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Old 07-14-2018, 09:46 AM
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Estelle got a diadem as a gift
Oscar playing football
The queen and king
A lot of gifts and hugs

Margareta Thorgren told to the press that the royal family has a nanny the press hasn't seen before. She is Philippa from Australia.

Nice family photo
Estelle and her diadem
It's warm, so you must drink
Oscar plays with his car
These are from Svensk Damtidning's gallery, more:
18 vackraste bilderna från Victorias firande! _ Svensk Damtidning

Gallery of Oscar "Photo extra! Oscar's great show on Victoria's day"
Princess Estelle has charmed earlier on Victoria's birthdays. This year it was Prince Oscar's turn! No one could wipe the eyes from the cute prince in shorts who did not care if all the reviewers were looking. He played around with a ball, with a car and with Dad Daniel!
Bildextra! Oscars härliga show under Victorias dag _ Svensk Damtidning

Oscar putting a pearl necklace on Victoria

Svensk Damtidning's live reporter Helena Wiklund writes at at 16.22 Victoria had greeted the last visitor, there were about 2500 people this year and it took over two hours for Victoria and Daniel to meet them. Oscar gave Victoria a hug and wanted to play with her necklace.
Two hours, and Victoria and Daniel are already at Borgholm Sports Arena at the concert.

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Old 07-14-2018, 10:48 AM
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The Crown Princess is celebrated during Victoriadagen at Solliden
Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her birthday in the glorious sunshine of Öland.
As usual she is welcomed by a lot of people who want to celebrate her at Solliden.
Both Estelle and Oscar were in front of the Palace and showed their most charming sides. Oscar held Victoria and Silvia in his hand when he entered, Estelle held his dad.
The king traditionally congratulated his daughter. Before joining to sing "Ja, må hon leva" he talked about Victoria's hikes she made throughout the country in the spring - and at the same time emphasized that there was much left to look of our beautiful country.
Estelle then sang on the birthday song and applauded enthusiastically afterwards.
After the song and the cheering it was time for Victoria's speech. She humbly thanked everyone who came to congratulate her.
- Dear Friends and Solliden Visitors, Thank you for that all of you are here today. Every year, I'm as surprised that so many people choose to come here today on my birthday. It warms my heart. That means a lot.
Under Victorian's speech Oscar scratched his foot in the gravel and pulled his pendants on the pants, so that Daniel's father came to rescue and correct them. Estelle stood close to her mother when she spoke. When Victoria was ready, she kissed Estelle's forehead tenderly.
Victoria now meets the crowd and receives flowers and gifts. She takes a good time talking to everyone. Estelle and Oscar are very well-behaved today. They follow their mom and dad and behave exceptionally well.
Oscar was first at the crowd with his mother, but after a while he went over to play with a gift he received - a ball. Now he and daddy Daniel kick the ball while Victoria and Estelle still greet the public. And Oscar, he seems to have a real ballin!
The king spoke in his speech of the great drought that has hit Sweden and Öland lately. The king talked about how many have suffered hard from the heat. At the same time, he told them that they had some water left in Sollidens own well.
- In addition, I'm lucky I have a couple of ponds here behind, so we can provide us with water. Therefore, we can maintain the beautiful garden here that we want to introduce to you.
Victoria also took up the heat and drought in her thank-you speech.
- I hope you fill in some water here, if needed. And at the same time, a thought is given to those who do not feel so easy right now because it is so hot.
Victoria firas stort på Solliden_ _Förvånad att så många kommit_
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:48 AM
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Princess Estelle charmed all during Victoria's celebration
Expressen's royal expert Karin Lennmor asked from Victoria (see the video), if she has gotten over a 40-year crisis. Victoria says that she didn't have any 40-year crisis. Lennmor asks what has been the best present. Victoria says that like last year, she says that it is just to be able to be together. Lennmor says that you are going to be together the whole family in the evening. Yes, and I hope that you too get a great day and enjoy our fantastic Öland, says Victoria. I get so much happiness and energy, all the fantastic people that come here today. I get touched when I think about it. Here are many faces I have met during the years. You get a special relation to them. It means a lot, you see the children growing. It is moving. Many come here at seven-eight in the morning. They should all get a medal of courageous. Lennmor asks if Daniel and Estelle think this is as much fun? Victoria looks at Daniel, who laughs, and says that they are small but Estelle thinks it's fun too and I have told her that the people really take time to come here. And she helps you! Absolutely, and she thinks it is special and fun too, that she can help, says Victoria.
The article tells also that Estelle sprang and caught butterflies.
Prinsessan Estelle charmade alla vid Victorias firande

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Program at the concert at Borgholm Sports Arena
18.10 Audiences sit / stand in their seats
18.25 The Victoria Scholarship recipient arrives.
18.30 The royal family arrives, the King's song,
Tribute to HKH Crown Princess Victoria, Congratulations Crown Princess Victoria with all artists via SVT and Borgholm's Sports Arena.
The Crown princess Victoria Fund.
The Victoria Scholarship will be delivered to this year's recipient.
20.15 (approx) The end
Program - Victoriadagen _ Officiell hemsida
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:27 PM
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TV4 News has a live broadcast from Borgholm Sports Arena, the royal family arrived. Estelle attends the concert this year too.

Kungafamiljen har anlänt till Borgholms IP – se första bilderna! _ Svensk Damtidning

Video from Solliden, the king's speech, "Ja, må hon leva"-song, the cheers to Victoria, Victoria's speech
Se kungens tal till Victoria på 41-årsdagen – hyllade hennes Sverigeresor

Video of the royal family arriving to the concert
Här anländer kungafamiljen till Borgholms IP

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Old 07-14-2018, 02:15 PM
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And Barometern has also photos from the concert
Kronprinsessan firades på Solliden - Barometern

From the previous Victoria Scholarship recipients at the concert are Ingemar Stenmark wife his wife and daughter. And Peter Forsberg with his spouse Nicole Nordin

The Victoria Scholarship recipient, olympic champion, cross-country skier Stina Nilsson
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for all the photos and articles

I always love her birthday and seeing the family. The kids are so adorable.

Estelle is looking so grown up, and I love the pic with the little diadem. She is quite the pro over the years at this event.

Oscar is starting to steal a bit of the show. I love the car pictures
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:41 PM
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Lovely photos of the birthday celebrations today, thank you to all those who shared them. Estelle and Oscar are adorable little children and Estelle looks so grown up! She seems to be very tall for her age. I'll always love Oscar's cute little grumpy face, he's so precious. Loved the photos of him trying on Victoria's sunglasses.
How great must it have been for those German tourists to attend the celebrations whilst enjoying a holiday in Sweden? And to get a selfie with Victoria herself, no less. I'm sure they'll remember this trip for a long time!
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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Svensk Damtidning writes that there was a lot of feelings for Victoria and Daniel at the concert - Peter Jöback sang the same song he sang at their pre-wedding concert in 2010.
Kronprinsessan Victoria_ _Tack för ikväll!_ _ Svensk Damtidning

Här njuter prinsessan Estelle av konserten på Victoriadagen

Singer Peter Jöback at his Twitter and Instagram
"Tonight I’m singing with my dear friend Emmi Christensson for our Beautiful crown princess Victoria on Öland and watching this beautiful sunset and feeling grateful and thankful for being alive !"
Singer Emmi Christensson at her Instagram
"Tonight I sing with @peterjoback on @victoriadagen What an honor! Congratulations Crown Princess Victoria on your day!"
Singer Jessica Andersson at her Instagram
"This year's most honorable mission is soon over .. I got to sing for our beautiful royal family and especially for our wonderful crown princess .. congratulations."

Video of Oscar playing football
Here, Prince Oscar plays football in front of the world press
Little 2-year-old Prince Oscar stole the show during the Crown Princess's birthday. In front of visitors and world press, he played football with both Prince Daniel and a Palace employee
Traditionally, the royal family met the people and the press outside Sollidens Castle on Crown Princess Victoria's birthday. The Crown Princess turns 41 years today and was celebrated both with song and cheer.
But there was a little prince who caught everyone's eyes.
For over an hour - with a few short breaks - Prince Oscar was playing football. He started on the lawn in front of the castle and then drifted on the gravel road.
Dad Prince Daniel was an opponent at first. When daddy had to accompany the crown princess around and greet people, one of the Palace employees crossed over.
A woman in uniform kicked a ball with Prince Oscar who never seemed tired. He trembled several times but didn't mind. He quickly got up on his legs again and always had his eyes on the ball.
Här spelar prins Oscar fotboll inför världspressen _ Aftonbladet
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:39 AM
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Photos from the local press, they are great because they are different than those at the big photo agencies.
BILDEXTRA_ Tusentals födelsedagsfirare trotsade värmen på Solliden - Nyheter i Öland - 24 timmar om dygnet
BILDEXTRA_ Kronprinsessan firades kungligt på Solliden - Ölandsbladet

Photos from Expressen kungligt Instagram, photos by Stella Pictures and TT Nyhetsbyrån.

Photos from Kungliga Magasinet's Facebook, mostly by Stella Pictures.

Beautiful photo of Estelle
From this gallery "The 21 cutest photos of Estelle and Oscar"
21 gulligaste bilderna på Estelle och Oscar _ Svensk Damtidning

It was a good concert. Two of my favourite singers, Peter Jöback and John Lundvik. And charismatic Alexander Rybak, who showed at the concert also more serious side of himself. I didn't know the female artists, but I liked both Emmi Christensson and Jessica Andersson.
It is a pity that we never hear what Victoria says to the Victoria Scholarship recipient, when she delivers the diploma and flowers.
Estelle singing "Ja, må hon leva" to her mother was cute both in Solliden and at the concert.

You can watch the concert again here, until 13th August:
Grattis kronprinsessan! _ SVT Play

The royal court at the website about the birthday
On Saturday, July 14, more than 3,000 people gathered in front of Solliden Palace in Öland to celebrate the Crown Princess on the 41st anniversary.
In Stockholm, a salute was shot at 12.00 pm from Skeppsholmen and other salute stations in Sweden.
In the evening, the entire royal family traveled on horse carriage from Solliden Palace to the folk festival at Borgholm Sports Arena where Peter Jöback, Alexander Rybak, Jessica Andersson, John Lundvik, Emmi Christensson, Nova Miller and Kalle Moraeus performed.
Kronprinsessan firad på sin födelsedag - Sveriges Kungahus

Photos and video at court Instagram

It is great the court put to their article a photo of artist Sergey Marunych giving his great painting to Victoria.

Sergey Marunych has published photos of him and Victoria at his social media.
S.M.ART Sergey Marunych _ Facebook

Crown princess Victoria's Fund is part of Radiohjälpen. During the concert money was collected to Victoria's Fund and Radiohjälpen reminded of that at their Instagram.
Short video of Victoria, Daniel and Estelle singing the King's song

Robin Utrecht's gallery from the concert
VICTORIADAG 2018 CONCERT BORGHOLM - Images _ Robin Utrecht _ Photoshelter

Photos from Instagram of someone who was at Solliden

Other galleries
Kronprinsessan strålade av glädje – se bästa bilderna från Victoriadagen!
Hipp hurra för vår Victoria idag – se härliga bilder från Solliden!
Se gulligaste bilderna på Estelle från gårdagens firande av Victoria!
Wow vilka prinsessor! Stor bildkavalkad från Victoriadagen
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:05 AM
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Here's another extra gallery of yesterday's concert:

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Old 07-15-2018, 07:46 AM
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In addition to that gorgeus painting of Sergey Marunych, Victoria got also this photomontage, from Maclindhe Art:
It is called Blue Hour and looks like this:

Victoria and Daniel

Photos from Facebook of Solliden Palace:

Victoria gets a big spettekaka from this woman every year
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:09 AM
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:03 AM
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There is a lot of photos at social media at the accounts of people who were in Solliden and took photos of the royals, or selfies with them.
From Solliden


Prinssi Oscar, 2, villiintyi äitinsä Victorian 41-vuotispäivillä – suloiset kuvat_ karkasi hoitajalta ja ajeli leikkiautolla isänsä päältä - Viihde - Ilta-Sanomat
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:48 PM
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Johan T Lindwall, the editor-in-chief of Svensk Damtidning (which is a partner of Victoriadagen-organisation), writes at his column:

What a party we got to take part on Öland - Victoria 41 years and her grand birthday celebration Victoriadagen 40 years. But everything has a start and everything has an end.
For 40 years, Crown Princess Victoria has been celebrated in the same way on Öland. With traditional meeting with the royal family at Solliden Palace and later in the evening, big party at Borgholm Sports Arena with both foreign and Swedish stars. It has been called Victoriadagen.
This weekend, I think, it was the last time we got to participate in Victoriadagen in the form it has been for so many years now. The man behind Victoriadagen, Kay Wiestål thanked and resigned after 40 years. What job he has done for Öland, the royal house and monarchy. Give the man a royal medal.
We who had the honor of joining this year when Victoriadagen celebrated 40 years, it was one of the most relaxed parties for a long time. We got to see Estelle steal the show, as usual ... we saw little Oscar play with Dad Daniel and show that there may be a big future football talent in the royal house.
Victoria and Daniel radiated harmony and a number of tears fell down in the evening when it was a trip in nostalgia with Victoriadagen and 40 years.
For the sake of Öland. For everyone out there who loves our royal family, and especially the little Crown Princess family at Haga, I hope we see a worthy continuation of the celebration on Öland.
Sure, everything has a start and an end. But this tradition is too good to just be broken off. Many would be very disappointed if they can't be back on Öland next year and celebrate our future queen.
Everyone loves the best Victoria in the world!
Svensk Damtidnings chefredaktör Johan T Lindwall_ _Ge Kay en kunglig medalj!_ _ Svensk Damtidning

Margareta Thorgren, the director of press department, said to Expressen's royal expert Karin Lennmor at Solliden:
This is special, it is the 40th anniversary of this concept with which Kay Wiestål has worked for 40 years. What will happen next year, we will return to that later. But some form of development is always good, to think about renewal and that you can all the time develop it to positive direction.
Lennmor: Is the crown princess herself going to be with to influence on how her birthday will be celebrated in the future?
Thorgren: Yes. It is of course so that the crown princess has a wish about how she will celebrate her birthday and we go out with that.
Lennmor: But there will still be folk festival on Öland?
Thorgren: Precise. It is the crown princess and the crown princess family who love to be on Öland, and it is on the best time, mid-July, to be on Öland. So it is hopefully, that we continue to plan with starting points on Öland.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:29 PM
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Alexander Rybak performed for crown princess Victoria
July 14, also known as "Victoriadagen" in Sweden, was a great celebration of Crown Princess Victoria’s 41st birthday. Alexander Rybak was one of those invited to stand on stage.
– It is the greatest honour for a violinist to be invited to royal celebration. I feel like Ole Bull now, Rybak writes in a text message to VG before the show.
Together with him he had his girlfriend Julie.
– Julie has also dressed up and looking forward to see the royal family, he writes.
Among other artists on stage were Peter Jöback and Jessica Andersson.
- It's extra nice because Crown Princess Victoria is such a nice fellow human, and I’m very touched to be allowed to play on her birthday, says Rybak.
He didn't play any of the Eurovision songs. Rybak played "Song From A Secret Garden", "Fattig Bonddräng" (Poor Farmer Boy) from the Swedish children’s book "Emil i Lönneberga" and "Jealous".
– I went on stage with a lovely mix of nervousness and joy. It was really nice to greet the whole family afterwards, says Rybak after the performance.
He brought his book "Trolle" as a gift to the Crown Princess's daughter, Estelle.
Alexander Rybak opptrådte for kronprinsesse Victoria - VG

Albert Nieboer's photos at his Twitter

Princess Madeleine usually tells us that Victoria was the typical big sister when they were young. She was the one who took responsibility and loved to help. And Estelle is the same, we got to see it at Solliden on Saturday.
With the pink glitter diadem (one of presents for her) in her long hair, she piled back and forth and helped the main crew to collect flowers and packages at the Palace.
Estelle is curious about everything that mom does and followed interested what happened.
When Svensk Damtidning gave flowers to Victoria, Estelle stood close by.
- But thanks, what a wonderful bouquet. That color suits very wel! What did you know that I didn't know? said the crown princess with a joke about her bleached silk dress from Zadig & Voltaire.
And now an impatient little voice was heard:
- Mom, can I hold the flower bouquet?
- Yes, soon, Estelle! But I'd love to keep it for a little while first!
Prinsessan Estelles fina arv från mamma Victoria _ Svensk Damtidning
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:35 PM
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Estelle and Oscar are both sweet kids and I love how they seem so different. Estelle looks like she could step in and be the Queen tomorrow without much difficulty. While her brother would be supportive but slightly grumpy about it all.
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Estelle seems like mini-Victoria and Oscar mini Carl Gustaf. And both had seemingly fun day altough Estelle was in evening visibly tired.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:49 PM
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Lots of people share videos and photos on Facebook for meeting the Crown Princess on her birthday but these were exceptionally sweet. The interactions you can hear with Victoria, Estelle, and even Oscar and how excited the little girl was is very sweet. (there are multiple videos posted)
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Cute. And I don't remember hearing Victoria speak German before but it makes sense that she speaks her mother's mother tongue.

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