Celebrations planned for Queen Silvia of Sweden’s 75th birthday

The Swedish Royal Court has announced plans to celebrate Queen Silvia’s 75th birthday next month. Two new photos were also released with the announcement, taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström.

First, there will be a seminar for invited guests of the Queen at the Oscar Theatre in Stockholm on 18 December. They will discuss issues close to Queen Silvia’s heart like children’s rights, dementia care, drug prevention, among others.

Next, on 19 December a reception will be held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm for “authorities, organisations and the equivalent,” according to the Swedish Royal Court. Attendees will be able to congratulate Her Majesty in person in regard to her birthday.

The Queen has requested that, in lieu of gifts, people send donations to three selected organisations with which Her Majesty is affiliated. They are the World Childhood Foundation, Mentor Foundation, and Silviahemmet.

H.M. Drottning Silvia / HM Queen Silvia. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström / Kungl. Court

A visitor book will be set up at the Royal Palace on 19 December from 12:00 to 15:00 in the Kingdom Hall for people to come and write their birthday messages to the Queen.

Queen Silvia was born Silvia Sommerlath in Germany on 23 December 1943 to a German father and Brazilian mother. She married King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in June 1976. They have three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine. They also have seven grandchildren: Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne.

You can wish Her Majesty a happy birthday on the Royal Court’s official Facebook or Instagram. Alternatively, you can email hmd.hovstat@royalcourt.se or send a letter by mail to the address below:

H.M. Drottningen
H.M. Drottningens hovstat
Kungl. Slottet
107 70 Stockholm

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