Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (Swedish: Kronprinsessan Victoria, Sveriges kronprinsessa, hertiginna av Västergötland, Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977) is the heiress apparent to the Swedish throne. Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Childhood Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath the Queen is the only daughter of the late part-German part-Swede Walther Sommerlath, who as a businessman became the president Education From 1985-89 the Princess began her education at Västerled Parish Pre-School The Swedish Royal Family consists of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, immediately related to the King of Sweden, Childhood Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath the Queen is the only daughter of the late part-German part-Swede Walther Sommerlath, who as a businessman became the president Education From 1985-89 the Princess began her education at Västerled Parish Pre-School Ancestry See also Swedish Royal Family Biography Early life Born in Swansea, Wales, the daughter of William and Gladys Mary Davies her first name was originally spelled Lillian A style of office, or honorific, is a term which by Tradition or Law precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or Title, or to the Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. She is currently the world's only female heir apparent to a royal throne. If she ascends to the throne as expected she will be Sweden's third queen regnant (after Queen Christina and Queen Ulrika Eleonora). List of current queens regnant A queen regnant (plural "queens regnant" is qualifying reference to a female Monarch possessing and exercising all of the monarchal Christina (Kristina Augusta ( – 19 April 1689 later known as Christina Alexandra and sometimes Countess Dohna, was Ulrika Eleonora ( 23 January 1688 – 24 November 1741) also known as Ulrika Eleonora the Younger, was Queen regnant
She is the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and belongs to the Royal House of Bernadotte. Childhood Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath the Queen is the only daughter of the late part-German part-Swede Walther Sommerlath, who as a businessman became the president A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. Generally the head of a royal family is a king or queen regnant She is the only female heir-apparent in the world currently (though there are several females who are heiresses-apparent of an heir-apparent) and is usually styled HRH The Crown Princess. She is currently 191st in the Line of Succession to the British Throne through her father, who is a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The line of succession to the British Throne is a partial list of the people in line to succeed to the throne Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Her given names honor various relatives. Her first name comes primarily from her great-great-grandmother Victoria of Baden, the queen-consort of Sweden as wife of King Gustaf V (but the same name also glorifies her twice-over great-great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom). Birth Princess Viktoria was born on August 7, 1862 at the castle in Karlsruhe, Germany. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Her other names honor her great-aunt Queen Ingrid; her maternal grandmother, the Brazilian Alice Sommerlath (née de Toledo), her ancestor Désirée Clary, the queen-consort of Charles XIV John and a former fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden, ( 28 March 1910 – 7 November 2000) was the Queen consort of King |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Desideria Clary ( November 8, 1777 &ndash December 17, 1860) was the wife of King Charles XIV John of Sweden and Charles XIV John ( Karl XIV Johan) born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, later renamed Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (26 January 1763 &ndash 8 March 1844 Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe.
She was christened at The Royal Palace Church on 27 September 1977. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Her godparents are King Harald V of Norway, Ralf Sommerlath, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and her aunt, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. Childhood and education When Prince Harald was born in Skaugum he was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be born in Norway for several hundred years Princess Désirée Baroness Silfverschiöld (Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla (born 2 June 1938) was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm.
The Crown Princess is also godmother  to a number of royal children, most of them future heirs including Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Prince Christian of Denmark and the newborn Princess Eléonore of Belgium. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born 21 January, 2004 at 913am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. Life Princess Catharina-Amalia was born in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Prins Christian Valdemar Henri John til Danmark greve af Monpezat born 15 October 2005) is a member of Princess Eléonore of Belgium (Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie born 16 April 2008) is the second daughter and fourth child of Prince Philippe of
Victoria attended a state elementary school and a private gymnasium (secondary school) in Stockholm, graduating in 1996. A gymnasium (pronounced with ɡ- in several languages is a type of school providing Secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English grammar ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the Afterward, she studied for a year (1996/97) at Université Catholique de l'Ouest at Angers in France and in the fall of 1997 Victoria followed a special program following the work of the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament). The Catholic University of the West is a University located in France. Angers is a city in the Maine-et-Loire department in northwestern France about 300 km south-west of Paris. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. During the years 1998-2000 the Crown Princess resided in the USA where she studied various subjects at Yale University in Connecticut.
