Victoriadagen Concert in Borgholm

This evening, the entire Royal Family joined together to attend the annual Victoriadagen Concert in Borgholm. 

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This year Crown Princess Victoria will award the 40th Victoria Scholarship to Stina Nilsson, a Swedish Cross Country Skier. 

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The concert and prize ceremony has become a staple on the family's (and my) calendar and this year is special because it marks the end of the era that Kay Wiestål will be organizing it. This year's concert features Alexander Rybak, Peter Jöback (one of my favorites!) and John Lundvik. 

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The concert will be broadcasted on SVT here and available for viewing for about a month after the event ends. 

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As for fashion, the royal family always brings out their summer best. Crown Princess Victoria and Queen Silvia always pay tribute to the island of Öland by wearing traditional folkdress. This is a tradition which Queen Silvia began in the 1970s and that they have upheld since then. Princess Estelle joined the family this evening wearing a new summer dress featuring smocking and floral print and sandals. She could be seen carrying a blanket for her lap in case it got chilly. Princess Madeleine rewore her Red Valentino Georgette Dress which she first wore back in June before the christening of Princess Adrienne. She paired the dress with her Valentino Rockstud Sandals and Bgo & Me earrings. She carried a new bag from the brand Street Level- sold at Nordstroms, Anthropology and more- and surprisingly affordable! 

Princess Sofia looked beautiful in a floral print dress from & Other Stories which features the same print as a dress worn earlier this year by the Crown Princess. She paired it with new earrings and a new pair of Lucy Red sandals from Rebecca Björnsdotter

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Well, it is one of my favorite days of the year- Victoriadagen! This year, Crown Princess Victoria is celebrating her 41st birthday and it is the 40th official Victoriadagen held in Solliden.

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This morning, the Crown Princess was joined by her family and her parents to greet people who gathered to offer her birthday wishes outside of Solliden Palace in Borgholm. 

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The adults spent over two hours greeting everyone who had come to the park, the kids got a little bored and were seen playing around the garden. (check out Prince Oscar playing with this German ball) 

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Princess Estelle charmed the crowd as usual - and it appears she received a gift as well, a hair band! 

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Crown Princess Victoria debuted a new floral dress from Zadig et Voltaire- thanks Expressen for finding this! She paired it with her H&M Silver Ruffle Sandals from last year and her normal armful of bracelets (Check out our Instagram Story if you want the details on them!)

Princess Estelle wore a new striped dress with her Kreuger Jewelery gold butterfly necklace. Prince Oscar wore his Aletta Set with his Gold Adidas Stan Smith shoes

We will see the entire family later this evening for the annual concert. When that event happens, we will post again! 

Crown Princess Victoria attends the Ocean Summit

Today, Crown Princess Victoria attended the 2018 Ocean Summit in Gothenberg. The Ocean Summits are held in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race which we both Crown Princess Victoria as well as Prince Carl Philip have taken a role in over the past few years. Today's summit brought together people who work in sport, science, government, NGO’s and the private sector in order to take part in dialogues and discussion as well as to create local relevance with the hopes of ensuring Clean Seas for the future. 

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The Crown Princess began the day taking part in the Summit, held at the Ocean Club in Frihamnen,Gothenburg- and later was able to go around and meet with different people involved and visit some of the boats. 

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Towards the end of the day, she took part in Volvo Ocean Race's ProAm Race- sailing on the 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' boat. It is on this boat that the only Swedish participant- Martin Strömberg, will sail on.  Prince Carl Philip will attend part of the race held in the Netherlands this weekend. 

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For today's engagements, Crown Princess Victoria looked Nautically Chic (I'm coining that as an official term) wearing her beloved Francis blazer (in Navy) from Hunkydory. She owns this blazer in 3 colors, however this Navy color is the one we see the most frequently. She paired this blazer with a half striped shirt (no identification at the moment) and her blue Valentino Rockstud bag. She accessorized with her Dulong Luna necklace and earrings and wore navy pumps (first seen in September 2017- unidentified). To participate in the race, she traded in her heels for a pair of navy sneakers first seen in May this year during her hike of Småland. 

