Friday 29 September 2023

Denmark Opening of Folketing (Parliament) - Main Page

Photo: Christoffer Regild, Folketing

The opening of the Folketing (Parliament) marks the beginning of the new parliamentary year and always takes place on the first Tuesday in October in the Folketingsalen at Christiansborg Palace. 

This is not technically a “State Opening” as the Head of State does not given a speech or open Parliament. Instead the monarch is there simply to observe and is accompanied by other working royals. 

Typical Schedule

  • 10 AM 
    • Service for Members of Parliament at Christiansborg Palace Chapel.
  • 11:45 AM 
    • King Frederik and other members of the royal family will arrive at Christiansborg and be received by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament
  • Noon 
    • Opening of Parliament begins and is chaired by the longest-serving Member
    • Prime Minister Gives Opening Speech per Section 38 (1) of the Danish Constitutional Act.

Live Stream 

Dress Code

  • Women - Coat Dress with Hat
  • Men - Suit and tie

Attending


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Wednesday 27 September 2023

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway - Hospilizations & Serious Health Issues

Liv Anette Luane / The Royal Court.

I think anytime a royal is in the hospital or having a major health event, there is public concern. I have compiled this information for the purpose of allowing the public to better understand the royal's health history.

All information I share is publicly available information that has been released by the palace. Out of respect for the royals, I don't include any rumors or anything not confirmed by the palace or royals. 

Ongoing 

  • Crown Princess Mette-Marit was diagnosed with the Chronic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2018. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a lung disease that makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly.
  • Investigation and treatment are taking place at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet in cooperation with medical professionals abroad.
  • As a result she does not do a full schedule of engagements and says "she gets exhausted faster than before & has to take better care of herself."

2023

December 
  • Diagnosed with Coronavirus
    • Wednesday 20th - announcement from palace
    • Update:
      • Attended Christmas Eve service on Dec 24th. 

September - October

  • "Two Week+ Sick Leave" canceling a number of engagements including King Carl Gustaf of Sweden's Golden Jubilee celebrations
    • Sick Leave: Sept 13th - October 13th
    • Sept 27th (2 Week Update): Will not be returning to official engagements this week. Or next week due to Autumn School Holiday. 
    • Sept 29th: Announced to attend performance by Norwegian National Ballet and His Majesty The King's Guard on Oct 13th. 
    • Oct 2nd: Removed Oct 13th engagement from schedule. Also was not announced to attend her godson’s Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday celebrations.  
    • October 12th: Added Oct 13th Engagement back on Schedule. and announced she would be attend Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday celebrations. 
2022
August 
  • Diagnosed with Coronavirus
    • Mild symptoms
2010s

2018 
October
  • Minor surgery in connection with an ”ongoing health issue.”
    • March 18th 
    • Hospital?
  • Sick Leave until after Easter
2017
November 
  • Canceled a few days of engaements and confirmed diagnois of  "crystal sickness," which is a common name for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
2016 
December
  • Cancelled visit to New York, USA due to pneumonia.
2015
August
  • Got in minor car crash, Canceled official engagements for a few days due to previous neck injury

2013 
November 
  • Surgical procedure on her neck. The operation involves the removal of neck prolapse and relief of nerve structures.
    • At Rikshospitalet in Oslo
October
  • Sick leave canceled visit to Finland with Crown Prince Haakon

2010
March 
  • Announcement that Mette-Marit is recovering from cervical disc prolapse, but will continue to have reduced official engagements for the next  6 weeks. 
    • She will continue with official visit to Malaysia with Crown Prince Haakon, but will have reduced official engagements. 
February 
  • 3 Week sick leave due to wear and tear on the vertebrae in her neck.
2000s
2008
January 
  • Had Norovirus and canceled attendance at Nobel Prize
October
  • Fell and hit her head during a visit to Ukraine as a special emissary for UNAIDS. Suffered minor concussion, and canceled rest of visit. 
2005
August - September 
  • Canceled several engagements due to low blood pressure during pregnancy
December
  • Gave Birth to Prince Sverre Magnus at Rikshospitalet in Oslo
2004
January
  • Gave Birth to Princess Ingrid Alexandra at Rikshospitalet in Oslo
December
  • Had Norovirus and canceled attendance at Nobel Prize
2003
October
  • Had Influenza and canceled engagements including official dinner

2002
February 
  • Has flu had expanded into pneumonia
    • Admitted to Rikshospitalet in Oslo
    • Trip to Mozambique postponed
March
  • Broke Ankle during Ski Holiday
May
  • Severe 1st and 2nd degree Sunburn during

1990s
1997
January
  • Gave Birth to Marius Borg Høiby

Tuesday 26 September 2023

South Korea State Visit to the UK (2023)

President Yoon Suk Yeol and first Lady Kim Keon Hee depart to Madrid, Spain for Nato Summit at Seoul Air Base (2)
President Yoon Suk Yeol & First Lady Kim Keon Hee
Korean Culture and Information Service, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee will make a State Visit to the United Kingdom in November. (South Korea is officially called The Republic of Korea)

King Charles and Queen Camilla will host the State Visit at Buckingham Palace.

Monday, Nov 20th

  • President Yoon Suk Yeol & Mrs Kim Keon Hee arrive privately at Stansted Airport.
    • Greeted on behalf of The King by The Viscount Hood, Lord-in-Waiting.
  • Spend night in a London Hotel
Tuesday, Nov 21st
  • Greeted at London hotel by Royal Couple, who will travel with them to Horse Guard Parade
    • Attending: 
      • Prince William and Princess Kate
  • Official Welcome at Horse Guard Parade 
    • Inspect Troops
    • Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace
    • Attending:
      • King Charles & Queen Camilla
      • Prince William and Princess Kate
  • Official Lunch at Buckingham Palace 
    • Exchange Official Gifts
    • View Royal Collection Display
    • Attending:
      • King Charles & Queen Camilla
      • Prince William and Princess Kate
      • Duchess Sophie
      • Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
  • Visit Korean War Memorial
    • Attend wreath laying ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
    • Attending: 
      • Duke of Gloucester
  • Visit Westminster Abbey
    • Lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior 
    • Meet pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea who saw active service during the Korean War.
  • Visit Parliament
    • Give Speech
  • State Banquet at Buckingham Palace 
    • Speech by President
    • Speech by King Charles
    • Honors Exchanged before Banquet
    • Attending
      • King Charles & Queen Camilla
      • Prince William & Princess Kate
      • Duchess Sophie
      • Princess Anne & Sir Tim
      • Duke of & Duchess of Gloucester
      • Chart of Past Attendance
  • Spend the night at Buckingham Palace 

Wednesday 22nd

  • Meeting with BlackPink and Investing them with Order of British Empire. 
    • Attending
      • King Charles 
  • Attend Shaping the Future: UK-Korea Business Forum at Mansion House. 
  • Attend a roundtable discussion at The Royal Society on how we can collectively strengthen the role of basic science to advance humanity
    • Attending: 
      • Duchess Sophie
  • Meeting with Prime Minister at Downing Street 
    • Hold bilateral meetings
    • Signing the Downing Street Accord: a United Kingdom-Republic of Korea Global Strategic Partnership.
  • Receive a call by the Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer MP.
  • Banquet at Guildhall hosted by Lord Mayor of London
    • Attending: 
      • The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
  • Spend the night at Buckingham Palace 

Thursday 23rd

  • Visit the Churchill War Rooms.
  • Official Goodbye at Buckingham Palace
    • Attending: 
      • King Charles & Queen Camilla
  • President departs. He is seen off at the airport by Lord Chamberlain

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Typical Schedule for UK State Visit hosted at Buckingham Palace

The following is a typical schedule for a 3-day State Visit hosted at Buckingham Palace. The Schedule for each State Visit will vary depending on the length of visit, logistics, and other considerations. And a number of events on Day 1 & Day 2 are interchangeable. 

Day 0

  • President & First Lady arrive in the UK. They are met at Airport by Lord-in-Waiting.
  • The couple stay at London Hotel.

Day 1 - Nov 22nd
  • Greeted at London hotel by member of the Royal, who will travel with them to Horse Guard Parade
  • Official Welcome at Horse Guard Parade 
    • Inspect Troops
    • Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace
    • Attending:
      • King Charles & Queen Camilla
      • Plus Royals from Official Welcome
  • Lunch with King Charles & Royal Family at Buckingham Palace 
    • Exchange Official Gifts
    • View Royal Collection Display
    • Attending:
      • Handful of Royals
  • Visit Parliament
    • Give Speech
  • Meeting with Government Officials
  • State Banquet at Buckingham Palace 
  • Spend the night at Buckingham Palace 

Day 2
  • Attend events in London
    • With Royal
  • Meeting with Prime Minister at Downing Street 
  • Visit Westminster Abbey
    • Lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior 
  • Banquet hosted by Lord Mayor of London
    • With Royal Couple
  • Spend the night at Buckingham Palace

Day 3
  • Say Goodbye to the King & Queen at Buckingham Palace
  • Visit city in UK for a day of engagements
  • Official End of Tour
  • President departs. He is seen off at the airport by Lord Chamberlain or Lord in Waiting.

Sunday 24 September 2023

Earthshot Prize Awards - 2023 Finalists & Winners

The Finalists were announced on September 19th. The Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on November 7th. 

The Earthshot Prize to Protect and Restore Nature

  • Winner
    • Accion Andina - Peru
      • A grassroots project working across South America to protect native forest ecosystems across the Andes.
  • Finalist
    • Freetown the Tree Town - Sierra Leone
      • An initiative from the Freetown City Council for tree preservation in the Sierra Leone capital.
    • Belterra - Brazil
      • A start-up that partners with small and medium-sized farmers to transform forests and degraded land through regenerative agricultural practices.
The Earthshot Prize to Clean Our Air
  • Winner
    • GRST - Hong Kong
      • A start-up that has developed a new process for making and recycling lithium-ion batteries, paving the way “to make the electric cars of the future even cleaner.”
  • Finalist
    • Polish Smog Alert - Poland
      • A campaigning group working to encourage policy change and improve the air quality across Poland.
    • Enso - United Kingdom
      • A company that has designed a more sustainable tire for electric vehicles in the hopes of reducing tire pollution and reducing air pollution.
The Earthshot Prize to Revive Our Oceans
  • Winner
    • WildAid Marine Program - Global with US-based headquarters
      • A non-profit combining “partnership building and knowledge sharing” to support the planet’s ocean conservation needs.
  • Finalist
    • Abalobi - South Africa
      • A social enterprise organization taking a data-driven approach to supporting small fishing communities by helping them become more resilient and sustainable.
    • Coastal 500 - Global with US-based headquarters
      • An international network of mayors and other local leaders committed to restoring ocean habitats and pushing for coastal protections around the world.
The Earthshot Prize to Build A Waste -Free World
  • Winner
    • S4S Technologies - India
      • An agritech start-up using its solar-powered dehydration equipment to cut food waste and help farmers process excess crops into products with a longer shelf life.
  • Finalist
    • Circ Inc. - US
      • A company that has developed a way of recycling polycotton back to its raw materials so that it can be reused and reduce textile waste.
    • Colorifix - UK
      • This company seeks to reduce the fashion industry’s use of water and chemicals by finding colors created by an organism in nature and using online DNA sequencing to create sustainable pigments and dyes.
The Earthshot Prize to Fix Our Climate
  • Winner
    • Boomitra - Global with US-based headquarters
      • The company is “removing emissions and boosting farmer profits by incentivizing land restoration” through the creation of its soil carbon marketplace.
  • Finalist
    • Sea Forest - Australia
      • A Tasmanian biotech company that has created a seaweed-based livestock feed that reduces the production of planet-warming methane pollution from cattle and sheep while supporting “sustainable farming and healthy marine ecosystems.”
    • Aquacycl - US
      • The team at Aquacycl use microbial technology to make treating industrial wastewater more cost-effective and accessible, more efficient and less polluting.

Friday 22 September 2023

List of Earthshot Prize Council Members (Current & Past)

The Earthshot Prize Council is a global team of high-profile leaders from a broad range of sectors. The Council is in charge of picking the 5 winners each year from the 15 finalists shortlisted by a team of experts. The judging sessions are led by Christiana Figueres, Chair of The Earthshot Prize.

No set term length has been announced for members of the Earthshot Prize Council. I expect they sign up to serve for a set number of prize cycles, and then possibly renewed. The Council has varied between 15-11 members. 

The Council was launched in October 2020 with 13 Founding Members. 

Name PositionAwards Years Served*Notes
Current Council Members
Prince William of UKCouncil Member/ Founder2021-PresentFounding Member
Queen Rania of JordanCouncil Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Cate BlanchettCouncil Member2021-PresentFounding Member
David
Attenborough
Council Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Hindou Oumarou IbrahimCouncil Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Indra NooyiCouncil Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Naoko YamazakiCouncil Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Dr. Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala
Council Member2021-PresentFounding Member
Ernest GibsonCouncil Member2021-PresentJoined May 2021
Luisa Neubauer 
Council Member2021-PresentJoined May 2021
Stella McCartneyCouncil Member2023-PresentJoined Sept 2023
Former Council Members
Christiana
Figueres
Council Member2021-2022Founding Member
Chair of Board of Directors2022-PresentBecame the org's first chair
after Earthshot became
an independent charity in 2022.
Dani Alves
De Silvia
Council Member2021-2022Founding Member
ShakiraCouncil Member2021-2022Founding Member
Jack MaCouncil Member2021-2023Founding Member, the Jack Ma foundation remains an Alliance Partner
Yao MingCouncil Member2021-2023Founding Member

*Counted as those listed on the Earthshot Prize Website the month before that year's awards Ceremony.

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Norway State Opening of Parliament

Høytidelig åpning av det 167. storting 3. oktober 2022

The State Opening of Parliament takes place each year on the first "Working Day" of October. (The Opening used to take place in the Spring, before the 1990 Constitution change/) The State Opening is laid out in the Norway Constitution (Article 74):

As soon as the Storting [Parliament] is constituted, the King, or whoever he appoints for the purpose, shall open its proceedings with a Speech, in which he shall inform it of the state of the Realm and of the issues to which he particularly desires to call the attention of the Storting. No deliberations may take place in the presence of the King.

The Monarch's Speech from the Throne is written by the Norwegian Government and presents the main Government’s policies for the coming year. 

Speeches

Dress code

Royal Men - Military Uniform with Honors

Royal Women - Day Dress and Hat

Attendance

The State Opening of Parliament is attended by the Monarch, Consort and Heir. The Heir's spouse does not attend. 

