Sunday, 6 June 2010

Norwegian royals and their yacht going to Stockholm

With less than two weeks to go to the Swedish royal wedding we are now beginning to know which foreign royals will attend. From Norway the King and Queen, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, and Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn will all go, while the rumour that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be a bridesmaid remains unconfirmed.
According to Princess Märtha Louise they will stay from Thursday to Sunday, but at least the King or the Crown Prince will probably remain in Oslo until after the State Council on Friday at 11 a.m.
Although they are on friendly terms with the King and Queen of Sweden, neither Princess Astrid nor Princess Ragnhild has been invited to this event. It seems one in general has chosen to invite mostly younger royals closer to the bride and her generation in age – naturally except the obvious members of the elder generation.
I hear there are plans for the Royal Yacht “Norge” to sail to Stockholm for the occasion, meaning that the Norwegian royals will be able to stay onboard.

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