Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist, The Royal Court

Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist, The Royal Court
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Wedding of H.R.H. Princess Madeleine

On Saturday, the wedding of HRH Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill took place in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. It was a beautiful day and the bride and the groom looked radiant with happiness.

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Swedish start-ups at LeWeb

Spotify, Skype, Bambuser, SoundCloud and VideofyMe are examples of successful ICT companies of varying size from Sweden. Many others follow in their footsteps.

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A more European UK

When the ECB President Mario Draghi visited London this week he gave a speech to bankers of the City of London on “The Future of Europe in the Global Economy”. A number of diplomats were also invited to attend.

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Stockholm Internet Forum

During the past few days the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) has been tackling numerous issues related to freedom on the internet.

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Swedish Free Schools in Focus

Every six months the Embassy together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce invite British and Swedish business leaders to an Industrial Forum dinner. This time the CEO Fredrik Lindgren of the Swedish Kunskapsskolan was invited as a key note speaker. Kunskapsskolan is a privately-owned Swedish company that owns and operates 33 schools in Sweden. The company is the sponsor behind…

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Nordfjell Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

One of the world’s top garden designers happens to be Swedish. Ulf Nordfjell has won two gold medals and a “Best in Show” for his previous two Chelsea Flower Show gardens. This year Nordfjell united the classic style of French and English gardens and won another gold medal. The Laurent-Perrier Garden is what you would probably describe…

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Eurovision: Will UK sing along?

Fraser Nelson, The editor of Spectator was quite surprised to have Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves) sing Happy Birthday to him on his 40th birthday. Walking on Sunshine is perhaps a tune that is more closely associated with Leskanich. Fraser’s birthday happened to coincide with a Eurovision event at the Swedish residence.

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UK-Nordic-Baltic trade

The Nordics and the Baltics are significant markets for the UK. Sweden alone is the UK’s 10th largest export market. Last week the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in cooperation with the Lord Mayor of the City of London invited a large number of business people to an event at Mansion House. The purpose was to showcase commercial opportunities in…

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Swedish craft at Collect art fair

There are some really great Swedish artists from the galleries blås&knåda and Sebastian Schildt showcasing Swedish contemporary craft at Collect, the leading international art fair at Saatchi Gallery.

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Swedish Culture Minister in London

This week the Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth visited London.

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