The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 05-01-2015, 10:27 AM
muriel's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,712
Suggestions for King Carl Gustaf's 70th birthday celebrations: April 2016

This thread can be used to discuss potential celebrations for HMs 70th birthday next year
__________________

  #2  
Old 05-01-2015, 11:58 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by muriel View Post
This thread can be used to discuss potential celebrations for HMs 70th birthday next year
He just turned 69 yesterday....
__________________

  #3  
Old 05-01-2015, 12:10 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 6,267
I hope its a big royal turn out like in Denmark and Norway.
  #4  
Old 01-24-2016, 01:20 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Posts: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans-Rickard View Post
I guess that on Friday 29:th April we will see a black tie evening with just the swedish royal family, Sommerlath Family, Westling Family, Hellqvist Family, O'Neill Family, parliament and government.

Saturday 30:th April we will see a white tie evening with royals, presidents, ambassadors, politicians etc.

On Sunday 1:st May i guess there will be a service of thanksgiving in the Royal Palace Church and a following farewell lunch at the Palace.

Based on how the 50:th and 60:th birthday celebrations have been, This is how i guess it will be. But ofcourse it can be smaller or bigger.

I'm sure that the danish and norwegian royal families will attend (minus Prince Henrik) as well as the Finnish and Icelandic Presidential Couples. Would be nice to see the other european heads of state too.
Maybe Albert and Charlene will attend as Albert are close to the swedish royals. I also expect the titular Greek royal family to attend as well as the titular german ducal families of Sachsen-Coburg, Gotha and Bavaria.

I am sure it will be an interesting weekend anyway.

If Silvia wears the braganza tiara, that would open up a small chance of seeing Victoria in the Cameo tiara or Nine prong tiara. But to be realistic i expect her to wear one of "her main tiaras".

I guess Margrethe, Mary, Benedikte and Anne-Marie will all wear former "Bernadotte tiaras. I'd say Margrethe in the Baden Palmette Tiara, Mary in the Ruby Tiara, Benedikte in the Star and Pearl Tiara and Anne-Marie in the Khedive Tiara. Don't think Joachim and Marie will attend.

For the same reason i guess Sonja will wear the emerald parure or Queen Josephines Diamond tiara. I would love if Mette-Marit could borrow the Vasa tiara from Princess Astrid. Would love to see Astrid herself there too, wearing her famous "Antennas"
I have been thinking of the celebrations for the King's Birthday as well (for a long time).

April 29th
I think we'll see a similar dinner like we did for the 60th Birthday. A private Black tie (without tiaras) dinner at Drottningholm for Royals and family and friends.

April 30th
I think it will pretty much be as the last round Birthday, with just some smaller changes.
- Service of Thanksgiving, Te Deum, in the Palace Church in the morning
- Changing of the Guard of Honour and the celebrations we usually see for the Birthday of the King, and kids are allowed to leave flowers and drawings.
- Celebrations at Lejonbacken/Norrbro for the public.
- Cortege through the city.
- Luncheon at the Nordic Musuem or the City Hall, with all VIP's attending.
- A concert or performance at the Royal Opera or the Royal Dramatic Theatre (as we saw back for his 50th birthday) just before the following dinner.
- Gala dinner (with tiaras) in Rikssalen followed by a ball in Vita Havet.

I also think we'll see quite a lot of foreign Royals attend, as it has been for the previous round birthdays. A lot of Ex-King's and Queens will attend as well as Princess Beatrix and Queen Sofia.
  #5  
Old 01-24-2016, 02:36 PM
GömdNatt's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cincinnati, United States
Posts: 1,203
Given that King's Day in the Netherlands is on a Saturday, I think we'll only see the Dutch royals on Saturday night. In 2006, Queen's Day was on the 29th and then they went to Sweden that night for the weekend. I would be surprised if we see any of the Dutch royals on the 29th this year (perhaps maybe just Beatrix).
__________________
My facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/SignyCullen
Author of fiction novel Farther Side of Away, and non-fiction book about royalty If You're a Princess, Where's Your Crown?
  #6  
Old 01-24-2016, 03:48 PM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 3,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by GömdNatt View Post
Given that King's Day in the Netherlands is on a Saturday, I think we'll only see the Dutch royals on Saturday night. In 2006, Queen's Day was on the 29th and then they went to Sweden that night for the weekend. I would be surprised if we see any of the Dutch royals on the 29th this year (perhaps maybe just Beatrix).

