The Swedish Armed Forces will fire 21-gun salutes to mark Queen Silvia’s 77th Birthday on Wednesday, 23 December 2020.
Silvia Sommerlath was born 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg in Germany.
She met Crown Prince Carl Gustaf whilst working as a hostess during the Munich Olympic Games between 1971 and 1973.
Three years after the Crown Prince ascended the Swedish throne as King Carl XVI Gustaf, they married in a lavish ceremony at Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) on 19 June 1976.
They have three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine and seven grandchildren, with an eighth on the way.
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