2013-09-11

The King: 40 years as Sweden's Head of State

The King's 40th jubilee will be celebrated during the weekend of 13-15 September and on Thursday 19 September with a number of events. The Royal Family will attend all programme events.
15 September marks the 40th anniversary of when King Carl XVI Gustaf ascended to the throne and became Sweden's Head of State. The jubilee weekend will be commemorated by the Government, the Riksdag and the City of Stockholm.

As part of the jubilee celebrations, The King and Queen have visited every county in Sweden during the year. On 11 September, The King and Queen concluded their county visits by visiting Jämtland County.
Find out more about the county visits hereopens in new window.

13 September
Princess Christina opens the exhibition "40 years on the throne — 40 years serving Sweden"
Location: The Hall of State, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Media: Photo opportunity on arrival of the guests at the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry. Photo pool only in connection with the opening of the exhibition in the Hall of State. Meeting at the West Gate at 16:30. To arrange accreditation, please e-mail Annika Jeppsson at annika.jeppsson@royalcourt.se, no later than 12 September.

14 September
The Swedish Government's dinner in connection with The King's 40th jubilee
Time: 17:00
Location: Nordiska Museet, Stockholm
Media: Markus Friberg, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, tel.: +46 (0)70 261 30 84, e-mail: markus.friberg@regeringskansliet.se

The Swedish Riksdag's jubilee concert in connection with The King's 40th jubilee
Time: 20:00
Location: Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm
Media: Samira Zayane, Press Secretary to the Speaker, tel.: +46 (0)72 572 73 81, e-mail: samira.zayane@riksdagen.se

15 September
Te Deum thanksgiving service in connection with The King's 40th jubilee
The Nordic heads of state, representatives from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government and the staff of the Royal Court have been invited.
Location: The Royal Chapel, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Media: Photo opportunity on arrival of the guests at the South Gate. Meeting at the West Gate at 10:45. To arrange accreditation, please e-mail Annika Jeppsson at annika.jeppsson@royalcourt.se, no later than 13 September.
TT Nyhetsbyrån has been appointed as the official photography agency and host photographer inside the Royal Chapel. Any questions regarding the host photographer should be directed to Erhan Güner, Manager International Department, tel.: +46 (0)70 522 66 06, e-mail: erhan.guner@tt.se

The City of Stockholm's celebrations at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in connection with The King's 40th jubilee
Location: Lejonbacken, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Media: Photo opportunity, meeting at 14:30 on Mynttorget. To arrange accreditation, please contact Roland Berndt, City of Stockholm, tel.: +46 (0)76 12 28 452, e-mail: roland.berndt@stockholm.se
 
The Inner Courtyard will then be opened to everyone who wants to dance. Media entry via the West Gate on production of press ID. No accreditation required.
Press contact: Roland Berndt, City of Stockholm, tel.: +46 (0)76 12 28 452, e-mail: roland.berndt@stockholm.se

19 September
Reception in connection with The King's 40th jubilee
Representatives of official Sweden have been invited.
Location: The Hall of State, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Media: Photo pool only. Meeting at the West Gate at 15:30. To arrange accreditation, please e-mail Annika Jeppsson at annika.jeppsson@royalcourt.se, no later than 17 September.