Wednesday 14 July was HRH Crown Princess Victoria's 44th birthday. Her birthday was celebrated at Solliden on Öland.
The traditional tribute from the general public at Solliden was cancelled again this year. Ahead of The Crown Princess's birthday, Victoria Days External link, opens in new window. had been arranged on Öland including Covid-safe sports tours, during which funds were raised for the Swedish Radio Appeal's Crown Princess Victoria's Fund.
As is traditional, the Swedish Armed Forces fired salutes for The Crown Princess on her birthday. As well as being a national flag day, The Crown Princess's birthday is also an official day on which salutes are fired by the Swedish Armed Forces.
Twenty-one gun salutes were therefore fired at 12:00 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 Crown Princess Family travelled in a horse-drawn cortège from Solliden Palace to the ruins of Borgholm Castle for this year's Victoria Concert, which was broadcast on TV.
In the inner courtyard, they were joined by The King, The Queen, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill.
The concert was hosted by Yvette Hermundstad, and the performers were Sabina Ddumba, Benjamin Ingrosso, Smith and Tell, Sofia Jannok, Moonica Mac, Björn Dixgård and Daniel Haglund from Mando Diao. The house band for the evening was Augustifamiöjen, conducted by Stefan Sporén.
Since 1979, a Swedish sports personality has received the Victoria Prize on The Crown Princess's birthday. This year's recipient was skater Nils van der Poel, who received his diploma from The Crown Princess during the concert. During the year, he won gold medals at the World Championships in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres events, and set a world record for the 10,000 metres distance.
The concert traditionally raises funds for the Swedish Radio Appeal's Crown Princess Victoria's Fund.
The fund supports associations for children with disabilities and chronic diseases in Sweden. The money raised goes towards activities such as camps, travel, trips and various sports.
Ingemar Stenmark, downhill skiing
Stefan Persson, ice hockey
Linda Haglund, athletics
Tomas Gustafsson, skating
Stig Strand, downhill skiing
Gunde Svan, cross-country skiing
Patrik Sjöberg, athletics
Torbjörn Nilsson, football
Tomas Johansson, wrestling
Tomas Gustafson, skating
J-O Waldner, table tennis
Mikael Appelgren, table tennis
Pernilla Wiberg, downhill skiing
Jörgen Persson, table tennis
Torgny Mogren, cross-country skiing
Peter Forsberg, ice hockey
Tomas Brolin, football
Sara Wedlund, athletics
Susanne Gunnarsson & Agneta Andersson, canoeing
Magdalena Forsberg, biathlon
Lars Frölander, swimming
Therese Alshammar, swimming
Mikael Ljungberg, wrestling
Magnus Wieslander, handball
Carolina Klüft, athletics
Anja Pärsson, downhill skiing
Christian Olsson & Stefan Holm, athletics
Anna Carin Olofsson, biathlon & Björn Lind, cross-country skiing
Henrik Larsson, football
Susanna Kallur, athletics
Helena Jonsson, biathlon
Charlotte Kalla, cross-country skiing
Daniel and Henrik Sedin, ice hockey
Anette Norberg, curling
Johan Olsson, cross-country skiing
The ladies' and men's relay teams, cross-country skiing
Sarah Sjöström, swimming
Henrik Lundqvist, ice hockey
Jenny Rissveds, mountain biking
Stina Nilsson, cross-country skiing
Hanna Öberg, biathlon
Armand Duplantis, pole vaulting
Nils van der Poel, skating