The Crown Princess's birthday celebrations

The Crown Princess among the well-wishers in Solliden Palace Park.

The Crown Princess among the well-wishers in Solliden Palace Park. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

On Sunday 14 July, more than 2,000 people gathered in front of Solliden Palace on Öland to congratulate The Crown Princess on her 42nd birthday.

The King and Queen, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar also attended the celebrations.

The Crown Princess Family greet well-wishers outside Solliden Palace.

The Crown Princess Family greet well-wishers outside Solliden Palace. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

The Crown Princess was congratulated outside Solliden Palace with singing and four cheers, which is traditionally led by The King.

The King leads the well-wishers in a round of four cheers for The Crown Princess.

The King leads the well-wishers in a round of four cheers for The Crown Princess. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Thousands of people had gathered to congratulate The Crown Princess on her birthday.

Thousands of people had gathered to congratulate The Crown Princess on her birthday. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

As well as being a national flag day, the heir to the Swedish throne's birthday is also an official day on which salutes are fired. At 13:00, the Swedish Armed Forces therefore fired 21-gun salutes from the salute stations at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Kungshall in Karlskrona, Skansen Lejonet in Gothenburg and Kusthöjden in Härnösand, and from a mobile saluting battery at Kvarnängen in Boden.

In the evening, the Royal Family travelled by horse-drawn cortège from Solliden Palace to the celebrations at Borgholm Sports Arena, where Benjamin Ingrosso, Arja Saijonmaa, Rickard Söderberg, Lina Hedlund, Kaliffa and Isaac & The Soul Company performed.

The Crown Princess Couple and Princess Estelle in the horse-drawn cortège on their way to Borgholm Sports Arena.

The Crown Princess Couple and Princess Estelle in the horse-drawn cortège on their way to Borgholm Sports Arena. Photo: Christopher O'Neill

The Royal Family during the concert at Borgholm Sports Arena, which brought Victoria Day to a close.

The Royal Family during the concert at Borgholm Sports Arena, which brought Victoria Day to a close. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

During the evening, The Crown Princess presented the Victoria Prize to biathlete Hanna Öberg.

The Crown Princess with Hanna Öberg, who received the 2019 Victoria Prize.

The Crown Princess with Hanna Öberg, who received the 2019 Victoria Prize. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

The Victoria Scholarship is presented to biathlete Hanna Öberg

Hanna Öberg received the 2019 Victoria Prize in recognition of her performance in the 15 km race. Following perfect shooting and stable skiing, Hanna took first place on the podium and a World Championship gold medal, much to the delight of the home crowd of supporters. She also helped win silver in the ladies' relay and bronze in the single mixed relay.

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