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« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2021, 02:23:13 PM »

Don’t they have their own PR agency to help make them look good?
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« Reply #106 on: April 25, 2021, 02:28:57 PM »

sofia looks horrible lol.There are a report in france about sofia and CP. it seems they are appreciated in SwedeN. People were interviewed. My mother think Sofia is beautiful, great. She doesn't like Kate for example.I am a bit surprised to hear that.   No Thumb down

There are a lot of people who do not mind soft porn and girls (or boys) just "having fun" and "doing stupid things". Look at Frodo: He is hardly ever seen, looks sloppy and bored at events and totally gets away with it. MM with a history was allowed to marry into the family and it not criticized for not working (fair enough, she is sick now, but the decade she had the flu went unnoticed as well). People seem to be very tolerant when it comes to work ethic or history of their monarch or part of the royal family (or Prince Albert who fathered Good knows how many children while his one sister broke up a marriage and the other went through the male staff ...)

Yes but i think it s unfair . ; they say sofia is perfect in her role.  I dont agree.  What about a poll in sweden for her popularity ?    Victoria is the most popular no?
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« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2021, 09:59:10 AM »

CG was interviewed in the Swedish podcast Värvet in conjunction with his 75th birthday on Friday.

In the 80 minute long podcast (in Swedish) he speaks of his life, how he still has difficulties being the centre of attention, Victoria as the heir, his love of being in the nature and how he over a year ago had planned to visit Prince Philip but was unable due to the pandemic and shared a memory of when he went sailing with Prince Philip, Charles and Anne when he was invited to stay with them at the age of 16. He also talks about everyday things like his favourite truffle crisps/chips. If I see a transcript somewhere I'll post it.

Pod in Swedish: https://play.acast.com/s/varvet/carlxvigustaf  

https://www.kungahuset.se...0acc1784aca55601d46e.html

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« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2021, 11:25:04 AM »

I know we would love a translation! Thank you so much Marta for your news about the podcast!
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« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2021, 03:23:09 PM »

In the clip posted on the royal instagram account, the clip is about CG discussing his favourite type of forest, which CG says is not an easy question to answer. But he talks about what first comes to mind when he thinks of forests, high trees, sands, when it is dry (weather wise) and warm. I never noticed how much of a relaxing voice CG has...as I listened to that one minute clip I was visioning a paradise in a forest somewhere!

I like his nod to Philip. I like to think of royals visiting one another privately. Of course, at the time CG was 16 the Queen of Sweden was Louise nee Mountbatten, sister to Louis, so I can imagine there was a sense of closeness between CG and Philip. It seems Louise attended many BRF occasions like weddings on behalf of the King and Sweden. She also was prone to going off on spontaneous walks, so always carried a card with her that read something along the lines of "I am the Queen of Sweden". I was reading Lord Mountbatten's biography and it was stated that apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!
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« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2021, 05:34:21 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 
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« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2021, 06:31:22 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 

Anne would have beat the crap out of CG and I think we would have all enjoyed that.
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« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2021, 06:38:40 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 
So keep your fingers crossed for a marriage between Leonor of Spain and Gabriel of Belgium.  Icecream
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« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2021, 06:56:19 PM »

A few Swedish newspapers have picked up the podcast today, I google translated a few articles.

It was actually a pretty relaxed interview, CG is usually stiff and uncomfortable in these situations, which he also says in the podcast is due to not being comfortable being the centre of attention. But this time it seems like he enjoyed it, laughed a lot and at the end he joked that they have to do another podcast to talk about everything that they didn't have time to cover this time.

His reign
Kristoffer Triumf at the podcast Värvet begins by asking how the king thinks he himself has developed during his almost 48 years on the throne.

The king laughs, a little uncomfortable:

- I guess it's not me who should answer that ... Now I have passed retirement age a long time ago ... But that doesn’t mean I have stepped down from running the business, except now, due to the pandemic unfortunately. This has been the quietest year I've been through.

- It has been good too, I have been able to rest a little. Or rest is incorrectly expressed. I have been able to think and think a little about what I have done and what I would like to do in the future.

The King's birthday 2021 - you turn 75 years old.
- I was very young when I took over, only 27 years old, and then I was almost always the youngest at all meetings and at all dinners. Now it is just the opposite, now I am almost always the oldest, and over the years you may become more secure in your self and take things a little calmer.

- I remember my grandfather so well, he once said to me that "you should take life with a certain pinch of humor". If you take it with a little humor, you can handle difficult situations better.

