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Old 04-14-2018, 02:16 AM
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Crown Princess Victoria's Birthday (Victoriadagen) - July 14: 2018-2022

Alexander Rybak and Peter Jöback sing for the Crown Princess

Peter Jöback and Alexander Rybak are two of the artists who celebrate Crown Princess Victoria at Borgholm's Sports Arena on 14th July.
Kalle Moraues is the program leader at this year's Victoriadagen concert, the 40th in the scheme.
Besides musical artist Peter Jöback, on stage will be also Alexander Rybak, who won the European Song Contest 2009 and has the chance to do it again this year. He competes with the song "That's how you write a song".
From this year's Melodifestivalen (music competition which determines the country's representative for the ESC) participate artists Jessica Andersson, John Lundvik and Emmi Christensson, and on the stage is also rising star Nova Miller, who has John Legend as her mentor.
- It's a wide and nice artist group, says Kay Wiestål, who organizes Victoriadagen together with IFK Borgholm.
- This year we are not just celebrating our Crown Princess. Victoriadagen celebrates 40 years, continues Kay Wiestål.
It is not yet clear who will be this year's Victoria Scholarship Laureate, but after the Swedish successes in the Winter Olympics, there is a lot of candidates.
Alexander Rybak och Peter Jöback sjunger för kronprinsessan - Ölandsbladet

Victoriadagen-concert about the artists at the official website:
Artister 2018 - Victoriadagen | Officiell hemsida

Organizer Kay Wiestål got in December a letter from the court, where king Carl Gustaf, queen Silvia, Victoria and Daniel confirmed their attendance at the concert:
- The royal couple, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel come here to Öland. It feels fantastic. Then we'll see how it happens to the rest of the family, there are always some more coming, says Kay Wiestål.
Kronprinsessan Victorias besked_ Firar födelsedagen på Öland _ Kungligt _ Expressen

The tickets have been on sale from 14th December

Some great artists this year: Peter Jöback played again The Phantom at the The Phantom of the Opera in Broadway at its 30th Anniversary for some months this year. And John Lundvik, one of my favourites, who sang at the concert also in 2015.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:45 AM
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Alexander Rybak in his Instagram
"Yessss princess Victoria I’ll finally play for you this summer 🎉❤️🎻"

Så ska kronprinsessan hyllas på Victoriadagen _ Kvällsposten _ Expressen
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:13 PM
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After 40 years, Kay leaves Victoriadagen

It is said that it is Öland's single most important event every year. And after 40 years, Kay Wiestål now reveals that Victoriadagen concert this summer will be the last for the legendary organizer.
- It's time. Now others have to take over, says Kay Wiestål.
Kay Wiestål told the message in connection with the opening of this year's summer exhibition at Solliden.
Kay Wiestål has had a very good and close cooperation with the Royal Family for 40 years.
The fact that his friend PO Amnér passed away last autumn has played a role when Kay made his decision.
- We had talked about doing this 40th Victoriadagen together, says Kay Wiestål.
For Öland, the significance of Victoriadagen can not be enough highlighted. It is the day of the year when Sweden's eyes are directed towards Öland. For many, Victoriadagen is also synonymous with Kay Wiestål, founder and developer of the day together with PO Amnér.
As soon as the legendary organizer with all his contacts resigns, comes worry about what will happen to Victoriadagen in the future?
Kay Wiestål gives calming message.
- There are others who will take over. I will present them in connection with Victoriadagen this summer, says Kay.
Efter 40 år lämnar Kay Victoriadagen - Ölandsbladet

Kay Wiestål is 77 years old.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:46 AM
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Victoria delivers again Victoria Scholarship at the concert in Borgholm. This year, Victoria Scholarship is awarded for the 40th consecutive year.

This year's Victoria Scholarship is awarded to cross country skier Stina Nilsson.
The jury's statement:
"Stina Nilsson is one of the foremost Swedish athletes in cross-country skiing. She has in recent years demonstrated her talent and ability both in national and international competitions. During the past year, Stina has shown outstanding achievements that further certify her place in the World Elite. During the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018, Stina took her first Olympic gold in the women's sprint, contributed to two Swedish Olympic silvers in a relay and sprint, and ended the Olympic Games with a bronze at 30-kilometers in classic style. The jury agrees that this year's Victoria Scholarship Laureate is a distinguished and representative representative of her sport in and outside the ski track."
Stina Nilsson är årets Victoriastipendiat 2018 - Victoriadagen _ Officiell hemsida

Barometern Sport received an exclusive interview with Stina Nilsson after the news were released.
- Oh, this feels very big. When I look at who have received the scholarship earlier, this is really honorable, says Stina Nilsson.
On July 14th, the Scholarship is awarded by Crown Princess Victoria in connection with the birthday celebration in Borgholm. Stina Nilsson is now happily changing her plans for a visit to Öland.
- I will bring the whole family with me. We are going to holiday in Öland and go sightseeing. This will be so fun, says Stina Nilsson.
Vinterns stora skiddrottning får sommarens största pris - Barometern
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:11 AM
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Press release from the court

The Crown Princess's birthday

On Saturday 14th July the Crown Princess's birthday is celebrated traditionally at Solliden Palace and Borgholm Sports Arena in Öland.
The celebration begins at Solliden Palace with the Royal couple and Crown Princess couple's meeting the public at approx. 14.00 at the roundabout in front of Solliden Palace.
After that, the birthday celebration will continue at Borgholm Sports Arena at 18.30 in the presence of the Royal couple, Crown Princess couple, Prince couple and Princess couple.
During the celebration at Borgholm Sports Arena, the Crown Princess delivers the Victoria Scholarship. This year's Laureate is cross-country skier Stina Nilsson.
Kronprinsessans födelsedag - Sveriges Kungahus

There will be a nice surprise when Ingemar Stenmark attends Crown Princess Victoria's birthday party Victoriadagen on Öland this summer. In a press release, Victoriadagen writes:
"We are pleased to announce that Ingemar Stenmark honours the celebration of Crown Princess Victoria's birthday on July 14, 2018 with his presence. Ingemar Stenmark was named as the Victoria Scholarship recipient when the prize was awarded for the first time in 1979".
Then, in 1979, Ingemar received a prize from the king himself.
- Stenmark is one of the really big names and an important person in his sport, clearly it's cool right he's coming. I know that the royal family thinks so too, says Victoriadagen's Kay Wiestål.
Ingemar Stenmark närvarar vid firandet av Victoriadagen 2018 - Victoriadagen _ Officiell hemsida
Glädjebeskedet! Ingemar Stenmark kommer till Victoriadagen _ Svensk Damtidning

The former Victoria Scholarship winners are always welcome to Victoriadagen concert. Peter Forsberg and Christian Olsson have attended in many years.

In 2013 the king and queen held a reception in Solliden for the Victoria Scholarship recipients on 15th July. Five years have gone and Victoriadagen celebrates its 40th anniversary, perhaps there will be a reception this year too?

Solliden Palace about Victoria's birthday at its website
Victoria Day 14th July
11.00 The gates will open to the Palace Park
14.00 The Crown Princess comes out in front of the Palace
Meanwhile we are waiting for the Crown Princess we offer music entertainment and information about Solliden from our Palace bailiff and guides in front of the Palace.
In the morning there will be music entertainment at the small stage outside Kaffetorpet (Cottage Café).
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:31 AM
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The organizers of Victoriadagen have released this year's Victoriatidningen (Victoria magazine). The magazine is delivered widely at the Kalmar county.

Photos from previous years at the magazine
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At the magazine, among other things:
Many former Victoria scholarship Laureates (among them Ingemar Stenmark, Peter Forsberg and Sarah Sjöström) tell their memories about receiving the scholarship and about their relationship to Kay Wiestål, who has orgazined the Day 40 times.

Synsam is one of the partners of Victoriadagen. Synsam's ceo Håkan Lundstedt, Daniel's long-term friend, tells at the magazine that he will again play at Victoriagolfen together with prince Daniel, Peter Forsberg och Patrik Vrbanc. Lundstedt says that Victoriadagen and Victoriagolfen are the highlight of the summer.

Peter Jöback, one of the solists at Victoria's birthday concert looks forward to meet the royal family again, he says: We have met many times during the years, among them via the queen's World Childhood Foundation. It is always an experience to sing to them. We shall be proud that we have such a fine and modern royal family, and I'm grateful that I can perform at such a great event as Victoriadagen and get a chance to come back to beautiful Öland.
Alexander Rybak, winner of ESC in 2009, performs also at the concert. He says: What I like most in live is to travel and play together with other people. To be able to finally play on Öland to the Crown princess, together with really good swedish artists, is a little like a dream come true.

