Sunday, February 26, 2012

Det Kungliga året 2011

It is always a joy to look through the latest edition of Det kungliga året (The Royal Year), the Swedish annual royal year book.  The 2011 volume focuses on Crown Princess Victoria and her new husband, Daniel.

The young couple, who are expecting their first child in early March, are immensely popular, and are taking on more duties.  The 2011 volume includes coverage of King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia's visits to Botswana, Poland and China.  Victoria and Daniel also visited China.

Elisabeth Tarras-Walhberg, former press secretary to King Carl XVI Gustaf, is the author of the original Swedish text.  The text is translated into English and German, which certainly enhances the sales of the book outside Sweden.

This volume includes the public duties of the King and Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine.

Madeleine, the youngest child of the king and queen, now resides in New York City, where she works for a charity, carries out few engagements in Sweden.

Nearly 70 pages of superb color photographs of the Swedish royal family.

The best source for ordering Swedish books is Bokus.

I think I can guess what the cover photo will be for the 2012 edition:  the first official photo of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle.  This book is a must have for fans of the Swedish royal family, especially for the photos and the tri-lingual text.

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