September 1, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Articles from category: "Sweden"

Swedens Queen buys first Mayflower pin

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On Tuesday 25 March, The Queen bought the year’s first Mayflower pin, as is traditional.  This year, Oumo Bayo and Ruben Söderlund from class 6 at Katarina Södra School in Stockholm had the honour of selling the first Mayflower pin to The Queen. The Queen thanked the children for their good example in showing that they can help other children in difficult situations. This year’s Mayflower pin goes on sale on Tuesday 8 April. The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children is Sweden’s biggest children’s charity. The organisation works to improve conditions for children, and to tackle child poverty in Sweden. The Queen is the organisation’s highest patron, an

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Princess Madeleine gives birth to a baby daughter

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Princess Madeleine gave birth to a baby daughter in New York, late Thursday. The baby girl was born at 10:41 PM EST on 20 February 2014 at the Weill Cornell Medical Centre at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Sweden woke up to the news of the royal birth on the ,morning of the, 21st February 2014, when the media were full of the news and the Royal Court published the official announcement by the Marshal of the Realm on the royal website. The first salutes for the baby girl were fired at noon (CET) today from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and tomorrow four other Swedish cities will follow suit. Shortly after noon local New York time (EST), just after 6 PM in Sweden, the proud father Christopher

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Swedish king opens Ski Championships

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On Thursday 16 January, The Swedish King opened the 2014 Swedish Ski Championships and Swedish Championships Week in Umeå. He then watched the skiathlon competitions.  The King opened the 2014 Swedish Ski Championships and Swedish Championships Week in Umeå with a speech, which he concluded by saying: “Now I — along with many others — look forward to the exciting competitions, in which our skilled Swedish skiers will battle for the honorary title Swedish Champion Skier.” The King then watched the ladies’ skiathlon over 2 x 7.5 km. The winner was Piteå Elit’s Charlotte Kalla, who pulled ahead at the first ascent and then remained unchallenged.   The King a

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Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf visits Tacloban City

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Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf will visit Tacloban City, one of the areas hit hardest by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), on Sunday to assess the damage caused by the cyclone.  King Carl XVI Gustafas honorary chairman of the World Scout Foundation will also see how Yolanda affected Boy Scout members in the region. He has also  organized a fundraising campaign for survivors of Yolanda. Expected to accompany King Carl XVI Gustaf to Tacloban are officials of the Boy Scout Asian Pacific Region and Vice President Jejomar Binay, the BSP’s national chairman. In Tacloban, the King is to be welcomed by a large group of officials,Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla,Leyte Rep. Ferdinand

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Swedish Princess Madeleine is glowing

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Princess Madeline who is her final trimester of pregnancy looked blooming as she showed off her bump. The Swedish royal shared a photograph of herself posing in her New York office, where temperatures have been freezing. The Swedish princess is expected to give birth to a baby girl in just a month’s time at the end of February. The royal took to face book this week messaging on Saturday that she had a successful week of work, posting, “Great meetings this week. Exciting plans for Childhood in 2014!” next to a snap of her cradling her baby bump as she sat in a meeting with others. Madeleine has decided to give birth in New York, she has been based in New York since 2010,

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Queen Silvia of Sweeden celebrates 70th birthday

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Queen Silvia of Sweeden celebrated her 70th birthday on Wednesday, with her friends and family at her side at a lavish gala held at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm. Silvia was joined by her husband King Carl XVI Gustav, and their three children, Princess Victoria, 36, Prince Carl Philip, 34, and 31-year-old Princess Madeleine, who is nearly seven months pregnant with a baby girl. Along with their husbands, Prince Daniel and Chris O’Neill, and Carl-Philip’s long-term girlfriend Sofia Hellqvst all attended the gala to help celebrations. Pregnant Madeleine had made a special effort to attend her mother’s birthday celebrations, having previously cancelled her attendance

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