Move for Fun at Ekerum Resort Öland, 13th July
Generation Pep, Victoriadagen, The Swedish Sports Confederation, Smålandsidrotten and Ekerum Resort Öland cooperate in the Move for fun project. Children and young people are given the opportunity to see sports, try out sports and be part of the sports environment.

Victoria magazine here
Victoriatidningen 2018 by Louise Ribrant - issuu

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Old 07-08-2018, 11:41 AM
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Aftonbladet has an article in it’s Sunday Magazine "Victoriadagen 40 years", written by Aftonbladet’s royal expert Jenny Alexandersson.

Mission: The Queen
Alexandersson writes among other things that as the heir to the throne, Victoria has been prepared to her work her whole life, but so far she has been able to enjoy the family life and summer holidays in Solliden. But behind the scenes the court has been working for a long time to build Victoria’s brand and future role as the queen of Sweden.
Öland and Victoriadagen mean a lot to Victoria. This year's Victoriadagen is special, the 40th Victoriadagen, and people of Öland and tourists come to Solliden to congratulate Victoria. Victoriadagen is called the National Day of Öland. And a chance for Victoria to meet many Swedes and tourists. Part of them hope that she will soon take over after her father. Many polls and surveys done during the last years show that Victoria is the most popular member of the royal family and a part of people hope that the king would abdicate for Victoria. But that is not going to happen. But instead of that, Victoria tries to lighten the work load of her parents. She is the one of the children, who works most and is seen most. Her so called Queen School never ends, but the education is over and now it is the practical work that builds the brand of the crown princess. The more she is out and meets people, the more loved and popular she seems to become.
- There is no doubt that the crown princess increases the trust to the royal house, says Lennart Nilsson from SOM-Institute, which makes researches for instance the popularity and support of monarchy.
The court has noticed this and Victoria has already started her own Eriksgatas. Only the king, queen or the heir to the throne can make an Eriksgata, a sort of PR-trip, where the new regent visits all Sweden's provinces. When king Carl Gustaf became king, he made Eriksgatas to the provinces during many years. And when he celebrated his 40 years on the Swedish throne, he and queen Silvia made a miniversion of Eriksgatas. Victoria has started her Eriksgatas with her hikes in all Swedish provinces. A variation of Eriksgata, which suits Victoria perfectly. Her royal role includes a lot of climate and environmental issues combined with a great love for people. To combine the hikes with the possibility of meeting people all over Sweden is the best she can think about. It is even a feather in the cap of the court, which already now can work with Victoria's brand as the future queen.
One day Victoria will take over from her father, but it will probably still take a long time. The Bernadottes live old and the king is strong and healthy and works as intensively as ever.
- Of course there is a plan for the crown princess which will be used on the day when the king passes away, says a person close to the court.
Victoria started to prepare to her role already when she was fifteen years old and started to represent with her parents. In 2004 she got her own Household with her own staff, which works only for her.
During the last years Victoria has been seen a lot at the court's social media. Madeleine and Carl Philip have their own Instagram accounts, where they publish also more personal photos than those we see at court's social media. But Victoria will not get her own account, she shares the official accounts with the royal court. There the monarch's and heir's work events are shown and the court says that they don’t plan an own account for Victoria where she could be more personal.
Victoria's popularity is a guarantee of the support of the Swedes, her ability to speak with adults as well with children is entirely in line with what the court's PR-experts hope for.
When the Crown Princess celebrates her 41th birthday, it is always with the focus on the people. Inviting anyone who wants congratulate Victoria to Solliden is a tradition which the royal family and the royal court didn’t at first see as part of their PR-strategy. But today Victoriadagen is one of the best days in a year for Sweden's future queen to show who she is, and to receive people's appreciation and love.

