HM The Queen's 78th birthday

23 December was HM The Queen's 78th birthday.

HM The Queen

HM The Queen. Photo: Yanan Li/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Queen's birthday is a national flag day and an official day on which salutes are fired. The Swedish Armed Forces therefore fired 21-gun salutes from the salute stations at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, and in Boden, Härnösand, Karlskrona and Gothenburg.