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Better late than never! Prince Daniel celebrates 50th birthday

Prince Daniel of Sweden
Elisabeth Toll, Kungl. Hovstaterna

Over 200 guests arrived at the Royal Palace of Stockholm to attend a very special celebration on 11 November.

Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a private party to celebrate his 50th birthday – 57 days after his actual birthday. The Prince was forced to postpone his birthday bash due to King Carl XVI Gustaf’s lavish Golden Jubilee celebrations in September.

The Prince turned 50 on 15 September. On that same day, the Swedish Royal Family observed the 50th anniversary of King Carl Gustaf’s ascension to the throne. While the jubilee was celebrated extensively with a banquet, a concert, a boat tour and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city, the special day of Crown Princess Victoria’s husband was only marked with a few new photos.

Almost two months later, Prince Daniel’s birthday dinner finally took place.

When the Prince was finally able to enjoy some festivities for his special birthday, he opted for a party behind closed doors in the Banquet Hall of the Royal Palace. Over 200 guests were seen arriving at the palace while wearing gowns and tuxedos.

Prince Daniel was surrounded by his loved ones, including his wife, Crown Princess Victoria, his parents Ewa and Olle Westling, his sister Anna and Princess Christina’s sons Oscar and Gustaf Magnusson. Missing the big event were Prince Daniel’s sister-in-law, Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris O’Neill, who live in Florida. They will return to Sweden just in time to celebrate Christmas and Queen Silvia’s 80th birthday.

Crown Princess Victoria is said to have given a touching speech during the dinner. The evening ended with the performance of a special guest. Unfortunately, the name of the mysterious artist has not yet been revealed.

Prince Daniel will be celebrated once again as the Swedes celebrate Father’s Day on 12 November.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.