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Sweden

Prince Carl Philip celebrates Veterans Day


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden has celebrated Veterans Day.

The Prince laid a wreath at the Veterans Monument at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm.

Prince Carl Philip also handed out medals to military personnel. The Swedish Armed Forces medal went to those who had been wounded in battle, and the Swedish Armed Forces’ Medal of Merit was also presented.

The Speaker of the Riksdag (Swedish parliament), the Prime Minister, the Commander-in-Chief and the Chief of Police all gave speeches during the event before a flyover took place.

The Army Music Corps provided music alongside a choir and field artists.

Prince Carl Philip has served in the military and is currently a reserve officer in the Swedish Amphibious Corps. He holds the rank of Major.

Veterans Day in Sweden takes place every year on 29 May at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm. A member of the Swedish Royal Family traditionally attends the event to honour the military. In 2021, both King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip attended ceremonies.

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