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Queen Silvia: We will continue as long as I and the King are working

Queen Silvia nor her husband King Carl Gustaf of Sweden have plans to retire for now.

– As long as I and the king work, we continue. It’s no worse than that, says the Swedish queen in a fresh interview with the news agency TT. Queen Silvia will turn 75 years old Christmas Eve.

She first met the Crown Prince Carl Gustaf during the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. Four years later, in 1976, they married in the Greater Church in Stockholm. Then Carl Gustav had become king. With the 75th anniversary the Queen is still in full swing and has no plans to step down.

Queen Silvia has been engaged in charitable work for many years and often engages in community-related problems. The many shooting episodes in the country’s socially vulnerable areas concern her.

“It’s a big helplessness. I know the police do everything they can, but it’s not that easy. It worries me very much, she admits.

With the royal couple’s three children and seven grandchildren, the Swedish royal family is far greater than the Norwegian. Queen Silvia says that being a grandmother has been the funniest in life so far.

“My mother always said that grandson is like the dessert of life, and just the way it is. It’s something that you do not have direct responsibility for, and you can just stand next to it and smile. It’s great to see them grow up, “said the queen.

But filling 75 years is no big achievement, says the queen.

– As Queen Ingrid used to say, birthdays are something that comes automatically by themselves. Silver and gold wedding rings, on the other hand, are really something special, where both parties have worked actively for it to work, she says.

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