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Random Royaling – Birthday Edition

Sunday was Crown Princess Victoria’s 42nd birthday. To celebrate the family followed tradition and started the morning at Solliden.

Later in the day they attended Victoria’s birthday concert.

Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria wore traditional dress for this event, as per usual.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill were all in attendance at the concert.

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Not to worry…Bits and Bobs will return tomorrow!

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Parliamentary Dinner in Sweden

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted the Parliamentary Dinner (Riksdagssupé) at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia all attended. The dinner, traditionally followed by a concert, is held after each parliamentary election. The King and Queen host members of parliament, the government and representatives of the Riksdag’s leadership.

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Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel. Dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm for the Swedish government and parliamentary meetings. 2019-03-14 (c) Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Silvia is wearing a repeat red gown. Victoria wore a Rodebjer Groa Silk Blouse and a new skirt designed by Camilla Thulin. She also sported Maria Nilsdotter Magic Moon Earrings, Swarovski Power Rock Clutch, and several Ebba bracelets. The entire effect makes for quite a statement look, one toward which I tend to feel positive thoughts. This is funky Vickan at her best.

Sofia wore a new to us blue gown by Ida Lanto and Stinaa.J blue pumps. The earrings are also Ebba pieces. It’s a lovely outfit, very flattering, and very Sofia. The Royals and I has several photos of both the gowns and accessories for further perusal.



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Royal Court

I included Daniel and Government Minister Amanda Lind because I am in awe of her dreadlocks.

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Royal Court

Isn’t this a gorgeous room? Wouldn’t you digest your food better there? Take yourself off to the official website for the Swedish Royal Family to read the menu and live vicariously.

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Skiing in Sweden

This weekend the Vasaloppet cross country ski race was held in Sweden. The race is held on the first Sunday in March, and is the oldest cross country ski race in the world. The 90 km (56mi) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden .

This year Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was one of the participants.

CP isn’t the only royal, or royal adjacent person to complete the race; King Carl XVI Gustaf has done the race three times.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

Pippa Middleton

And James Middleton

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Hope everyone had a good race today!