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Crown Princess Victoria visits the Stockholm International Water Institute

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden made a visit to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) yesterday ahead of the beginning of World Water Week. During the visit to the institute’s office in Stockholm the Crown Princess learned more about SIWI’s work on water issues and met with SIWI CEO Torgny Holmgren and Chairman of the Board Peter Forssman. Discussions centred…
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Swedish Crown Princess Couple visit Estonia

Yesterday, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited Estonia together with her husband, Prince Daniel. During their daylong visit, the royals were accompanied by Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid. The occasion of the trip is to pay respect to the country’s…
Sweden

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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Who was King Karl IX of Sweden?

A not so well known Swedish monarch got international attention last Tuesday when two crowns and one orb from the Swedish royal regalia was stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral. The crown and the orb were the funeral regalia to King Karl IX and his wife, Queen Kristina. So, who…
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King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
Sweden

The christening of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

With the christening of Princess Adrienne of Sweden, the third child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, later this morning, we are taking a look back at the christenings of her grandfather, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.  King Carl XVI Gustaf was born 30 April 1946 as the last of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla’s five children at Haga Palace. Carl Gustaf has four…
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Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf reestablishes Gotland's regiment

On Monday, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden attended the ceremony marking the re-establishing of the Gotland regiment. This is the first time since World War II a new regiment is set up in Sweden. The re-establishment of the regiment occurs as a response to Russian…
Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria attended the Sea and Water Forum

On Wednesday, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria attended the Sea and Water Forum in Gothenburg. The forum was started when Jakob Granit, Director General of the Sea and Water Authority, welcoming everyone and especially the Crown Princess. After that, Sweden’s maritime ambassador Helen Ågren spoke about the world’s ocean as a resource for global development; his speech had…
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