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A new royal baby for Sweden

Just days after celebrating a royal christening, Sweden has more royal baby news to enjoy. Prince Carl Philip and his new wife, Princess Sofia, have just announced they are expecting their first child. The baby is due in April 2016 and will be part of a mini royal baby boom in Sweden. On Sunday, Carl Philip stood as sponsor to his new nephew, three month old Prince Nicolas, as he was christened at…
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Prince Nicholas christened in Sweden

Prince Nicolas of Sweden was christened today in an intimate ceremony attended by the Swedish Royal Family. The baby prince, the second child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, was baptized at the Drottngingholm Palace Church in Stockholm and afterwards his maternal…
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A Royal Christening in Sweden this Sunday

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Sweden’s Princess Sofia weeps at the warm public welcome on her return to her homeland as a royal

Princess Sofia married her Prince in a lavish ceremony on 13 June 2015 in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm. Before she was known as Sofia Hellqvist and had a questionable career as a glamour model, which earned her the title Miss Slitz in 2004. For the first time since marrying 30-year-old Princess Sofia returned to the mythical Älvdalen in the Dalarna region, where she grew up. During the…
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A prince consort in waiting: Daniel of Sweden

Prince Daniel of Sweden is a very rare royal indeed. For at the moment he is the only man in Europe lined up to be a prince consort to a queen regnant in waiting. While the youngest generation of the continent’s royals is dominated by girls who will grow up to rule, the…
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Sweden's royals express concern over the rights of refugee children

Members of Sweden’s Royal Family have expressed concern over the plight of refugee children. Queen Silvia called for better protection for child refugees as she attended an event in Germany focused on issues surrounding young people who have been forced to leave their homes.  And her daughter-in-law, Princess Sofia, made helping refugee children the focus of her first major speech since…
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A modern take on royal weddings as Prince Carl Philip of Sweden weds Sofia Hellqvist

It was a very modern take on a traditional event. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden married Sofia Hellqvist in a ceremony in Stockholm on June 13th that mixed old with new to produce a royal wedding like no other. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden following their marriage in Stockholm on June 13th 2015 (photo Mattias Edwall and Kungahuset.se) The setting was the Royal Chapel at the Royal…
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