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A celebratory year for Sweden’s Royal Family

The past year has been one of many celebrations for the Swedish Royal Family.

King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee (50 years on the throne) was marked throughout the year, but the country had a few other reasons to celebrate in 2023. The country also marked 500 years since becoming an independent nation, Prince Daniel’s 50th birthday and Queen Silvia’s 80th birthday.

They also helped to celebrate international events, with participation at King Charles’s Coronation, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan’s wedding and Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th birthday festivities.

Let’s take a look back at the royal year that began with a new photo of a jubilee king.

Photo: Thron Ullberg/Kungl Hovstaterna
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Princess Estelle’s official birthday portrait. Photo: Linda Broström/Royal Court, Sweden
Prince Oscar with the family dog Rio on his birthday. Photo: Linda Broström/The Royal Court of Sweden
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The King and Crown Princess also helped to mark King Charles III’s Coronation in May in London – just four months before the big jubilee plans in their country.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.