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Princess Victoria to give birth in 'early March'
The Local ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Oliver Gee

Posted on 02/02/2012 8:18:31 PM PST by smokingfrog

A post on Facebook as well as a 42 cannon salute are among the ways the next heir to the Swedish throne will be welcomed into the world, with Crown Princess Victoria due to give birth in early March, the Royal Court announced on Thursday along with a detailed list of events planned to mark the occasion.

“This birth will bring the royal family, and the country, together,” Roger Lundgren, previous editor of Queen magazine and expert on the Swedish royal family, told The Local.

It is not publicly known where the baby will be delivered, although it has been speculated that the birth will be at Karolinska hospital in Stockholm, where Victoria herself was born.

The day after the birth, the Marshall of the Realm (Riksmarskalken) will announce the heir’s birth to the world to a cannon salute of 42 shots, fired from Skeppesholmen in Stockholm.

The news will then be announced on the Royal Court website, kungahuset.se, as well as the royal family’s official Facebook page, which has been a recent development in the family’s push to embrace social media.

Launched in November, the page has almost 11,000 subscribers so far.

“I’ve been nagging the family for four years to get this Facebook page, and I am glad it’s going to be put to good use. The family has embraced the concept, and the public reaction has been fantastic,” said Lundgren.

“Now I’m working on convincing them to use Twitter… but that may take some time”.

The King will deliver news of the baby’s name and titles the next day at a Cabinet Council, or if the birth is on a Saturday, on the following Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.se ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: facebook; royalty; sweden

1 posted on 02/02/2012 8:18:38 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Another parasite.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:30 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: smokingfrog
Is she a Vasa? Related to Gustav?

/johnny

3 posted on 02/02/2012 8:26:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smokingfrog

well, I like the cannon...


4 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: smokingfrog

Yeah, look at the great patina on that cannon.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 8:29:38 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: bimboeruption

Not actually in real time,,,but it does make for a good U-Tube co,,ercial..lesson here? Know in your heart the Word of the Lord!


6 posted on 02/02/2012 8:30:06 PM PST by hope
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To: smokingfrog

Sweden is the rape capital of the EU. Muslim thugs rule the streets of Malmo and parts of Stockholm. But hey, the ugly Princess is preggers. Yeh!


7 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:50 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Yardstick
Great patina. And a great shot of the soldier with his eyes squeezed shut and trying not to grab for his nether region to protect it.

I don't read Swedish rank, but it's got to be an E-1 or an O-1, because all the E-8s are somewhere safe. ;)

/johnny

8 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ancestry
9 posted on 02/02/2012 8:38:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Yardstick

That’s called Verdi Gris, in case you missed the home remodeling era.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 8:43:08 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Dagnabitt
But hey, the ugly Princess is preggers. Yeh!

I think that the whole concept of "Royalty" is revolting....

...but this Victoria lady certainly isn't, at least in her looks:

Is she a supermodel? No. But ugly? Certainly not!

11 posted on 02/02/2012 8:47:50 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: All

Princess marries her fitness trainer.

12 posted on 02/02/2012 8:51:55 PM PST by Liz
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To: smokingfrog
That only goes to Gustav V. I was talking about the original Vasa, and considering her hair color, I'm thinking there may not be a strong DNA link back to the early 1600s.

Not my monarch... At least she can go back to the 1800s.

Hell, who knows where our current monarch was born, when, or if he even HAS a birth certificate.

Sure wish I lived in a Republic.

/johnny

13 posted on 02/02/2012 8:55:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Yossarian
Ok, I was a bit harsh there. I just find European royal families so very very useless.

And her father is retarded. (Ok harsh again. He's just intellectually challenged)

14 posted on 02/02/2012 8:56:03 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: smokingfrog

And this changes my world, the USA, the ability to halt the destructive march of all external and internally permitted invaders and traitors....

Nopes.... I do not care a butt leak from a ticks a**

the lady next door is expecting, she is nice, still working, and she is to continue to work, along side her husband.... struggling to make a life for their child... a future....

This person is a Princess...................

shrugs.... so this person got pregnant... who the hell cares.

EL


15 posted on 02/02/2012 9:49:47 PM PST by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: Dagnabitt

Damn you sound so negative it’s beyond sad. You sound like a disgusting, jealous person. Get over it.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 10:08:27 PM PST by KJC1
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To: JRandomFreeper; bigbob; Yardstick

The soldier in the picture is Danish, not a Swede, and the picture is of a Danish cannon being fired. His insignia marks him as a Konstabel or Private - so OR-1 (E-1 equivalent) - of the Danske Artilleriregiment (Danish Artillery Regiment in the unlikely event you couldn’t decipher it!).

I guess whoever selected the image thought nobody would analyse it any detail, but it really doesn’t belong in an article about Sweden.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 10:21:25 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Dagnabitt

the ugly Princess is preggers.

Ugly? Really? Perhaps your a woman and don’t understand beauty.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 10:22:24 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: Dagnabitt

Ok....ignore my post. I read more and you were being sarcastic somewhat. I agree with your statement about European Royal families being very useless but not about her looks.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 10:23:47 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: JRandomFreeper; bigbob; Yardstick

Further - it is one of the 18th century 12 pounder cannons at Kronborg Castle, that are used to fire salutes on formal occasions.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 10:29:46 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: KJC1
Not real jealous of having an unelected permanent head of state who spends his subjects' tax kronor on hookers and strippers.

Swedes in shock at King Carl Gustaf Sex Scandal

21 posted on 02/02/2012 10:32:45 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Dagnabitt

If that makes you feel better...I guess. You are bitter.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 10:49:45 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Yossarian
Here's a picture of the princess in uniform.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 11:08:32 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"That only goes to Gustav V. I was talking about the original Vasa, and considering her hair color, I'm thinking there may not be a strong DNA link back to the early 1600s."

She seems to her resemble her mother, Silvia Renate Sommerlath a German non royal, whose mother was Brazilian.

24 posted on 02/03/2012 3:01:57 AM PST by Mila
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To: Liz

My he certainly looks like a surrogate speaker for Mitt Romney.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 3:03:23 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Major riots notwithstanding, let us kick this Marxist imposter out of office once and for all!)
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