Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sweden's royals at the opening of parliament

Sweden's Royal Family at the opening of the country's parliament on September 13th 2016
(photo kungahuset)

There were horses, there were carriages and there was a lot of black and white. The Royal Family of Sweden traditionally opens parliament in monochrome and as they stepped out as one just days after the christening of Prince Alexander, that habit was holding fast. The official opening of parliament in Sweden went perfectly to plan.

There's no more regal way to arrive in style than by horse and carriage and that's just how the Swedish Royal Family made their way to the Riksdag today.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led the way with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine also in attendance.
As is traditional, the royal party was in black and white, Silvia, Sofia and Madeleine chose mostly black ensembles while Victoria added a white jacket to her black skirt.

The royals heard King Carl XVI Gustaf give a speech focused on the future, telling his audience that it was vital Sweden looked towards co-operation with other nations.

There was also a church service and in the evening, the King and Queen of Sweden along with Prince Carl Philip, Prince Daniel and Princess Madeleine attended a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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