The Open Palace event was launched by The Crown Princess Couple. In her speech, The Crown Princess said: "We hope that today we will reflect on our fine nation of Sweden, a country of peace, freedom and democracy." She also said that it was an honour for The Crown Princess Couple to be able to open the gates to the South Gate and "our shared cultural heritage".
During the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple attended the citizenship ceremony at Stockholm City Hall, where the City of Stockholm welcomed its new citizens in the Blue Hall.
In the evening, the Royal Family travelled in a horse-drawn cortège from the Royal Palace of Stockholm to Skansen, where they attended the traditional National Day celebrations.
In his speech at Skansen, The King spoke about Sweden's long history and the importance of being open to the fact that Sweden's National Day is a stop along the way between the past and the future.
After the celebrations at Skansen, The King and Queen invited representatives from official Sweden to a reception at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
National Day ended with a tattoo at Logården.