and the royal couple was accompanied on the occasion by Swedish Education Minister Anna Ekström.  The King and Queen…
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King Carl Gustaf watches military defence exercises

The political situation in Europe is tense after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. One of the significant consequences is that the neutral nations of Sweden and Finland have applied for NATO membership. In the recent years, Sweden has invested heavily in upgrading its military, and King Carl XVI Gustaf visited the Swedish Air Force to watch military defence exercises. The Swedish King…
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Swedish Royal Court invites public to participate in Finnish State Visit

Ahead of the beginning of the Finnish presidential couple’s state visit to Sweden, the Royal Court has published an open invitation to members of the population to take part in it.  As is tradition, the visit will begin with a carriage ride from the Royal Stables to the Royal Palace through the streets of Stockholm. At the Royal Palace, the Finnish President will receive the official welcome…
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Crown Princess Victoria takes her children rubbish-picking on island beach

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar have marked Nordic Coastal Cleanup Day by picking up rubbish on the beach of Djurgården Island. On Saturday, 7 May, more than 50,000 Swedish citizens accepted the invitation of the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation and descended on one of the many beaches of the country to pick up rubbish.  The royals immediately went to work, with…
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