Crown Princess' birthday celebrations
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.
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 giftsMany 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.
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 JonssonIn 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.