On 8th April Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel visited the site of the recent terror attacks in Stockholm. When asked by the press how Sweden can move past the tragedy the Crown Princess said only one word: tillsammans or together. Her word choice has already become a symbol of a rallying cry for unity and love across social media, amongst monarchists and republicans alike.
During King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday celebrations, all of their grandchildren had a part in interviewing the guests. One of them was Crown Princess Victoria who exchanged some words with Prince Sverre Magnus and Leah Isadora Behn. Her reaction to the question is just the most precious thing ever.
Since Sweden is a kingdom I thought I’d do a vocabulary list of words with royal connections.
Royal - Kunglig The Royal house - Kungahuset The Royal family - Kungafamiljen Kingdom - Kungarike Monarchy - Monarki Chief of State - Statschef
Your Majesty - Ers Majestät (used for king and queen) Your Royal Highness - Ers Kungliga Höghet (for princes and princesses) King - Kung Queen - Drottning Prince - Prins Princess - Prinsessa Crown prince/princess - Kronprins/kronprinsessa
Chris O'Neill has given interview to swedish magazine King. The interview is large, over 12 pages. The newest issue of King will be on sale from 15th February.
“ I have no desire to become any kind of celebrity, nor does that outcome reap any benefits in my profession. It just happens that I’m mad about Madeleine, who is also a princess. But in the end, you learn to take the bad with the good.” - Chris O'Neill for King magazine.
Chris O'Neill tells how his father was very strict and never allowed him to lie down. Since thirteen years of age he has worked every summer. “I spent most of my time: building crafts, as a helper on golf courses. I have cleaned bathrooms and scrubbed toilets”
“My father had invested in a Florida plant, and for several summers I worked, and I did bit of everything: cleaning jobs, washing golf carts, gardening. I liked it. It’s educational, and fun to be part of something.” - Chris O'Neill.
Crown Princess Victoria mentioned the Stockholm terror attacks in a heartfelt speech during a visit to Järfälla for Sweden’s National Day, 6th June 2017
“Humanity can take different forms. But it always starts with the same question: “What can I do to help?" This, we were reminded of on April 7 this year, when terror struck Stockholm… (People) drove another home when public transport ground to a standstill. They picked up each other’s children from schools and kindergartens. And they opened their home to people they did not know.”