→ 08 May 13 at 10 am
Ever wondered what the house of Prince and Princess looks like? Well the Swedish Court have just revealed pictures of Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Estelle’s house.
Welcome home to Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle in Haga Palace!
→ 05 May 13 at 4 pm
Crown Princess Victoria recycled this gorgeous purple dress in the Netherlands last week (lots of recycling going around by the ladies). She first wore it to the Nobel Prize Ceremony in 2009. She has also worn it for an Official Portrait.
→ 29 Apr 13 at 6 pm
Note the hand holding action in the first gif. I couldn’t tell they were holding hands from the pictures.
→ 23 Apr 13 at 5 pm
Like mother, Like Daughter.
Queen Silvia in 1993. Crown Princess Victoria in 2010.
→ 22 Apr 13 at 9 am
On Tuesday 16 April, Prince Daniel visited the Department of Transplantation Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge.
The Prince was welcomed by consultant Lars Wennberg and Professor Bo-Göran Ericzon at the department. He then learnt about the work of the department, including how transplants were dealt with in the past, the department’s view of the future and the work of a transplant coordinator. The Prince then visited the Department of Clinical Pathology and Cytology, where he followed the course of a biopsy sample through the laboratory and saw a demonstration of electron microscopy. At the Department of Renal Medicine, The Prince found out about the latest research. The day concluded with a visit to the Department of Transplantation Surgery. There, The Prince met Sarah Appelqvist, who received a new liver when she was 10 months old, and 11-month-old Izabelle. Izabelle was born with a defective liver, and received a liver transplant four months ago. The visit to the Department of Transplantation Surgery ended with The Prince meeting Lena and her husband Stefan. Lena donated one of her own kidneys to Stefan, and the operation was carried out a week ago. Find out more about the Department of Transplantation Surgery here.
→ 21 Apr 13 at 10 am
Sashes (also called Ribbons) are the main part of the Royal Orders. They are worn either across the left shoulder to the right hip, or from the right shoulder to the left hip. Which shoulder they’re worn on is entirely dependent on the country. The colors are also determined by the makers of the Orders.
The Danish Order of the Elephant (seen above being worn by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark) is worn across the left shoulder to the right hip and is a light blue color. The Swedish Order of the Seraphim (seen above being worn by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden) is worn from the right shoulder to the left hip and is also a light blue color.
The differences in the orders, should you wish to tell them apart, is not only in which way they’re worn, but also the badge and star. The badge is the part that hangs from the bottom of the sash. For the Order of the Elephant, there’s an elephant. The star is typically always worn on the left side, under the breast.
Most orders are typically worn from the right shoulder to the left hip. Some that are worn on the left, besides the Order of the Elephant, include the Iceland Order of the Falcon (as seen being worn by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden), the Thai Order of the Royal House of Chakri (as seen being worn by Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran), and the Malay Order of the Crown of the Realm (as seen being worn by Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran).
→ 12 Apr 13 at 10 pm
Orders of the World
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, Princess Christina of Sweden, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden, Prince Daniel of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Prince Henri of Denmark, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Prince Henrik of Denmark, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Harald V of Norway, Queen Sonja of Norway, and King Olav of Norway
Sweden: Order of the Seraphim