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Encyclopedia > Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess of Sweden,
Duchess of Västergötland
Full name Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée *
Born July 14, 1977 (1977-07-14) (age 30)
Flag of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Royal House Bernadotte
Dynasty Bernadotte
Father Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Mother Silvia Renate Sommerlath Soares de Toledo
Swedish Royal Family

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (Swedish: Kronprinsessan Victoria, Sveriges kronprinsessa, hertiginna av Västergötland, Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977) is the heiress apparent to the Swedish throne. She is currently the world's only female heir apparent to a royal throne. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) is the current Swedish monarch and head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. ... Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath) (born 23 December 1943) is the Queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Swedens monarch, and the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. ... The Swedish Royal Family consists of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, closely related to the King of Sweden, who are entitled to royal titles, and some of which are performing various official engagements on behalf of the Royal Family and ceremonial duties of State. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 630 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1250 × 1189 pixel, file size: 285 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Swedish Greater Coat of Arms. ... Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) is the current Swedish monarch and head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. ... Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath) (born 23 December 1943) is the Queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Swedens monarch, and the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. ... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine; born 10 June 1982) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... H.R.H. Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Birgitta Ingeborg Alice) (January 19, 1937-) was born at Haga Palace in Sweden. ... Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland (30 August 1915-) was born Lillian May Davies in Swansea, Wales. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ...

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Family background

She is the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and belongs to the Royal House of Bernadotte. She is the only female heir-apparent in the world currently (though there are several females who are heiresses-apparent of an heir-apparent) and is usually styled HRH The Crown Princess. She is currently 187th in the Line of Succession to the British Throne through her father, who is a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) is the current Swedish monarch and head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. ... Her Majesty Queen Silvia (Silvia Renate Sommerlath), styled Her Majesty The Queen, was born on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg in Germany. ... Members of the royal family shared amongst the Commonwealth Realms. ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... “Queen Victoria” redirects here. ...


Her given names honor various relatives. Her first name comes primarily from her great-great-grandmother Victoria of Baden, the queen-consort of Sweden as wife of King Gustaf V (but the same name also glorifies her twice-over great-great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom). Her other names honor her great-aunt Queen Ingrid; her maternal grandmother, the Brazilian Alice Sommerlath (née de Toledo), her ancestor Désirée Clary, the queen-consort of Charles XIV John and a former fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. Victoria of Baden (August 7, 1862 - April 4, 1930) was the Queen consort of King Gustav V of Sweden. ... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... “Queen Victoria” redirects here. ... Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden , (28 March 1910 – 7 November 2000) was the queen consort of King Frederik IX of Denmark. ... Her Majesty Queen Desideria of Sweden and Norway (Bernhardine Eugenie Désirée Bernadotte, née Clary, November 8, 1777 - December 17, 1860) was the wife of King Charles XIV of Sweden and a one-time fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. ... Charles XIV John (Swedish: Carl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Karl III Johan) from 1818 until his death. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from...


She was christened at The Royal Palace Church on 27 September 1977. Her godparents are King Harald V of Norway, Ralf Sommerlath, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and her aunt, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Harald V, K.G. (born February 21, 1937) is the King of Norway. ... Beatrix (born January 31, 1938 as Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld) has been the queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since April 30, 1980. ... Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla) (born 2 June 1938), was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm. ...


The Crown Princess is also godmother to a number of royal children, most of them future heirs such as Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands or Prince Christian of Denmark. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born January 21, 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Prince Christian of Denmark (Christian Valdemar Henri John), born 15 October 2005, is the son of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife, the Australian born Crown Princess Mary. ...


Education

Victoria attended a state elementary school and a private gymnasium (secondary school) in Stockholm, graduating in 1996. Afterward, she studied for a year at Université Catholique de l'Ouest at Angers in France, and for two years at Yale University in the United States. She has also spent considerable time studying and following the work of the Swedish government at the local, national and EU levels, as well as familiarizing herself with the Swedish economy. The Crown Princess followed a specially designed programme in order to gain a general insight into the workings of the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) and the Swedish Government. A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... The Université Catholique de lOuest is one of five Catholic universities in France located at Angers. ... Maison dAdam, House of Adam, the oldest house of Angers. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ...


In addition to her studies, Victoria has worked as a trainee at the United Nations in New York and at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC. She has also programme with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and interned at the Swedish Trade Council in Berlin and Paris. Victoria also studied forestry and agriculture. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The agencys logotype. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


The Crown Princess also studied French at the Centre International D'Études Françaises at the Université Catholique de L'Ouest in Angers, France.


Change in status

She was created Crown Princess and heir apparent on 1 January 1980, by the change made in 1979 to the Act of Succession of 1810 (Successionsordningen). This constitutional reform meant that the throne would be inherited by the monarch's eldest child without regard to gender. Sweden was the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture. This not only made Victoria the first heiress apparent to the Swedish throne, but it also made her the first female in the line of succession. The constitutional change was apparently not supported by the King, who favored his son as heir-apparent. The Swedish king apparently still has this view. [1]. When she became heiress, she also was made titular duchess of Västergötland, which is one of the historical provinces of Sweden. A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Act of Succession, or Successionsordningen, is a part of the Swedish Constitution. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ...   is one of the historical provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the southwest of Sweden. ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivisions of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by the counties of Sweden (län). ...


Prior to this constitutional change, the heir to the throne was her younger brother, the then-Crown Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. He is now second in line to the throne. She also has a younger sister, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine; born 10 June 1982) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ...


Royal duties

Styles of
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
At the christening of HMS Härnösand.

