Royal Birthday: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden's 73rd birthday on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 will be celebrated in the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace at Stockholm. The Changing of the Guard will take place with performances from military bands. Children will present flowers to King Carl Gustaf, meet with well-wishers and appear at the window…

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony: Prince Harry’s Speech

Prince Harry officially opened the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 during the Opening Ceremony on 20 October 2018, after an hour's delay due to thunderstorms. Video: YouTube/The Royal Family Transcript Hello Sydney. Hello Australia. And hello Invictus. On this day in 1973, my grandmother, The Queen stood in front of this Opera House and declared it…

King Carl XVI Gustaf Makes History As Sweden’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

King Carl XVI Gustaf makes history as he becomes Sweden’s longest-reigning monarch on Thursday, 26 April 2018. The Swedish King, who turns 72 on Monday, 30 April, has reigned for 44 years and 223 days, overtaking Magnus IV Ericsson who reigned from 8 July 1319 to 15 February 1364. Magnus Eriksson was also King of…

King Carl XVI Gustaf 72nd Birthday Celebration Plans

Celebrations for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 72nd Birthday will take place in the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Monday, 30 April 2018. King Carl Gustaf has become Sweden's longest-reigning monarch in Swedish history, overtaking King Magnus IV on 26 April 2018. He was the youngest child and only son born to…

15 September: Three Royal Birthdays and An Accession Anniversary

Prince Harry, Queen Letizia of Spain and Prince Daniel of Sweden celebrate their birthdays on 15 September, and King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates the anniversary of his accession. Prince Harry The younger son of Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales, Henry Charles Albert David was born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital…