Salute

The Swedish Armed Forces fired a salute from Skeppsholmen when Prince Oscar was born. The salute consisted of a round of 21 shots.

At the christening there was also a 21-shot salute by the amphibious battalion.

The salute for Princess Leonore from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

The salute for Princess Leonore from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

On the occasion of a royal birth, a salute is fired from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm in accordance with the Swedish Armed Forces' ceremonial provisions (Instruction to the Swedish Armed Forces, ceremonies; Cerl FM 2010).

The canons on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm fire a salute on the occasion of the birth of Prince Carl (XVI) Gustaf on 30 April 1946. Photo: The Royal Court

For the first born child of a Head of State or an heir to the throne, a salute is fired in two rounds, with a one minute interval, of 21 shots each.