On Tuesday 12 March, the Swedish Armed Forces marked The Crown Princess's name day in the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Since the early 1990s, the Swedish Armed Forces have celebrated The Crown Princess's name day in the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Since The Crown Princess's birthday is normally celebrated on Öland, her name day marks the annual celebration of The Crown Princess in Stockholm.
An honorary troop from the Life Guard, the Main Guard from the South Scanian Regiment (P7) and the Army Music Corps took part in the day's ceremony.
The celebrations began with a tribute concert by the Army Music Corps. The first piece to be performed was Crown Princess Victoria's Celebratory March, composed by the Army Music Corps' former Musical Director Mats Janhagen and first performed on The Crown Princess's 18th birthday in 1995.
Congratulation by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and Swedish Military March by Oswald Brodin were also played.
The concert ended with With A Simple Tulip and four cheers for The Crown Princess.
The celebrations in the Inner Courtyard concluded with The Crown Princess Family meeting and greeting all those who had come to take part.