Sunday, January 23, 2011

Det Kungliga året 2010

It's not a surprise that the cover for the 2010 edition of  Det kungliga året features the adorable newlyweds, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden.
The title translates to the Royal year - and covers the comings and goings of the Swedish royal family, from official duties in Sweden and overseas, and at play.  
Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, former head of the Royal Press office,  is the author of the 2010 edition.  Tarras-Wahlberg is also Victoria's mentor.

The royal wedding dominates this year's edition - 25 pages of text and color photos.   The wedding was the main event in Sweden, but it was not the only event for the royal family.  This volume covers the royal family's visits abroad, including the Crown Princess' trip to Kenya.  There are nice photos of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 70th birthday celebrations.  Due to the volcano in Iceland, many of the guests could not make it to Copenhagen,  but the Swedish royals were able to travel to Denmark by train.
In March 2010,  King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia paid a state visit to Brazil.    This was the royal couple's second state visit to Brazil.    Queen Silvia is half Brazilian, and spent a part of her formative years in the country of her mother's birth.

All in all, Natur och Kultur has done (once again) a terrific job.   The really nice thing about this book is the trilingual text: Swedish, German and English.

The price is of the book is 125 SEK (Swedish koners.) 

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