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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Silvia of Sweden

She would go on to become the longest-serving Queen of Sweden, but no one could have expected what the future reserved for her as Silvia Renate Sommerlath was born on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. The youngest and only daughter of Walther Sommerlath and Alice Soares de Toledo, Silvia was born in her father’s homeland, but she would soon move to Brazil, her mother’s…
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King and Queen of Sweden greeted by Emperor and Empress of Japan in official welcome to country

As their visit officially kicked off yesterday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were formally welcomed by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the Museum Intermediate Theater in Tokyo in the morning. They were then taken on a guided tour of the exhibition “The Art of Natural Science.” The Swedish Royal Court explained that the four royals were able to…
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King and Queen of Sweden begin visit to Japan

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden unofficially began their official visit to Japan on Sunday. The tour officially starts today when Their Majesties are received by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. The King and Queen were invited by the Japanese government…
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Queen Silvia buys annual Mayflower

Queen Silvia of Sweden has purchased the first Mayflower pin of the year, as she traditionally does. The sale of this year’s pin began yesterday, 12 April. The 2018 pins are gold and black with a pearl in the middle. The Queen, who always looks forward to this event…
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Swedish Royal Family attends Global Child Forum - with a special royal guest

King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Sofia have attended the annual Global Child Forum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This year there was a special royal guest, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. On Wednesday the 10th edition of the Global Child Forum was organised, this time at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Over 300 participants from around…
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King and Queen of Sweden send Easter greeting

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden sent their Easter greetings on Saturday from the village of Storlien, Sweden, on the Royal Court’s Instagram page. A photo of the couple sitting by the fire with their dog, Brandie, in the snow. Their…
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How much did the Scandinavian royal families work in 2017?

At the end of each year, we can study and comment on the work of the British Royal Family. The UFO No More team decided to look at the work of the Scandinavian royal families which is something that is not always done. Before going into the numbers, a little disclaimer. These numbers represent the days worked by each member of the royal families based on their official calendar. Of course, there…
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