royal family of sweden

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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. 

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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.

a big thank you to @queens-in-a-castle for her help with translating

The Future of Royalty

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant (born 2001) 1st in line to the Belgian throne

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange (born 2003), 1st in line to the Dutch throne

Ingrid Alexandra, Princess of Norway (born 2004), 2nd in line to the Norwegian throne after her father

Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (born 2005), 1st in line to the Thai throne

Prince Christian, Count of Monpezat (born 2005), 2nd in line to the Danish throne after his father

Leonor, Princess of Asturias (born 2005), 1st in line to the Spanish throne

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland (born 2012), 2nd in line to the Swedish throne after her mother

Prince George of Cambridge (born 2013), 3rd in line to the British throne after his grandfather and father

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Crown Prince of Bhutan (born 2016), 1st in line to the Bhutan throne

Swedish Royal masterpost

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

Castle - Slott
Palace - Palats
Court - Hov

Duke - Hertig
Duchess - Hertiginna
Count - Greve
Countess - Grevinna

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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.

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The Nobel Banquet on 10 December 2015 – as seen in Swedish royal tiaras:

  • Queen Silvia wearing the Nine Prong Tiara
  • Crown Princess Victoria wearing the Connaught Tiara
  • Princess Sofia wearing her Emerald and Diamond Tiara
  • Princess Madeleine wearing her aunt Princess Margaretha’s Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara
  • Princess Christina wearing the Six Button Tiara
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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.”

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The time is the too fast. I do not feel at all like 40. But Princess Lilian always said it’s how you feel that counts

Happy 40th Birthday Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden! (July 14, 1977)