King and Queen of Sweden honour ABBA

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The King and Queen of Sweden have attended celebrations honouring ABBA in Stockholm.

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were joined by the King’s older sister, Princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnusson and ABBA fans from all over the world to mark 50 years since the band won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with “Waterloo.”

The Royal Family attended the event at Circus Stockholm, which was aired live on SVT.

They were seen clapping and dancing along as musicians paid tribute to one of Sweden’s most famous bands.

However, missing from the celebration was the band itself. ABBA’s manager Görel Hanser told TT: “Agnetha, Frida, Björn and Benny have jointly decided to decline all requests in connection with the anniversary.”

ABBA and the Royal Family have a special relationship. ABBA performed for the King and his fiancee, Silvia, the night before their wedding. They dedicated their hit song, “Dancing Queen” to their new consort.

Queen Silvia was seen dancing again to the tune on Saturday night, no doubt going down memory lane from the night before she became the Queen of Sweden.

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