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LadyFinn 04-29-2021 09:22 AM

Cecilia Hagen (b. 1946) writes in Expressen at her chronicle about the king
My life with Tjabo - he was more special than anyone else
Cecilia Hagen_ Dags att summera mitt liv med kungen

LadyFinn 04-30-2021 02:21 AM

Lena Mellin, Political commentator and acting publisher responsible for Aftonbladet, writes at her chronicle today, among other things:
He isolated himself in the country with Silvia. Takes care of almost everything digitally. Vaccinated as soon as possible. The king has behaved exemplary during the corona year. Today he turns 75. Congratulations, the King!
Sweden has been a monarchy for over a thousand years. The king is the last monarch in the line. He has already served a record number of years, 48, the longest reign in our country to date.
From time to time, the monarchy is questioned, despite its long history as a state. It has so far never been shaken to its foundations.
The Som Institute at the University of Gothenburg annually measures citizens' attitudes to various societal issues. Despite the anachronism one must still say that the inherited power is, the king can celebrate his birthday without the ground rocking under either his or his descendants' feet.
45 years ago, 9 percent wanted to establish a republic. Nearly four decades later, the figure had risen to 20.
In 2003, 15 percent wanted to abolish the monarchy. 15 years later, it was 21 percent.
During the same period, those who want to keep the monarchy decreased by 12 percentage points to 56 percent.
A decreasing support thus. But still very stable.
Kungen har skött coronan utmärkt – nu fyller han 75 _ Aftonbladet

Svensk Damtidning about the day when Carl Gustaf became the King - and on the same day Daniel Westling was born.
The King 75 years: Here is the day that changed his life!
Kungen 75 år_ Här är dagen som förändrade hans liv! _Svensk Dam

Monarchy Sweden consists of all of us. Carl XVI Gustaf is everyone's king.
We should be happy about that! writes the historian Johan Romin on the king's 75th birthday.
Grattis kungen! Du är bra för demokratin

King Carl Gustaf as a father
Kronprinsessan Victoria_ ”Så är kungen som pappa”

The King's life in photos
Kungens liv i bilder _ Hallandsposten

Swedish Press Agency SPA congratulates the King with these photos at its Facebook

About the reception today, the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén doesn't attend due to having cold, the Riksdag is represented by the First Deputy Speaker.
H.M. Konungens 75-årsdag - Sveriges Kungahus

Court Facebook
Two soldiers from the Life Guards have now hoisted the Palace's large flag to mark H.M. The King's 75th birthday.
Kungahuset - Två soldater ur Livgardet har nu hissat...

Do you want to send a birthday greeting to the King? Feel free to use the form at: or write a letter to:
Kungahuset - Photos _ Facebook

The reception has started at princess Sibylla's apartment at the Royal Palace. King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia received prime minister Stefan Löfven and First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam.
Kungen fyller 75 år – se bilderna från firandet! _*Svensk Dam

First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven congratulated H.M. The King on his 75th birthday. At a reception at the Palace, a gift was handed over from the Riksdag and the government - a portrait medallion of the King that will hang in the Riksdag building.
- The king has today not only reached the respectable age of 75 years but is also the Swedish regent who has sat on the throne. It therefore feels natural that we from the Riksdag and the government give a gift that connects both to the king's accession to the throne in 1973 and to the close relations that exist between the head of state and the Riksdag, said First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam at the handover of the gift.
- On behalf of the government, I would like to thank the king for his long and dutiful work for our country. When the head of state now turns 75, I can state that he successfully acts in accordance with the motto he chose in 1973: For Sweden - With the times, said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Riksdag och regering uppvaktade H.M. Konungen på 75-årsdagen -

iceflower 04-30-2021 07:23 AM

Here's a gallery of the birthday programme today:

** rex gallery **

LadyFinn 04-30-2021 07:42 AM

The court tells about the birthday celebrations
Reception at the palace
A small birthday reception was arranged in the morning at the Royal Palace. The King received the Riksdag's First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The king was also courted by the governor of Västmanland County, Minoo Akhtarzand, who represented all the country's governors. From Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, chairman Anders Knape congratulated. Marshal of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll congratulated on behalf of all the court staff the King on his birthday.
The official gift from the Riksdag and the government was a portrait medallion of the King that will hang in the Riksdag building.
Congratulations from the Armed Forces
The King also received representatives from the Armed Forces. The Commandant General in Stockholm, Lieutenant General Michael Claesson, presented the Armed Forces' congratulations to HM the King.
Salutes all over Sweden
The King's birthday is one of the Armed Forces' salute days. Salutes of 21 shots were therefore fired at 12.00 from the salute stations on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Kungshall in Karlskrona, Skansen Lejonet in Gothenburg, Kusthöjden in Härnösand and from a moving salute battery at Kvarnängen in Boden.
H.M. Konungens 75-årsdag - Sveriges Kungahus

