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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 folkcostumes for the ceremony. The Solliden Prize is presented annually to “a person who has made a recognised effort or…
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King of Sweden attends ICC annual meeting and 100th anniversary

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden attended the annual meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Monday and celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The King is the patron of ICC Sweden. The organisation, which facilitates international business in more than 120 countries, has six million members from a wide variety of companies and industries. At the Swedish…
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Swedish royals host dinner for Parliament

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a dinner at the Royal Palace on Thursday evening for the 432 members of Parliament and government. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia also attended the dinner, which is held every…
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King Carl XVI Gustaf unveils new bust of poet August Strindberg

On Wednesday of this week, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden unveiled a brand new bust depicting the Swedish poet August Strindberg in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace. Her Majesty Queen Silvia also attended the ceremony. The Librarian of the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace, Arvid Jakobsson welcomed the guests before Erik Höök, Museum Director at the Strindberg Museum…
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King of Sweden unveils statue of Karl XIV Johan

Late afternoon yesterday, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden unveiled the rider statue of King Carl XIV Johan (the first Bernadotte King of Sweden) in its new location on the Slottsbacken “Castle Slope” (a road in central Stockholm that stretches from the Royal Palace along the eastern waterfront). The statue formerly resided at Slussen from November 1854, but it was moved to right…
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