2016-04-04

The King's birthday celebrations at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Saturday 30 April, The King's birthday will be celebrated in the customary manner in the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The celebrations will begin at 08:00 with 43 Swedish flags being raised on Skeppsbron, where a music corps from the Life Guards will play.

In connection with the Te Deum thanksgiving service, which will take place at 10:00 in the Royal Chapel, the Grenadier Guards from the Life Guards will parade at the South Gate.

10:25

The Swedish Navy's Music Corps will march in and perform a musical programme

10:55

The King will exit from the West Gate and approach and receive the Main Guard. The Armed Forces Music Corps will play a parade march, after which The King will go up into the Main Guard Wing for the Commandant-General's reception of the Commandant Staff.

11:00

The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform a musical programme

11:27

The King will come out into the Outer Courtyard from the Main Guard Wing

11:30

The incoming Main Guard will ride in, following behind the Life Guards' Music Corps

 

The Main Guard Ceremony

 

Children will have the opportunity to present flowers to The King

11:59

The King will enter the West Gate

12:00

A twenty-one gun salute will be fired from Skeppsholmen

12:15

The King will come out onto Lejonbacken Terrace

 

There will be a place for the public on Norrbro

 

Choral tribute

13:00

Cortège from Mynttorget, via Vasabron and Tegelbacken, to Stockholm City Hall for lunch.

  
 

Scouts will parade along Lejonbacken and on Stadshusbron.

 

The Swedish Armed Forces will parade along the route of the cortège and with music corps on Vasabron, at Centralpalatset and at Stockholm City Hall.