The King's birthday, 30 April

On Friday 30 April HM The King celebrates his 75th birthday.

This year, The King and Queen will celebrate The King's birthday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, The King's 75th birthday celebrations will be limited.


A small birthday reception will be arranged in the morning. During the reception, The King will receive the Speaker of the Riksdag, the Prime Minister, the Dean of the County Governors, the Chairman of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and the Marshal of the Realm.

Media photo pool.

The Swedish Armed Forces' salute and congratulatory call

As is traditional, the Swedish Armed Forces will fire salutes for HM The King at 12:00 from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Kungshall in Karlskrona, Skansen Lejonet in Gothenburg, Kusthöjden in Härnösand and Kvarnängen in Boden.

During the afternoon, The King will receive representatives from the Swedish Armed Forces during a small-scale congratulatory call at the Royal Palace.

Media photo pool.

The Swedish Armed Forces' traditional celebrations for The King's birthday in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace have been cancelled again this year.