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Sweden celebrates royal wedding
al jazeera ^ | June 19, 2010

Posted on 06/19/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT by chickadee

The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is set to tie the knot with Daniel Westling, her former personal trainer, in the country's long-awaited royal wedding.

More than 1,000 guests, including royalties from around the world, were expected to attend the ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral on Saturday.

Security was tight in the capital, with 7,000 security personell deployed, the biggest security operation ever in the Scandinavian country.

The future queen's relationship with Westling, a commoner from a small town, has been under close scrutiny since it got known to the public eight years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrates; princess; royal; royalty; stockholm; sweden; swedish; victoria; wedding
It's pretty much over for a monarchy when the heir to the throne marries her personal trainer.
1 posted on 06/19/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
It's pretty much over for a monarchy when the heir to the throne marries her personal trainer.

Genetically speaking it's probably the best thing that could happen... after all, dynastic planning is just another word for incest ;)
2 posted on 06/19/2010 6:21:15 AM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: wolf78

I loved the fact that the hoo-ha in Sweden is over the gender equality issue. (Gasp) The princess wanted her father to walk her down the aisle. Maybe they are sublimating the personal trainer thingy:)


3 posted on 06/19/2010 6:23:15 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Who names a Princess after a car?


4 posted on 06/19/2010 6:24:07 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: chickadee

There was no other source for this besides Al Jazeera? I’m of Swedish decent and so this interests me, but sorry, I’m not giving that site a hit.


5 posted on 06/19/2010 6:25:41 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: wolf78

Prince Charles is living proof of the ravages of incest.The Brit royals should have tried marrying outside the family generations ago.


6 posted on 06/19/2010 6:25:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: billorites

It makes sense - that is a Crown Victoria, right?


7 posted on 06/19/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Oh, sorry - I didn’t think to look elsewhere. I didn’t want to engage in profiling, lol.

Party planners and personal trainers. If you want to marry well - those are the professions to look into.


8 posted on 06/19/2010 6:27:15 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee; My hearts in London - Everett

The medium is the message.


9 posted on 06/19/2010 6:30:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: chickadee

Feel free to profile away. :~) FReepers prefer it!


10 posted on 06/19/2010 6:32:55 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: chickadee
It's pretty much over for a monarchy when the heir to the throne marries her personal trainer.

Women like to marry "up." When one is named "Crown Princess" there really isn't much "up" left. Whoever she marries will be assigned the role of Royal Consort.
11 posted on 06/19/2010 6:42:27 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: All

12 posted on 06/19/2010 6:43:05 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: chickadee

That dang King of Monaco started it all when he married a Hollywood starlet instead of good blood.


13 posted on 06/19/2010 6:44:03 AM PDT by DManA
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To: chickadee

14 posted on 06/19/2010 6:45:18 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: chickadee

Yeah. Charles shouldn’t have married that kindergarten teacher’s aide, Diana.

Although, in both cases, at least they married someone who had a paying job.


15 posted on 06/19/2010 6:45:56 AM PDT by married21
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To: Dr. Sivana

There was always the German prince of some small principality; it worked for Queen Victoria, hee hee.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 6:47:02 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: chickadee
She should stick to her guns and have her father walk her down the isle.

The whole idea is that the dad, who raised her, treasured and guarded her her until now is now turning over her hand, in trust, for another to treasure and guard. Has nothing to do with dominance.

To cut the father out of it is an insult. She wasn't born and raised in a pod.

I don't suppose it will be long before they try that cr*p over here. I, for one, will defend tradition loud and clear. And MY granddaughters will proudly have dad escort them down the isle.

I am sick unto death of these screwed up feminists that haven't a clue as to real family. Take your stupid gender-neutral feminists and it's proponents and take them on a long march off a short pier.

(I was living in California way back when the whole inane "feminist" movement started. It started there, and believe me, there was nothing 'feminine" about those gals.)

17 posted on 06/19/2010 6:50:57 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: C19fan

Queen Victoria’s family line came from Germany. I think it was the House of Hanover, before it was renamed Windsor, to sound more British. I wonder how closely related Victoria and her German prince were.


18 posted on 06/19/2010 6:53:14 AM PDT by married21
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To: chickadee

royalties??


19 posted on 06/19/2010 6:53:26 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Liz

Princess Victoria looks remarkably like Gretchen Wilson.


20 posted on 06/19/2010 6:56:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chickadee

Westling will bring some real Swedish DNA into the royal gene pool. The Royal Family is French in origin with dashes of German and Peruvian.


21 posted on 06/19/2010 6:56:59 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Liz

Well, they've been together for many years - that's a good sign.

But he needs to get rid of his 1950's horn rims - he's quite handsome behind them.

