The King and Queen take part in the King's Rally

The King and Queen in the lead at Solliden Palace. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Saturday 16 August, The King and Queen took part in the King's Rally on Öland.

The King and Queen before the rally. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King and Queen before the rally. Photo: royalcourt.se

The rally was first held to mark The King's 50th birthday, and this year's rally – the eleventh in a row – started from the Strand Hotel in Borgholm. The first stop was Borgholm Church, after which the drivers passed Kårehamn, Föra, Gamleby, Sandvik and Grönvik.

Manoeuvring test at Grönvik. Photo: royalcourt.se

Manoeuvring test at Grönvik. Photo: royalcourt.se

350 participants in 109 cars took part in this year's event. The King drove a 1946 Volvo PV 60, which he received on his 50th birthday from Swedish King's Rally donors.