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Old 07-14-2020, 10:52 PM
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I get wearing the traditional costume on National day but I never got her wearing it for her birthday. So I am more then happy she is not today.

Even National day they should either all (men included) or none have to wear.

I am glad they found a way to safely have the concert still and celebrate

Oscar is certainly a serious little boy like his grandfather. Not surprised they opted for him not to go to the concert. It is a lot for some kids to sit through at that age. Its better they recognized he was not up for such an event, then trying to make him and him acting up. He was there for the earlier photos.

Hopefully next year we will get the usual but still great to celebrate with her.

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Old 07-15-2020, 12:22 AM
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In these days of Swedish equality I believe that it's about time the men of the SRF joined the women in traditional dress. It always looked odd to me on National holiday and birthdays that the men wore suits, comfortable as you please.

As to Madeleine and Sofia wearing elegant court shoes with tradition dress, it just looked vain and a little silly.

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Old 07-15-2020, 01:28 AM
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It was a different celebration.
All the thousands who wanted to pay tribute to Victoria did not get the opportunity to come this year due to the pandemic.
Instead, we saw an empty Öland ruin filled with music.
But it was not the jubilee that shone the most during the SVT-broadcast Victoria concert. The sweet princess Estelle, 8, occasionally stole the show.
It would turn out that Princess Estelle was the big treasure during the evening. She showed respect, appreciation and charm.
Estelle always looked interested and despite her enormous energy, it seems that she knows her place as royal and she thrives so well in the role.
We congratulate Victoria and at the same time look forward to seeing her little princess grow and take even more space.
Prinsessan Estelle lyfte mamma Victorias firande - Allt om kungligt

Ruotsin hovi julkaisi suloisia otoksia Victorian syntymäpäiviltä – hurmasivat Estellen kanssa yhtenäisissä kesämekoissa - Viihde - Ilta-Sanomat
Kruununprinsessa Victorian perhe syntymäpäiväkuvissa
16 magiska bilder från Victoriadagen 2020 _ Svensk Dam
Prinsessa Estelle, 8, hurmasi äitinsä syntymäpäiväkuvissa – edusti lähes samanlaisessa asussa kruununprinsessa Victorian kanssa -
Bildextra_ Ta del av stämningen vid Victoriakonserten - Kalmarposten

Crown Princess Victoria's birthday is usually celebrated with a folk festival on Öland - but this summer it was different and the preparations for "Victoriadagen" have been wrestled with uncertainty.
- It has been a strained situation. We started this happily unaware of what was to come and then we had quite big plans to implement major changes in the project. We launched a new venue at Borgholm Castle that could take a larger audience, but also where we could do things for several days, says the organizer Stephan Rimér.
Just over two months ago, it was not even known whether Crown Princess Victoria herself could travel to Öland, given the current corona pandemic.
- During the spring, it has been a very special situation where we have constantly had to try to plan for scenarios that we had no idea about. Less than two months ago, we did not even know if you could travel to Öland and if the royal family could come.
- It is with a very short take-off distance and there have been plans on whether we can carry out the celebration in Stockholm. We have in our heads and the planning stage conducted this evening's concert in four, five different ways already.
Earlier, Crown Princess Victoria was celebrated at Borgholm Sports Arena, but this year the concert has been moved to the castle ruins.
- When it became clear that we could not have this audience party, it became natural to start looking at smaller areas adjacent to the castle that could also help us with the boundaries we needed to be able to do this with as few people as possible.
Arrangörens ovisshet kring ”Victoriadagen” in i det sista

Crown Princess Victoria did not go directly to the audience room in the 400-year-old castle ruin Borgsholm. First, she and her family stopped to be photographed.
Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar lined up nicely and professionally - but the birthday child cost himself a funny comment while the cameras snapped.
- It is important to keep your distance, you will do that, right?, Victoria said.
- We are hiding behind the cameras, the photographers replied.
Victoria sa ifrån till fotograferna inför alla _ Svensk Dam

Johan T Lindwall, editor-in-chief of Svensk Damtigning, writes about Victoriadagen at his chronicle. Svensk Damtidning is one of the partners of Victoriadagen organization.
We put 2020 behind us. Right? We do not want to be part of such a celebration of Crown Princess Victoria again. But what an effort by all. Impressive.
Sure, it was a celebration. Extremely ambitious to succeed - despite the situation that now prevails in Sweden and the rest of the world. But I think we should be completely honest. How fun was that? And how fun do you think Crown Princess Victoria really thought it was? Sit in Borgholm castle ruins basically all by yourself and be celebrated by the country's artist elite.
A birthday should be a joy shared with others. Thousands more in the case of Crown Princess Victoria, in normal cases. Now today it did not happen. Everything about Crown Princess Victoria's birthday was basically canceled. What is usually the highlight for her - the gathering of all the people inside Solliden Palace was completely canceled and the Crown Princess went straight from her beloved Villa Skönvik to Borgholm castle ruins for the annual concert.
Yes, the most exciting thing was that the Crown Princess did not wear the Öland costume - but for the first time chose to wear a nice dress.
Estelle, then? Yes, but she always saves and charms everything and everyone. Think, one day far into the future she will be Sweden's queen. We will with mother Victoria and daughter Estelle have two power women on the throne in Sweden for many years in a row. So cool!
What was worst? Personally? That for the first time since 1993 I was not present at the celebration. For the first time in 27 years. Sick, but true. Let us now hope that this never happens again and that in 2021 we have a normal state in Sweden and that we who can and want to can meet on Öland on 14 July.
I think we are adding this birthday to the history and hope it goes quickly to the next one on July 14th. Then the Crown Princess turns 44 and then I am in place and many of you with me.
Johan T Lindwall om Victoriadagen 2020_ _Detta får inte hända igen_ _ Svensk Dam

A group photo of the singers and the band
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:19 AM
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The televised Victoria concert on SVT on Tuesday night raised a total of SEK 1,910,613 for Radiohjälpen's special fund where Crown Princess Victoria is the patron (The Crown Princess Victoria's Fund). The money supports children with disabilities and the right to active leisure.
The television broadcast of the Victoria Concert engaged a large part of the public for all children's right to active leisure. A total of SEK 1,910,613 was donated, of which the largest share, 58 percent, by telephone and the remainder via the payment service swish. The amount collected during the concert is almost twice as large as last year (increase by 94 percent).
"A big thank you to everyone who is committed to children with disabilities in this way," says Kristina Henschen, general secretary of Radiohjälpen.
“You enable more children to have a more meaningful everyday life. Through innovative thinking and alternative solutions, we find new ways for the right to an active leisure time, despite the corona.”
Victoriadagarna is a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria on her birthday. The event is broadcast annually from Borgholm on Öland. So far this year, SEK 7,134,700 has been donated to Crown Princess Victoria's Fund.

Claes Carlsson, the Master of the Palace and Court Florist, congratulated Victoria at his Instagram
"Hurrah for our Crown Princess! Wise, warm, humorous and with a big heart!"

There were some people outside Borgholm Castle when the royals arrived to the concert, among them Municipal Director Ann Willsund from Mörbylånga Municipality.

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The crown princess family's photoshoot at Solliden

The concert

The concert was much better than I expected. The audience hall at Borgholm Castle was a fantastic place for this kind of concert with a very small audience. The songs and music sounded good. The decorations were stylish, and there wasn't too much of them.
Yvette Hermundstad is a very professional host to this kind of program. I didn't know all the artists (only The Mamas, Petra Marklund and Anne Sofie von Otter) before the concert, but I liked all of them. Linnea Henriksson surprised me, Oscar Stembridge was great, what a performer and only 12 years old. And the way he congratulated Victoria, Anne Sofie von Otter singing Sting's August Winds, that was so beautiful. And I became a Petra Marklund fan. What a great singer! Petra told Victoria before her last song, that she had heard that the crown princess likes one song she has written, it is so honourable. And now Petra sings it to Victoria, as her gift. She thanked Victoria that she can sing it to her, and be at the concert this evening, it is such an honour. Both Estelle and Victoria sang along at Petra's song. Victoria Award winner Armand Duplantis has set the world record at pole vault, 618. Yvette Hermundstad interviewed him and said that these windows of the castle towards Kalmarsund are six meters high, so here we can see how high you have jumped, even over it.
All these congratulations from people all over Sweden were nice to see.
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Video of Victoria delivering the Victoria Prize to Armand Duplantis
Armand Duplantis fick pris ur kronprinsessans hand _ SVT Sport

Oscar at Solliden Palace Park
Prins Oscars skojiga bus i trädgården på Solliden - Allt om kungligt

The Crown Princess' celebration was not over after the concert. Then another surprise awaited.
Crown Princess Victoria greatly enjoyed her birthday concert. Maybe she was extra happy with Petra Marklund, who tore off one of the birthday child's favorite songs, "Fred".
Both Victoria and Princess Estelle were seen singing along to the chorus.
But the singing party was not over when the concert was over. Outside the ruin, a gathered troupe of Victoria lovers was waiting, who surprised the Crown Princess with a version of "Ja må du leva".
Victoria was noticeably moved.
- How sweet you are, thank you very much, hope you have a continued nice evening. Take care of yourselves, she said to the singers.
Victoria överraskad efter tv-sändningen _ Svensk Dam

Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, the pole vaulter who thrilled the entire athletics world, received a diploma and a greeting from Victoria in connection with the Victoria Concert at Borgholm castle ruins.
But what was really said in that greeting from regent to laureate? Did Victoria speak Swedish - or English, which is what the US-educated Armand is more comfortable with?
We will not know. Victoria did not have a microphone when she handed out the Award, so TV viewers sniffed at her speech.
Organizer Stephan Rimér explains why.
- That has really always been the case. That's something she wants to address to him. The king doesn't have a microphone either when he hands out the Nobel Prize, says Stephan Rimér.
Kronprinsessan Victoria – orden stoppades i tv _ Svensk Dam
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:32 PM
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I for one isn't sorry that Victoria isn't wearing her Öland costume. Hopefully she's burnt the wretched thing and we'll never get to see it again.

Haha, couldn't agree more. Nobody wears these provincial costumes, and hasn't for a century. I think this whole thing stems from Silvia wanting to embrace Swedish culture when she arrived and thus tried to reinvent this tradition.

Well, it hasn't caught on, has it?
And, for heaven's sake, let us never, ever see the men in those costumes.
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:01 AM
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Here's a video, where Petra Marklund says
"I have been told that the Crown Princess likes a song I have made"
Victoria nods.
"It feels so incredibly honoring. That's why it will be my gift to you today. Thank you for letting me sing it to you today and for letting me be here. It's a huge honor!"
And we see how the crown princess family sings with Petra.

From the end of the concert, where "Happy Birthday to You" is sang

Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her birthday in a castle ruin. But a VIP dinner was also held nearby.
Near the castle ruins, the municipality had arranged a kind of VIP dinner for the county's powerful men and women.
Matilda Wärenfalk, chair of the municipal board, Ann Willsund, municipal director, and Johan Göransson, director of tourism, were among those present.
- We sat at a small restaurant called Systrarna på höjden, says Johan.
- We did not talk to the Crown Princess, but we congratulated and she greeted so well. They looked like they had thought it was nice.
For Johan and his colleagues, yesterday was a highlight of the year, just like for the Crown Princess herself.
- This is the most important event Öland had, so it was very fun that it happened. It was a nice atmosphere, even though we had the recommendations to relate to.
What are your impressions of the event as a whole?
- I think it was very successful. It was magical TV pictures we were treated to.
- The impression that will live on with me is the hope for a bright future. That Victoriadagen will continue and be as it usually is again.
Kronprinsessan Victoria – hemlig VIP-middag _ Svensk Dam

A video of the people singing birthday song "Ja må hon leva" to Victoria, when they left the concert.

Crown Princess Victoria came out and made a difference - just when the anxiety was greatest and it was needed most.
In the days before Victoriadagen, the concern was great, and justified: Would the islanders and all visitors do as usual, and gather in large groups to celebrate Crown Princess Victoria? The court, the organizers but also the Crown Princess herself - all had a small lump in their stomach. The royal family does not want to contribute under any circumstances to the spread of corona infection.
But then Victoria went out with her personal appeal, a film clip that she had recorded in Solliden's famous pergola.
And the Crown Princess' words of seriousness took a turn for the worse. The islanders listened - and stayed at home. The organizer, led by Stephan Rimér, could breathe a sigh of relief:
- It went as we had planned. We are very happy! he told Svensk Damtidning immediately after the concert in Borgholm castle.
There were no major crowds?
- No, there were some visitors who had gathered outside the ruin and who surprised the Crown Princess with Ja må hon leva. She was very happy. But there were not so many people that we needed to ask them to leave. Not at all!
Efter oron – Victoria tvingades vädja _ Svensk Dam
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:33 AM
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TV4 News on 14th July evening about the birthday. Video of the royals arriving to the concert and Ellen Myrgård, Svensk Damtidning's reporter telling about the celebration about this different birthday.
Nyheterna på TV4 Play - Coronasäkert när kronprinsessan firade sin födelsedag

TV4 News about the birthday celebration during the years
Nyheterna på TV4 Play - Kronprinsessan Victoria, 43 år – se höjdpunkter från Victoriadagen

Photographers taking photos of the royals arriving to the concert

Gallery from PurePeople
Princesse Victoria _ Images de son 43e anniversaire spécial, en toute intimité - Purepeople

The concert was held here at Borgholm Castle:

Armand Duplantis posted today to his Instagram

The performers of the concert at their social media:
Petra Marklund
"Fun yesterday !! Oh how unpredictable that Princess Estelle knew the whole text of "Fred"? 😭 How nice ?? ❤️ and @linneahendrix, how good it is to sing and hang out with you! Thank you Augustifamiljen, the whole production and for enthusiasm :) And congratulations to the Crown Princess!"

Anne Sofie von Otter
"What a nice summer memory this will be, beautiful Victoria's birthday 2020 on beautiful beautiful Öland"
"They rock a little extra But everyone was fantastic today on the Crown Princess' birthday in a magically beautiful hall on Bornholm. A big thank you to the wonderful Augustifamiljen."

Oscar Stembridge
"Don’t stop believin! Amazing to play for Crown Princess Victoria for her birthday"

Linnea Henriksson at her blog
"So wonderful day. Happy to have played with the Augusti family. Proud to have been a part of celebrating the Crown Princess this very special year. Mighty with Borgholm's castle. A very nice experience in every way."
Victoriakonserten – min look _ Linnea Henriksson

Organizer Leroy Media at its Instagram

"Nice workplace"
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:25 PM
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Svensk Damtidning tells that Stephan Rimér, the organizer of Victoria Concert, has organized a "VIP-dinner" at a restaurant near Borgholm Castle, and at the dinner they watched the concert from a screen.

Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her birthday with a concert at Borgholm Castle. Only nine people were allowed inside the hall - but the other celebrations found an alternative solution.
Near the castle ruins had held a kind of VIP dinner at the restaurant Systrarna på höjden. There sat the popular actor Mi Ridell.
- It was a small dinner next to the castle. Organizer Stephan Rimér had invited me, I and my partner Peter Andersson have a house on Öland and we are passionate about the island. So we got to see the concert on a screen, Mi tells.
Mi has very strong feelings for Öland, which she describes as a "pearl". She can not imagine a more dignified scene for the Crown Princess's party.
- The castle ruin is such a beautiful place for a concert. Nicer than a football field. And our fantastic crown princess is worth celebrating. I think she was happy with the circumstances. The TV broadcast was great, says Mi.
- It was so wonderful with the sunshine. I thought Stephan conjured up a fantastic event, despite the circumstances. Hats off to everyone involved. But it is of course more fun when the public gets to participate. Hopefully there will be a more public event next year.
Mi was not allowed to speak directly with the Crown Princess, but she congratulated Victoria from the other side a plastic band that was set up to protect the royals from the risk of infection.
- We who were there took a glass of bubbly in her honor. She is an incredible ambassador, says Mi.
Kronprinsessan Victoria hade kändis på sin fest _ Svensk Dam

Restaurant Systrarna på höjden is this close to Borgholm Castle:
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:17 AM
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12-year-old Oscar Stembridge posted yesterday to his social media:
Still can’t believe this happened just over a week ago. Playing for the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria for her birthday to raise money her charitable fund. It is a day I will never forget. Thanks to everyone who made this possible! Hope you enjoy the clip!

Borgholm Castle at its Instagram:
There was a concert in the castle ruins this summer after all - and what a concert it was! A memory for life.
Many thanks to the artists who were here and gilded the castle with their presence. From now on, and forever, you have the whole heart of the castle: @vonotter @' @linneahendrix @petra_marklund @oscarstembridge @linneaolssoncello and Augustifamiljen. We who know the castle ruin know that it misses, longs and hopes - that one day you will return! There will be a time after this time.
Many thanks to the small but fantastic audience on site: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle @kungahuset @prinsparet and Victoria Award winner @mondo_duplantis
True to her habit, a dazzling effort by host @yvettehermundstad
Many thanks also to everyone who supported Radiohjälpen's fundraising for Crown Princess Victoria's fund. More than SEK 1.9 million was received during the televised concert on @svt
Last but not least: What an incomparable production and what a team @Victoriadagarna @leroymedia

The Victoria concert had 1 090 000 viewers, a little more than in 2019.

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While the crown princess family was photographed at Solliden, the cars waited at the Palace backyard to take them to Borgholm Castle.
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Svensk Damtidning's article about the birthday at last week's issue
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