Swedish National Day 2016

The members of the Swedish Royal Family were out in full force for Swedish National Day on June 6th. Official portraits were released, Palaces were opened to the public, and concerts were attended by the Swedish Royals in national Dress. There has been a Swedish holiday on June 6th since 1916, first as Swedish Flag day, and then, since 1983, as Swedish National Day. June 6th is a special day for Swedes because King Gustav I was elected King on that day in 1523. Also on June 6th, 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution.

In honour of Swedish National Day, new pictures were released of Crown Princess Victoria with her children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. Pictures , taken in the garden of Haga Palace, of Princess Estelle in National Dress have been released regularly on National Day for the past few years.

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In the morning of June 6th, Prince Carl-Phillip, with his wife, Princess Sofia, and son, Prince Alexander, opened the Royal Palace of Stockholm to the public. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, members of the public could tour the Palace free of charge. This was also Prince Alexander’s first official appearance. Prince Carl-Phillip also reviewed the changing of the guards in the Outer Courtyard of the Palace.

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Also in the morning, TM the King and Queen visited Sofiero Castle in Helsinbourg. The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel attended a Swedish citizenship ceremony at Nacka City Hall. The Queen wore a bright blue suit and hat, with pearl earrings, necklace, and brooch. Crown Princess Victoria wore a floral Oscar de la Renta dress with pearl and diamond earrings. The King and his son-in-law wore dark suits with blue ties.

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In the evening, the entire Royal Family rode in a carriages to attend a concert at Skansen. For the concert, the ladies changed into Sverigedräkten, Swedish National dress since 1983. Princess Estelle and Princess Madeleine also attended.


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