Now that you have gotten over the fact that I have posted for the first time in April- let me share with you some exciting news. I am back! I have graduated from College and finished my internship/practicum. I am so relieved to be done and I am thrilled to be back to blogging. I have really missed being able to read and write about the Swedes! 

Swedish Royals attend Terrorist Attacks Memorial Events

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Today both the King and Queen as well as Crown Princess Couple took part in various events organized to remember the anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that occurred in Stockholm last year. The King and Queen attended a memorial service at Adolf Frederik Church while Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended a concert held at Kungsträdgården. 

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The concert program, hosted by Mark Levengood, consisted of a speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven as well as musical performances by Malena Ernman, Jill Johnson, Lars Winnerbäck, Stephen Simmonds, Menke and Get Up Soul Choir.

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Crown Princess Victoria was noticeably moved by the concert and was photographed brushing aside tears. If you don't recall the events that occurred last year, you can refresh yourself with our post (scroll to the end). I think last year's events really showed everyone how well equipped Victoria is for the role she has been preparing for for her entire life. The King was out of the country in Brazil when the attack happened so Victoria was regnant and really showed great strength in the role while the King flew back home. She personally visited the site of the attacks and her answers to the reporters made headlines around the world. 

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For this event, Crown Princess Victoria wore an old coat from H&M (probably my favorite coat that she owns honestly) which dates back to 2010 when she and Prince Daniel visited Västergötland. She paired this coat with her af Klingberg boots, Quidam bag, and Dulong earrings. It looks to me that her brooch is one of Queen Silvia's (seen here in 2014 but dates back to 2000 at least). 

Queen Silvia wore her purple Armani suit. I think she might be carrying her Chanel clutch but it is very hard to tell from the photos I have seen. 

Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice

Leonore and Nicolas welcoming their little sister home ❤️

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Yesterday, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced that Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill's newest daughter would be called Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge. The name was a real surprise to everyone. No one predicted a Princess Adrienne! Adrienne is actually a Bernadotte family name. Empress Josephine (who married Napoleon- not the Queen Josephine of Sweden) great-great grandmother was Adrienne Dyel de Graville (making her the 11th Great-Grandmother of the youngest generation of Bernadottes). The name Josephine while many think it is a connection to Princess Madeleine's 4th name and her ancestry- they selected it because it was actually Chris O'Neill's grandmother's name. Finally Alice, is a tribute to Princess Madeleine's grandmother, Queen Silvia's mother- Alice Sommerlath.

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Princess Adrienne is the first duchess of Blekinge. Blekinge, located in southern Sweden, is the second smallest province in the country. During the press conferences given today, we also learned that Princess Adrienne has more dark hair than of her other siblings had and really does not look like like Princess Leonore or Prince Nicolas. Prime Minister Löfven described her as "sötnos" which translates to "cutie pie".

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Princess Sofia, Prince Carl Philip, and Chris O'Neill joined the King and Queen in attending the Te Deum held after the Council which announced the name and duchy. Yesterday was also Crown Princess Victoria's name day which has its own celebration in the courtyard. Due to the Te Deum and Council- those events were pushed by a couple of ours into the afternoon.

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Crown Princess Victoria attended the indoor events wearing her purple Tara Jarmon skirt suit which she paired with a new Nellie blouse from Greta. She carried her Quidam clutch and wore her Rizzo pumps. She wore small purple earrings to compliment the look. When she went outside to the courtyard, she changed into her favorite (ufo) black boots and put on her Ida Sjöstedt Jules coat in black.

Princess Sofia wore a new jacket (and likely dress) from Veronica Virta which she paired with one of her pairs of black Stinaa.J pumps. I cannot see a good photo of her clutch to know if it is a new or old and what brand it is.

Princess Estelle wore her Aletta coat with Pom d'Api mary jane shoes. When going outside to the courtyard, she added a fur collar and hat from Alline Stockholm (in contact with the brand in hopes of getting photos to share with you) and changed into her Pom d'Api fur trimmed boots.