Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her 43rd Birthday on 14 July 2020 at Solliden Palace without the traditional celebrations.
The Crown Princess’ birthday is known as Victoriadagen (Victoria Day), an annual event, which began on her 2nd birthday in 1979.
The celebrations usually start at Solliden Palace, Öland, during the Royal Family’s summer holidays.
However, these celebrations were cancelled this year due to safety concerns during the to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Swedish Armed Forces fired a 21-gun salute at 12.00 pm at Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Kungshall in Karlskrona, Skansen Lejonet in Gothenburg and Kusthöjden in Härnösand, and from a mobile saluting battery at Kvarnängen in Boden.
This Time Last Year
In the past, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia with Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar greet crowds outside Solliden Palace, at 2.00 pm.
King Carl Gustaf leads the cheers after the crowd sings Happy Birthday before the Royal Family meet and greet members of the public.
Well-wishers also present cards and flowers as they congratulate the Crown Princess.
This year, the Victoria Concert, including an award ceremony and a fundraiser, will broadcast live on Swedish Television (SVT 1) from Borgholm’s castle ruins from 9.00 pm local time.
All donations for the fundraiser will go to Radiohjälpen’s Crown Princess Victoria’s fund.
The Crown Princess will present the Victoria Prize to this year’s winner, champion pole vaulter Armand Duplantis.
Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977 at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm.
She married Daniel Westling in 2010 at Stockholm Cathedral and the Crown Prince Couple celebrated their 10th Anniversary on 24 June 2020.
Princess Estelle was born on 23 February 2012, followed by Prince Oscar four years later on 2 March 2016.
Crown Princess Victoria 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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