Victoria's favourite places in Öland
Alvaret, where Victoria and Daniel are often jogging
Bath house in Solliden
Borgholm Castle, where Victoria and Daniel go to concerts in the summer
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Ekerum Golf Resort, where Daniel plays golf in the summers.
Victoria and Daniel's villa Skönvik in Solliden
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:21 PM
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Next weekend it's time again. The Crown Princess's birthday, Victoriadagen, is traditionally celebrated at Solliden and in Borgholm.
This is now Öland's own National day, it's a media story almost like Almedalen, journalists from 10 countries are following the festivities. Tourists are coming, over 40,000 cars drive over the Öland bridge this day, July 14th.
Privately Crown Princess Victoria celebrates quite traditionally. A must have been awakening on the bed with cake and song. It has been like that since she was little in the nursery at Solliden, and it is still so, at home with Daniel and the children in Villa Skönvik down at Kalmarsund.
In the evening, birthday dinner is held with the family as usual.
Sometimes there are also some surprises on these private birthday parties. One year, for example, several camels were transported from Öland Zoo to Solliden, when you would have a "One Thousand and One Nights" party!
Mötet med världsstjärnan fick Victoria att rodna
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The Victoria Day custom is really interesting to me. Is there a tradition of celebrating the heir in this way, or is it something that started with the current crown princess? Watching from America, I notice much more about the Victoria Day activities than I do the king's birthday each year. Is it a matter of Victoria's events just getting more international attention, or is it truly a bigger to-do than what is done for him?
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Originally Posted by loonytick View Post
The Victoria Day custom is really interesting to me. Is there a tradition of celebrating the heir in this way, or is it something that started with the current crown princess? Watching from America, I notice much more about the Victoria Day activities than I do the king's birthday each year. Is it a matter of Victoria's events just getting more international attention, or is it truly a bigger to-do than what is done for him?
It all started with the current Crown Princess. The first few years it was just a small ceremony to hand out the Victoria scholarship but with some entertainment being added it slowly evolved into the big festivities we see today.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by loonytick View Post
The Victoria Day custom is really interesting to me. Is there a tradition of celebrating the heir in this way, or is it something that started with the current crown princess? Watching from America, I notice much more about the Victoria Day activities than I do the king's birthday each year. Is it a matter of Victoria's events just getting more international attention, or is it truly a bigger to-do than what is done for him?
Kay Wiestål founded Victoriadagen in 1978. He is a former football player who has played in Djurgårdens IF, played at the professional level in the USA and has been a trainer for Kalmar FF.
So how did this sporty man get the idea of ​​organizing a big party for a princess?
It all began in 1978 when Kay became the pool manager for the Swedish Alpine national team in skiing.
- When it came to asking where to put the training camp in the summer, I suggested Kalmar. And then, of course, it was Fredriksskans IP that I was thinking about, says Kay Wiestål.
He tells someone tipped about IFK Borgholm's sports ground at Öland instead and he went off a conversation to the association. Per-Olof Amnér convinced Kay to have the camp there instead. This was not just the beginning of a long friendship but also the beginning of the festivities around Victoriadagen.
When Kay Wiestål saw how nice it was in Borgholm and how big event the camp of the national team being there was he got an idea. Why not celebrate the newborn princess on Öland while focusing on sports that the royal family loves so much.
- I was in Stockholm a while after Victoria was born and had the opportunity to ask the king about my plans. He was positive to the idea, says Kay Wiestål.
Kay and Per-Olof planned the possible arrangement for the celebration and all became reality in the first years. Namely Victoriadagen concert, Victoriagolfen, Victoria Scholarship, Fairs, The Öland Inhabitant of the Year and Victoria Race. Just as it looks today.
Over the years, Kay has had a close relationship with the Crown Princess.
- We have met for so many years so it is clear that we have come close to each other. I meet the royal family occasionally at various sports events. In the past I was more often at Solliden and the Palace and met them.
Kay's working partner Per-Olof Amnér passed away last year after a time's disease, and they never got the chance to celebrate the 2018 Victoriadagen together. On July 14th, it is time for 40th Victoriadagen, and it will be Kay's last.
- Now I feel it's time to set this epoch. Somewhere, you have to hand over and move on. And now I get more time for the family.
Over the last two years, Kay and the gang around Victoriadagen have worked with the V-day production company.
- It is still under negotiation, but it is probably those who take over. They have followed us and seen how we work. Hopefully they can preserve Victoriadagen as the royal family wants it, but at the same time find new exciting things as well.
Historien bakom Victoriadagen – Alpina skidlandslaget var inspirationen _ Svensk Damtidning

Wiestål has also previously told that in addition to celebrate Victoria, he and the king talked about founding Victoriadagen to increase tourism on Öland. And they have succeeded.
About people coming to congratulate Victoria in Solliden, king Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia have told that right after Victoria was born, people came in front of the Solliden Palace and wanted to congratulate her on her birthday. And because of that the king and queen started the "official" celebration by telling at a press release the time Victoria and others come out to meet the people.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:09 PM
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From Svensk Damtidning
Victoria is 41 years old - here's all you need to know to celebrate her
At the article among other things
This year the crown princess turns 41 years and thus Victoriadagen is celebrated for the 40th time! We've collected everything you need to know if you want to congratulate Victoria, both from home and on site.

