Crown Princess Victoria will celebrate her 42nd birthday traditionally at Solliden Palace and Borgholms IP on Öland on Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

Celebrations kick off around 2.00 pm when King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and the Crown Princess greet well-wishers outside the palace.

The Royal Family attend further celebrations at the Victoria Concert held at Borgholms IP on Öland at 6.30 pm, including Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill.

Crown Princess Victoria also presents the Victoria Prize during the festivities.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s eldest daughter Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Vastergotland, was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm.

Sweden changed their Act of Succession in 1979 so the first-born child inherits the throne, regardless of gender. It came into effect on 1 January 1980.

Crown Princess Victoria marries Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010. Photo: Swedish Royal Court

The Princess was christened in the Royal Chapel on 27 September 1977 with King Harald V of Norway, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and Mr Ralf Sommerlath chosen as godparents.

Crown Princess Victoria will become the first Bernadotte Queen Regnant, but the third Queen Regnant in Swedish history, following Christina (reigned 1632 to 1654) and Ulrika Eleonora (reigned 1718 to 1720) who abdicated in favour of her husband, Frederik I.

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel with their children, Estelle and Oscar at Haga Palace, December 2018. Photo: Tiina Björkbacka, Royal Court of Sweden

In 2010, Crown Princess Victoria married her former personal trainer Daniel Westling at Storkyrkan in Stockholm, followed by a procession throughout the city.

They have two children, Princess Estelle (born 23 February 2012) and Prince Oscar (born 2 March 2016).

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