King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a State Visit to Estonia at the invitation of President Alar Karis from May 2nd to the 4th, to deepen the relationship between Estonia and Sweden, including the relationship in the EU where Estonia and Sweden are like-minded on many issues, particularly in security and defense as well as a closer cooperation between Swedish and Estonian businesses with a focus on digitization and green transition, as well as dducation and research.
Swedish Pearl and Diamond Ivy Brooch
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Victoria of Sweden, who died on this day in 1930! Born Princess Viktoria of Baden, she brought a plethora of jewels into the Swedish Royal Family when she married the future King Gustav V of Sweden in 1881, including this Pearl and Diamond Ivy Brooch!
Sverigemiddag at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
The Swedish Royal Family hosted the annual Sverigemiddag (Sweden Dinner) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the evening of January 20th. The dinner, first held in 2013, is for all Swedes who have made an important contribution to society.
Funeral of King Constantine II of Greece
Royal Guests from around the world joined the Greek Royal Family for the the Funeral of King Constantine II of Greece at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens at noon on January 16th, which will be followed by the Burial in the Royal Cemetery at Tatoi Palace. The former King Constantine II was an Olympic Gold Medalist before becoming the Sovereign for nine years and then being exiled for over 40 years, returning to Greece only a decade ago. Continue reading
Royal Guests arrive in Athens
Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure
Happy Birthday to Queen Silvia of Sweden, who turns 79 today! The German-Brazilian Interpreter who became Queen of Sweden and founded the World Childhood Foundation, Queen Silvia has worn much of the splendid Swedish Royal Collection over the past five decades, but her favourite is the spectacular Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure!
Formal Gathering of the Swedish Academy 2022
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel joined King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia for the Formal Gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stortorget in Stockholm, to finalise the following year’s Nobel Laureates.
King’s Dinner for Nobel Laureates
Nobel Prize Ceremony 2022
The extended Swedish Royal Family have joined King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden as he awards the Nobel Prizes at the annual Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm on December 10th. Afterwards, the Swedish Royal Family will attend the glittering Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall. The Noble Peace Prizes are awarded in Oslo, in a ceremony with the Norwegian Royal Family in attendance.
Riksdagssupé at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
The Swedish Royal Family hosted the Riksdagssupé (Parliament Dinner) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the evening of November 29th. After each parliamentary election, the King and Queen traditionally invite the new members of parliament, the government and representatives of the Riksdag’s leadership to a dinner and concert, with the last one held in 2019. Continue reading