On July 14th it's time. 2018 is the 40th time when the celebration of the Crown Princess's birthday takes place at Solliden and Borgholm Sports Arena. Several thousand visitors are expected to attend during the day so that you can celebrate the Crown Princess as smoothly as possible, we have put together our best tips for the day.

Congratulate the Crown Princess
If you want to send congratulations to Victoria, there are several ways to go.
- You can congratulate the Crown Princess in all our channels, via the social media or send a greeting via the Royal House website, says Margareta Thorgren.

Watch TV
According to SVT's press officer, SVT1 and SVT play broadcast as usual from Borgholm Sports Arena. The broadcast begins at 21:00 on Saturday 14 July and shows the concert.

Find Solliden
By car: follow road 136 north towards Borgholm. After about 24 km turn left towards Borgholm Castle. Drive past Borgholm Castle and follow the signs.
By bus: From bus stop (bus 101) Borgholms Slottsruin on road 136 it is approximately 1.4 km to Solliden's entrance.

Tickets to Solliden can't be bought directly, they are bought directly at Solliden Palace. If you want to join Victoria on Borgholm Sports Arena, you can buy a seat ticket for SEK 370 and standing place for SEK 280.

Gifts for Victoria
If you want to bring a gift to the Crown Princess during the celebration at Solliden, this is great. According to Solliden's press person, it is important that you do not clise the gift, as all gifts will be opened and checked for security reasons. If you don't get a good place where you can give your gift directly to the Crown Princess, a gift table will be available at Solliden.

Tips for visitors
If you are going to visit Solliden, it is important to keep in mind the security, you will go through a security check where your bag is being examined. It's okay to bring along food and drinks, but not alcohol. There is also food and coffee to buy at the entrance to the park. It's okay to walk around and take photos in the park, but the Crown Princess couple's house can't be seen as it is in a private part of the park.

Ingemar Stenmark is present
The ski legend Ingemar Stenmark will celebrate the Crown Princess during the evening. Ingemar Stenmark was named Victoria Scholarship Laureate when the prize was awarded for the first time in 1979.
- Stenmark is one of the really big and an important person in his sport, so it's fun he's coming. I know that the royal family thinks so too, says Victoria dagen's organizer Kay Wiestål.
Wiestål tells also that former NHL-star Peter Forsberg will attend the celebrations.

Last celebration for Kay
Victoriadagen this summer will be the last for Kay Wiestål, the man who started the Victoriadagen together with Per-Olof Amnér.
- Now I feel it's time to end this epoch. Somewhere, you have to hand over and move on. And now I get more time for the family, says Kay Wiestål, 78 years old.

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Svensk Damtidning will report live from Solliden and update the website with new articles during the celebrations. Don't forget to follow us here at and on our social media.
Victoria fyller 41 år – här är allt du vill veta om firandet _ Svensk Damtidning
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Olympic champion, cross-country skier Stina Nilsson receives this year's Victoria Scholarship from Victoria at the concert in Borgholm Sports Arena.
In an interview with Folkbladet, Stina Nilsson tells about her thoughts about receiving the Scholarship.
- It's getting bigger the more I think about it and the more research I'll make and see who has got it before. Then I get more and more proud, she says.
Anja Pärson received the 2004 scholarship and then gave a pair of her winning skis to the Crown Princess as a gift.
Does Stina Nilsson think of something like that?
- I know what I will give her, but I'm not going to say it because then it will not be a surprise. It is not related to skiis, Stina says.
Stina Nilsson_ ”Vet vad Victoria ska få” _ Aftonbladet
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Öland Roots (A music festival on 12-14 July) is taking place in Stora Frö. Crown Princess Victoria is celebrated in Borgholm. At the same time, the Öland tourist summer is on its highest. The police is ready for one of Öland's biggest weekends.
- We have two commands running. It's a fairly well-oiled concept for our part, we have done it before, says Magnus Areskog, municipal police officer.
Work around Victoriadagen may vary from year to year, for example, depending on who perform at the concert.
- We have a basic concept from which we assume. Then it can always be adjusted depending on ticket sales and which artists come here. We work with organizers, our volunteers and the security police. It's a really big organization, but we have many years of experience and have enough staff to handle it.
- The focus is on ensuring that everything can be carried out safely. There are rarely any order disturbances.
Describe this weekend compared to the Midsummer weekend.
- It's smaller. Victoriadagen as an event is more of a family character. This week, it's really crowded and there are many more people than during Midsummer, but Midsummer has its problem and is more a "party weekend". Then it's a completely different workload, says Areskog.
Så hanterar polisen Victoriadagen_ _Stor apparat_ - Nyheter i Öland - 24 timmar om dygnet - Helt gratis!

Today has been rehearsals for tomorrow's concert.
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Victoria's private celebration - when the television cameras have been turned off
Here is the family's gesture of love to Victoria on the 41st anniversary - a secret celebration at Solliden is scheduled tonight.
After work and trips in different directions, the whole family is gathered for Victoriadagen on Öland, and Prince Daniel tells about the joy of celebrating his darling.
- We are looking forward to it!, says Daniel.
There at Solliden on the Crown Princess's beloved Öland, the entire royal family has gathered for the celebration. For Victoria, it's just the family's gathering that's important.
- When the family, with siblings and their children, have the opportunity to gather under relaxed forms on Öland, it is something that the Crown Princess has said many times is the nicest way to celebrate her birthday, says Margareta Thorgren.
Many commitments, journeys and missions complete the Royal family's schedule and therefore it is not always that everyone can attend major events.
On the King's birthday Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris could not join.
But now they are there both - and the whole family gathered at Solliden together with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. As always on Victoriadagen, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia are present. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have also arrived at Öland. And all the children of course.
- The Crown Princess is looking forward to the day and thinks it is wonderful to be on Öland with the whole family, says Thorgren.
Prince Daniel already participated in Victoriagolfen and revealed his loving plans:
- There will be cake and song tomorrow morning. We look forward to it!
During the day, Victoria will be celebrated by both the Swedish people and famous artists.
Kalle Moraeus is the program leader and performers like European Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak and musical artist Peter Jöback will pay tribute to Victoria.
But after the public celebration, the family has a private dinner.
- Then they have a private dinner in the evening at Solliden. It's entirely private, says Thorgren.
This year, Victoriadagen commemorates the 40th year that the event is organized.
- It started early, when I filled one. Mom and dad have told them they were at Solliden and then came friendly souls who wanted to say congratulations. Then it has always been that people gather outside the Solliden Palace every year to say congratulations, Victoria told in TV4's documentary "Victoria 40".
The arrangement has grown, but many of the traditions persist, so also this year.
- There are no major changes. The Crown Princess receives people with her mother at Solliden at 14 o'clock and then people sing and cheer for the Crown Princess. Then there is a regular concert at Borgholm, says Thorgren.
Princess Estelle has previously stolen the show on Victoriadagen.
The court tells us that it will be a surprise if the children are coming this year.
- You never know. Last year, Estelle was at the concert. If some children are on during the day at Solliden, then they will be the children of the Crown Princess couple, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. But it's not certain they will attend.
Victorias privata firande –* när tv-kamerorna slocknat

Kay Wiestål, the man who has organized all these 40 Victoriadagen, this is his last, gets a park named after him in Borgholm.
The park which has been called Gula Paviljongen (Yellow Pavilion) on the harbour of Borgholm, will be named as Kay Wieståls park. P-O Amner, who
passed away last year and worked with Wiestål for Borgholm IFK in Victoriadagen, gets a street named after him. The inauguration of Kay Wieståls park is today afternoon.
Kay Wiestål ger namn åt park - Ölandsbladet

The police expects hundreds of thousands of visitors during Victoriadagen
It is time for this year's Victoriadagen. The celebration means that hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Öland to celebrate the Crown Princess.
The police today have well-established routines to handle the vast number of visitors arriving at Öland in connection with Crown Princess Victoria's birthday.
Polisen räknar med hundratusentals besökare under Victoriadagen - P4 Kalmar _ Sveriges Radio
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:56 AM
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New photo at court website, by Linda Broström. Victoria is wearing the brooch she got from princess Lilian.

