Sunday, June 29, 2014

Engagement of Prince Carl Philipp

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström.
Photo Frankie Fouganthin
The long-expected engagement of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to his live-in love Sofia Hellqvist has sparked a lot of coverage and conversation. It is after all a royal engagement and a Swedish royal wedding is anticipated to include the presence of MANY royals and LOTS of tiara sightings. However, this particular coupling also ignited some intense debate about the nature of modern royalty and its role in modern society, with once friendly Twitter followers even blocking each other over disagreements about whether it is appropriate for a princess to have had a career as a nude model and let's not even mention what folks on the forums thought about the announcement.

I say, let's be respectful of each others' opinions and civil in our discourse. We in the community of so-called "royal watchers" enjoy watching royals even if we don't always agree with their choices.

So, here is some royal blog coverage of the Swedish engagement for you to enjoy:


Royal News Blog: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist engaged to marry

Princesses Lives: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist are engaged!

Scandinavian Royalty: Prince Carl Philip's engagement to Sofia Hellqvist

The Royal Source: It's Official: An engagement between Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist

Tomorrow's Crowned Heads: Carl Philip & Sofia Hellqvist forlovet (many photos!)


Princess Palace: Anyone Can Be a Princess

The Royal Representative: Swedish Prince Carl Philip to Marry Glamour Model

Trond Noren Isaksen: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist to marry next summer

Paris Match Royal Blog: Suede Le prince Carl Philip et Sofia Annoncent Leur Marriage

Royal Musings: Carl Philip to marry Sofia: Official

The Royal Fanzine: Royal Profile Sofia Hellqvist

Dag Trygland Hoelseth: Prince Carl Philip Engaged to Marry Sofia Hellqvist

Love, Lola: What the Hell-Qvist? (Warning: Explicit Images)


Hello: My Wedding Scrapbook: Sofia Hellqvist's engagement ring

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: An Engagement in Sweden!

The Court Jeweller: Swedish Royal Engagement Rings