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Sweden's King Carl XVI opens Parliament, focus is on the refugee crisis

Yesterday signified the opening of the 2015-2016 Swedish session of parliament. After attending a church service at Stockholm’s cathedral, the 349 MPs were called to order at 11:00 AM at the historic Rikstag building. Carl XVI Gustaf is the reigning King of Sweden. On 15 September 1973, he succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf. Two hours later, on the concourse outside the Rikstag, there…
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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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A royal baby for Sweden as Crown Princess Victoria announces her second pregnancy

It’s been announced that Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is pregnant with her second child. The princess, heir to her country’s throne, is expecting her baby in March 2016. The new prince or princess will be third in line to the Swedish crown. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, seen with her husband and daughter, has announced she is expecting a second baby next March There had been…
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Sweden is ready for the Royal Wedding of the year

In just a few hours time, the royal wedding of the year takes place in Stockholm. The only son of the King and Queen of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip, marries Sofia Hellqvist this afternoon. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden marries Sofia Hellqvist later today in Stockholm The ceremony will take place in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace in the Swedish capital. It will begin around 4.30pm local time…
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Sweden's Prince Carl Philip announces engagement

<![CDATA[Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is engaged to marry his long-term girlfriend in Sweden in the summer of next year, the Swedish royal court announced. The 35-year-old prince, son of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, will marry Sofia Hellqvist – a former…
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A christening for Sweden's Princess Leonore

<![CDATA[Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 31, and her husband, Christopher O'Neill, a New-York-based financier, arrived in Stockholm early Tuesday in anticipation of their daughter Leonore's christening on 8 June. The cherub-cheeked three-month-old, who is fifth in line to the throne, will be christened by Anders Wejryd, Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate of the Church of Sweden, which…
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