King Carl XVI Gustaf's Golden Jubilee Year 2023


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Design competition for the Jubilee year 2023
Join in and create the King's Jubilee emblem! Ahead of the 2023 anniversary, the Royal Court states a competition to produce the symbol for the Jubilee year. The competition is aimed at students in graphic design.
On September 15, 2023, the King celebrates 50 years on the throne. He is the longest-serving monarch in Sweden's history. In the same year, we note that it is 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in Strängnäs on June 6, 1523.
The winner will be invited to one of the events organized during the anniversary year.
Competition entries will be submitted digitally during the period March 22 – April 25, 2022
Ten entries are nominated in early May and advance to the finals. The winner will be announced before midsummer.
HRH Prince Carl Philip leads the jury work together with established designers, graphic designers, artists and an expert in heraldry.
Designtävling inför jubileumsåret - Sveriges Kungahus
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Discovery Sweden is making a documentary about the King's 50 years on the throne, this came up in connection of the King and Queen's visit to Jämtland.
 
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Carl XVI Gustaf is the king who has sat longest on the Swedish throne.
Next year he celebrates 50 years as regent with a gala dinner, foreign royal guests, a big party at the Nordic Museum and a cortege through Stockholm.
But the anniversary will be celebrated in more places in Sweden.
- It is a jubilee year for the entire Swedish people and therefore anniversary activities should be carried out throughout the country, says Marshal of the Court Göran Lithell.
The anniversary year kicks off with a big party at the Royal Palace. On January 27, the royal couple invites all of Sweden's governors to a so-called Sweden dinner. (..)
Så firas kungen på tronjubileet - 50 år på tronen 2023
 
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A documentary is been made of the King, the premiere should be 24th February 2023.

Director Karin af Klintberg has been given unique access to Carl XVI Gustaf. Until now, no documentary has been made about a Swedish king who is still alive. But for a year now, Karin af Klintberg has followed the King closely in both official and more relaxed contexts.
The film was presented at SF Studio's press conference in Cannes today. (..)

Ny dokumentär skildrar Kungen i helfigur - DN.SE

Kungens hemliga projekt avslöjat – medverkar i film _*Svensk Dam
 
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The Marshall of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll was interviewed at the National Day concert/Tapto broadcast about next year's celebration. Wersäll said that there will be an exhibition of the finest things in the Royal Collections.
 
The winner of the Design competition for the Jubilee Emblem has been announced. The participants have been design students around Sweden, and the jury was headed by Prince Carl Philip.

The winner is:
Elis Nyström, Royal Institute of Technology.

The winning Emblem, and the nine other finalist will be published on 15th September 2022.

https://www.kungahuset.se/ovrigt/temasidor/jubileumsemblem-2023
 
At court website:
The publication of the winning Jubilee Emblem was planned for September 15, 2022 here at kungahuset.se, as well as at kungligaslotten.se.
Due to the death of the British Queen, the presentation of the Jubilee Emblem will take place at a later date.
Jubileumsemblem 2023 _ Kungahuset
 
Carl XVI Gustaf is the king who has sat longest on the Swedish throne.
Next year he celebrates 50 years as regent with a gala dinner, foreign royal guests, a big party at the Nordic Museum and a cortege through Stockholm.
But the anniversary will be celebrated in more places in Sweden.
- It is a jubilee year for the entire Swedish people and therefore anniversary activities should be carried out throughout the country, says Marshal of the Court Göran Lithell.
The anniversary year kicks off with a big party at the Royal Palace. On January 27, the royal couple invites all of Sweden's governors to a so-called Sweden dinner. (..)
Så firas kungen på tronjubileet - 50 år på tronen 2023

Good thing they're having a gala dinner with foreign royal guests. It must be in September, I think.
 
He wasn't the youngest king to succeed, right? It's just modern circumstances that have had him reigning a record amount of time?
 
He wasn't the youngest king to succeed, right? It's just modern circumstances that have had him reigning a record amount of time?

The throne skipped his father (who had died prior to CG's grandfather) which is why the king did become king at a rather young age (27 - not much older than queen Elizabeth). So, it's not really about modern circumstances but about his father dying prematurely. He's still only 76 now.
 
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The throne skipped his father (who had died prior to CG's grandfather) which is why the king did become king at a rather young age (27 - not much older than queen Elizabeth). So, it's not really about modern circumstances but about his father dying prematurely. He's still only 76 now.

I know how he got to the throne, but I'm also thinking that perhaps in medieval times someone succeeded at a younger age, but did not reign for fifty years due to war or lack of modern medicine; those kind of modern circumstances.