In June and September 2002 Victoria interned at the United Nations in New York and in May 1999 at the Swedish Embassy in Washington D. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security C. In the autumn of 2000 the she studied conflict resolution and international peacekeeping at the Swedish National Defence College and in 2001 Victoria followed the Swedish presidency of the EU and completed a study program at the Government Offices (Rosenbad). The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in
During the spring of 2002 Victoria completed a study program with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and that fall she interned at the Swedish Trace Council's offices in Berlin and Paris. Sida (sometimes SIDA but not officially spelled with capital letters) is a Swedish governmental agency that answers to the Swedish Ministry In 2003 the Crown Princess' education continued with visits to Swedish businesses, a study and intern program in agriculture and forestry, as well as completing the basic soldier training at SWEDINT (the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre).
In 2004 Victoria continued with visits to Swedish businesses, and that fall she continued with courses in political science, international relations and conflict resolution at the Swedish National Defence College. In 2005 she continued with private tutored studies in society related subjects as well as some courses at the Stockholm University. Stockholm University ( Stockholms universitet) is a state University in Stockholm, Sweden.
In the fall of 2006 Victoria enrolled in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' Diplomat Program, running from September 2006 to June 2007. The program is a training program for young future diplomats and gives an insight to the ministry's work, Swedish foreign and security politics and Sweden's relations with the rest of the world. The education entails lectures, seminars, group work and visits to authorities and institutions.
During the autumn 2007 Victoria will study French privately as well as undergo an internship at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union.
She was created Crown Princess and heir apparent on 1 January 1980, by the change made in 1979 to the Act of Succession of 1810 (Successionsordningen). Crown Princess redirects here for the ship see Crown Princess (ship. An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The Act of Succession, or Successionsordningen, is a part of the Swedish Constitution. This constitutional reform meant that the throne would be inherited by the monarch's eldest child without regard to gender. Sweden was the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Primogeniture is the Common law right of the Firstborn son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings This not only made Victoria the first heiress apparent to the Swedish throne, but it also made her the first female in the line of succession. The retroactive constitutional change was apparently not supported by the King, who favored his son as heir-apparent because he was born as such, a view that has been commented in the media. 
When she became heiress, she also was made titular duchess of Västergötland, which is one of the historical provinces of Sweden. A duke is a member of the Nobility, historically of highest rank below the Sovereign, and historically controlled a Duchy or a Dukedom is one of the 25 traditional non-administrative Provinces of Sweden ( landskap in Swedish situated in the southwest of Sweden. The provinces of Sweden, Landskap, are historical geographical and cultural regions
Prior to this constitutional change, the heir to the throne was her younger brother, the then-Crown Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. He is now second in line to the throne. She also has a younger sister, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland. Education From 1985-89 the Princess began her education at Västerled Parish Pre-School
As heir apparent to the throne, the Crown Princess is a working member of the Swedish Royal Family with her own agenda of official engagements and she holds a significant supportive role to her father. Victoria attends the regular Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs and the information councils with Government ministers headed by the King and steps in as a temporary regent (Riksföreståndare) when it is needed. Victoria also takes part in the regular official dinners hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, state visits to Sweden, high level and official visits from foreign dignitaries, the opening of the Riksdag (Parliament), celebrations of the Swedish National Day and the annual Nobel festivities. Childhood Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath the Queen is the only daughter of the late part-German part-Swede Walther Sommerlath, who as a businessman became the president The Riksdag is the official Swedish term of the Parliament of Sweden and the Parliament of Finland (in Finland alongside National Day of Sweden, or the Swedish Flag's Day ( Sveriges nationaldag or svenska flaggans dag) is observed in Sweden on June 6
The declaration of the Crown Princess's majority (coming of age) took place at a ceremony in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 14 July 1995, when she delivered her first speech to the Riksdag (Parliament). The Stockholm Palace ( Swedish: Stockholms slott) is the Official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch. Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Riksdag is the official Swedish term of the Parliament of Sweden and the Parliament of Finland (in Finland alongside
