Crown Princess Victoria hottest Princess in the world

"The wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria was the invitation of the season. Dozens of royals descended on Stockholm in June to help celebrate the country's first royal wedding since 1976. Among the guests were Monaco's Prince Albert, the Netherlands' Queen Beatrix and Jordan's Queen Rania (who tweeted about the event)", says Forbes in their list of the Worlds Hottest young Royals. Crown Princess Victoria is found on the third place and is the hottest princess in the world at the moment, according to Forbes.

The Toy Company Mattel introduced a new barbie this year named Victoria after the Swedish Crown Princess.

Royal house of Bernadotte

Love is still in the air in Stockholm. Why not visit the original home of Prince Eugene - a well renowned painter and member of the Royal Family. His home is now a museum, situated beautifully on the island of Djurgården with a stunning water view, an art hall, nice cafées and a inspiring garden.

This summer you can enjoy these two exhibitions
Royal House of Bernadotte (until October 3)
Ring and Crown (until October 3)

This autumn Waldemarsudde focuses on art from last turn of the century with three exhibitions, two painters and glass:
Roland Svensson, painted the Stockholm Archipelago, September 18 - January 16, 2011
Art Deco glass from Reijmyre glassworks in Sweden, September 25 - November 28 2010
Masterpieces by Anders Zorn, one of Swedens top painters, October 23 2010 - January 23 2011

Royal Wedding worth 2,5 billion

The royal wedding is worth millions in PR for Sweden and Stockholm - more than 2,7 billion SEK to be precise. Media Pilot have been commissioned by Visit Sweden, Foreign Ministry and Swedish Institute to calculate the advertising value of the webb and printed articles in 16 countries; Germany, USA, Norway, China, Spain, Japan, UK, France, India, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Brazil, netherlands, Italy and Portugal.

LOVE Stockholm attracted 2 million visitors

The loveStockholm party in conjunction with the Royal wedding in Stockholm attracted some 2 million visitors. Approximately 500 000 saw the royal cortège on June 19th.
Read more about facts and figures for LOVE Stockholm.

The Haga Palace

Our present swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf grew up at the Haga Palace. This summer his daughter, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Daniel Westling will move in to the palace. At the Royal Court site you can read more about the palace .
Photo: Ekoparken

Buildings along the cortège route

The Crown Princess couple will pass many of the citys land marks during the courtège route on June 19, in connection with their wedding. The obelisque, the Parliament building, the Royal Opera House, the concert house etcetera. Find out more about the buildings here.

Royal exhibitions all summer

The Royal wedding takes place in less than a week. But there are plenty of opportunities to take part of the festitivites all summer. Im really curious about the Royal boats. This exhibition is only during Love Stockholm. See the entire list here.

Royal exhibitions in Stockholm

Here are a selection of exhibitions in Stockholm on the Royal theme

Royal Parade on June 19

If you are in Stockholm on June 19th you can get a glimpse of the newly wed Crown Princess. The Royal Court have recently announced the Royal Parade that takes place after the wedding ceremony in Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral)

The parade starts at 16.30 at the Stockholm Cathedral, via Norrbro, Strömgatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Hamngatan, Sveavägen, Kungsgatan, Stureplan, Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Djurgården and then on with the Vasalup ship (approx 1705). The parade takes two hours.

New green and Royal sightseeing

Photo: Strömma/Coppertents in the Haga park

Royal Haga - A part of the Royal National City Park
is a new sightseeing tour which combines the Royal and the Green angle of stockholm. The tour takes you to Haga Palace, the residence of Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling when they get married in June.

Photo: Strömma/Haga Palace in the Haga park

Modern wedding dresses at PUB

Dress above Fifth Avenue
The lifestyle departmentstore PUB lets six swedish designers show their modern version of a wedding dress designed for the Crown Princess Victoria. The dresses will be exhibited at PUB April 30-May 9 and will then be auctioned at the recognized Bukowskis auctioneer in May.

The six designers are:
Anna Holtblad (Anna Holtblad),
Ann-Sofie Back (Ann-Sofie Back, Cheap Monday),
Astrid Olsson (Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair), Image above
Behnaz Aram (Whyred),
Lovisa Burfitt (Burfitt),  Image below
Martin Bergström (Martin Bergström).

Dress below: Burfitt

Love Stockholm have already started

Love Stockholm 2010 - the large festival in connection with the Royal Wedding in Stockholm - have already started. Check out the entire list of events on Stockholmtown.

Swedish and international artists at Love Stockholm 2010

The British singer Paloma Faith will be making her Sweden debut during LOVE Stockholm 2010. Strange Fruit from Australia and tAKiDA, one of Sweden’s most popular bands at the moment will all play during LOVE Stockholm 2010.