You have forgot that Kings Day is now on the 27th not on the 30th anymore. Therefore it will be on a Thursday this year.
  #7  
Old 01-24-2016, 04:27 PM
GömdNatt's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cincinnati, United States
Posts: 1,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
You have forgot that Kings Day is now on the 27th not on the 30th anymore. Therefore it will be on a Thursday this year.
Yes I have. Thank you for reminding me!

In that case, I would expect most of the Dutch Royals to attend the weekend events as they did in 2006.
__________________
My facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/SignyCullen
Author of fiction novel Farther Side of Away, and non-fiction book about royalty If You're a Princess, Where's Your Crown?
  #8  
Old 01-24-2016, 11:20 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingen View Post
I have been thinking of the celebrations for the King's Birthday as well (for a long time).

April 29th
I think we'll see a similar dinner like we did for the 60th Birthday. A private Black tie (without tiaras) dinner at Drottningholm for Royals and family and friends.

April 30th
I think it will pretty much be as the last round Birthday, with just some smaller changes.
- Service of Thanksgiving, Te Deum, in the Palace Church in the morning
- Changing of the Guard of Honour and the celebrations we usually see for the Birthday of the King, and kids are allowed to leave flowers and drawings.
- Celebrations at Lejonbacken/Norrbro for the public.
- Cortege through the city.
- Luncheon at the Nordic Musuem or the City Hall, with all VIP's attending.
- A concert or performance at the Royal Opera or the Royal Dramatic Theatre (as we saw back for his 50th birthday) just before the following dinner.
- Gala dinner (with tiaras) in Rikssalen followed by a ball in Vita Havet.

I also think we'll see quite a lot of foreign Royals attend, as it has been for the previous round birthdays. A lot of Ex-King's and Queens will attend as well as Princess Beatrix and Queen Sofia.
I don't think it will be as big as the 50:th birthday celebrations (though i would love if it is). That was extremly big. I expect something more like the 60:th. But maybe we can start a thread in the swedish royal family forum to discuss how we think the program will be ?
  #9  
Old 01-25-2016, 02:39 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 18,111
For some inspiration we can look at HM's previous round birthday celebrations:

60th Birthday Celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf: April 28-30, 2006

The King's 50th Birthday Celebrations: April 1996
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
  #10  
Old 01-25-2016, 04:53 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 5,155
I think we will get a nice mix of foreign royals but I'd not be surprised to see Sofia, Beatrix, Albert and Paola come instead of their kids. They have a longer history with CG and are of the same age group. Haakon is his godson so I'd expect him and MM to attend. Would be nice if Elizabeth would actually attend an event but assume the Wessexes will come as usual.
  #11  
Old 01-26-2016, 10:04 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,018
Maybe they will use both the Royal Palace in Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace with a boat ride between the palaces as they have done on some occasions.

If so, maybe they'll do something like this

April 28

Representants from regions, municipalities and organisations in Sweden congratulates at either Royal Palace or Drottningholm

The Royal couple have some engagement connected to the birthday

Private family dinner at Haga Palace

April 29

The parliament, the government, the ambassadors and the military congratulates in the morning at either Royal Palace or Drottningholm

On the evening, a concert and a dinner, hosted somewhere by the parliament and the government

April 30

Service of Thanksgiving (Te Deum) in the Royal Palace Church

A 21 Gun Salute from Skeppsholmen (and the other swedish salute batteries around the country)

Changing of the Guards

The Royal Family gathers at "Lejonbacken" (the lion slope), waving to the crowd and listens to a music program. The King speaks and thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and for the support through the years. The national anthem is played and the Royal family goes back into the palace

Lunch for the guests at the Royal Palace

The Royal family travels by horse carriage from the Royal Palace to Riddarholmen. The guests travel by bus.
Everyone boards one or two steamships that takes them to Drottningholm.

