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King Carl XVI Gustaf’s birthday is celebrated with a number of events from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 April.

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström royalcourt.se

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström royalcourt.se

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Monday, 25 April

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences and the Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences will host a seminar on the Baltic Sea
Location: The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
Time: 7.00 pm

Tuesday, 26 April

The Armed Forces Music Corps performs a birthday concert
Location: The Royal Chapel, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 6.00 pm

Thursday, 28 April

A reception held for officials and organisations to congratulate King Carl XVI Gustaf
Location: The Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 10.00 am

Friday, 29 April

A reception for officials and organisations to congratulate King Carl XVI Gustaf
Location: The Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 10.00 am

The royal artistic academies congratulate The King
Location: Guldfoajén (The Golden Foyer), The Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm
Time: 3.00 pm

The Royal Swedish Opera and Stockholm Concert Hall will give a concert in connection with The King’s 70th birthday celebrations
Location: Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum)
Time: 7.00 pm

Saturday, 30 April

Te Deum thanksgiving service to commemorate the King’s 70th birthday
Location: The Royal Chapel, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 10.00 am

The Swedish Armed Forces congratulate The King with a musical programme and changing of the guard
Where: The Outer Courtyard, Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 10:30 am

Sångarhyllningen (Choral Tribute)
Location: Lejonbacken Terrace
Time: 12:15 pm

After the choral tribute, The King and Queen will make their way by horse and carriage to Stockholm City Hall, where the City of Stockholm will host lunch
Location: The Royal Palace of Stockholm to Stockholm City Hall
Time: The cortège departs from the Royal Palace of Stockholm at 1.00 pm, arriving at the Stockholm City Hall around 1.15 pm.

The Riksdag, the Government and the county governors will congratulate King Carl Gustaf at a reception.
Location: The Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 3.30 pm

Banquet for invited guests
Location: The Hall of State, the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Time: 7.30 pm

Gifts and Congratulations

The Swedish Royal Court urges those wishing to congratulate King Carl Gustaf are asked to consider making a donation to the Young Leadership Foundation, a charity which is very close to The King’s heart.

The Young Leadership Foundation was established ahead of King Carl Gustaf’s 60th birthday, and is being extended for another five years, with a focus on leadership for Sweden’s future.

Details for those wishing to make a donation:

  • Plusgiro 900081-1
  • Bankgiro 900-0811

Source: The King’s 70th birthday celebrations, The Swedish Royal Court