Saturday the 14th of July the Crown Princess turns 41 years old and is celebrated with a national flag day and a salute from Skeppsholmen.
The celebration begins with the Crown Princess welcoming congratulations at Solliden Palace at Öland at 14 o'clock. The Palace park opens at 11 o'clock.
From Borgholm's Sports Arena, SVT1 sends "Grattis Kronprinsessan!" at 21.00.
Messages of congratulations can be sent via the Royal Court's Facebook page or using the Royal Court website message form.
Kronprinsessan Victoria fyller 41 år - Sveriges Kungahus

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That is a great photo of Victoria. Very natural and she looks beautiful.

Today is also 100 years from the birth of Ingmar Bergman, famous Swedish director, writer, and producer. And Folke has his Name day in Sweden today.

BilledBladet has posted before 10.00 to their Instagram that their reporter and photographer and many people were already queueing to Solliden.

First in the queue, and with spettekakas, of course. They had come to the gates of Solliden already at 05.00.

Expressen kungligt congratulates

Already at five o'clock in the morning, Inger Olsson from Osby was outside the gates at Solliden Palace. To ensure a good place, she had driven at one o'clock from Osby.
- It's such a thing I have thought I'll do at least once in a lifetime. I hope I see the Crown Princess and maybe even shake hands with her, says Inger Olsson.
The Crown Princess celebrates her birthday traditionally at Solliden with the royal family. At 14:00 on Saturday, they will receive the people's tribute.
Inger Olsson brought a big spettekaka. She had chosen that because Prince Oscar is the Duke of Skåne.
- I think the royal family is a fine representation for Sweden. It's good that they are neutral. They show off our beautiful, wonderful Sweden, she says.
Ida Karlsson, 9 years old from Halmstad, is with grandma Lisbeth Johansson, 63, to see the Crown Princess. They had been in the queue since seven in the morning.
- I have liked the Crown Princess since I saw Victoria's wedding. There was so nice dresses, says Ida Karlsson.
The highlight of the day is when the royal family walks out on the lawn outside the Palace and greets people. In previous years, the Royal family has spent several hours walking along the fence and talking to visitors.
- I brought flowers to them with me. Then I have three bracelets and one card. Bracelets are for Victoria, Estelle and Oscar, says Ida Karlsson.
Kronprinsessan Victoria firas på Solliden på Öland _ Aftonbladet
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:13 AM
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Live broadcasts:
TV4 News has a broadcast from Solliden.
LIVE_ Kronprinsessan Victoria firas på Solliden

Barometern has also a live broadcast:
13.30_ Kronprinsessan firas – vi livesänder från Solliden - Barometern

Expressen's live broadcast
LIVE-TV_ Senaste nyheterna med Expressen TV


Sunny at Solliden.

At these photos you can see the king, who met some of artists performing at Solliden today.

I have posted previously to this forum this photo of a painting, Victoria in Madeleine's wedding combined to her ancestor Karl XIV Johan and the city of Stockholm, by Sergey Marunych.
Now the artist (from Ukraine) is in Solliden with the painting and tells to Expressen's royal expert Karin Lennmor, that he is giving the painting to Victoria today. You can see him at 1.07 at the video
Så firas Victoriadagen på Öland
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Here are some nice galleries and an article:

** robinutrecht.photoshelter gallery ** ppe gallery **

** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's Birthday Celebrations ** belga gallery **

** dailymail: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrates her 41st birthday with family party at Solliden Palace **
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Daniel spoke with the SÄPO-guards when they went to greet the people. Estelle is helping Victoria with flowers and gifts. After a while Oscar left. Estelle went in with Victoria's aide-de-camp but she came back. Oscar is back and has a football game with Daniel going on. Daniel went to talk with people again and Oscar is playing with a nanny.

LIVE_ Följ Victorias födelsedagsfirande minut för minut _ Svensk Damtidning
Oscar got a car
Oscar and the ball

Daniel taking a photo for the german tourists when they pose with Victoria

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Like his grandfather Oscar's standard facial expression seems a little sullen. I don't think it necessarily reflects his mood.
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