22 posted on 06/19/2010 6:57:35 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: married21

Her father’s side was the Hanoverians and her mother was German. With her marriage to Albert changed the family line to Saxe-Coburg Gotha although renamed Windsor during WW I.


23 posted on 06/19/2010 6:57:42 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Malesherbes

Marshall Bernadotte.


24 posted on 06/19/2010 6:58:40 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: married21
The answer is that they were not related within four degrees of consanguinity.

That's been pretty much the rule since "the Family" was founded way back when by Hugh Capet.

ALL of these people are multiply descended from French royalty ~ even the commoners.

Not that it's a "rule" but it's kind of hard to escape the problem.

25 posted on 06/19/2010 6:59:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: maine-iac7

A lot of brides walk themselves up the aisle, due to absent fathers, or just being older when they get married, or on their second marriage.

My brothers walked me up the aisle, since my father was deceased, but that’s not an issue for Crown Princess Victoria.

One time, I saw a bride walk up with both her parents. Her view was that she was acknowledging both their contributions in raising her and preparing her for marriage.


26 posted on 06/19/2010 7:00:49 AM PDT by married21
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To: Liz

Looks like she is flipping everyone the bird! lol


27 posted on 06/19/2010 7:01:57 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

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28 posted on 06/19/2010 7:15:40 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: maine-iac7
They look cute here.


29 posted on 06/19/2010 7:28:07 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Liz

Does she know her hubby is secretly Superman?


30 posted on 06/19/2010 7:42:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: billorites

I just hope her and her ‘Escort’ don’t have a son together and name him Pinto!


31 posted on 06/19/2010 7:47:00 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: C19fan

That German prince was Queen Victoria’s first cousin....


32 posted on 06/19/2010 8:02:08 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: muawiyah

Are you sure?....Queen Victoria’s mother’s brother was father to Prince Albert.


33 posted on 06/19/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Liz
Sort of a cross between the Geico Caveman and Christoper Reeves
34 posted on 06/19/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: Liz

So this gentleman is marrying a future queen and he can’t even wear a suit that fits?

Yikes.


35 posted on 06/19/2010 8:19:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Guenevere
You always need to check out the paternities. With a far higher maternal death rate back in the 1800s (and before) it wasn't unusual for a well-situated man to have several wives in a relatively short period, with the true identity of the birth-mother getting lost in popular view.

Still, the family may have known something that was never made public.

36 posted on 06/19/2010 8:19:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chickadee

... Aren’t you glad that our Founding Fathers had the sense to throw these idiots out!

I shudder to think that Prince Charles of England could be in charge of anything of greater importance than his garden shrubs!


37 posted on 06/19/2010 8:46:32 AM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: married21

Diana Spencer was from a very aristocratic family.


38 posted on 06/19/2010 9:47:57 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: married21

Victoria & Albert were FIRST COUSINS — but on her mother’s side, not on the Hanover side. Her mother was of minor German nobility. Albert’s father, (her mother’s brother) was the Duke or Prince of Sax-Coburg, in what is now eastern Germany.


39 posted on 06/19/2010 9:50:35 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: married21

Actually in the Jewish weddings it’s both parens.


40 posted on 06/19/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: chickadee

So is this then a “Westling” match?


41 posted on 06/19/2010 9:56:57 AM PDT by efs111 (Hasta La Vista, Baby!)
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To: chickadee

Rush Limbaugh’s new wife, Kathryn Rogers, is (was) an event planner ( most events are parties)


42 posted on 06/19/2010 10:03:08 AM PDT by vis a vis
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To: chickadee

We still have monarchies in the 21st Century?


43 posted on 06/19/2010 10:06:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sportutegrl

Ha ha, I thought the same thing


44 posted on 06/19/2010 10:07:21 AM PDT by vis a vis
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To: Liz

Victoria looked regal and demure in an ivory silk, short-sleeved, off-the-shoulder gown.

45 posted on 06/19/2010 11:32:10 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: maine-iac7

He's making Steve Urkel look like Fabio.

46 posted on 06/19/2010 5:59:51 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
He's making Steve Urkel look like Fabio.

That's WITH the glasses. Without, he's Superman


47 posted on 06/19/2010 6:47:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: wolf78

He is 100% Swedish. This is the first time a crown Princess or Prince has not married a foreigner.


48 posted on 06/19/2010 11:18:18 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I agree about Al Jazeera. I would love to get your opinion of the dress, the wedding tiara, and the ceremony.

Check out my post of the wedding from The Telegraph UK

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2538308/posts

Sweden celebrates the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria
The Telegraph UK ^


49 posted on 06/19/2010 11:22:29 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: dfwgator

Almost all of the EU countries are monarchies. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Spainm and a few ore I mught have missed.


50 posted on 06/19/2010 11:28:22 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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