The royal super troops! King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia look glamorous when they arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of ABBA Voyage
- King Carl, 76, and Queen Silvia, 78, of Sweden walked the red carpet together
- Be at the premiere of ABBA Voyage in London before “ABBAtar” concerts
- Queen Silvia chose a patterned blue suit for the occasion along with heels
- The event was attended by numerous celebrities including Myleene Klass
Members of the Swedish royal family looked glamorous tonight when they arrived at the ABBA Voyage premiere.
King Carl XVI Gustaf, 76, and his wife Queen Silvia, 78, walked the red carpet before the event opened at the ABBA Arena in London.
They were joined at the event by a number of celebrities including Myleene Klass and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, while ABBA themselves also posed on the red carpet.
Queen Silvia chose a patterned blue suit for the occasion which she paired with heels.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, 76, and his wife Queen Silvia, 78, walked the red carpet before the event opened at the ABBA Arena in London
Queen Silvia chose a blue statement costume for the trip yesterday, which she paired with hanging earrings and a colorful bag
She wore dangling earrings and a colorful clutch bag, with her dark hair loosely around her shoulders.
The queen completed her look with simple glowing makeup and a dash of pink lipstick.
Meanwhile, her husband chose a smart blue suit, black and white tie and stylish black shoes.
They attended tonight’s premiere ahead of ABBA’s long-awaited concert tomorrow in London as avatars of their 1970s selves.
ABBA themselves also posed on the red carpet at the premiere of their virtual concert. ‘ABBAtars’ at the voyage concerts have their real voices and there will be live musicians but the band will not be on stage
The 90-minute concert will feature the quartet’s real voices and live musicians, but the band will not be on stage.
Those who go to the concerts will see holograms of the Swedish pop stars who look like they did at the height of their fame.
Before tonight’s premiere, Björn Ulvaeus, 77, said: ‘We put our hearts and souls in these avatars and they will take over now.
Concertgoers will see “ABBAtars” singing hits from the 1970s and 1980s as well as their latest comeback album at the “ABBA Voyage” show in London.
The Swedish royals looked to be present when they came to the premiere of the ABBA Voyage concert together at the ABBA arena in London
The reunion was announced in September last year, after the group’s singles ‘I still have faith in you’ and ‘Don’t shut me down’ were released.
Two months later, they released the 10-track album “Voyage” two months later and announced plans for the high-tech concert at a specially built London arena.
The show will run seven days a week until the beginning of October in the purpose-built ABBA Arena in East London.
Björn was asked if ABBA would ever perform together again for real at concerts and said: ‘ABBA has no plans. It is what it is.’
When King Carl walked in front of his wife on the red carpet before the ABBA Voyage premiere, she smiled behind him
This is not the first ABBA-related event that King Carl and Queen Silvia have attended this week after attending the Polar Music Prize ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm yesterday, founded by the late Stig Anderson, head of ABBA.
They participated in the international award together with Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, as well as Prince Carl Philip.
The prize is often described as the Nobel Prize in Music and celebrates two prize winners, a contemporary and a classical, for significant achievements in the music industry.
This year, the American musician James Newell Osterberg Jr., also known as Iggy Pop, 75, was honored with the Ensemble intercontemporain, a leading contemporary music ensemble based in Paris.
The 2022 winners were presented with their prizes by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the gala award ceremony.
Queen Silvia and King Carl stood on the red carpet before tonight’s event. King Carl complemented his outfit with a white shirt and silver tie