The Crown Princess has made many official trips abroad as a representative of Sweden. Her first major, official visit on her own was to Japan in the autumn of 2001, where she promoted Swedish tourism, design, music, environmental sustainability and gastronomy during the "Swedish Style" event. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. That same year, Victoria also travelled to the west coast of the United States were she participated in the celebrations of the Nobel centenary. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
In 2002 she paid official visits to Kosovo where she visited Camp Victoria, the United States, Spain, Uganda and Ethiopia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. NOTE This intro is the result of careful NPOV work Please do not make potentially controversial edits to it without first discussing on the talk page In 2003 she made official visits to Egypt and the United States. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the beginning of 2004, she paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia, as a part of a large official business delegation from Sweden, and in October 2004 she travelled to Hungary. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic
In January 2005 Victoria made a long official visit to Australia, promoting Swedish Style and businesses, and in April she visited Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to follow aid work and get informed about the work in the aftermath of the tsunami. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island A tsunami ((tsuːˈnɑːmi is a series of waves created when In April 2005 the Crown Princess made an official visit to Japan where she visited the Expo 2005 in Aichi, laid the foundation for a new IKEA store in [Yokohama] together with Princess Takamado and met with Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Sayako Kuroda. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Expo 2005 was the World's Fair held in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, east of the city of Nagoya. WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region. IKEA is a privately-held international home products retailer that sells flat pack Furniture, accessories bathrooms and kitchens at retail stores around the world is the current of Japan, and the 125th Emperor according to Japan's traditional order of succession. Michiko Empress of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly and later the Crown Princess of Japan ( April 10, 1959 to January Education He received bachelor's and Master's degrees in history from Gakushuin University in 1982 and 1988 respectively Sayako Kuroda ( Japanese: 黒田清子 Kuroda Sayako) (born 18 April 1969) formerly Princess Nori (Sayako of Japan (紀宮清子内親王殿下 In June 2005 Victoria travelled to Turkey on an official visit where she participated in the Swedish Business Seminar and Sweden Day celebrations in Ankara during a historic visit which was organised by the Swedish Embassy in Ankara and Swedish Trade Council in Istanbul. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after İstanbul. Victoria also visited the historic sights such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque may refer to Blue Mosque Tabriz, Iran 1465 Rawze-e-Sharif, mosque in Mazar-e Sharif Afghanistan 1512 Sultan The Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı or in Ottoman: طوبكابي بالاذيis a palace in Istanbul, Turkey, which was the official and Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Αγία Σοφία " Holy Wisdom " Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia) is a former patriarchal Basilica, later This was the first official Royal visit from Sweden to Turkey since 1934. In September 2005 the Crown Princess made an official visit to China. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National
In March 2006 Victoria made an official visit to Brazil where she followed the Volvo Ocean Race and visited projects supported by the World Childhood Foundation, such as the Abrigo Rainha Sílvia. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a Yacht race around the world held every three years The World Childhood Foundation, often referred to as simply Childhood, was founded by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1999 in an effort to reach and support In December that same the Crown Princess paid a four-day official visit to Paris where she attended a French-Swedish Soirée arranged by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, The Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden, during which she also awarded the Prix d’Excellence 2006. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city The visit to Paris also included events with the Swedish Club in Paris, attendance at a church service in the Sofia Church (the Swedich church in Paris), a study visit to the OECD headquarters and meetings with the Secretary-General José Ángel Gurría, the Swedish Ambassador to the OECD, Gun-Britt Andersson, and other senior officials. José Ángel Gurría Treviño (born May 8 1950, Tampico, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican Economist and diplomat She also attended a gala dinner hosted by La Fondation Pour L’Enfance at Versailles. Versailles (vɛʀsaj in French) formerly de facto capital of the kingdom of France, is now a wealthy suburb of Paris and is still an important
Victoria has traveled extensively as representative for Sweden during her life. Some of the countries she has visited include Egypt, China, Brazil, Australia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Japan, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy.
