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Princess Madeleine talks designing her wedding dress with Valentino

Princess Madeleine has talked openly for the first time about how her wedding dress was designed. The Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani had asked the Princess to create her dress. The Princess said the meetings with the designer were “rather funny”. In an interview, Princess Madeleine has spoken for the first time about designing her wedding dress. As a friend of the…
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Princesses Who Married Commoners: Crown Princess Victoria

Following the recent wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, we take a look at other princesses who have married commoners. Here is the story of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden who married personal trainer and gym owner Daniel Westling in 2010. The future prince was born Olof Daniel Westling on 15 September 1973 in Örebro, Sweden. He experienced a very middle-class upbringing: his…
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Princesses who married commoners: Sweden's Princesses Margaretha, Désirée and Christina

Ahead of Princess Eugenie’s wedding this Friday, we look at other royals who have married commoners.  Despite living mostly private lives these days, the four older sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden were famously known in their youth as the Haga Princesses. The name Haga came from their residence, Haga Palace. The palace is now the official residence of Crown Princess Victoria of…
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Grandmother Silvia to the rescue in New York

Queen Silvia and her daughter Princess Madeleine of Sweden have attended the World Childhood Foundation’s Thank you Gala in New York. Grandmother Silvia came to the rescue after her daughter asked for her help as her three children got sick. Princess Madeleine, her…
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Swedish royals attend State Opening of Parliament

On Tuesday, large parts of the Swedish Royal Family attended the State Opening of Parliament in Stockholm. This falls only a few weeks after a dramatic election. On Monday, the parliament chose a new chairman and on Tuesday they voted to resign the prime minister and begin the process to give Sweden a new government. Nevertheless, before the process of negations can begin the Royal Family needed…
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