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Swedish Royal Family’s National Day schedule announced

The schedule for the Swedish Royal Family on National Day (6 June) has been announced by the Royal Court of Sweden. The Royal Family will celebrate in both Stockholm and Strömsholm.

To begin the morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will open the Royal Palace in Stockholm at 10 am at the Western Gate from the Outer Courtyard. Entry into the Royal Palace on National Day is free. More information on the opening can be found here.

At the same time, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will be present at Strömsholm Palace for the 100th Anniversary of the Strömsholm Days, which has been organised by Ridskolan Strömsholm.

The Swedish Royal Family on the National Day of Sweden on 6 June 2016. Photo: Bengt Nyman (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikimedia Commons

Right after the opening of the Palace, Their Majesties and their son, Prince Carl Philip will attend a scholarship award ceremony at the Royal Palace’s Gustav III Antique Museum; this year, the contest area was “The Thinking Hand” which is an exhibit at the Royal Palace. The King opened the competition in April, and the Prince has been part of the jury.

Prince Carl Philip will later attend the Parade and the Changing of the Guard in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace. A 21-gun salute will take place at 13:00.

Later in the evening, dressed in their Swedish National Day outfits, the Royal Family (the King, Queen, Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill) will go by horse-drawn carriage from the Royal Palace to the celebrations at the museum, Skansen. The King will speak, and there will be various performances. It will all be broadcast live on SVT.

Afterwards, the Royal Family will host a reception for representatives of the government, parliament, parts of the diplomatic coalition and official Sweden at the Royal Palace.

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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. Her love of royals began in middle school, and 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.