queen sofia of sweden

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Rеpresentationsmiddag  2017

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Royal wedding gown traditions- wearing a train from the neck

Wearing a bridal train from the neck is traditionally a privilege reserved for the highest woman in the state. When Fabiola, Silvia, and Charlene all married their husbands, they became the highest ladies in the land which called for the grandeur of a stately wedding gown which included the high train. While Margrethe was only their heiress apparent at the time of her marriage, she still was allowed to wear her train in this way to signal her future role. When Sonja married Crown Prince Harald in 1968, she filled the role of Norways Queen almost immediately as her husbands mother died before she was ever consort, making Sonja the highest woman in the state, while the same applied to Princess Sofia of Spain (later Queen). 

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Princess Leonore of Sweden being passed around to different family members at her uncle, Prince Carl Philip’s wedding to Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015 (+ Leonore, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and what never was).

New photo of the Swedish Royal Family.

According to the information of the Royal family members met with the staff of the Royal House, outgoing. The gift was presented to him a pair of cuff links engraved with the royal seal. 

The photo was taken, possibly before Christmas.

Queen Silvia and Princess Sofia with their baby children

This beautiful picture of the laurel necklace/tiara which was presented by Queen Sofia of Sweden to her grand-daughter-in-law, Princess Margaret of Connaught. The necklace/tiara was later bequeathed to Margaretha’s third son, Prince Bertil of Sweden, and worn by Bertil’s wife, Princess Lilian. It now belongs to Crown Princess Victoria.

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Princess Leonore of Sweden being incredibly taken with her great-aunt Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (who’s notoriously bad with young children) at her uncle Prince Carl Philip’s wedding to Miss Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015.

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Te Deum Thanksgiving Serices:

Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary (24 February 2012)

Leonore Lilian Maria (2 March 2014)

Nicolas Paul Gustaf (18 June 2015)

Oscar Carl Olof (3 March 2016)

King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th birthday party, 1986

How cute are Victoria, Madeleine, and Carl Philip?

Queen Juliana is seated next to the birthday boy. Behind him are Prince Bernhard, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Queen Sofia, Princess Lillian, Queen Fabiola and King Juan Carlos and Baudouin. Then a few rows back we have King Harald and Queen Sonja and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. 

Looking forward to 2015

2015 is already shaping up to be a pretty exciting year for us royal watchers. Lets take a look at what to expect:

Weddings

  • Prince Carl Philip of Sweden will marry Sofia Hellqvist at the Royal Chapel on June 13
  • Pierre Casiraghi will marry Beatrice Borromeo in April

A year of #2’s

Andrea Casiraghi and wife Tatiana Santo Domingo, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill will all welcome their second children

Baby Casiraghi is due sometime in the spring while baby Cambridge is due in early to mid April. Baby O'Neill is due in the summer, likely late June or early July

Anniversaries

  • The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on April 9
  • Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal will celebrate 20 years of marriage on July 1

Milestones

Queen Elizabeth II will surpass her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria and become Britain’s longest ever serving monarch on September 9