Sweden

Sweden’s Princess Christina to retire on her 75th birthday

Sweden’s Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, is to retire from royal duties many years of service to the crown. She made the announcement in a recent interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) saying she planned to retire on her 75th birthday on 3 August. She said then, ”I have realised life is not infinite.” She also remarked, ”I don’t want to be tied down by a lot of…
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Sweden

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 interred in Karl IX’s grave but were later exhumed and put on display. Police have surrounded the city and are pursuing the…
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King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
Sweden

King of Sweden releases statement as wildfires rage across country

As 59 locations in Sweden are currently on fire, King Carl XVI Gustaf has released a statement regarding the forest fires. He praised the work of emergency services working to bring the blazes under control, as well as expressed support for those who have been directly impacted. In a statement released by the Royal Court of Sweden yesterday His Majesty the King remarked, “My family and I are…
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Sweden

Before they were royal: The life of Queen Silvia of Sweden

She would go on to become the longest-serving Queen of Sweden, but no one could have expected what the future reserved for her as Silvia Renate Sommerlath was born on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. The youngest and only daughter of Walther Sommerlath and Alice Soares de Toledo, Silvia was born in her father’s homeland, but she would soon move to Brazil, her mother’s…
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