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Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her Name Day

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her Name Day in Stockholm.

The annual tradition took place in the Inner Courtyard of Stockholm Palace; the Crown Princess was joined by her husband, Prince Daniel and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, on the snowy day.

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The Honour Guard from the Life Guards, High Guard from the Life Regiment K3 and the Army Music Band all participated in the event, including a performance of “With a simple tulip” and the presentation of flowers to the future queen from the military.

After the ceremony, the Crown Princess Family greeted the crowds who had gathered at the palace to mark the occasion.

The celebration of Victoria’s Name Day has taken place by the Armed Forces at the Royal Palace since the 1990s. The festivity in Stockholm provides the Swedish people with an opportunity to celebrate the heir to the throne; in July, Her Royal Highnesses birthday is celebrated on Öland, where the Royal Family’s private summer residence of Solna Palace is located.

In Sweden, names are celebrated on different days, and all those with the name Victoria celebrate their names on 12 March. With their future queen sharing their name, the Victoria Name Day is particularly special.

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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.