State Visit to Poland King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited the Republic of Poland, at the invitation of President Bronislaw Komorowski, from 4 May to 6 May.
The Swedish Government was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson and Minister for Communications and Regional Policy Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd. Chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise Kenneth Bengtsson is leading a delegation of Swedish businesses and organisations to Poland in connection with the State Visit. On Wednesday 4 May the King and Queen were received by Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife Anna Komorowska. After individual meetings between The King and President Komorowski and between The Queen and Mrs Komorowska, The King and the President attended the signing of a Polish-Swedish cooperation agreement. The King and Queen and the Presidential couple then visited the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, where The King laid a wreath. The King, Minister for Foreign Affairs Bildt and Minister for Enterprise and Energy Olofsson met the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. The evening ended with dinner at the Presidential Palace.
Thursday 5 May began with a visit to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Museum. Then the King attended a conference on sustainable cities; the King and Queen visited the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities and its Swedish language days. The Queen, Mrs Komorowska and Minister for Communications and Regional Policy Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd then attended a conference at the official residence of the President on the rights of disabled children. In the evening, The King and Queen hosted a reciprocal dinner for the Polish Presidential couple and representatives from the Polish and Swedish governments, as well as members of parliament, regional and local representatives, and members of the business and cultural communities.
On Friday, the King and Queen headed to southwestern Poland and the cities of Wroclaw and Swidnica to see historical landmarks linked between Poland and Sweden. They also saw the construction of a stadium in Wroclaw for next year’s European Football Championship, plus businesses with Swedish links.
On Thursday several newspapers wrote about a statement made by the King and Queen regarding the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy in an interview published by Gazeta Wyborcza. On a question on what they think about the trilogy the Polish newspaper journalist is supposed to have noted that the King looked concerned before answering: - I don’t know what to say. But I’m surprised that they have had such great success. It might be because Sweden has not previously been association with such a world of crime as described by Larsson. I’m not very happy about this because Larsson’s book are rather terrifying than cheerful. - It’s a fascinating book, but I’m chocked by the high content level of violence. Larsson shows another image of Sweden… I don’t want to identify our country with what Larsson writes about. Larsson’s stories should be treated as fiction. This is not the true image of Sweden, Queen Silvia is supposed to have answered. The Royal Court has tried to communicate that there is a misunderstanding. The King and Queen have said that Stieg Larsson’s fictional stories, just like other popular crime books, don’t give a correct image of Sweden. - I have read the books and think they’re great. I have told Polish journalists that the last book was rather gruesome. Full stop, question mark, exclamation mark. Then it’s up to each and everyone to understand what I mean, the King told Expressen’s reporter on Thursday.
On May 8, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, and Crown Princess Victoria attend a benefit concert for the World Childhood Foundation at Stockholm Cathedral. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Photo credit: Svenskdam.se
Stay tuned on www.bimcam.com for publication regarding warnings in writing, about Narmino, Mr 137 (article of the penal code that renders lifeb in jail), to the Swedish Royal Court, and why and how any a wedding will be able to be nullified after the ceremonies.
That is a nice dress! I remember she used it, last year, perhaps?
No, I shouldn't be doing something else instead of searching for that dress Anyway ;D At first, I thought it's the dress she wore at Expo in October 2010: but the neckline and the back are different: Uploaded with ImageShack.us
And, at the moment, I don't have time to do more research, so good night to you all
Modified to add that it is night in my time zone.
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This forum was created to discuss the Monaco's family, so it's understandable that the other sections are a bit left behind. But this doesn’t mean it should stay that way. When I don't feel like working have free time, I'll be checking out the other sub-forums also.
Sweden's German-born Queen Silvia has begun an investigation into the nature of controversial ties between her father and the Nazi regime, the palace said Sunday.
"The queen, along with the Sommerlath family, has taken the initiative to gather the facts concerning the activities of Walter Sommerlath in Brazil and Germany between 1930 and 1940," the royal court said in a statement.
"The inquiry has already lasted several months but it has not been established when the results will be made available," said the palace, adding that it would likely be autumn.
Revelations and accusations regarding the past of Walter Sommerlath, who died in 1990, have regularly made the headlines in Sweden recent years.
The documentary, “Kalla Fakta” (“The Cold Facts”), investigated reports that the queen’s father, Walther Sommerlath, had obtained the factory after returning to Germany from Brazil. Following the documentary’s broadcast, the queen wrote a letter of protest to the channel’s general manager. She has long denied any family connections to the Nazis, as did her father, who was rumored to have joined the party in 1934.
Actually, I think they’ve been trying to disregard this subject, hoping it will fade away. But the media keeps bringing it up again and again, so the best thing for her/the Royal Family to do is to sort this out. Still, I’m afraid that the results of their research that are presented to the public might be subjective and they’ll leave out some negative info. Or I might be wrong. Time will tell…
There is a new poll showing that many Swedes would like the King to step down and pass the throne to Victoria. I will be very surprised if he does.
A full 59 percent of Swedes want the king to step down within the next 10 years, while only 29 percent think he should reign until his death, according to a Demoskop poll published in the Expressen daily.
The Internet poll conducted Friday of 620 people also showed that while 73 percent of those questioned said they had much or very much confidence in Victoria, only 39 percent said the same thing about her father.
Thirty-two percent of people polled said they had little or very little confidence in the king, compared to just nine percent for the crown princess.
The king reached the official retirement age of 65 last month but has said he has no plans to abdicate in favour of his 33-year-old daughter.
The latest poll confirms opinions seen in other recent surveys and comes just days after commercial broadcaster TV4 claimed it had viewed pictures of the king in a strip club in the same shot as two women having sex.
He should abdicate right now. Victoria is the only salvation Sweden has! The king and his scandals, Carl Philip and his snake girl, Maddeleine in NY...Victoria should be queen now. But i doubt that the King will abdicate.
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Sweden and Swedish royal family celebrated National Day on June 6. The following summary of the family’s activities is from Royalty in the News.
At 10am, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ceremoniously opened the royal palace at the South Gate, Slottsbacken. That is when the public can get a tour of the palace. Later at around 11am, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited the town of Eslöv. At 2pm, Victoria and Daniel handed out prizes at a citizenship ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. At close to 6pm, the entire family – including Princess Madeleine who had just flown in from the United States – got into carriages and rode through Stockholm towards Skansen for more celebrations. The royal women dressed in traditional Swedish attire while the men wore their suits and ties. In Skansen, a star-studded entertainment at Solliden stage included performances by Charlotte Perrelli, Magnus Carlsson, Erik Hassle, Gunilla Backman and Peter Jöback and group Timoteij and tenor Markus Pettersson. The house band was the Svante Persson orchestra. In the evening, the royals held the reception at the royal palace.