LOVE Stockholm 2010 will commence with the inauguration of Sweden’s annual National Day festivities on June 6. The celebration then continues over the following two weeks, culminating with the wedding of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling on June 19. LOVE Stockholm 2010 will take place at venues throughout the city centre as well as at various locations in the greater Stockholm area. The city will also be specially deco-rated for the two-week period.

Royal Wedding site open

The wedding site on Royal Court has just opened today. Check out the english version here.The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling will be celebrated from 17-19 June 2010. Keep track with all the latest info on the wedding in the pressroom of Stockholmtown.

Thursday 17 June
Private dinner, Drottningholm Palace
Host: The King and Queen 

Friday 18 June
overnment reception, Stockholm City Hall
Host: The Government
Concert, Stockholm Concert Hall
Host: The Swedish Parliament (Riksdag)

Saturday 19 June
The marriage ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral at 3.30 pm. The ceremony will be followed by a cortège and journey by Royal Barge, the 'Vasaorden'.
Wedding banquet at the Royal Palace, Stockholm
Host: The King and Queen

On the website you can congratulate the couple, find out more about royal weddings, see the program and support the wedding foundation. You can also find out more about Daniel Westling and their new home Haga Palace

Afternoon wedding for Crown princess Victoria

Photo: Sveriges Radio

The official wedding invitation to the marriage between H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling have been sent out. The wedding will take place at Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) at 15.30 in the afternoon on June 19.

Press conference about Love Stockholm festival on thursday


This year June 6th is not only Sweden’s National Day, but also the launch of the
LOVE Stockholm 2010 festivities.

Love Stockholm 2010 is a two-week celebration in conjunction with the Royal Wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling on June 19th.

– LOVE Stockholm 2010 is the City of Stockholm’s way to honor the royal wedding and the Royal couple. For two weeks Stockholm will celebrate love in an event open to all - stockholmers and visitors alike. During the festivities the city offers an exciting program of activities and performances for all ages, says Mr. Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm.

Thursday April 15th at 11.00 am, the City of Stockholm invites you to the City Hall for a press conference to present the event – LOVE Stockholm 2010, June 6th – 19th. 

The press conference will cover, among other things, the following

  • Samples of artists and activities during LOVE Stockholm 2010
  • The most important locations for festivities in and around Stockholm
  • The city’s vision of LOVE Stockholm 2010

Read more about the Love Stockholm 2010 press conference here

Stockholm cathedral Storkyrkan during renovation

In just two months this place, Stockholm Cathedral Storkyrkan, will be in the limelight when our Crown Princess Victoria will get married in this church. We got invited by our friends at the church to go behind the scenes at the renovation. I just couldnt miss an opportunity like this... The church is closed until May 2, 2010 due to renovations. The church will then close again before the wedding and open again on the day after the Royal Wedding.

Jepp, this is where HRH Crown Princess Victoria will walk with her husband in two months....

Detailed plaster work on every pillar

Few people have studied the Saint George and the Dragon statue this close before...

Details of the glass paintings

Each of the silver details are being polished. Every detail taken down and restored

Beautiful paintings and rich ornamentations in the church ceiling

The paintings are being washed with dough (dark area before)

Detail of angel...

Well this is not the place to work at if you suffer of virtigo...

Prince Carl Philip designs for Svenskt Tenn

The swedish Prince Carl-Philip, brother of Crownprincess Victoria, have designed a fire screen in cast iron depicting The castle Tre Kronor with a decorative steeple in brass for Svenskt Tenn. The Tre Kronor was the old royal castle, which was tragically almost destroyed by a violent fire in 1697. The screen is made by Lyrestads gjuteri and is named "The Castle is on Fire" CPB 2101 and costs 13500 SEK.

The Prince designed silver cutlery "CPB 2091" for Mema GAB last year.

Companies to promote Sweden through new branding concept

Premiere in connection with the royal wedding in June. Today a new branding concept, Brands of Sweden, was presented for promoting the brand identity of Sweden and Swedish companies internationally in conjunction with the royal wedding and the City of Stockholm’s “Love Stockholm 2010” event. The Swedish Institute, in partnership with the City of Stockholm, is behind the effort.
Read more here

Photo: Sten Nordin (City Commissioner of Finance for the City of Stockholm) Ewa Björling (Minister for Trade) and Olle Wästberg (Director-General of the Swedish Institute) 

Royal guided tours

The Millennium tours by The City Museum have been tremendously popular. This year, with a crown princess wedding the City Museum launches two new guided tours, this time on a royal theme: 

"Princesses of Stockholm" takes place during Love Stockholm-festival and during the Culturefestival in August starting  at  Gustav III:s statue, Logårdstrappan. Dates:
June 10 at 18.00 
June 17 at 18.00
June 18 at 18.00
13 at 18.00
August 14 at 12.00

"The Royal Bernadottes" takes place during Love Stockholm and During the Culture festival starting at the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan. Dates:
June 9 at 18.00
June 16 at at 18.00
June 18 at 15.00
August 13 at 15.00
August 14 at 18.00

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