International royalsSweden

Princess Birgitta of Sweden's husband dies at the age of 83

Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, the husband of Princess Birgitta of Sweden has died at the of 83, the Swedish Royal Court has announced. He died in his sleep after a brief illness in a hospital in Munich, Germany. King Carl XVI Gustaf released the following statement: ‘I and my family received the news with great sadness that Princess Birgitta’s husband Prince Johann Georg of…
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Sweden prepares for the birth of Crown Princess Victoria's second child

Sweden is preparing for the birth of Crown Princess Victoria’s second child, expected in March. The Swedish court has already sent out invitations for the Te Deum service after the birth of the child. The church service will take place at 12.15 the day after the birth or if the birth takes place on a Saturday, the following Monday. The Crown Princess has remained active these last few days…
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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden Accept Christmas Trees

Since the late 1960s, the Forestry Programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has donated Christmas trees to the Swedish royal family. The trees are brought to the castle in Stockholm by voluntary students of the university and accepted by members of the royal family. The tradition has been going on for so long that Nordmann firs are known more commonly as “the…
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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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