The Crown Princess Victoria Fund was set up in 1997 and is run as a part of Radiohjälpen, the fundraising branch of Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio. Sveriges Television AB ( SVT,) is a national Television broadcaster based in Sweden, funded by an obligatory fee payable by all Television -owners Sveriges Radio AB (SR &ndash Sweden's Radio Ltd &ndash is Sweden 's national publicly funded radio broadcaster The fund’s aim is to provide support for leisure- and recreational activities for children and young people with functional disabilities or chronic illnesses. Applications can be addressed to the fund year round and the use of grants can cover everything from comensations to assistants at recreational trips to leisure activities such as horseback riding, skiing, wheelchair floorball, camps and outings.
Every summer Sveriges Television carries out fundraising drives for the fund via messages on television, these are especially concentrated around the Swedish national day on 6 June and the Crown Princess’ birthday, Victoriadagen, on 14 July. Sveriges Television AB ( SVT,) is a national Television broadcaster based in Sweden, funded by an obligatory fee payable by all Television -owners National Day of Sweden, or the Swedish Flag's Day ( Sveriges nationaldag or svenska flaggans dag) is observed in Sweden on June 6 On the Crown Princess birthday, when a long televised entertainment program is aired from Borgholm where the people and the Royal Family celebrate Victoria, the public is also able to call in and donate money at the same time as they compete for prizes. Borgholm is a city in Kalmar County, south-eastern Sweden, located on the Island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. The Swedish Royal Family consists of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, immediately related to the King of Sweden,
The Crown Princess Victoria Fund’s means mainly derive from donations by the public, but large companies such as Arla Foods, Swedbank and AB Svenska Returpack are constant sponsor partners. Arla Foods is a Cooperative based in Århus, Denmark, and the largest producer of Dairy products in Scandinavia. Swedbank AB (formerly called FöreningsSparbanken) is a leading Nordic - Baltic Banking group with 8 Additional support comes from The Association of Swedish Bakers & Confectioners who every year arrange a national “princess cake week” during which the participating cafés and bakeries give 2,50 SEK per sold princess pastry and 10 SEK per sold princess cake to the fund. The result of this fundraising drive is usually presented to Victoria herself on her name day on 12 March every year; in 2007 the total amount was 200,000 SEK. Congratulatory and memorial cards are also issued by Radiohjälpen benefitting the fund, a simple way to pay respects and do a good deed in one act. In 2006 The Crown Princess Victoria Fund raised a total of 5,5 million SEK.
Every year Victoria visits one or several clubs or projects that have been granted money. These visits are not announced via the official royal diary but kept private, instead Sveriges Television often accompanies her and airs short programs from these visits at some time during the year.
Though the Crown Princess has long refused to discuss her private life, she has frequently been the object of press speculation regarding purported romances. Only two persons have been confirmed and obvious boyfriends to Victoria, both for a considerable amount of time.
Victoria’s first serious boyfriend was Daniel Collert, they socialized in the same circles, went to the same school and were good friends when their romance developed in the mid-1990’s. When the Crown Princess moved to the United States in 1998 to study and recover from her eating disorders, Daniel Collert moved with her across the Atlantic and settled in New York. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous  In September 2000, Victoria’s and Daniel Collert’s relationship was confirmed  by her during an interview at the Expo 2000 and later by Court Marshal Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg (then Director of the Press and Information Department at the Royal Court). Expo 2000 was a World's Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. Astrid Birgitta Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, born von Engelhardt 15 september 1950 in Kristianstad, Sweden. They broke up in 2001.
