Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her 41st birthday on Saturday, 14 July, which is known as Victoria Day or Victoriadagen in Sweden.

Photo: Linda Broström, Kungahuset.se

The Royal Court has released a new photograph to mark this milestone and a 21-gun salute was fired from Skeppsholmen.

The celebrations kick off when the Crown Princess greets crowds outside Solliden Palace, Öland, at 2.00 pm, with her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, husband Prince Daniel and children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.

Later that evening, Crown Princess Victoria attended birthday celebrations at Bornholm’s IP with her parents, her husband, her brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia and her sister Princess Madeleine and her husband Mr Christopher O’Neill.

The Royal Family arrived at 6.00 pm in the traditional carriage procession.

During the celebrations, the Crown Princess awarded the 2018 Victoria Scholarship to skier Stina Nilsson who won three silver medals at the 2015 World Cup, one silver medal at the 2017 World Cup.

Stina also won a gold medal in sprint, silver medal in relay and sprint and a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Swedish network, SVT! broadcasts Congratulations Crown Princess at 9.00 pm.

Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm.

She is expected to become Sweden’s fourth Queen Regnant, following Margaret who was also Queen of Denmark and Norway (1389–1412), Christina (1632–1654) and Ulrika Eleonora (1718–1720).

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