  • King Harald
  • Queen Sonja
  • Crown Prince Haakon 

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Countries Competing in Invictus Games (2014-Present)

The Invictus Games was started by the UK Ministry of Defense. And the countries invited to the first games in 2014 were those who had participated with the UK in recent military action. 
                                                                        
Country202320252027 20292031?
AustraliaX----
BelgiumX----
CanadaXHOST---
ColombiaX----
DenmarkX----
EstoniaX----
FranceX----
GeorgiaX----
GermanyHOST----
IsraelX----
ItalyX----
JordanX----
NetherlandsX----
New ZealandX----
NigeriaX----
PolandX----
RomaniaX----
South KoreaX----
UkraineX----
United KingdomX----
United StatesX----
Afghanistan
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Iraq
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"Unconquered"
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Team21"20"---
                                   
Country2014
London
2016
Orlando
2017
Toronto
2018
Sydney
2020/22
Hauge
AfghanistanXCovid
AustraliaXHOSTX
Belgium
X
CanadaXHOSTX
DenmarkX
EstoniaX
FranceX
GeorgiaX
GermanyX
IraqInvitedX
ItalyX
Jordan
XCovid
NetherlandsXHOST
New ZealandXCovid
Poland


X
Romania

X
South Korea
X
Ukraine

X
United KingdomHOSTX
United StatesXHOSTX
"Unconquered"


X
Total1315171817

Notes: 
2020 - A number of countries could not atttend due to Covid Measures.
Unconquered” -  is used for team events where the members are made up of people from multiple countries. 

Tuesday 12 September 2023

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden - Speech at State Opening of Parliament (2023) (English Translation)

[Notes added by Gert's Royals are in italics]

Mr Speaker,

Honorable Members,

You are now starting a new parliamentary year. You are facing many important decisions. The citizens expect you to take your assignment seriously and always act in the interests of the entire Swedish people.

These are troubled times we live in.

Russia's brutal war of aggression against Ukraine affects our entire part of the world and the EU has imposed sanctions on Russia. And we as a country support Ukraine and their right to freedom and self-determination.

Sweden is on the threshold of becoming a member of NATO. This marks the beginning of a new era in Swedish security policy.

[NATO - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance between member states. They are expected become a member later this year as only 2 more countries (Turkey and Hungary) need to vote to ratify the protocol.]

Our era also includes other major concerns:

The high inflation leads to a more difficult economic situation.

We see violence as a result of various gang conflicts. It takes place in various places around Sweden. It also affects siblings, parents and neighbours. But also schools, workplaces and companies. It is a question for our whole country.

The threat level has been raised due to the risk of terrorist acts. It requires vigilance and cooperation.

At the same time, the climate continues to be a matter of fate, for Sweden and the world.

All this places high demands on you to make well-balanced decisions for the good of the citizens.

There are many problems to solve. But with the benefit of my age, I also want to say this: We have been through difficulties before - together! If we learn from history, we have a good chance of doing the right thing moving forward.


Honorable Members,

This year we celebrate that it is 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in Strängnäs. It was the beginning of our time as an independent nation.

[Gustav Vasa (AKA King Gustaf I) was the first King of the independent Sweden after the Kalmar Union. The Kalmar Union was a personal union of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark under one King. Sweden fought a war for independence and after elected Gustav as King.]

And today, exactly 50 years ago, my family and I kept vigil at the deathbed of my grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. A few days later he died and I became the king of the country.

At that moment, I knew nothing about how this half century would turn out, and what I would experience as head of state. But today I can say what I felt and what I still see: that Sweden is a rich and strong country.

Our country has great natural resources, ability to transform ideas into successful businesses.

We are a nation with a lot of knowledge, talents, research and innovations.

Sweden is also a free and open country, with a strong democracy, strong values and trust in each other and our institutions.

It is something to be proud of, and which we have a shared responsibility to nurture.


Elected representatives of the people of Sweden!

I wish you strength, courage and wisdom for the coming parliamentary year.

I hereby declare the 2023/24 National Assembly open.


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Sunday 10 September 2023

Netherlands State Opening of Parliament/Prinsjesdag - Main Page

Open Monumenten Dag 2010 (4983870910)
-JvL- from Netherlands, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Each year on the 3rd Thursday in September, Netherlands holds its State Opening of Parliament. This marks the beginning of the Parliamentary Year. 

The King delivers the Speech from the Throne at Parliament. In this speech, the government outlines its plans for the coming year and reflects on the current situation in the Netherlands.

