Queen, mother, grandmother and champion of children’s welfare.
Queen Silvia (78) of Sweden was the guest for the third time “A Heart for the Children”Gala. 23 years ago, he founded the “World Childhood Foundation” and together with his youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine (40), campaigns for sexually abused children around the world.
The Queen to Build: “My greatest wish is for children to be safe. That all adults listen to children, understand them, support them and take them seriously.”
As a mother (3 children) and grandmother (8 grandchildren), it pains her to see children suffer. She: “I don’t cry in front of children who tell me their experiences. I don’t want to scare them. But deep down I am deeply moved by the broken souls of children.”
The Queen is celebrating her 79th birthday on Friday with the entire family. “Then Christmas begins for me. My husband and I, thank God, have a close relationship with our kids.
How is Rani as grandmother? “I really enjoy spending time with my grandchildren. They are completely different, fast as weasels and say funny but logical things. I just love listening to them!”
And further: “In the summer we are all together. My husband sometimes goes back to recover.
Princess Madeleine arrived in Stockholm with her family from Miami (USA) on Sunday. Queen Silvia: “They celebrate Christmas with us. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip are celebrating with their in-laws this year. We would like to have them too, but you have to be fair.”
Princess Estelle, 10, daughter of Crown Princess Victoria, 45, is the Queen’s eldest grandchild. “She has her own mobile phone now and she sometimes sends me short messages in different languages, which is always great. She writes really well in English too.”
Princess Estelle “regularly” asks him for help when it comes to the Internet and social media. Queen Silvia: “She is very skilled at this and is always happy to help her grandmother.”
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Johannes B. Kerner: “Thank you very much for your donation”
Butter, milk, electricity and gas. Everything has become more expensive. Many are burdened with rising prices beyond the limits of pain. In this particularly difficult year, you, the audience of “A Heart for Children”, show how much empathy you have for the smallest, the weakest and the poorest.
When I saw the incredible donation amount of 24,236,721 Euros at the end of the show, I really couldn’t believe it. None of us had expected such an outcome.
Annalena Bierbock, Ursula von der Leyen, Roland Kaiser, Senta Berger, Christian Lindner, Andrea Berg, Wladimir Klitschko, Queen Silvia of Sweden and many others were in the studio on the big stage. We are grateful to you. We are overwhelmed by our loyal viewers who each year have a big heart for children.
by Johannes B. Kerner
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