"What does the king think of his successor, is she ready for the job?" Kristoffer Triumf asks and the king answers with a counter-question:

- Crown Princess Victoria? Yes, but when are you every really ready for a job? Every new task requires new perspectives, so to speak, even if one has prepared. I had perhaps less time to prepare, I wished I had had longer, I feel a lot would have been completely different. I guess that’s the same for everyone.

- But the Crown Princess takes it very seriously, no doubt about it, and feels that it’s like a big calling. She also grew up, just like I did, to succeed at some point. A lot of people might know that feeling too, whether it’s a family business or a family farm, you feel the traditions, history and carry the responsibility to pass something on. That’s human, most people want to pass things on and leave something of a legacy, for the next generation to build upon or to be remembered by. That goes for us too, we are very proud and committed to pass on the legacy.

- But it is not just the legacy, it is Sweden's history that we carry on. One should perhaps not think too deeply about it.... but that’s basically what it is and it goes a long way back and hopefully we can pass that culture on to the coming generations and for the future. And that we’re not neglecting anything, and that we, together can build a prosperous society, and maybe, I sometimes say, maybe it’s a bit vulgar, we can function as a catalyst in society, from a non-political position.

Road trips
A great feeling of freedom in their normally disturbed everyday life.

- We have been driving every year for the past 10-15 years. I think it's very fun to drive a car, that's the best I know. For me, it is a freedom, I'm in control of where I want to go, says the king in the interview.

- The first years we went from point a to point b, from Stockholm to Sainte-Maxime, where we have inherited the house from Prince Bertil. But over the years we have started to take bigger and bigger detours and we are taking longer and longer time, and staying over in different places in Europe.


- We are looking for different beautiful castles, views, vineyards or whatever you can find now. And sometimes we end up in places where we do not really know where we are.

- The actual travel has actually become the big part. Lying on a beach and sunbathing, you can not do that at our age, I just burn myself and as we have also learned, it is not very healthy, says the king.

About Stockholm Slott, and the room where they conducted the podcast
The weekends he and Queen Silvia spend on the estate Stenhammar. But the royal couple have a somewhat secret floor at Stockholm Castle. Although it is not often that he spends the night there:

- No, it was a long time ago actually.

- I moved there in 1972, that floor faces the Opera and there our first two children were born, Madeleine was born on Drottningholm.

- I grew up here at the Royal Palace, since I was four or five years old. Then I lived here in the south wing with my mother and my four sisters in a ... Yes, an insanely boring apartment, to be honest.
It really only consisted of a single long corridor, it was like a hotel, with doors on each side, and there we had our rooms. My mother lived in the room with two small windows facing the National Museum.

The actual podcast recording takes place in the royal couple's private dining room at Stockholm Castle.
- It is a room that is very dear to me, nowadays the walls are covered with red fabric, but when I was a child it was plank walls here quite simply. Raw unplaned plank.

- It had been Gustaf V's writing room, then there was a cast iron spiral staircase in that corner and a rather ugly brown-green tile stove behind me here. But for some reason I do not know, they did a makeover.

- But in my childhood, I had my electric train here and also my ping pong table, so this was my hobby room and many of my friends thought it was very exciting to come here and play with that train, the king says to Kristoffer Triumf.

- But now it is our dining room with red walls and nice furniture so it is completely different.

- Over the years, each generation has moved into a different part of the castle. So it has been a constant movement. You wonder what will happen next …

About Prince Philip
In the podcast, he talks about the grief of not being able to attend British Prince Philips' funeral earlier in April. Instead, he watched it via CNN.

- It was a very emotional and nice funeral. Different, of course. Of course, I had wanted to visit and attend the funeral, we had already started to get in touch a year ago, and tried to get an opportunity for a visit. Age takes its toll. I was afraid this would happen. But Prince Philip got to be almost 100 years old, that’s fantastic, he says.

The king met Philip for the first time in his teens and has met him many times since. One occasion he especially remembers was when they were out sailing together.
 
- Prince Charles and Princess Anne were also present and we went sailing on their sailing boat, it was called Bloodhound, I very well recall. Today it’s harboured together with Britannia, up in Edinburgh.

- We were sailing in Scotland, and we went up Caledonia canal up to Loch Ness - the fantastic sea, with the monster - Nessie. It was a fantastic experience for me to be there together with the family and sail for a week or so, and then I got to spend another week with them at Balmoral Castle. That one thing I’ll never forget.

- What kind of person was he?
- He was a wonderful person, warm and cordial. Always had a word for everyone. Very humorous and always had a certain twist in what he said, describes the king.

-I can’t help but to think of something that I have probably told a thousand times before, but I think he would laugh if he knew what I’m about to tell you.  I recall, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and I, we were all teenagers, and we stood by the railing of the sailing boat, each holding a fender as the boat was in a lock to get upstream, and we were 3-4 meters down. At the same time, rumor had spread that Prince Philip and royals were there, in the canal.

- Then, of course, tourists came and stood at the edge and looked down at us and we were stuck there on deck and couldn’t move. Then Prince Philip turned to me and said "Now I know how it feels to be a butterfly in a museum". It was spot on if you think of it. I have carried that story with me as a fond, fond memory, says the king and points out that Prince Philip would certainly have laughed re-living the story.

- I can imaging, being in a lock can be stressful enough, cant it?
- Yes well it was all very exciting for me, I had been to sailing school and such things before, but this was the first time on a real ship, sailing over the course of a few days or weeks. And then just to get to cruise through these canals and doing these detours, the landscape with rhododendron bushes, trees, rolling fields on both sides... It was very original, to me, back then. I will never forget that experience.

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« Reply #114 on: April 26, 2021, 07:01:18 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 

Anne would have beat the crap out of CG and I think we would have all enjoyed that.

20 years ago, I remember there were also rumors about hooking up Madeleine and William, not a good match personality-wise I guess, but it would have been fun for the rest of us  Grin
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« Reply #115 on: April 26, 2021, 07:01:54 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 

Anne would have beat the crap out of CG and I think we would have all enjoyed that.

Mopped the floor with him indeed!

Anne was probably a cypher to Mountbatten, with a will as strong as his own.  She went her own way and good on her.
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« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2021, 10:50:49 PM »

- Crown Princess Victoria? Yes, but when are you every really ready for a job? Every new task requires new perspectives, so to speak, even if one has prepared. I had perhaps less time to prepare, I wished I had had longer, I feel a lot would have been completely different. I guess that’s the same for everyone.

- But the Crown Princess takes it very seriously, no doubt about it, and feels that it’s like a big calling. She also grew up, just like I did, to succeed at some point. A lot of people might know that feeling too, whether it’s a family business or a family farm, you feel the traditions, history and carry the responsibility to pass something on. That’s human, most people want to pass things on and leave something of a legacy, for the next generation to build upon or to be remembered by. That goes for us too, we are very proud and committed to pass on the legacy.

That's so hard, because in any job where you succeed as manager/CEO, there's going to be some nerves. With royalty, you're only succeeding because your parent is dead. That must be so very hard.
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« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2021, 10:55:41 PM »

apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

That would have been so cool! I miss the days of royal families marrying into each other, instead of all marrying commoners 
So keep your fingers crossed for a marriage between Leonor of Spain and Gabriel of Belgium.  Icecream

Oooh, or maybe Felix of Denmark.    Lolipop   
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« Reply #118 on: April 26, 2021, 11:12:42 PM »

In the clip posted on the royal instagram account, the clip is about CG discussing his favourite type of forest, which CG says is not an easy question to answer. But he talks about what first comes to mind when he thinks of forests, high trees, sands, when it is dry (weather wise) and warm. I never noticed how much of a relaxing voice CG has...as I listened to that one minute clip I was visioning a paradise in a forest somewhere!

I like his nod to Philip. I like to think of royals visiting one another privately. Of course, at the time CG was 16 the Queen of Sweden was Louise nee Mountbatten, sister to Louis, so I can imagine there was a sense of closeness between CG and Philip. It seems Louise attended many BRF occasions like weddings on behalf of the King and Sweden. She also was prone to going off on spontaneous walks, so always carried a card with her that read something along the lines of "I am the Queen of Sweden". I was reading Lord Mountbatten's biography and it was stated that apparently Louis tried to engineer a marriage between CG and Princess Anne, which would of course bind the UK and Swedish monarchies. Safe to say that Anne would be a very different consort to Silvia!

I absolutely love the idea of carrying a card saying "I am the Queen of Sweden!"     Are there any stories of what happened if she had to give it to someone she met on one of her rambles?  I think your average person might be more inclined to think the card-bearer was crazy than to believe that she was truly royalty!   
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« Reply #119 on: April 27, 2021, 03:20:44 AM »

isn't Madeline amazing! The wife of one rich man and daughter of another is such an inspiration to feminists everywhere 😋
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