Celebrate The King's birthday on 30 April at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

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On 30 April, the general public will have the opportunity to congratulate The King on his birthday. Photo: Markus Dahlberg/Scanpix.

Celebrate H.M. The King's birthday on 30 April. The celebrations will take place in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm in connection with the Changing of the Guard. The celebrations will begin at 11:00 with the Swedish Armed Forces' tribute.

Programme for 30 April


The celebrations will take place in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

11:15: The Swedish Navy's Music Corps will march in and perform a programme.

11:40: The Armed Forces Music Corps and the Swedish Navy's Music Corps will march in.

11:45: The King will come through the West Gate and approach and receive the Main Guard. The Armed Forces Music Corps will play a parade march. The King will then proceed to the Commandant-General's reception in the Main Guard Wing.

11:48-12:15: The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform a programme.

12:00: Twenty-one gun salute from Skeppsholmen.

12:20: The King will come out into the Outer Courtyard.

12:23-12:40: The incoming Main Guard will ride in, followed by the Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps. The Main Guard Ceremony will then take place, and children will have the opportunity to present flowers to The King.

Afterwards the general public will have the opportunity to congratulate The King from the Outer Courtyard. The King will be at the window of the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, accompanied by the Royal Family.

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