The event is called Prinsjesdag or Prince’s Day. The names comes from the original celebration, to celebrate the birthday of Prince William V, who was Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.

The event is normally held at Ridderzaal. But has been held elsewhere since 2020 due to the Coronvirus Pandemic and renovations to the Ridderzaal.

Typical Schedule

  • Royals depart Palace (1 PM)
  • Speech at Parliament (1:15 PM)
  • Balcony Appearance at Noordeinde Palace (2 PM)

Attendance

Speeches from the Throne

Dress Code

Royal Men - Morning Coat, Honors (Rosette)
Royal Women - Dress, Hat, Honors (Sash)

Royal Attendance at Netherlands State Opening of Parliament/Prinsjesdag (1998-Present)

Koninklijke Familie op Prinsjesdag 2011
Ministerie van Defensie, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

You can find information about the State Opening of Parliament/Prinsjesdag here. This page just covers attendance at the annual event. 

King Willem-Alexander's Reign  

Which carriage a person traveled in is denoted by the following letters or the name of the carriage. 

GC - Glass Carriage

C -  Gala Glass Carriage

X -  Traveled by Car                                                   

Royals 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
King Willem-Alexander GC X GC -
Queen Maxima GC X GC -
Princess Catharina-Amalia


GC -
Princess Alexia



C -
Prince Constantijn C X C -
Princess Laurentien C X C -
Notes: 
2020-2021 - Held at Grote Kerk with no carriage procession due to covid restrictions and social distancing requirements. 
2022-Present: Held at the Royal Theatre in The Hague due to renovations to the Ridderzaal building. 
2022 -  Princess Catharina-Amalia attended for the first time, as she is now 18 years old.
2023 -  Princess Alexia attended for the first time, as she is now 18 years old.
                                     
Royals 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
King Willem-Alexander Golden Carriage Glass Carriage
Queen Maxima Golden Carriage Glass Carriage
Prince Constantijn Gala Glass Carriage
Princess Laurentien Gala Glass Carriage
Notes: 
2013 - First year of King Willem-Alexander's Reign           

Queen Beatrix's Reign      
                                                       
Royal 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Queen Beatrix Golden Carriage
Prince Willem-Alexander Golden Carriage
Princess Maxima Golden Carriage
Prince Constantijn Gala Glass Carriage
Princess Laurentien Gala Glass Carriage
Princess Margriet  Gala Glass Carriage
Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven Gala Glass Carriage
Note:

We didn't track down the Carriage breakdown for before 2007. 

Royal 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Queen Beatrix X
Prince Willem-Alexander X
Princess Maxima X
Prince Constantijn X
Princess Laurentien X
Princess Margriet  X
Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven X
Note: 
2003 - This was the last year Prince Friso attended, as it was his last year as a member of the "Royal House". Prince Friso and his future wife Mabel did not seek permission to marry and as a result he was removed from the line of succession.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Royals 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Queen Beatrix X
Prince Claus X ? ?
Prince Willem-Alexander X
Princess Maxima Pre-Wedding X
Prince Constantijn ? X ? X ?
Princess Laurentien Pre-Wedding X
Princess Margriet  ? X ? X X
Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven ? X ? ? X
Prince Friso ? X ? X X
Note: 


Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands - Speech from the Throne

Prinsjesdag Koningin Beatrix leest Troonrede (rechts Prins Claus ), Bestanddeelnr 253-8791
Rob Croes for Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

                                                                       

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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands - Speech from the Throne (2013-Present)

Koning spreekt-troonrede uit
Martijn Beekman / Ministerie van Financien, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Speech from the Throne is given in Dutch. The Palace usually releases an official translation in English, French and German. 

YearDutchEnglish
French GermanNotes
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King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden - Speech at State Opening of Parliament (1973-Present)

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Swedish Parliament
                                                                       
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