Crown Princess' birthday celebrations

Kronprinsessan Victoria under födelsedagsfirandet på Solliden. Foto: David Sica/Stella Pictures

Crown Princess Victoria during her birthday celebrations at Solliden. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

On Tuesday 14 July, thousands of people gathered in the circular area in front of Solliden Palace on Öland to mark the 32nd birthday of Crown Princess Victoria.
Crown Princess Victoria listened as people sang ‘Happy Birthday' in the brilliant sunshine, followed by a round of cheers from the crowd, which was led by King Carl Gustaf according to tradition.
Kungen anför "Ja må hon leva" och ett fyrfaldigt leve för Kronprinsessan. Foto: David Sica/Stella Pictures

The King leads the singing and cheers for the Crown Princess. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

At midday, a gun salute was fired from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.

Flowers and gifts


Many more people had gathered at Solliden than in previous years, and Crown Princess Victoria received lots of flowers and gifts during her walk along the roped-off area. The Crown Princess was as radiant as the sun, and thanked everyone for their good wishes.

The King, The Queen and Mr Daniel Westling were present during the celebrations.

Kronprinsessan tillsammans med Kungen, Drottningen och Herr Daniel Westling under födelsedagsfirandet på Solliden. Foto: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

The Crown Princess with The King, Queen and Mr Daniel Westling during her birthday celebrations at Solliden. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

Victoria Scholarship to Helena Jonsson


In the evening, the Royal Family will be taken in a horse drawn carriage to the festival at Borgholm's sports arena.

Biathlete Helena Jonsson is this year's recipient of the Victoria Scholarship, and she will be presented with the prize by Crown Princess Victoria.

Artists including Jill Johnsson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Malena Ernman, Salem Al Fakir, Lena Philipsson, Orup, Kalle Moraeus and Bengan Janson will be providing the musical entertainment.

To mark the birthday celebrations, there is a collection underway via Radiohjälpen for Crown Princess Victoria's Fund for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses.