Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 60th Birthday

  April 29, 2016 at 10:24 am by

While we already took a look at the king’s 40th and 50th birthdays, we still have one to go: his 60th. Fortunately the internet, the online royalty-watching community and TRF were already around in 2006. So if you want to know all the details, see all the photos and read all the verdicts about the dresses and jewels, you will enjoy this TRF-thread … all 31 pages of it. If not: don’t panic, the highlights will be included in this post.

On saturday 29 April the main celebrations started with a private dinner at Drottningholm Palace.

Since the Swedish king an his family were already inside the palace, there were no pictures of them at this event. Fortunately princess Lilian and the future prince Daniel did walk the red carpet:

Other guests:


Sunday 30 April started with Te Deum in Stockholm’s Palace Church followed by
the Changing of the Guards, choirs a Royal Cortège to the City Hall and a lunch hosted by Sweden’s parlament.

The highlight of the celebrations was the gala dinner in the evening, with uniforms, gowns, jewels and orders:


A video of the royal arrivals for the gala dinner:

The guestlist is far from complete, but as far as I could tell from the photos:

  • King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia
  • Crown Priness Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • Princess Lilian of Sweden
  • Princess Margaretha of Sweden
  • Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Prince Carl Johan of Hohenzollern
  • Princess Désirée of Sweden and Baron Silfverschiöld
  • Princess christina of Sweden and Tord Magnuson
  • King Albert II and Queen Paola of The Belgians
  • The Duke and Duchess of Brabant
  • Queen Margrethe II and Prince Hendrik of Denmark
  • Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  • Prince Ali bin al Hussein, Princess Rym Ali of Jordan
  • Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Princess Sarvath Bin Hassan of Jordan
  • Fürst Hans Adam of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
  • The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of The Netherlands
  • King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Maritoof Norway
  • Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner
  • King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
  • Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand
  • King Constantijn and Anne Marie of Greece
  • Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece
  • Prince Nikolaos of Greece
  • King Simeon and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria
  • Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Bulgaria
  • Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia
  • Crown Princess Margaretha and Prince Radu of Romania
  • The Duke and Duchess of Bragança
  • Duke Max Emanuel and Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria
  • Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
  • Princess Anni-Frid Reuss



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One Response to Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 60th Birthday

  1. Natalya says:

    Happy Birthday to His Majesty the King of Sweden ! Many happy returns !

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