Kungen rörd vid 75-årsfirandet på slottet – se bilden! _*Svensk Dam

Svensk Damtidning's editor-in-chief Johan T Lindwall speculates at his column, that it is whispered that it can be a gift that the king can only dream of: Madeleine comes home with the family from USA to the dinner this evening.
Kungen firar födelsedag – kan få otrolig present _*Svensk Dam

But Margareta Thorgren says to Expressen, that Madeleine will attend digitally.
He will be celebrated surrounded by family.
Parts of the family are missing, however. Princess Madeleine remains in the United States, so Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne will not celebrate Grandpa King on the spot.
- It is clear that Princess Madeleine wants to celebrate her father, just like the other siblings. But with the help of technology, it is possible to implement digitally, says Margareta Thorgren.
Madeleine will be on link from the US during the celebration.
The king himself has described this year's celebration as "toned down" and it only happens with the immediate family.
- That is, with children and grandchildren. This year it is toned down. The main reason is that we are in a pandemic. This means that the official parts are implemented, but based on the restrictions that Sweden has, says Margareta Thorgren.
Therefore, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel with their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar are expected to join the celebration. And Princess Sofia with Prince Carl Philip and their children: Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel and newborn little Prince Julian.
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf fyller 75 år – så firar han födelsedagen

Videos at court Youtube

Celebration today
The King during 75 years
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra congratulates H.M. The king on his 75th birthday, with court singers Malena Ernman and Peter Mattei
Articles in Aftonbladet
Childhood and school
Allt om kung Carl XVI Gustafs liv - barndom och skola

Adolescence - the king and love
Kungens flickvänner, romanser och kärlekar _ Aftonbladet

"It just said click"
Kungen och Silvia Sommerlath - allt om kärlekshistorien _ Aftonbladet

"The king is dead - long live the king"
Så arbetar kung Carl XVI Gustaf som regent - statsbesök _ Aftonbladet

The king gets grandchildren - the succession to the throne secured
Här är kungens alla barnbarn och pensionärsliv _ Aftonbladet

Video from today's celebrations by Swedish Press Agency SPA
Photos by SPA
Behind the king on the right is Lieutenant general Jan Salestrand, the Chief of H.M The King's Military Staff.

An Ard Ri 04-30-2021 08:41 AM

Here are a few more photos of the king on his 75th Birthday.

LadyFinn 05-01-2021 01:48 AM

Solliden Palace congratulated the King yesterday at its Facebook
"Today, H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf is 75 years old and we celebrate that with some wonderful shots in the King's 75 summers here at Solliden Palace
The pictures are part of the exhibition Royal Summers which is shown at Solliden throughout the 2021 season"
Little Prince Carl Gustaf at Solliden in the summer of 1948
Little Prince Carl Gustaf with big sister Princess Christina at Solliden in the summer of 1950
Crown Prince Carl-Gustaf on horseback at Solliden in the summer of 1956
Postcard of a young King Carl XVI Gustaf in front of Solliden Palace
The newlywed royal couple at Solliden Palace in the summer of 1976
The entire Royal Family gathered in front of Solliden Palace in the late 1980s
The King and Queen at Solliden Palace in the summer of 1995
Family photo in the summer of 2017 at Solliden Palace
The King at the award ceremony at the Themed Gardens Competition at Solliden 2017
King Carl XVI Gustaf in the summer of 2020 at Solliden Palace

Former Marshal of the Court/Head of HRH The Crown Princess's Household Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg and royal expert Karin Lennmor about the king
Experten om när kungen lämnar över_ ”Aldrig”

Kung Carl Gustaf 75 år _ SVT Nyheter

TV4 Play
Here is your life the king - see his 75 years in 75 pictures
Nyheterna på TV4 Play - Här är ditt liv kungen – se hans 75 år i 75 bilder
The king turns 75 - has been at the throne the longest in Sweden's history
Kungen fyller 75 år – suttit längst i Sveriges historia
Here, the king receives a gift from the Riksdag on his 75th birthday
Nyheterna på TV4 Play - Här får kungen gåva från riksdagen på 75-årsdagen
Here is the king's life in headline posters - "The only kiss picture"
Här är kungens liv i löpsedlar – ”Enda pussbilden”
The king turns 75 - here are his most important moments so far
Kungen fyller 75 år - här är hans viktigaste stunder hittills

