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.

Swedish king, queen to attend Norway constitution anniversary

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The king and queen of Sweden have decided to attend an event to mark the 200th anniversary of Norway's constitution after originally declining, officials said.

Sweden's Princess Madeleine gets married

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 8 (UPI) -- Swedish Princess Madeleine was married to American Chris O'Neill Saturday in a ceremony sealed with a public kiss by the newlyweds at the palace in Stockholm.
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.

Swedish Princess Madeleine, American fiance attend pre-nuptial service

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 (UPI) -- The Swedish royal family attended church Sunday in Stockholm's Royal Chapel for a traditional public announcement of Princess Madeleine's upcoming wedding.

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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.
Queen Silvia: Father not a Nazi

Queen Silvia: Father not a Nazi

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16 (UPI) -- Sweden's Queen Silvia says she will cooperate in an investigation to see if her father was involved with the Nazis some 70 years ago.
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.
Peace prize winner urges Mideast talks

Peace prize winner urges Mideast talks

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland, says U.S. President-elect Barack Obama should concentrate on the Middle East.

Fish may stave off eczema in children

GOTEBURG, Sweden, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An infant diet that includes fish before the age of 9 months curbs the risk of developing eczema, Swedish researchers suggest.

What does company need on its 70th b-day?

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Folks may want to check their mail to see if they're among the international luminaries invited to the 70th birthday bash for Minnesota's Carlson Cos.

Swedish heir to get diplomat training

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 7 (UPI) -- Crown Princess Victoria, the heir to the throne of Sweden, plans to spend 10 months in a diplomat training program.

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.

Socialite entertains jet set, royals

MARBELLA, Spain, July 5 (UPI) -- German socialite Gunilla von Bismarck hosted a memorable fancy-dress housewarming for her new mansion in Marbella, Spain.
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Queen Silvia
U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush greet Sweden's King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia at the South Portico of the White House in Washington on October 23, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)...

Queen Silvia of Sweden (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath; born 23 December 1943, Heidelberg, Germany) is the queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden's monarch, and the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. She is styled Her Majesty The Queen and in Swedish is often referred to as Drottning Silvia (Queen Silvia).

Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath, the Queen is the daughter of the German Walther Sommerlath, who as a businessman became the president of the Brazilian subsidiary of the Swedish steel-parts manufacturer Böhler-Uddeholm. Her mother was Alice Soares de Toledo, a Brazilian of Portuguese and remote Amerindian descent and a member of one of the families called "Os Quatrocentões", a reference to the early colonials who have been in South America for over 400 years. Queen Silvia has four brothers, Ralf, Walther Ludwig and Jörg. Her maternal grandparents were Artur Floriano de Toledo (1873-1935), a direct descendant of King Afonso III of Portugal and his concubine Maria Peres de Enxara, and Elisa Novais Soares (1881-1928). Silvia was born in Heidelberg, Germany during World War II. After the war the family moved to Brazil and Silvia was raised in São Paulo between 1947 and 1957, after which her family returned to Germany. She has three nationalities: (Brazilian, German and Swedish).

Before her marriage to the King of Sweden, Silvia Sommerlath worked at the Argentine Consulate in Munich, was an educational host during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and served as the Deputy Head of Protocol for the Winter Games in Innsbruck in Austria. She also was briefly a flight attendant.

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