The Swedish Royal Family has released three new photos of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar to mark their country’s National Day on 6 June.
Royal photographer Linda Broström captured these gorgeous images of Princess Estelle, wearing a traditional costume, with little brother Prince Oscar in the gardens at Haga Palace.
Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar are picking flowers and carrying them in a small vintage milk can.
Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar of Sweden wishes everyone a happy National Day.
The Swedish flag was raised at 8.00 am above the Royal Palace and soldiers fired a 21-gun salute at 12 noon from Skeppsholmens in Stockholm.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia opened the Royal Palace gates to the general public at 10.00 am, with free entry, as part of the celebrations, including performances from the Royal Swedish Navy Band.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia participate in a ceremony at Skansen, Stockholm’s open-air museum, including raising the Swedish yellow and blue flag.
Children in traditional peasant costumes have the opportunity to present flowers to the royal couple.
The King and the Queen attended celebrations in Borlänge in Dalarna.
The Royal Couple also visited the Alice Lund Texilier’s hand-weaving studio to see some texile art and interior design, including work on a loom which was commissioned for a lobby in 25 Hudson Yards in New York.
Alice Lund Texilier, founded in 1936, was closed to the public due to the royal visit.
Origins of National Day
Sweden’s National Day has been a national holiday since the Ricksdag (Parliament) changed the name from Swedish Flag Day.
The Instrument of Government was later installed in 1809 which restored political power to the Swedish parliament.
It was first declared a public holiday in 2005, although past celebrations date back to 1893 when it was first celebrated at the Skansen.
The day commemorates King Gustav Vasa’s election in 1523, ending the Danish-ruled Kalmar Union.
The government abolished the Whit Monday public holiday rather than provide an extra day off.
In 1916 celebrations were held at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.
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