Has it really been 42 years already? Wow. I remember the summer Victoria was born. We were on a family holiday in Denmark. I saw German magazines in a shop, and on the cover of the Bunte a picture of the new born princess with the line "Ein süßer Fratz", "a cute brat", which I found horribly patronizing even then (that's why I remember it). The SRF is always a big deal in Germany because of Queen Silvia. People seemed or seem to feel that makes her Queen of Germany, too ;-)
Didn't I read somewhere that people in Germany find Crown Princess Victoria the most likable princess in Europe? Googled it, here's
the article. Probably all nonsense (what can you say about a ranking that puts CP Mary of Denmark on rank 6?
?) but it shows how present the SRF is in the German press.
Anyway, I remember the summer when she was born, and wish her all the best. Sweden is a wonderful country, and they will get one day a wonderful queen.
(Btw, the King's grandmother is among the granddaughters of Queen Victoria I find most interesting.)