Posts Tagged ‘World Childhood Foundation’

Royal Round Up: Letizia, Camilla, Eugenie, Charlene, Sofia

Here’s a Royal Round Up of two ladies we haven’t talked about in a while and three ladies we just talked about recently: Queen Letizia doing stuff for the Princess of Asturias awards; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Man Booker Prize; Princess Eugenie at an event for Elephant Family; Princess Charlene at the Princess Grace Awards; and Princess Sofia in a meeting with child rights organizations.

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Crown Princess Victoria & Princess Sofia at Sweden Dinner, Princess Madeleine in New York

Friday, September 16, saw King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Sofia attend the Sweden Dinner at the Royal Palace, while Princess Madeleine was in New York. Victoria has been in New York this week but her trip doesn’t end until the 23rd, so I’m going to wait and throw her entire trip into one post.

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Royal Round Up: Kate, William, Victoria, Madeleine, Carl Philip, Sofia, Letizia, Sonja

Royal Round Up day! I’ve already covered Charles and Camilla in USA and Willem-Alexander and Maxima in Denmark in separate posts. For this post, we’ve got a Kate Middleton mention, Prince William hanging with Queen Elizabeth, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine doing there thing, an update on Prince Carl Philip‘s wedding to Sofia Hellqvist, the Queen Letizia run-down, and a tiara sighting from Queen Sonja of Norway.

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Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia in New York for Childhood Foundation

Hot on the heels of an interesting conversation in the previous post’s comments about charity and whether the royal’s involvement in charity is worth anything, here’s a post on Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia of Sweden in New York last week. Silvia and Madeleine are involved with charity that deals with child protection from violence and exploitation–Silvia created World Childhood Foundation and Madeleine works for Childhood USA–so they were in New York last week to attend a few events with the United Nations and Global Citizen.

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Swedish Royals: Silvia, Madeleine and Victoria step out for Childhood’s anniversary dinner

The unexpected news of Kate Middleton’s second pregnancy has overshadowed at lot, and will continue to dominate the press until the new royal sprog is born next April (seriously, the press will find any and all reasons to talk about the royal baby, including telling us what HG is even though they did that already with the last pregnancy–and do we really need other women’s accounts of it, Daily Mail? Or other women’s accounts of dealing with two kids under two? I don’t think so). Now that I’ve gotten completely sidetracked… This post is about the Swedish royals, because I won’t let them be forgotten just because Kate decided to get knocked up again.

The World Childhood Foundation celebrated it’s 15th anniversary yesterday, September 9, and Queen Silvia (the founder), Princess Madeleine and husband Chris O’Neill, and Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel attended the gala dinner in honor of the anniversary. Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine were busy September 8 as well when both attended the third International Council meeting held at the Royal Palace–where they discussed issues common to the four sister foundations in Sweden, USA, Brazil, and Germany.

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Princess Madeleine visits Ersta Child Rights Bureau with Queen Silvia

Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia Ersta Child Rights Bureau

Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia visited Ersta Child Rights Bureau on September 2 in Sweden. They met four young people about their experiences with the Child Rights Office and how they helped the young people and supported them in contacting the authorities. Child Rights Office is involved in ensuring children’s rights are not violated and offers children and young people support and advise.

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