Princess Sofia attended Christmas concert at the Great church

Princess Sofia of Sweden, Sara Hellqvist and Lina Hellqvist attended "Christmas in the Old Town" (Swedish: Jul i Gamla stan) concert held at the Great Church of Stockholm (Swedish: Storkyrkan). The concert took place by the attendance of Swedish singers Molly Sanden and Fredrik Benedict, violinist Linda Lampenius (Linda Brava), guest artists, musician Per-Henrik Holgersson and singer Gladys del Pilar. Princess Sofia wore By Malina Amina Dress
Princess Sofia, Sara Hellqvist and Lina Hellqvist at Christmas concert in Stockholm. Princess wore PRADA Knee length dress, Grece clutbag, gold bracelet, diamond rings and diamond gold earrings
Princess Sofia, Sara Hellqvist and Lina Hellqvist at Christmas concert in Stockholm. Princess wore PRADA Knee length dress, Grece clutbag, gold bracelet, diamond rings and diamond gold earrings
Princess Sofia wore BY MALINA Amina Dress
BY MALINA Amina Dress
Princess Sofia Jewelry Ebba Brahe Feathers Earrings
EBBA BRAHE Feathers Earring

34 comments:

  1. i dont get the dresses with short sleeves/without sleeves in the Winter in sweden. Isnt like cold? Anyway some color in the dresses. The prince was supposed to go with her but he stayed home with the baby that is a little sick. However thats not excuse for her to put her sisters in the front row. Anyway they look lovely.

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    1. Perhaps the plan was for her sisters to also attend as her guests. Meaning front row. Nothing odd about that.

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    2. Always with the criticism of Sofia. She can never do anything right in some of these "perfect" commenters eyes. Alexander was sick so Carl Philip stayed at home instead of coming with her. The concert was also in benefit for her charity Project Playground, a charity that both of her sisters have one time either worked or volunteered for. It was a Christmas concert at church, it's not like she took her sisters with her to Wimbledon and sat in the front in the royal box!

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    3. Gosh!!! nothing to do with criticism. The plan was for the couple to appear. Her sisters were not supposed to be in the front row because they are private citizens and dont represent the royal family in the assignment. This was a royal assignment done by Sofia as representive of the royal family. It was on the calendar. That's why I said it! I didnt nothing about being a charity event, or sofia being there or the fact that the prince wasnt !!! I was just explaining for the people that didnt know that that's why the prince wasnt there. I didnt critize. IT's protocol.
      For some reason people get sensitive when it's sofia.
      An apologie would be nice.

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    4. Raquel, maybe people are "sensitive" about Sofia because it seems like she can do nothing right. She's criticized left and right over some of the most miniscule things, just because of her life before she met Carl Philip. Sofia doesn't deserve half the criticism she gets, since marrying and becoming a member of the Royal Family she has barely put a foot wrong. Actually her sisters had planned to be there all along, there are other pictures from the event that shows that her sisters were there before she arrived, and there were 4 chairs in the front row, and then Carl Philip didn't come because of Alexander being sick. If it was wrong of her to invite her sisters then someone would have told her not to, the SRF are a lot more lenient about friends and family being at certain events. Yes it was an "official" event but it was just a church concert.
      As for an apology, well I don't think you should hold your breath for it.

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    5. Dear Chelsea,
      If others criticize her for everything that has nothing to do with me. Nothing in my comment was offensive. I NEVER said that her sisters didn't planned to be there did I? Once again you are saying that I said things I never mentioned. I just talked about the front row, never said they shouldn't be there or that they don't have the right to be there. It's not my fault if people are "sensitive"!
      There are 5 chairs in the front row. They occupied the 2nd and 3rd. Independent for that, I NEVER said that it was sofia's fault that the arrangement was such! OBVIOUSLY the king and queen had to agree with this. If they should or not that's completely different. In my opinion was NOT her fault. You put words in my mouth! I never said those things. My comment was incredible short. I certainly did not said all of those things.
      AS for the apology, dont worry. With or without the apology that I deserve, I WILL continue breathing.
      Have a nice night.

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    6. Raquel
      "However that's not an excuse for her to put her sisters in the front row"

      We're those not your exact words? So no I'm not putting words in your mouth. If it's not an excuse as you said then obviously you dont think that they should be in the front row. Now you're flip flopping and saying that you never said that. Which one is it? Go back and read your comments. Everything else that I said, was my opinion that I also have a right to make, I never said that you made those comments. This is just trivial to argue over. They were there, they sat in the front row. Point blank, period. As for this apology that you think you so greatly deserve, your issues, not mine. You're getting all bent out of shape over some random persons comment on the INTERNET!

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    7. Chelsea, I already commented on the photo, but here's another one. I think it's charming and quite appropriate that Sofia was able to have her sisters sit with her when her husband didn't attend.
      And if they look a bit tense, as someone commented, I think that's natural under the circumstances when they had a camera facing them and they are not used to that.

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    8. Heather, I agree that's it's nice that her sisters attended with her. She seems to be very close with them. She let her sister Lina the one who is sitting next to her, borrow a dress that she wore a couple of years ago.

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    9. Chelsea, i'm not changing anything.
      Saying that its not an excuse, it's not saying that it's her fault. IF the king and queen know of this, obviously was their decision.
      There is not inconsistencies.
      Plus you said "Actually her sisters had planned to be there all along, there are other pictures from the event that shows that her sisters were there before she arrived". And I explained that I NEVER said nothing about they shouldn't be here. Did I? So your are putting words in my mouth period.
      "and then Carl Philip didn't come because of Alexander being sick", did I ever said that he had to be there?? Or something negative about that?? But again you the one attacking me.
      Anyway its MY OPINION. I respect yours so respect mine.