LadyFinn 05-04-2021 07:38 AM

Today Sweden's City Missions thank you for all the donations that have been donated to honor the king - so far. How much money has come in, asks Svensk Damtidning.
On last Friday afternoon the donations were up to a full SEK 600,000, and the gifts continue to come in.
- It is fantastic that so many have donated gifts in connection with His Majesty the King's 75th birthday. It is difficult to say exactly what amount we land on, because we see that more gifts continue to come in. You are of course welcome to continue to donate to the important work of the city missions, which is needed even more now that unemployment and vulnerability have increased during the pandemic, says Tomas Lindroos, chairman of Sweden's City Missions.
Gåvorna till kungen – har fått mer än 600 000 kronor _*Svensk Dam

LadyFinn 06-02-2021 07:18 AM

In connection with H.M. The King's 75th birthday on April 30, 2021, the King received many congratulatory greetings from near and far.
The King sends his heartfelt thanks to all who congratulated.
The King also greatly appreciated that many paid attention to the King's desire for gifts to Sweden's City Missions.
Ett tack från H.M. Konungen - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 04-13-2022 05:07 AM

On Saturday, April 30, H.M. The King's birthday is celebrated at the Outer Courtyard, Royal Palace in Stockholm.
11.15 The Royal Swedish Navy Band marches in and performs music program
11.40 The Army Music Corps marches in.
11.45 The King comes out from the West Gate to meet the Royal Guards. The Army Music Corps plays a parade march. Then the King goes to the Royal Guards' wing to the commandant's reception.
11.48 The Army Music Corps performs music program
12.00 Salute of 21 shots fired from Skeppsholmen.
12.18 The King comes out on the Outer Courtyard
12.20 The Royal Guards ride in with The Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps in the lead.
The children will have the opportunity to leave flowers to the King.
The public will have the opportunity from Outer Courtyard to celebrate the King, who comes to the window of the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry with the other members of the royal family who are present.
H.M. Konungens födelsedag firas på Kungl. Slottet _ Kungahuset

iceflower 04-30-2022 05:51 AM

Here are some first photos of today's celebrations:

** gettyimages gallery: SWE: Swedish King's Birthday **

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LadyFinn 04-30-2022 05:57 AM

The celebration of the King's birthday started at 11.15 in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace.
Profimedia gallery
ANP gallery

At the first row with the King and Carl Philip is Lieutenant general Jan Salestrand, the Chief of H.M.The King's Military Staff.

Victoria and Estelle looking the celebrations before the royal family comes to the open window.

Här firas kungen på slottet – hela familjen på plats! _*Svensk Dam

Cute children bring flowers to the King

- The king, together with the royal family, is looking forward to traditionally resuming the official celebration that takes place in the Outer Courtyard, says Margareta Thorgren.
Later in the afternoon and evening, the king will be celebrated privately by family and friends.
- Princess Madeleine will unfortunately not be able to attend, but the princess congratulates her father digitally and in another way, says Margareta Thorgren.
Kung Carl Gustaf fyller 76 år – efterlängtade firandet

Here the king celebrates his birthday - Estelle stole the show!
Här firas kungen – Estelle stjäl showen! _*Svensk Dam

Prins Gabriel chockar alla på kungens firande – underbara bilderna! _*Svensk Dam

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Pusskalas på slottet – se prins Oscars charmchock! _*Svensk Dam
Här firas kungen av familjen – se alla bilderna här _ Hänt

There was a lot people at the Courtyard today as we can see from the photos.

Short video at Court Facebook
Kungahuset -H.M. Konungens 76-årsdag firades på Kungl.... _ Facebook

Imago-Images gallery
TT Nyhetsbyrån gallery

Carlos Gustavo de Suecia celebra su 76 cumpleaños con su familia

The court confirmed to Svensk Damtidning that the royal family gathered for a private lunch after the celebration was over.
Fyra intensiva timmar_ Så firades kungen privat! _*Svensk Dam

Photos by HGbild Nynäshamn:
Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 ** Pic 9 ** Pic 10 ** Pic 11 **

Estelle is only 10 years old but already a pro at being a princess. Always just as happy and competent!
At the celebration, she showed off her super cool glasses for the second time - and wow what she fits in them!
Nya fina bilderna – Estelle i sina coola glasögon! _*Svensk Dam

Så festligt firades kungen på födelsedagen - Allt om kungligt

Video by SPA

Blog Real 04-30-2022 10:49 AM

Photos on the Swedish Royal House website:


An Ard Ri 04-30-2022 12:39 PM

Some additional photos from the kings birthday celebrations in Stockholm today.

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