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Old 02-01-2006, 06:46 PM
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60th Birthday Celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf; April 28-30, 2006

Aftonbladet today has an article about the celebrations of the kings 60th birthday.
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyhete...772101,00.html

Basicly it says that the celebrations is spread over two days, april 28 and 30 (the kings real birthday) with these events:

Friday 28 april:
* The king hosts a workshop in the Bernadotte libarary with about 100 youth from all over the country. The theme is about youth problems such as being left out (bad translation, maybe someone better at english can translate the swedish word "utanförskap").

Sunday 30 april:
* Service in the castle church 10.30
* Changning of the guards 11.30-12.30
* Music performace from Adolf fredriks choir and the "defencemusic" on the lion hill 13.00-13.30
* procession by horse to the cityhall 13.30-14.00
* Lunch held by the Riksdag (parlament) in the cityhall 14.00
* Consert in the hall of state 19.00 with Anne Sofie von Otter, Lisa Nilsson, the Royal Philharmonic orchestra, among others.
* Galadinner in the "white sea" with foreign heads of states and domestic dignitaries ca 21.30

The article says that it´s not clear yet wich foreign dignitaries will be present because the invitations haven´t gone out yet.
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:25 AM
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Is the King's birthday always a big deal with invitations giong out to foreign dignitaries or is just because it's the 60th? I hope Madeleine can make her father's big 6-0; it would be very sad if she couldn't make it.
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:09 AM
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Aftonbladet today has an article about the celebrations of the kings 60th birthday.
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyhete...772101,00.html

Basicly it says that the celebrations is spread over two days, april 28 and 30 (the kings real birthday) with these events:

Friday 28 april:
* The king hosts a workshop in the Bernadotte libarary with about 100 youth from all over the country. The theme is about youth problems such as being left out (bad translation, maybe someone better at english can translate the swedish word "utanförskap").

Sunday 30 april:
* Service in the castle church 10.30
* Changning of the guards 11.30-12.30
* Music performace from Adolf fredriks choir and the "defencemusic" on the lion hill 13.00-13.30
* procession by horse to the cityhall 13.30-14.00
* Lunch held by the Riksdag (parlament) in the cityhall 14.00
* Consert in the hall of state 19.00 with Anne Sofie von Otter, Lisa Nilsson, the Royal Philharmonic orchestra, among others.
* Galadinner in the "white sea" with foreign heads of states and domestic dignitaries ca 21.30

The article says that it´s not clear yet wich foreign dignitaries will be present because the invitations haven´t gone out yet.
Thank you for this information, rop81. I must say I´m a little surprised, how "little" the birthday will be celebrated. After all this blabla from ETW (which let me believe the king´s bday will be celebrated like the Mozart-year ) I expected something big going over 2-3 days and where a trip with the other Royals is included (comparable to their silver wedding or the 60th bday-party of king Harald and queen Sonja in 1997)
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:14 AM
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Is the King's birthday always a big deal with invitations giong out to foreign dignitaries or is just because it's the 60th? I hope Madeleine can make her father's big 6-0; it would be very sad if she couldn't make it.
The King's birthday isn't usually celebrated in this way, the extra celebrations are just in order to mark his 60th birthday. On his "normal" birthdays there is usually a congratulatory ceremony on the court yard with the Defence involved, and people standing around to cheer for him, and children handing over flowers etc. You can take a look at the 2005 birthday of the King to get the idea.

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Thank you for this information, rop81. I must say I´m a little surprised, how "little" the birthday will be celebrated. After all this blabla from ETW (which let me believe the king´s bday will be celebrated like the Mozart-year ) I expected something big going over 2-3 days and where a trip with the other Royals is included (comparable to their silver wedding or the 60th bday-party of king Harald and queen Sonja in 1997)
I agree, I'm also surprised that the celebrations won't be grander. But then again, his 50th was really celebrated thoroughly, even occupying the whole Globe Arena for one celebration, and the Silver Wedding was also very special and those celebrations were great. Well well, let's wait and see how they are carried out and then we can judge.
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:21 AM
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oh, sounds good! Wonder what he will do on the 29th? A private party perhaps with all friends and family :)
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60th Birthday Celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf (28-30 April 2006)

This thread is reserved for news and pictures concerning the upcoming celebrations of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden! There will be various events marking his special day, both some more low key events and some big official ones as well.

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Fantastic!...Looking forward seeing all the royals coming to Sweden...jewels and glittering
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Will there be a tiara event?
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Will there be a tiara event?
There will be a gala dinner on the evening of his birthday at the Royal Palace, so I guess that's the event were we might expect some nice attires to appear. :)
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whos expected to show up?
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Are there going to be many other royals coming to the party?
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Are there going to be many other royals coming to the party?
So far at the moment, i think there have been posted nearly most all European Royals will be there, and especially Prince William will be there along with his father the Prince of Wales and step-mother the Duchess of Cornwall.
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There are no anouncements on who will attend, JUST specualtion, I especially do not think William will be there but thats just a guess
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:57 AM
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The dutch RF has there own obligations on april 30th, Queensday. And on the 28th I believe they have the annual Queensday concert in Palace Noordeinde. But maybe they will fly to Stockholm in the afternoon so they can show up at the tiara event in the evening, as happened at the Kings 50th birthday (both Beatrix and birthdaygirl, and godmother of the king, Queen Juliana showed up).
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:36 PM
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Yes, as Larzen said - so far there's only speculations as to which royals will come to Sweden, but I expect that we will see quite a big gathering, hopefully as big as for the King's 50th, but we'll have to wait and see.

I also don't think Prince William will come, he's still not active as a royal in the European royal circles (abroad), so I doubt he would suddenly appear at the King's 60th birthday just like that. But of course it would be wonderful if he did, and then he would also have a chance to meet Princess Madeleine (not implying anything whatsoever of course )
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:17 PM
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But the gossip magazines would love Prince William and Princess Madeleine to be there at the same time! Can you imagine what nonsense stories they will be coming up with?!
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Summary of an Expressen article today

Expressen today reports that instead of the normal, exclusive gifts that the King would be expected to receive from the official Sweden for his 60th birthday in April – His Majesty has made it clear that he does not wish to expand his collection of things/gadgets, instead he wishes for contributions to the newly established foundation that will award scholarships to young leadership talents.

- When we have asked the King what he wishes to have for his 60th birthday, he has made clear that he doesn’t wish to expand his storage of things, but wants to do something for others, comments the Marshal of The Realm, who will lead the fundraising for the foundation Young Leadership.

The leadership award, which is to be called Kompassrosen (The Compass Rose) will be awarded yearly to three young leadership talents. The King will chair the committee who will announce the recipients.

The prizes will be awarded with the Scouting movement’s values as a base, and in the board of this recently established foundation one can find some of Sweden’s most powerful people, among them the President and CEO of Ericsson.

The article from Expressen (in Swedish) can be found here.
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From www.kongehuset.no

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The King and Queen, The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attends the 60th birthday of HM King Carl Gustaf of Sweden
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and here is the link for his 50th borthday
this was 10 years ago

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...gustaf-46.html
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The Royal Court has made a special birthday page for the celbrations, not very impressive IMO, especially when you compare it to the british one for Queen Elizabeths birthday.
http://www.royalcourt.se/evenemang/h...780005180.html
Anyways, Many thanks to LENA:) who posted the link on the SRMB
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