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    10. "You're getting all bent out of shape over some random persons comment on the INTERNET!"

      My shape is very fine, but I appreciate the irony. You are the one that responded to my comment and quite attacked me "Always with the criticism of Sofia". If it's trivial comment over, why respond to my comment. I have the right to give my opinion even if it's "trivial". If you think it is, then don't comment on my comments.
      " was my opinion that I also have a right to make", so do I.
      Good night.

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    11. I love that she loaned her dress! Thanks for sharing that.

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  2. I have no idea about the protocol of who sits where but Sofia's sisters look good.
    I agree about the short sleeves issue - how much nicer the long sleeved dress looks.
    Sofia's hair is very flattering with the side part.

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  3. I did not know, that this were her sisters. All I saw were three very average looking young ladies in very average looking short party dresses with the same black tights and the same boring hairstyle and the same tensed smile.

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    1. Maybe you think she should have worn a tiara? I think is great she's with her sisters enjoying the program. By the way, I think Sofia is one of the prettiest European princess. She doesn't need to show off.

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    2. No, no tiara needed. And I agree, Sofia is a pretty princess and does well in her job. And her husband loves her. This is the most important.
      But I comment on the picture. And what I see, is three boring looking young ladies, with boring faces, with boring hanging down hair, in boring party dresses, clutching their clutches on their lap. Sorry, when I find this boring!

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    3. Nowadays you need to find everything the royals do exciting and perfect otherwise you're criticized. It's just your opinion. A tiara would be too much of course. They look appropriate.

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  4. They look so different, not like sisters.

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  5. As Sweden is "so cold" they have heaters, hence wearing short sleeves indoors is quite comfortable.

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    1. A church it's not warm in the winter because it's too big to warm up. Everybody is with warmer clothes, that's why I though it was weird. But if they have heaters in the church... :)

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    2. I live in an area that is much like Scandanavian countries. Cold and snow for months. Since we are always bundled up and look like Anuk we all tend to wear lighter clothes. I am often in short sleeves or no sleeves for dinner or parties and church. All of which are heated. These days even in very old churches they have installed heaters. I hate being overheated. I say they are fine dresses as they are in the photos. That is just the norm here. I suspect it is the norm there as well.

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    3. Diane Brown, heaters can make us feel very warm but unfortunately makes as sick as well. Specially when me come outside and it's cold. I hate to be sick myself. I just thought it was a bit weird. :)

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  6. it s the same here in Belgium, for christmas and new year a lot of dresses without sleeves.

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  7. It is very nice that the sisters are invited, it is a special when your siter became a princess and you are a simpel normale girl.

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  8. @Gilberte - 'Princess' is just a title. The sisters don't seem to take advantage of it, nor does Kate's - the Duchess of Cambridge - sister. Even if your born 'royal' you're still born the way everybody else is.

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  9. I see absolutely no family resemblance in the three of them. Wonder if this is a blended family.

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    1. There is often little facial resemblancence between siblings (just as there is often an uncanny likeness). That's the case in my extended family. Genetics can be amazing!

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  10. I absolutely don't get why a commenter can't say anything about Sofia unless it expresses absolute devotion and excitement. If you say anything that is not even negative or criticism, just a plain observation or even a question the oversensitive people come out crying how unjust it is that poor Sofia only gets criticism. First of all: no, she doesn't always get criticism. Secondly: did I miss something, like a beatification or sanctification, any reason why she couldn't be criticised, JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE ROYAL LADIES HERE ALL THE TIME? Kate gets way more criticism, Mette-Marit, dear god, she hardly gets any positive comments AT ALL. Why is that less unjust than the absolutely non offensive comments of above?
    As for the topic of this post: the side parting is a great improvement for Sofia though it could progress more with a soft updo instead of starlet styling. Her dress is not bad, but it's too short (judging by the model's photos) unless her version was customized to be longer, which I doubt.
    I couldn't care less of her party dress wrapped sisters, their dresses are too short, too shiny or too sleeveless.
    I understand there might have been heaters installed inside the church but the rest of the attendees seem to wear scarves, wool suits, jumpers so I gather the weather inside wasn't that summery after all.
    Her sisters sitting in the front row is a dead simple thing: if Sofia attended as a member of the royal family, her sisters had nothing to do sitting in the main seats in the front row. It doesn't matter CP couldn't attend. They are not part of the royal family therefore they are not eligible to fill in for him. You would never see Pippa or Letizia's sister or any of Mathilde's sisters doing that. The swedish RF however is sort of adapting some uncommon habits lately with all those pop stars singing ambience clashing songs on church weddings a la Roxette's Marie at Madeleine's and that painfully falsely singed Coldplay song at CP's ceremony, Madeleine and Chris attending a talkshow (what the hell really?), not to mention the raid-like engagement announcement of CP and Sofia that produced those unfortunately awkward photos of the reluctant King and Queen. Then again, times are changing. Maybe this family's more celebrity-like attitude will save them for a future when royal families are no longer "required" by the public.

    Anyway, I wish everyone here a very merry Christmas, I hope we all spend the holiday season safe and in peace and having great laughs, talks, hugs with our families, friends, loved ones.

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    1. Thank you! God bless you. Thats what I was trying to say, although you said it much better. I hope you have a merry christmas.

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    2. ZL, I totaly agree, that crosed my mind too when I saw them in shining to short dresses in the church, but I droped my coment because all of the fuss about that topic. Thanks that you said it. (And to clear that up: I really like Sofia and don't have any judgments about her.)
      I wish you and all others merry christmas too.

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  11. Oh i love the dress its nice to have sister ts. Pretty normal the duchess and her pippa have more Cristism on then

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  12. Princess and Sofia and her sisters looked great.

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