Gala Performance in Drottningholm Palace Theatre

Gala Dinner at Drottningholm Palace

Just an idea

Among the Royal guests, i think we mainly can expect those who are in the same generation as Carl-Gustaf and Silvia. Their children will attend unless they have something already planned.
Except the Danish and Norwegian Royal families where almost everyone will be present.

Hard to say if UK will send Royal representation. They did to the 50:th birthday celebrations (Philip and Charles) and didn't to the 60:th birthday celebrations (the ambassador went on behalf of The Queen). Would love to see the shock on everyone if QEII decides to surprise everyone and turn up herself
If they send Royal representation i guess it will be The Earl and Countess of Wessex or maybe The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (who attended the wedding of C-G and Silvia in 1976).
  #12  
Old 01-27-2016, 03:04 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Posts: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans-Rickard View Post
Maybe they will use both the Royal Palace in Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace with a boat ride between the palaces as they have done on some occasions.

If so, maybe they'll do something like this

April 28

Representants from regions, municipalities and organisations in Sweden congratulates at either Royal Palace or Drottningholm

The Royal couple have some engagement connected to the birthday

Private family dinner at Haga Palace

April 29

The parliament, the government, the ambassadors and the military congratulates in the morning at either Royal Palace or Drottningholm

On the evening, a concert and a dinner, hosted somewhere by the parliament and the government

April 30

Service of Thanksgiving (Te Deum) in the Royal Palace Church

A 21 Gun Salute from Skeppsholmen (and the other swedish salute batteries around the country)

Changing of the Guards

The Royal Family gathers at "Lejonbacken" (the lion slope), waving to the crowd and listens to a music program. The King speaks and thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and for the support through the years. The national anthem is played and the Royal family goes back into the palace

Lunch for the guests at the Royal Palace

The Royal family travels by horse carriage from the Royal Palace to Riddarholmen. The guests travel by bus.
Everyone boards one or two steamships that takes them to Drottningholm.

Gala Performance in Drottningholm Palace Theatre

Gala Dinner at Drottningholm Palace

Just an idea

Among the Royal guests, i think we mainly can expect those who are in the same generation as Carl-Gustaf and Silvia. Their children will attend unless they have something already planned.
Except the Danish and Norwegian Royal families where almost everyone will be present.

Hard to say if UK will send Royal representation. They did to the 50:th birthday celebrations (Philip and Charles) and didn't to the 60:th birthday celebrations (the ambassador went on behalf of The Queen). Would love to see the shock on everyone if QEII decides to surprise everyone and turn up herself
If they send Royal representation i guess it will be The Earl and Countess of Wessex or maybe The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (who attended the wedding of C-G and Silvia in 1976).
I really like the idea of a boat ride, and not at a least a performance at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre. However, I don't know how nice a boat trip in late April would be (it could be warm and nice or snowy and windy). I also think that the dinner most likely will take place at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Mostly because the Hall of State at Drottningholm aren't large enough for the size of this party.
  #13  
Old 01-27-2016, 03:18 PM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 3,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingen View Post
I really like the idea of a boat ride, and not at a least a performance at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre. However, I don't know how nice a boat trip in late April would be (it could be warm and nice or snowy and windy). I also think that the dinner most likely will take place at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Mostly because the Hall of State at Drottningholm aren't large enough for the size of this party.
Wasn't the 40th birthday of the King celebrated at Drottningholm back then?

As for a boat ride what about using the Vasaorden for a small boat tour in Stockholm.
  #14  
Old 01-27-2016, 05:54 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingen View Post
I really like the idea of a boat ride, and not at a least a performance at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre. However, I don't know how nice a boat trip in late April would be (it could be warm and nice or snowy and windy). I also think that the dinner most likely will take place at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Mostly because the Hall of State at Drottningholm aren't large enough for the size of this party.
I love the idea of a boat ride too like they did during Princess Madeleines wedding though there won't likely be much of warm summer weather in late April Drottningholm Palace Theatre is lovely, completely unchanged since it was built 252 years ago, unique in the world and can take 400 persons so i thought this could be a good chance to show it to everyone who hasn't been there with a gala performance with huge media coverage.

