On HM The King’s birthday on 30 April 2020, the traditional celebration in the outer courtyard of the Royal Palace was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many instead chose to send birthday greetings via kungahuset.se and social media. For this, the King wishes to convey His thanks.
“My warmest thanks for all messages of congratulation sent in connection with my birthday. The fact that so many, in these demanding times, took the time to send their greetings is a sign of consideration that I very much appreciate. Thank you!”