In May 2002 Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that Victoria had a new boyfriend, her personal trainer from Master Training, Daniel Westling. Olof Daniel Westling (born September 15, 1973) is a Personal trainer and Gym owner who is the boyfriend of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Immediately after the news broke and the media turned their attention at him, it was obvious that he did not like the attention. At one time Westling was even photographed crossing a street at a red light in order to avoid the camera.  In July 2002 Victoria and Daniel Westling were pictured kissing for the first time;  it was at the birthday party of Caroline Kreuger, a close friend of Victoria.
In a popular personal report called Tre dagar med Victoria (Three days with Victoria), following her work during three days, which aired on TV4 in December 2004, the Crown Princess commented that much of the criticism directed at Westling is unfair. “Many unfair things are written. I understand that there are speculations, but one day justice will be done there too”, she said. Victoria also underlined that happiness is important, these days it is not so much about background and pedigree but rather two people who have to live with each other. She said that if one isn’t happy and comfortable with each other, it is impossible to do a good job. 
During her April 2005 visit to the Expo 2005 in Nagakute, the Crown Princess was interviewed by Mikio Yikuma, a reporter with the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. Expo 2005 was the World's Fair held in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, east of the city of Nagoya. is a town located in Aichi District, Aichi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 44985 and a density The is a Japanese Newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities Yikuma brought up the subject of royals marrying commoners, to which the princess responded, "I think the general idea of Swedes is that it's the modern way to marry someone that you love, not necessarily where she or he comes from". Though she did not mention Westling by name, the Crown Princess did admit, "There is someone in my life" but that marriage was not on her mind. The interview was conducted at the Swedish embassy in Tokyo and published in Yomiuri Shimbun on April 18, 2005. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. The is a Japanese Newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Swedish media have constantly speculated about upcoming engagements and marriages for all of the years her relationships have been known.
In 1996 it was established that the Crown Princess suffered from anorexia, it was however not confirmed until the next year.  Already at that time she was getting professional help but given her public position in Sweden it was getting increasingly harder to handle the situation. Victoria had planned to study at Uppsala University but intense media speculations and much public discussion after pictures of evidently too slim Victoria in sleeveless dresses at the Order of the Innocence’s ball and the gala dinner for the incoming state visit from Austria in April 1997, the Royal Court decided to confirm what was feared for. Uppsala University ( Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a world-class research University in Uppsala, Sweden. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich
After a press release from the Royal Court announced that the Crown Princess had eating disorders in November 1997, plans changed for her and Victoria moved to the United States where she got professional help and studied at Yale University. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the By making this drastic decision Victoria could live an anonymous life while getting professional help and recovering, not having to worry about media speculations or if people were recognizing her on the streets. 
In an interview with Björn Carlgren for SVT2 in June 1999 the Crown Princess said: “It was a really hard time. This kind of illness is hard, not only for the individual but for the surroundings. Today I’m fine”. 
In November 2002 the book “Victoria, Victoria!” came out, speaking further about her eating disorder. Victoria said: “I felt like an accelerating train, going right down… during the whole period. I had eating disorders and was aware of it, my anguish was enormous. I really hated how I looked like, how I was… I, Victoria, didn’t exist. It felt like everything in my life and around me was controlled by others. The one thing I could control was the food I put in me”. She further said that “What happened cost and I was the one who stood for the payments. Now I’m feeling well and with the insights I’ve acquired through this I can hopefully help someone else”. 
Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenBorn: 14 July 1977
Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
|Duchess of Västergötland|
1 January 1980 – present
|Line of succession to the Swedish Throne|
Prince Carl Philip
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
|Line of succession to the British Throne|
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland