On Monday, the whole royal family of Sweden gathered to mark the country’s National Day. June 6th is the day Sweden adopted a constitution, and although the vast majority of Swedes do not celebrate National Day is any sort, the House of Bernadotte was all smiles for those that do mark the day.
At 10am, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel ceremoniously opened the royal palace at the South Gate, Slottsbacken. That is when the public can get a tour of the palace.
Later at around 11am, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited the town of Eslöv.
At 2pm, Victoria and Daniel handed out prizes at a citizenship ceremony at Stockholm City Hall.
At close to 6pm, the entire family – including Princess Madeleine who had just flown in from the United States – got into carriages and rode through Stockholm towards Skansen for more celebrations. The royal women dressed in traditional Swedish attire while the men wore their suits and ties.
In Skansen, a star-studded entertainment at Solliden stage included performances by Charlotte Perrelli, Magnus Carlsson, Erik Hassle, Gunilla Backman and Peter Jöback and group Timoteij and tenor Markus Pettersson. The house band was the Svante Persson orchestra.
In the evening, the royals held the reception at the royal palace.
Sources: Royal News Examiner, The Royal Forums