King's birthday celebrated in Outer Courtyard

The King receiving flowers, drawings and presents from children. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/the Royal Court.

On Friday 30 April, The King's birthday was celebrated according to tradition with music and performances in the Outer Courtyard.
A couple of thousand people gathered in the beautiful weather to congratulate The King on his 64th birthday.

The Swedish Navy's Music Corps performed a programme, which was followed by a drill display by the Life Guards and music from the Swedish Armed Forces' Music Corps, a 21-gun salute from Skeppsholmen, Changing of the Guard and music from the Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps.

To end the celebrations, a long line of children stood waiting to present The King with flowers and drawings.

The Queen and The Crown Princess Couple watched the celebrations from one of the palace balconies. Prince Carl Philip was in the Outer Courtyard during the celebrations.