Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden had annual her name day in Sweden today, and according to tradition, the Crown Princess celebrated today outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Before the Crown Princess was celebrated at the Royal Palace, she received a gift from the Royal Flower Foundation. They gave a check of more than 345,000 Swedish kronor to Victoria’s foundation that works with children who have a disability.
Hundreds went to the palace to be part of celebrations of the Crown Princess. The celebration was marked in the Royal Palace’s inner courtyard. The most eager fans waited for hours to see the Crown Princess and her family. Many of them brought bouquets of flowers with them which they gave to the Crown Princess.
It was recently revealed that Crown Princess Victoria was the most popular member of the Swedish Royal Family. More can be read about it here.
Last year the Crown Princess’s name day was not celebrated since the Crown Princess had given birth to her son, Prince Oscar, only ten days earlier. Today, both Prince Oscar and his older sister, Princess Estelle, were present at the celebration of their mother, as was the Crown Princess’s husband, Prince Daniel. Swedish press reported that they thought it was particularly interesting to see little Prince Oscar again since it has been a long time since he was last shown publicly.
The Military Music Corps of the King’s Guard played music, and the audience was given the opportunity to deliver flowers they had with them to the Crown Princess. A video of the Crown Princess’s name day celebration in 2014 is at the bottom of this article. Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, which is on 14 July, will also be celebrated with large public celebrations. This year, it is expected to be bigger than usual due to Victoria celebrating her 40th birthday.
Among the military marches that the King’s Guards preformed were the “Armed Forces March”, “Queen Victoria’s March” and “The Swedish March.” Eventually, the Crown Princess was honoured with her own fanfare, as well.