Swedish Royal Family celebrates Queen Silvia’s birthday at Oscar Theatre

The Swedish Royal Family gathered at Oscar Theatre last night to celebrate Queen Silvia’s 75th birthday which is on 23 December. The event “A tribute show for HM the Queen” touched on the important work Queen Silvia has undertaken in her time as Queen.

The Queen was able to spend time with all three of her children, as Princess Madeleine and her family have travelled to Sweden from Miami, Florida, USA to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday and Christmas.

At Oscar Theatre last night was King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill.

The artists Kiralina, Philip Jalmelid and Tuva B Larsen from the musical “As in the sky”, Aminah Al Fakir, Carola and students from Lilla Akademien Music School all provided entertainment during the celebration.

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🇸🇪🎉 I dag firades Drottningen på Oscarsteatern inför 75-årsdagen. Från teaterns scen berättade representanter från Drottningens stiftelser om Drottningens personliga engagemang i arbetet kring barn, ungdomar och äldre. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Underhöll gjorde artisterna Kiralina, Philip Jalmelid och Tuva B Larsen från musikalen ”Så som i himmelen”, Aminah Al Fakir, Carola och elever från den musikinriktade skolan Lilla Akademien. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Programmet filmades och kommer att sändas på SVT den 22 december. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Efter programmet hölls en mottagning där de inbjudna gästerna fick möjlighet att framföra sina gratulationer till Drottningen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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Members of the Royal Family also spoke with Crown Princess Victoria telling Queen Silvia, “To me, you are a big model, and I am so proud that you are my mother. I love you.”

Princess Madeleine delivered remarks, praising her mother’s work with children and the vulnerable, before saying, “Now I have to stop talking before I start crying.”

Queen Silvia ended the tribute show by hugging her family members. Margareta Thorgen, Information and Press Officer of the Royal Court, told Expressen that Her Majesty was “extremely grateful” for the tribute.

Representatives from Queen Silvia’s various patronages were also in attendance, and invited guests were later able to speak to the Queen to share their birthday wishes. Several also presented Her Majesty will small gifts.

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

The event was filmed and will be broadcast in Sweden on 22 December on SVT.

Celebrations continue today as a reception will be held at the Royal Palace with the King and Queen in attendance.

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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.