Crown Princess Victoria celebrates birthday in Öland

As per tradition since she was two-years-old, Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) was celebrated in Sweden in honour of Crown Princess Victoria’s 42nd birthday yesterday. The day began in Öland at Solliden Palace – the private, summer home of the Swedish Royal Family. The public is invited onto the grounds to congratulate the Crown Princess on her birthday. There, they sing ‘Happy…
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King of Sweden hands out Solliden Prize

King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Solliden Prize to Pav Johnsson, a nature expert, in a ceremony in Öland at Solliden Palace on Thursday. King Carl XVI Gustaf was accompanied by Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, who were dressed in traditional Öland…

Images from Victoriadagen over the years

Each year on 14 July, Victoriadagen (or Victoria Day in English) is celebrated in Sweden on the island of Öland. The day is significant as it is Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, and it was first celebrated in 1979 – when Victoria was two-years-old. For…

A look at the Swedish line of succession

In a new series, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. This edition is looking at the ten people in the Swedish line of succession. Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) who came to the throne in 1973 after the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. Photo: Peter Knutson, The Royal Court, Sweden The King was born to Prince…
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Three-year-old Prince Oscar visits Skäralid

Three-year-old Prince Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, visited Skäralid on Monday, 17 June in Skåne’s Söderåsen’s National Park alongside his parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The little royal was able to visit the playground named after him…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

June is royal wedding month in Sweden and one particular date is filled with regal marriage memories. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia wed on June 19th 1976 and their eldest child and heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, chose the same date for her marriage to Daniel Westling in 2010. Mother and daughter wore the same tiara for their marriages and selected cream and green blooms for…
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The Supernumerary Knights of the Garter

The Order of the Garter ceremony will see two new royal knights join the procession for the first time. King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be invested at Windsor following their recent appointments to the order. The Queen made King Felipe a Supernumerary Knight in 2017 and conferred the same honour on King Willem-Alexander in 2018. The two men will join a…
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