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Random Royaling – Scandinavian Round-Up

While we have been distracted by British Jubilees and weddings in Germany, the Scandinavian monarchies have been busy.

Sweden’s National Day

Sweden’s National Day has been celebrated on June 6 since 1983. It was established on that date in honor of two events: the crowning of Gustav Vasa in 1523 and the adoption of a new constitution in 1809.

Once again the royal women are wearing the national dress that was initially designed in the early 1900s and was brought back to prominence by Queen Silvia and became the national costume in 1983. It is the one dress that’s designed to represent Sweden as a whole, and it’s called “Sverigedräkten”.

The Crown Princess and her family opened up Stockholm Palace to the public for the day. This year we get bespectacled Estelle, too.

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The King and Queen and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia all had morning activities as well. In the evening all members of the family gathered for a procession from the Royal Palace to Skansen.

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Sweden – Service for Ukraine

On Sunday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended a service for Ukraine at the Royal Chapel. Sofia wore white midi with 3/4 sleeves and a tie at the waist.

Sweden – Royal Palace Documentary

I have not had time to watch this yet (or even figure out how to flip on the English subtitles) but I certainly will. The stellar family trio of King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina narrate a tour of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Lots of royal real estate to enjoy here!

Denmark – Royal Run 2022

Crown Prince Frederik – a fitness fanatic – spearheaded the fourth annual Royal Run which is held in Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Næstved, Copenhagen / Frederiksberg, and Bornholm. The race has several distances – 5K, 10K, and a 1 mile “fun run”.

Fortunately for him, he has a fit family who helped him out by leading the runs in various cities.

The royal kids held down the fort in Copenhagen. It was quite a treat to see the family dynamics at play. Here Isabella teaches Josephine to breathe deeply and focus her mind on the race – although Josie seems to prefer dancing.

Christian strode through the 5K with his long legs (really, it seemed to take him no time at all) and his youngest siblings cheered him on.

Christian wore a Go-Pro during the 1-mile run, and you can see him turning around to see how his little brother was faring (the answer is very well – Vincent was laughing the whole time).

Their mother ran the race in Naestved and looked far too good while doing it. Doesn’t she know you’re supposed to suffer and sweat, not look perfectly pulled together?

Mythbuster Alert – Note how many times the royal family posed for selfies with citizens!

Denmark – Daisy’s Visit to Aarhus

Oh, Daisy, we don’t mean to completely ignore your Jubilee activities! The Queen is on the royal yacht Dannebrog, and she made a stop at Aarhus to celebrate some Jubilee activities. Doesn’t she look terrific in that color? Not everyone can wear it.

She, of course, wore her Aarhus brooch, which was given to her by the city on her 75th birthday. The brooch has an intertwined design, with four diamonds (one for the Queen and each of her granddaughters) and five sapphires (for her grandsons).

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Aarhus Brooch – the large diamond represents the Queen

So, aren’t those Scandinavians fun?