Archive of ‘Sofia Hellqvist’ category

Royals in tiaras for King Harald & Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday dinner

Last night, May 9, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway held a joint 80th birthday dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo – their birthdays are February 21 (for Harald) and July 4 (for Sonja). A truck load of Norwegian and foreign royals attended including crowd favorites Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Maxima, and The Countess of Wessex.

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Victoria & Sofia in tiaras for Official Dinner

The Representationsmiddag, or Official Dinner, was held on Thursday night, March 23, in Stockholm at the Royal Palace. After announcing they are expecting their second child earlier in the day, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia joined King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Daniel for the tiara-filled event.

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New photos of Estelle & Oscar + Carl Philip & Sofia launch podcast

The Swedish royal court dropped two new photos of the Crown Princess Family on us yesterday, with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, and Prince Oscar all featured. Plus Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia participated in the launch of their Foundation’s podcast.

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Why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge ‘Kate Middleton’

Every once in a while, I’ll get a comment questioning why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge “Kate Middleton” even though she hasn’t been “Kate Middleton” since April 29, 2011. I’ve explained it in the comment section before, but since the subject was brought up again recently I thought I’d take a more in-depth look at the topic for a couple of reasons: 1) So I have something easy to point to if the question ever arises again; 2) Because every few months since I started calling Sofia Hellqvist “Princess Sofia” I’ve been questioning why it was so easy for me to switch names for her but not for Catherine; 3) I’ve been thinking about writing a titles clarification post for a couple months since I saw a comment on another site complaining about the way people write certain royals’ names; 4) I recently read an article trying to explain why people still call Catherine “Kate Middleton” and think their reasoning was incorrect (at least for me). So I thought I’d kill fours birds with one article and write up my personal thoughts on the subject.

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