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Who is Queen Silvia of Sweden?

Silvia Renate Sommerlath was born on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany, to Walther and Alice Sommerlath. Silvia is half German, through her father, and half Brazilian, through her mother. Silvia grew up with older three brothers (Ralph, Walther, and Jörg), and from 1947 through 1957, they lived in São Paulo, Brazil, which was their mother’s hometown. During this time, her father…
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How the Swedish royals celebrate Christmas

December is one of the busiest months for the Swedish Royal Family. Nevertheless, they always make room in their agenda to celebrate Christmas together as a family. The Swedish Royal Family has a packed schedule during the month of December: the Nobel Prize Celebrations…
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King and Queen of Sweden to undertake state visit to India

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will undertake a State Visit to India in early December, the Royal Court announced on Monday. From 2 to 6 December, the King and Queen of Sweden will visit New Delhi, Mumbai and various places within the state of Uttarakhand. They will be joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Industry, the State Secretary and the Minister of Social…
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Queen Silvia visits Lebanon for Mentor Arabia

From 15 October to 17 October, Queen Silvia was in Lebanon to celebrate the Mentor Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Mentor Arabia is a regional non-governmental organization that advocates for youth empowerment to prevent risky behavior among children and youth and it…
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King and Queen of Sweden visit Lessebo

The King and Queen of Sweden visited the factory of “Handpappersbruket” in the small city of Lessebo to participate in the celebration of the paper factory’s 300th anniversary. The visit started when the royals arrived at the manor house in Lessebo. There, the King and Queen were welcomed by representatives from Lessebo Municipality and Lessebo Paper. The royal couple had a guided…
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Swedish Royal Family attends Opening of Parliament

On 10 September, the Swedish Royal Family attended the annual Opening of Parliament in Stockholm. Only Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill were absent as they stayed in Florida where they currently live. Traditionally, the Royal Family wears black and white outfits to…
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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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