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Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to a daughter

Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to a daughter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter in New York, the Royal Court in Stockholm, Sweden, announced Friday.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden hosts pre-wedding dinner in Stockholm

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden hosts pre-wedding dinner in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 7 (UPI) -- Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her fiance made a brief appearance on a Stockholm hotel balcony Friday, the day before their wedding.

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Sweden's Princess Lilian, a former model, dead at 97

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 11 (UPI) -- Princess Lilian of Sweden, a Welsh miner's daughter who was born and raised in Wales, died at her Stockholm home, Villa Solbacken, officials said. She was 97.

Youths convicted in elite school hazing

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Five young men were convicted in a Swedish court Friday of hazing a student at an elite boarding school, officials said.
Swedes want royalty, but not current one

Swedes want royalty, but not current one

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Most Swedes say they are satisfied with the country's monarchy, but want ruling King Carl XVI Gustaf to step down in favor of his daughter, a poll indicates.
Leaders speak out on Christmas

Leaders speak out on Christmas

Spanish King Juan Carlos addressed the country's recession during his annual Christmas speech, saying austerity measures should not compromise social rights.
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'Hobbit' tops North American box office for second week ... Swedish princess to wed June 8 ... Gymnast Louis Smith wins 'Strictly Come Dancing' ... 'How I Met Your Mother' set to return for Season 9 ... News from United Press International.

Swedish princess to wed June 8

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Sweden's royal family said a June 8 date had been set for the wedding of Princess Madeleine to American banker Chris O'Neill.

Swedish king clarifies view on Larsson

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 7 (UPI) -- The king of Sweden denied he thought the late Stieg Larsson's best-selling crime novels set in Scandinavia were dreadful.

Rep: Swedish royals don't Tweet

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 7 (UPI) -- The Swedish Royal Court says a recent spate of Twitter postings about the royal family are fake.
Swedish Queen not planning to retire at 65

Swedish Queen not planning to retire at 65

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Sweden's Queen Silvia says she isn't planning a big official bash to mark her 65th birthday Tuesday, nor is she planning to retire any time soon.

Princess Madeleine's 25th b-day bash

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 11 (UPI) -- A party was held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, to celebrate Princess Madeleine's 25th birthday. Princess Madeleine is the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia's three children, The Local reported Monday.

Led Zeppelin, Valery Gergiev honored

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 23 (UPI) -- British rock icons Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev have been presented Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

Swedish king unloads 'un-green' stock

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has sold his stock in a company that has been blamed for logging in the Amazon rain forest.

Nobel winners pick up their prizes

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- This year's Nobel Prize ceremony in front of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and an audience of 1,600 was most notable for the man who wasn't there.

Swedish king reveals all in new biography

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf says in a new book he was too young when he ascended to the throne 32 years ago at age 27.

Gergiev, Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- British rock icons Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev have won Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

Monaco, the world, buries Prince Rainier

MONACO, Monaco, April 15 (UPI) -- Europe's royalty and dignitaries from around the world came to Monaco Friday for Prince Rainier's funeral in a Roman Catholic cathedral.

Store opening beats Charles' wedding

LONDON, April 5 (UPI) -- Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will skip the Saturday wedding of British Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles so she can open an Ikea store in Japan.

First Swedish tsunami victims arrive home

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The first six coffins carrying the remains of Swedish tourists killed by the tsunami in Thailand arrived in Stockholm Wednesday to a grieving nation.

B.B. King to get $130,000 music prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 21 (UPI) -- B.B. King, the popular American blues musician, has won one of the $130,000 Polar Music Prizes of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

A king to honor a King

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born classical composer Gyorgy Ligeti have been named the 2004 winners of the Polar Music Prize.

Polar Music prize to be announced

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Polar Music Prize for 2004 will be announced Wednesday at The Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Gerry Wiggins was born this day in 1922 in New York. After working in the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong, he shifted more and more into accompanying singers including Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and Helen Humes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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