Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sweden's new little Princess.

Today King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of Princess Madeleine's daughter at a cabinet meetin at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland.

Two photos were released aswell

Photo: Princess Madeleine

Photo: Mr. Christopher O'Neill

You can watch a video of the meeting here

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sweden welcomes a new Princess!

Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill recieved their little daughter yesterday at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. From the Royal Court:

Communiqué from Grand Marshal Riksmarskalksämbetet is pleased to announce that her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine on Thursday 20 February 2014 at 22.41, local New York, gave birth to a daughter. 
Both mother and child are doing well.
Christopher O'Neill gave a Press Conference:

The name of the baby will be revealed tomorrow in a cabinet meeting at the Royal Palace.

Princess Madeleine's baby's footprint on the proud father's arm.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Swedish Royal Roundup.

Crown Princess Victoria today met with Director General Annika Rembe, Agnes Gudmundson lidbeck and Karin Marsh from the Swedish Institute at  the Royal Palace.
The Swedish Institute was founded in 1945 and is a state agency with about 140 employees in Stockholm, Visby and Paris. They are working to increase the world’s interest and confidence in Sweden. To achieve this, the Swedish Institute has four priority areas: innovation, environment and sustainability, culture and creativity, and social issues.

On Tuesday, Crown Princess Victoria met with the general secretary of WarterAid, Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen. During the meeting the Crown Princess was made aware of some of the iniatives the organization is part-taking in some regions in Africa. 
The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel have been patrons of Wateraid since 2011. WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to water and sanitation.
Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. 768 million people have no access to clean water. 

Today, the Queen held an audience with Anka Wittenberg, President of the World Childhood Foundation Germany. Anka Wittenberg is the new President of the World Childhood Foundation in Germany. The Queen is the World Childhood Foundation's founder and honorary chairman. 
Childhood's work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and is religiously and politically independent. Childhood has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the U.S. and provides assistance to approximately 100 projects in 17 countries.

On Tuesday, February 18 Prince Daniel visited SUP46, Start-Up People of Sweden, a meeting place for entrepreneurs with start-ups.
During the visit, Prince Daniel attended presentation of SUP46 and a tour of their premises in central Stockholm.
SUP46 brings together people, ideas and knowledge. It gives entrepreneurs opportunities to network and thus develop faster. SUP46 has niched itself against young companies in the Internet, mobile, media, and gaming.

Today, Prince Daniel visited the gaming company King in Stockholm.
During the morning the Prince got a presentation of the Swedish founded King company which is currently one of the largest companies in the gaming on mobile and Facebook. During his visit, the Prince met with Sebastian Knutsson, Creative Director and Founder, Thomas Hartwig, CTO and founder, Marcus Jacobs, game developers, Klas Nordén, game developers, and public relations director Martin Bunge-Meyer.
King offers 180 games in 14 languages ​​and has around 324 million unique users. On 18 February 2014 it was announced that King will exchange notes on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Royal Sochi Roundup.

Today Crown Prince Frederik visited the Danish athletes in Sochi

King Harald and Queen Sonja yesterday on the biathlon

Crown Prince Frederik was also with the King and Queen at the biathlon

Crown Prince Frederik at the Women's Denmark vs Great Britain Curling Match

Interview with Crown Prince Frederik video

[It was] A very good experience. It was curling at a high level. It is extremely impressive to win over Great Britain. It was absolutely world class curling
The Crown Prince has certainly tried his hand at the game and has great respect for it
Curling has certainly risen in my esteem. I’ve tried to deliver a stone during a Women’s World Cup in Esbjerg. I have serious respect for that they can deliver a stone and keep the balance, it shows how difficult the sport is.


Friday, February 14, 2014