The first episode of the documentary 'Royal Jewelry' was broadcasted

The first episode of 'Royal Jewelry', which is a two episode documentary about Bernadotte jewels, was broadcasted on SVT1 at 20:00 on April 2, 2020. The first episode was about Leuchtenberg sapphires that were brought to Sweden by Napoleon's step grandchild Queen Josephine and about Queen Josephine's Diamond Tiara (Kamédiademet). The second episode of "Royal Jewelry" will be broadcasted on April 9 at 20:00. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina took part in both episodes. You can watch the video here: Svtplay - Kungliga smycken
Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina. Queen Josephine's Diamond Tiara (Kamédiademet)
Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina. Queen Josephine's Diamond Tiara (Kamédiademet)
You can watch the video here: Svtplay - Kungliga smycken

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  1. This was amazing to watch!! All those pretty jewels, all that history... Princess Christina said it very nicely. The jewels are more than bling. It is family history. The ladies carry the jewels with pride and respect :)

    On a side note:
    I think I spotted Queen Sonja's emerald parure necklace on a painting of Empress Josephine about 8.30 minutes into the video. The tiara on the paiting has some of the same elements as the Norwegian emerald tiara, but it doesn't look the same...might be a different one. Or maybe it was reworked. But those earrings could potentially be a part of Queen Sonja's earrings today. Just speculating :)

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    1. You're right: The Norwegian Emerald tiara originally was a gift of Emperors Napoleon I to his wife Josephine de Beauharnais. The jewels came with Josefine von Leuchtenberg to Sweden when she married Oscar I. When in 1929 Princess Märtha of Sweden married Prince Olav of Norway she brought the Emaralds with her to Norway. The parure is family heritage and does not belong to the crown jewels of Norway. Scarlett Witch

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  2. In my view not the right time for that!

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    1. Of course it is the right time, more than ever, people need distraction, I had lovely time watching it, as many others did I assume and it made my day better so big thank you to the Swedish Royal Family!
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    2. I well understand that for some people it's not the right time for this type of programme. But perhaps like me, many people need distractions (of all types) to help keep their sanity during this difficult period. I think all T.Vs' have an off button or a device that allows you to change channels.

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    3. Well my TV services provider did not allow me to see it, so my own opinion is not relevant, but thinking of all those people suffering and the medical staff being massively overworked, I see this sort of programme as a lack of decency, possibly leading to negative opinions about royals. But I guess it had been planned a while ago.
      I am fine with distractions; a nice discovery (or probably re-discovery) programme about Italy would f.i. somhow pay tribute to that country, so severely affected.

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    4. Not the right time for what? A Swedish history lesson? Eh???

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  3. This documentary was wonderfully done. Very interesting to learn some of the history behind these fabulous royal jewels. The Queen and especially the Crown Princess looked so beautiful. ~Laurel~

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  4. Thank you very much for posting about this and the link (yeah!). While I don’t speak Swedish it is still so interesting to see the jewels so closely and the movement in the jewels is lovely. I did pickup Princess Christina referencing history and family history- which I love about royal jewels. Even some of the historic pics including the jewels are very interesting. I think there’s one of the Leuchtenberg with pearls on top- no sapphires. Just love when Queen Silvia says diadem too.
    Thanks again for the fun treat:).
    Glo

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  5. Watched it, loved it!

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  6. What a fabulous program!! I can hardly wait for the next 2. Turned on the subtitles, then right clicked to translate to English. WOW!!

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  7. Great segment,looking forward to the second part. Lovely blue suit for the Queen.

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  8. A fabulous time to air this program a great distraction from the turmoil in the world right now. The Queen looks incredibly beautiful in this lovely blue suit. Love the choice of jewellery, the pearls are superb.

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  9. I watched the video, but it was 99.99% in Swedish, which is not a language I speak, the subtitles were not in English. Is there a version where its translated? Would love to know the history behind the pieces.

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    1. Watch it in Chrome and use Google Translator.

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    2. It's possible to translate the subtitles through Google translate. Just turn on the subtitles, then right clock and choose English.

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  10. Quel moment très distrayant qui nous montre tous ces magnifiques bijoux mais ma préférence va au diadème de camées sertis de perles que Victoria a porté pour son mariage.. Superbe !

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  11. All the ladies look great, but... I can't stop wondering, how is it possible that still, after 44 years in Sweden, Queen Silvia makes grammatic mistakes. Swedish is an easy language and Silvia was working as a translator... and yes, I know, this is a fashion blog

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    1. I make grammatical mistakes in my native language.

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    2. Fully agree. Her Swedish is getting worse year by year.
      -SF

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    3. After 40 years in France and with my second language being French, people tell me that a Spanish cow speaking French makes less grammatical mistakes than me. But it makes them laugh so I'm happy. Welcome to the club Queen Silvia.

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    4. She was already in her thirties, when she started to learn Swedish. It is easier to learn new languages when you are younger. And grammatical mistakes are quite common among native speakers as well (in any language, I would guess), although the mistakes may differ from those made by a non-native speaker. I like her soft way of speaking Swedish, let’s focus on positive things, not on mistakes!
      G

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    5. Swedish is an easy language..... according to a Swede, I suppose

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  12. This program is simply wondrous, a very welcome respite for everyone who needs some virtual glamour in these frightening, overwhelming times.

    My friends who are in the front lines of the covid19 battle have said they enjoy the distraction when I share videos and photos from the world of royal fashion and jewelry.

    If I can help them rest a bit, it cannot hurt, in fact, it can help our everyday heroes working so hard for all of us.

    The Swedish Royal Family clearly enjoys sharing behind the scenes access to their jewels, so each of us can feel a little closer to these historical art pieces.

    I am grateful they wear their jewels often throughout the year and for weddings. Other royals may be inspired to do the same, perhaps?

    Vera Veronika (-_-)

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  13. These jewels were once on display in Stockholm and I had the pleasure to see those at a close distance. All that sparkling - amazing!
    -SF

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  14. Very nice program.
    Swedish is a difficult language to learn.
    Misstakes are totally ok even from a queen.
    Marie

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    1. It is an easy language, especially to someone Who speaks german.

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    2. Researchers says that the older you get, the harder it is to learn a language. She's 76, so give her a break. Grammar mistakes doesn't make her a bad person.

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