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Re: Topic-related question about TV show "The Restaurant"
Also on the throne during WWI and WWII were Haakon VII of Norway, his brother Christian X of Denmark and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
The UK, Romania, Yugoslavia, Greece, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco had at least one change of monarch between the two wars and Spain had become a republic by the time of WWII but was later restored to a monarchy under Franco.
I was just thinking about the long reign of Gustav V and was wondering what other monarchs would have been on their thrones during both First and Second World Wars, of course I can look it up , but I thought it might be a bit of fun !
I am enjoying it as well. I have just one more episode of the first series to watch, so I think I am going to subscribe to the Sundance channel to get the next two series! Thank you for the detail about the recipe book, and also for the reminder that Gustav V was still king in 1945. I noticed his portrait on the wall of one of the offices shown in the series. I am still wondering about the Norwegian flags in the first episode. Perhaps this was to indicate that Swedes were happy that the Norwegians had been liberated from German occupation? Or perhaps we were to understand that there were a lot of Norwegians who had escaped to/were working in Sweden during the war?
I am watching the series too and I like it :-).
It is indeed Princess Margaretha with her grandfather future King Gustav VI Adolf.
I noticed the scene too refering to the princesses and the household management school and the famous recipe book by Jenny Åkerström called "Husmanskost Kokbok". It was for the three daughters of Prince Carl, Princesses Margaretha, Märtha and Astrid. Later on a cover of the book was edited with the picture of these three princesses on the front of the book.
I have been passing some of the quarantine here in New York (we live in Westchester County, right outside New York City) by watching "The Restaurant" ("Vår tid är nu"). The opening credits have at least two shots of King Gustav VI Adolf, one with a princess who appears to be Princess Margaretha. In the first scene, set on 8 May 1945, a main character's mother wants to send her to a household management school, and the daughter asks why she can't go to one in Stockholm, saying, "Even the princesses went there." My question concerns the following scene, in which crowds in the street celebrate the announcement that Germany has surrendered unconditionally. The happy crowd is waving both Swedish and Norwegian flags. Does anyone know why this would be the case? Reference is made later in the show to the separation between Sweden and Norway, and an elderly character remarks that it should never have happened. I know that Sweden was neutral, while Norway was occupied, during the war. I'd be interested to hear any answers on why so many of the crowd would be shown waving Norwegian flags on this occasion.