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King and Queen of Sweden to make State Visit to Ireland

It has been announced from Stockholm that the Swedish King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Ireland next month at the invitation of the Irish President, Michael D Higgins. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be joined by representatives of the Swedish government including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman.
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Swedish royals attend State Opening of Parliament

On Tuesday, large parts of the Swedish Royal Family attended the State Opening of Parliament in Stockholm. This falls only a few weeks after a dramatic election. On Monday, the parliament chose a new chairman and on Tuesday they voted to resign the prime minister and begin…
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The King and Queen of Sweden attend a seminar on King Karl Johan

On Thursday afternoon, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden attended a seminar at Ørebro Castle in Sweden in connection with the 200th anniversary of King Karl Johan’s ascension to the throne. This year marks 200 years since Karl Johan became King of Sweden and Norway, and founded the Royal House of Bernadotte which is still on the throne in Sweden. The…
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King of Sweden presents a prize at Solliden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia had an enjoyable time this week as they hosted a garden show at their summer residence, Solliden Palace on Öland, an island just off the coast of Sweden in the Baltic. The purpose of the show was for designers to showcase ideas for…
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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's second child – What will the name be?

On Tuesday Princess Sofia of Sweden attended her last known official engagement before her second child is born in September. Their first child, Prince Alexander, was born in April 2016. Prince Alexander’s full name is Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, and in addition to being Prince of Sweden, he is the Duke of Sodermanland. When Prince Alexander gets a brother or sister in September…
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King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates birthday in Stockholm

On Sunday, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 71st birthday in Stockholm in the traditional way. The flags waved throughout the country, a 21-gun salute was fired from fortresses across Sweden, and the Royal Family participated in a celebration in the…
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King Carl Gustaf of Sweden hands out awards to Nobel Prize winners

The Swedish royals dazzled last night at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm. King Carl Gustaf handed out the prestigious award to the winners in the ceremony. The Nobel Prizes are awarded each year in the Swedish capital, with the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize, which is award is Oslo, in the presence of the Norwegian royals. Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a…
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