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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King of Sweden hands out Solliden Prize

King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Solliden Prize to Pav Johnsson, a nature expert, in a ceremony in Öland at Solliden Palace on Thursday. King Carl XVI Gustaf was accompanied by Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, who were dressed in traditional Öland…
Sweden

Images from Victoriadagen over the years

Each year on 14 July, Victoriadagen (or Victoria Day in English) is celebrated in Sweden on the island of Öland. The day is significant as it is Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, and it was first celebrated in 1979 – when Victoria was two-years-old. For milestone birthdays, like her 40th birthday in 2017, the celebration is extended to other days, as well. The day begins at the…
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A look at the Swedish line of succession

In a new series, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. This edition is looking at the ten people in the Swedish line of succession. Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) who came to the throne in 1973 after the…
Sweden

Three-year-old Prince Oscar visits Skäralid

Three-year-old Prince Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, visited Skäralid on Monday, 17 June in Skåne’s Söderåsen’s National Park alongside his parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The little royal was able to visit the playground named after him…
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Royal Weddings: Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel Westling

It was a long-awaited royal wedding in Sweden when Crown Princess Victoria wed her longtime love, Daniel Westling in a ceremony in Stockholm that brought in royals from across the globe which was described as “Europe’s biggest royal wedding since thePrince of Wales marriedLady Diana Spencer in 1981.” The engagement between the pair was announced on 24 February 2009…
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See the new photos released for Prince Nicolas of Sweden's birthday

Prince Nicolas of Sweden celebrated his fourth birthday today, and in celebration and as part of tradition, the Royal Court of Sweden and Princess Madeleine released new images of the ninth in line to the Swedish throne. The photo released by the Royal Court was taken by Nicolas’s proud mother, Princess Madeleine. It is not known where the photo was taken. Photo: HRH Princess…
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