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Crown Princess Victoria moves into Haga Palace

Vivian Tse · 15 Nov 2010, 17:15

Published: 15 Nov 2010 17:15 GMT+01:00

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"They've been looking forward to this for a long time," Royal Court deputy spokesperson Annika Sönnerberg told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Haga Palace was long the home of several members and generations of the Swedish royal family and the site where King Carl XVI Gustaf was born in 1946.

"It was here that our present King spent his first year with his sisters and parents, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla," the Royal Court wrote in a statement on Monday.

The King and his family stayed in the residence until the sudden death of his father in a plane crash at Copenhagen Airport in 1947.

Built from 1802 to 1805, the palace served as the home or summer home for several generations of the Swedish royal family until 1966, when the King's grandfather then-King Gustaf VI Adolf transferred its disposal to the government.

For over 40 years, the site served as an official residence for distinguished foreign guests, although it was sparsely used for the purpose. In April 2009, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt transferred the rights of disposal back to the royal court as a wedding gift for Daniel and Victoria, who were married on June 19th.

"The decision came on the government's initiative and meant that the castle was returned to the King's disposition. It also made it also possible for the Crown Princess to occupy the castle," the Royal Court explained.

Since their wedding, Daniel and Victoria embarked on a six-week honeymoon to the South Pacific and the US, followed by official state visits to France in September, China in October and Finland earlier this month, in addition to domestic duties since August.

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Attempts by The Local to reach the royal court on Monday were unsuccessful.

Vivian Tse (vivian.tse@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:53 November 15, 2010 by Gletta
Look like a great place for an orgy or two ask the inlaws around Danny boy
19:11 November 15, 2010 by Tanskalainen
Poor buggers, forced to live in a little hovel like that! This brings tears to my eyes.
19:39 November 15, 2010 by BERTRAM
close to Karolinska,,,good for deliveries........................
20:39 November 15, 2010 by Swedesmith
There goes the neighborhood.
21:50 November 15, 2010 by wxman
As a Swedish-American, who has never been to Sweden, I think this lady is one of the most beautiful, sweet and gracious members of royalty in the world. God bless her, and good for her.
23:51 November 15, 2010 by Sherian Elizabeth
All you naysayers and nasty people who comment here, take a darn good look at yourself and your history and see how lillywhite you are. Leave Crown Princess and her husband alone because it just makes you look like an idiot that you are.
23:58 November 15, 2010 by Swedesmith
Yikes, looks like someone ought to start adding a spot of something to her prune juice....ever hear of a sense of humor?
01:37 November 16, 2010 by Larry Thrash
A nice place but not much for royalty.
13:31 November 16, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@swedesmith: no more prune juice please, she (sherian elizabeth) has already got verbal diarrhea.

Wonder if they'll consider renting out a couple of rooms or a wing, ya'know to help pay the mortgage :-))
16:32 November 16, 2010 by kingdavid
I am happy for them. I think Crown Princess Victoria looks like a very good person. Also for all those that speak against royalty, Queen Silvia and Madeleine are doing very important work with the World Childhood Foundation that they founded. A positive related to royalty is that they have the economic firepower to help charities. You can also make an argument that if Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte wouldn't have made a deal with Sweden, that Napoleon would have won the war. I am a big fan of Napoleon but I suspect most Swedes are not. So be grateful for what you have.
07:55 November 17, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@kingdavid # You can also make an argument that if Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte wouldn't have made a deal with Sweden, that Napoleon would have won the war.#

Your statement doesn't make sense, besides that I think Wellington would disagree
03:20 November 18, 2010 by kingdavid
Alf if what you say is true, why did Sweden make Jean-Baptiste regent? If it had nothing to do with Napoleon why did they do that? And I don't need to speak to the English for valid Napoleon information.
16:06 November 18, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@kingdavid: are you reading something I haven't written yet? I commented on the non-sensical comment you made
21:11 November 18, 2010 by kingdavid
Alf if you are going to say something I say is non-sensical are you intellectually sophisticated enough to give a substantive reason why what I say is nonsense? Or do you prefer the rather drab method of just saying, "oh your statement doesn't make sense" and not giving one good reason it doesn't? Read your history, how many Napoleon biographies from authors in several countries (France, Spanish, and English) have you read? Christ, does anyone even read "Desiree" in Sweden anymore?
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