A gala dinner at Drottningholm would be no problem. They can do like they did at Princess Christinas wedding and have long tables for the most prominent guests in the State Hall and round tables for the other guests in the surrounding saloons.

Or they can do as they did at Princess Madeleine's wedding and build a huge party tent outside the palace. Something i belive they have done before too but i can't remember when.

But the most likely scenario is probably that everything will happen in Stockholm.
  #15  
Old 01-27-2016, 06:03 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
Wasn't the 40th birthday of the King celebrated at Drottningholm back then?

As for a boat ride what about using the Vasaorden for a small boat tour in Stockholm.
I belive it was. I have seen pictures of a black tie dinner there from that ocassion. The 40:th birthday was a more low key affair then the 50:th and 60:th.

That would be lovely if they used "Vasaorden" again. I don't think they have done it before at one of his birthdays.
  #16  
Old 01-28-2016, 08:04 AM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 3,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans-Rickard View Post

Or they can do as they did at Princess Madeleine's wedding and build a huge party tent outside the palace. Something i belive they have done before too but i can't remember when.
The black tie Dinner/Ball the evening before the 60th birthday was also held in a Tent at Drottningholm.
  #17  
Old 01-28-2016, 08:19 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
The black tie Dinner/Ball the evening before the 60th birthday was also held in a Tent at Drottningholm.
Yes that's when it was. Thank you :)

I was sure i had seen the Tent there before Madeleine's Wedding
  #18  
Old 01-28-2016, 08:29 AM
Tilia C.'s Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Week Coordinator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: O, Germany
Posts: 4,641
Oh well, I might be completely off track, but wasn't there a tent for Victoira's wedding as well?

Nowadays there are very effective heating systems for tents, but I'm still not sure that a tent will be a very cozy solution for April.
__________________
Please vote in our TRF Fashion Polls


  #19  
Old 01-28-2016, 08:34 AM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 3,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilia C. View Post
Oh well, I might be completely off track, but wasn't there a tent for Victoira's wedding as well?

.

The Ball 2 days before was in the Castle. When i visited Drottninghiolm Palace a few months after the Wedding the guide told that they where not allowed to dance in the Hall of State there because of the wooden floor.
  #20  
Old 01-28-2016, 09:08 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 23,559
As far as I remember, there wasn't a tent for Victoria's and Daniel's party at the Drottningholm Palace on 17th June.
Here is a photo from Drottningholm from 2006, the king's 60th birthday
Image Upper.com - Free Image Hosting - View Image
And here a couple of days before Madeleine's wedding in 2013
Image Upper.com - Free Image Hosting - View Image
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
70th birthday; swedish royals, carl vxi gustav


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
70th Birthday Celebrations of King Harald V of Norway Her_Majesty King Harald and Queen Sonja 890 05-04-2017 07:28 PM
Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947) - King Carl XVI Gustaf's Father Devin Swedish Royal History 128 01-26-2017 12:04 PM
70th birthday celebrations of Queen Sonja norwegianne King Harald and Queen Sonja 282 08-26-2016 01:04 AM
60th Birthday Celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf: April 28-30, 2006 rop81 King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 618 06-29-2016 12:58 PM
King Juan Carlos's 70th Birthday Celebrations: January 5, 2008 lula King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia 107 02-11-2008 08:25 PM




Popular Tags
albania ascot 2016 best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit birthday coel hen coup d'etat crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion denmark duchess of cambridge duke of cambridge fashion poll fashio poll greece infanta elena jewels king abdullah ii king abdullah ii current events king carl gustaf and queen silvia king willem-alexander margrethe ii member introduction member watch mohammed reza monarchy new zealand norway november 2016 october 2016 palaces picture of the week prince charles princess charlene fashion princess marie princess marie eveningwear princess mary princess mary casual style princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess mary style princess sofia queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia suits queen margrethe queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania fashion queen silvia september 2016 state visit succession sweden swedish royal family summer portraits 2016 the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats tiara


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises