Crown Princess Victoria's name day celebrated

Kronprinsessan, hennes fästman Daniel Westling och Drottningen under namnsdagsfirandet.  Foto: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix

The Crown Princess, her fiancé Daniel Westling and The Queen took part in the name day celebrations. Photo: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix

Crown Princess Victoria's name day was celebrated at the Royal Palace on 12 March, with music from the army's drum corps.

Guards and military musicians presented flowers to the tune of "With a simple tulip". The celebrations ended with a cheer in unison and the special Victoria fanfare.

This was the last time that the army's drum corps would be involved in The Crown Princess' name day celebrations, as the corps will be closed down after this year's batch of drummers, in connection with the reorganisation of the Armed Forces Music Centre.

Kronprinsessan Victoria på den inre borggården av Stockholm slott under namnsdagsuppvaktningen. Foto: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix

Crown Princess Victoria receiving name day congratulations in the inner courtyard of the Royal Palace. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix