Carl Gustaf and Silvia at the beginning of their relationship

Silvia met Carl Gustaf during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, a year before he became King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. If Carl Gustaf had married Silvia during the reign of his grandfather,  he would have lost his position as Crown Prince, for Gustaf VI Adolf had strongly believed that royals should only marry royals. After dating secretly for almost four years, Silvia and Carl Gustaf were married in 1976
King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia (Silvia Sommerlath) 1972 during a visit to a disco called "Kinki", some time after meeting each other at the 72 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

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  1. They remind Carl Philip and Sofia!!

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    1. yes i can see that too...wow!!

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  2. She was and still is a beauty. I appreciate, that she colours her hair and uses the modern "beauty-secrets" to stay fresh as a "autumn-rose"....today no elderly lady must reveal her true age.

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    1. I don't think we're gonna go into it about what Silvia have done to her face and what she uses now, but calling to stay fresh is funny. LOL.

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  3. I have never seen this picture. Carl Gustav looks good in this picture along with Silvia. What a fairy tale!

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    1. Silvia war eine Schönheit. Leider hat sie diese Schönheit an keine ihrer Töchter vererbt. Madde ist guter Durchschnitt, Viktoria eher unter Durchschnitt, dafür aber sehr sympathisch.

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    2. Sicherlich sieht Victoria nicht wie ein Model aus, aber Madeleine auf alle Fälle (minus ein paar Kilo).
      Schön sind sie auf jeden Fall beide-jede auf ihre Art.

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    3. Marion from GermanyFeb 3, 2016, 4:43:00 PM

      Dear Anonymous 10:42,
      what a nasty comment! I really would like to know what you look like, but I am convinced that both Swedish princesses can effortlessly compete with you.
      That being said I thoroughly appreciate Victoria for her sense of duty, her ability to be happy in her professional life and in her private life as well. Wherever she turns up people seem to be impressed by her – do people react in the same way to you?
      Victoria is a stunning young lady - inside and out, a true role model for today's young girls and women. Dearie, you could learn a thing or two from her!

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    4. Anonymous February 3, 2016 at 10:42 AM
      Ich finde schon, Sie haben Recht mit Vctoria. Sie wirkt "von innen", war noch nie der Hingucker, jedoch zur Zeit ihrer Hochzeit sehr hübsch anzuschauen. Madeleine ist für mein Empfinden eine sehr hübsche Frau, normal von der Figur, kein Model, aber eben seht attraktiv. Die Schönste von den schwedischen Ladies. Königin Silvia finde ich auch hübsch und ich mag es, dass sie nicht "in Demut altert", sondern ihre kleinen Hilfsmittel hat. Haare färben, hier und da mal Botox...würde ich auch tun, außerdem, man kann es drehen und wenden wie man will: graue Haarfarbe ist einfach ein Synonym fürs Alter, so oder so.

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    5. I always thought that Victoria looks a lot like her mother.

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  4. Both young and in love!

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  5. Sorry girls, but Carl Gustaf have never looked good.

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  6. Das waren Zeiten :-)

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  7. I love fairy tale stories . Silvia does not look older than the king in this picture . Silvia has a unique beauty

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    1. After all this kings scandal we know who the fairytale ended ;)

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  8. Silvia war eine Schönheit. Leider hat sie ihren Töchtern diese Schönheit nicht vererbt.

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    1. Sorry, but are you nuts? Viktoria and Madeleine are not beautiful?
      Madeleine is absolutely the most beautiful princess of them all.

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    2. Anonymous February 3, 2016 at 1:41 PM
      Hey, calm down. It mustn't be YOUR opinion. Don't you know that we are dicussing on the base of free speech?!
      For my liking as well, Victoria isn't a beauty. She sometimes happen to look good, but behind all that is no stunning beauty but a stylist.

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  9. Schönheit liegt im Auge des Betrachters.

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    1. Sehr schön gesagt/geschrieben!!

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    2. ..und dies zu äußern unterliegt der Meinungsfreiheit. Verstehen allerdings recht viele in dieser community nicht und viele Kommentare werden gar nicht gepostet.....schade.

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  10. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Queen Silvia was and is a very attractive woman. A mere glimpse at the photo above tells us that the Queen was a stunner when she was younger, but then youth is beautiful!

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