Crown Princess Victoria was invested as heir to the Swedish throne in a ceremony at the Hall of State of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 14 July 1995, delivering her first speech to Parliament (Riksdagen). The Crown Princess has made many official trips abroad as a representative of Sweden. Her first major, official visit on her own was to Japan in the autumn of 2001, where she promoted Swedish tourism, design, music, environmental sustainability and gastronomy. In 2002 she paid official visits to Kosovo, and in 2003 to Egypt and the United States. In the beginning of 2004, she paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia, as a part of a large official business delegation from Sweden. One of the most recent official trips she has done on her own was to Hungary in October 2004, where she opened an exhibition. Her recent official visit to Australia was to promote Swedish design. In June 2005, HRH Crown Princess Victoria participated in the Swedish Business Seminar and Sweden Day celebrations in Ankara, Turkey during a historic visit which was organised by the Swedish Embassy in Ankara and Swedish Trade Council in Istanbul, she also visited the historic sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. This was the first official Royal visit from Sweden to Turkey since 1934. A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... HRH is an abbreviation for the style His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2362x1890, 255 KB) Website says: [...] [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2362x1890, 255 KB) Website says: [...] [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after İstanbul. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (in Turkish Sultanahmet Camii, in English commonly called the Blue Mosque) is a mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1923. ... Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı in Turkish, literally the Cannongate Palace - named after a nearby gate), located in Istanbul (Constantinople), was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. ... Hagia Sophia The patriarchal basilica Hagia Sophia (Greek: ; Holy Wisdom), now known as the Ayasofya Museum, was the culmination of early Christian architecture. ...


Victoria followed a study programme at the offices of the Swedish Government in 2001. This was of use after, in 2002 while visiting Tokyo and the USA with occasion of the Nobel Jubilee, while cooperating with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and spent time in countries such as Uganda and Ethiopia. In autumn 2002 she completed an internship with the Swedish Trade Council in Berlin and Paris.


The Princess also followed basic military education at SWEDINT (the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre). Crown Princess Victoria also studied at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm in 2004, focusing on Political Science, International Relations and Conflict Resolution.


She travelled in 2005 to Japan and Australia in various duties of representation of Sweden. Other duties in foreign countries included Bangladesh, Turkey and Sri Lanka.


In September 2006 she followed diplomatic training at the Swedish Foreign Ministry. The programme included lectures, seminars and group work.


Victoria traveled extensibely as representative for Sweden during her life. Some of the countries she visited include Egypt, China, Brazil, Australia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Japan, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy.


Marriage speculation

Though the Crown Princess has long refused to discuss her private life, she frequently has been the object of press speculation regarding purported romances. Since 2002, she has been linked to Daniel Westling, a personal trainer and gym owner. When news about her relationship with Westling first broke, the Crown Princess said, "We're good friends, but I'm not going to say any more". However, in an interview on Sweden's TV4 in 2004, she did say that much of the criticism directed at Westling for being unsophisticated and uneducated was unfair. "I understand that there is speculation but sometimes there must be fairness too", she said. Later that year, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that the couple intended to announce their engagement in early 2005 and marry the following summer but no such announcement was made. Olof Daniel Westling (born September 15, 1973) is a personal trainer and gym owner, who is the boyfriend and possible fiance of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Expressen is a Swedish right leaning newspaper founded in 1944. ...


During her April 2005 visit to the World Exposition Aichi in Nagakute, the Crown Princess was interviewed by Mikio Yikuma, a reporter with the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. Yikuma brought up the subject of royals marrying commoners, to which the princess responded, "I think the general idea of Swedes is that it's the modern way to marry someone that you love, not necessarily where she or he comes from". Though she did not mention Westling by name, the Crown Princess did admit, "There is someone in my life" but that marriage was not on her mind. The interview was conducted at the Swedish embassy in Tokyo and published in Yomiuri Shimbun on April 18, 2005. Nagakute (長久手町; -cho) is a town located in Aichi District, Aichi, Japan. ... Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri-Osaka Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 Yomiuri Shinbun) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri-Osaka Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞 Yomiuri Shinbun) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Anorexia

In 1997, the Crown Princess brought public attention in Sweden to anorexia by admitting that she had an eating disorder and was receiving treatment. The condition was officially announced by a palace spokesperson after the Crown Princess's increasingly thin frame had become a subject of gossip in newspapers and magazines. A year after the condition was revealed, the recovering princess said in an interview, "I feel very good now, but everyone went through a really difficult period." For the symphonic black metal band, see Anorexia Nervosa (band) For other uses, see Anorexia Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. ...


Lines of Succession

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Born: 14 July 1977
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Duchess of Västergötland
1 January 1980 – present
Incumbent
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Line of succession to the Swedish Throne Succeeded by
Prince Carl Philip
British royalty
Preceded by
Prince Carl Philip
Line of succession to the British Throne Succeeded by
Princess Madeleine

The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Oscar Carl Vilhelm, Duke of Westrogothia (February 27, 1861 - October 24, 1951), was the third son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. ...   is one of the historical provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the southwest of Sweden. ... In 1980 Sweden adopted equal primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. ... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... This article is about the monarchy of the United Kingdom, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. For information about other Commonwealth realm monarchies, as well as other relevant articles, see... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine; born 10 June 1982) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ...

See also

  • Swedish Royal Family
  • lineage of Swedish monarchs - gives an account how she descends from most of the historical monarchs of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Family consists of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, closely related to the King of Sweden, who are entitled to royal titles, and some of which are performing various official engagements on behalf of the Royal Family and ceremonial duties of State. ...

External links

  • The Royal Court of Sweden: Crown Princess Victoria
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