When you consider the Bernadotte genetics and the fact CG could easily have his own Platinum Jubilee, it's quite something.
 
I know how he got to the throne, but I'm also thinking that perhaps in medieval times someone succeeded at a younger age, but did not reign for fifty years due to war or lack of modern medicine; those kind of modern circumstances.

When you consider the Bernadotte genetics and the fact CG could easily have his own Platinum Jubilee, it's quite something.
Magnus IV became king of Sweden aged 3 in 1319 and reigned for 45 years before he was deposed in 1364. Had he not been deposed he'd been king 10 years longer until his death in 1374.
He was also King of Norway (including Iceland, Greenland, parts of Scotland, Faroe Islands etc...) between 1319-1355 when he abdicated the throne for his son Haakon VI and Lord of Skåne between 1332-1360.
 
I've found a couple that were about the same age as Carl Gustaf...

Much younger:
Gustavus Adolphus (16)
Karl IX (4)

Had Queen Kristina not abdicated in favour of her cousin. She would have been the longest reigning monarch of Sweden as she became queen when she was only 5 years old and died at the age of 62.
 
Was he the only one, or did a bunch of people succeed younger than CG, while we're at it?
 
Was he the only one, or did a bunch of people succeed younger than CG, while we're at it?
The Swedish Middle Ages are full of kings that ascended the throne in their teens and even earlier. Some of these went on to have long reigns, but none as long as Magnus and Carl Gustav.

In post-medieval Sweden we also have a few examples of monarchs younger than Carl Gustav:
Erik XIV (1560-1568) 27 yrs
Sigismund (1592-1599) 26 yrs
Gustav II Adolf (1611-1632) 16 yrs
Kristina (1632-1654) 5 yrs
Karl XI (1660-1697) 4 yrs
Karl XII (1697-1718) 14 yrs
Gustav III (1771-1793) 25 yrs
Gustav IV Adolf (1793-1809) 3 yrs
Both Sigismund and Gustav IV Adolf would have ruled for over 40 years had they not been deposed.
 
About the program on the Jubilee Year at its website.
* Sweden Dinner
In January, the Jubilee Year begins with a Sweden dinner at the Royal Palace.
* County trips
Starting in February and ending in September, TM The King and Queen travel through the whole of Sweden to visit all the cities of residence.
* Celebrating 500 years of Sweden - in Strängnäs and Stockholm
On June 6, 2023, attention is drawn to the fact that on this day it is 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king and the country entered a new era that shaped the nation state of Sweden.
The King and Queen start the National Day celebrations in Strängnäs and end the day in Stockholm. The National Day celebration at Skansen in Stockholm will be more extensive this jubilee year. During the evening, HM the King also gives a larger National Day reception for representatives of official Sweden and the diplomatic corps at Nordiska Museet.
* Jubilee weekend
HM The King's 50th anniversary on the throne of Sweden is celebrated on September 15 and 16 in Stockholm. On Friday, September 15, the Te Deum will be held in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace. During the day, HM the King also oversees a changing of the guard and receives a singer's tribute at the Royal Palace's outer courtyard. The same evening, a larger jubilee dinner is given in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace.
On Saturday 16 September, the King and Queen will travel in cortege through the capital.
* Exhibitions
During the year, the Royal Court arranges exhibitions at the Royal Palace, Vasaborgen Gripsholm and Slottsbacken in connection with the Jubilee Year.
Jubileumsåret 2023 _ Kungahuset

The Jubilee Year 2023
* Jubilee exhibition
Vasa to Bernadotte: Culture in Service of the Realm, 1523–1973–2023
10 March 2023–7 January 2024
The Royal Palace, Stockholm
The jubilee exhibition highlights unique objects that are significant in conveying the history of Sweden’s development. Five hundred years of monarchy have built a rich and multifaceted legacy. The carefully selected objects reveal how court culture actively contributed to Sweden’s development and the formation of the country we live in today.
* Book
From Vasa to Bernadotte: Culture in the Service of the Kingdom, 1523–1973–2023
A magnificent volume about the Royal Collections published in connection with the jubilee exhibition. This book shares in-depth knowledge about key objects from our cultural heritage, from the 16th century to the present day.
The objects are captured in historical settings, through the keen eye of photographer Ralf Turander.
* King Gustav Vasa at Gripsholm Castle
Period: 2023 season
* Photographic exhibition on Slottsbacken
King Carl XVI Gustaf – 50 years for Sweden
A photographic exhibition featuring images from King Carl Gustaf’s time as Sweden’s head of state will be displayed on Slottsbacken outside the Royal Palace. The pictures present The King’s duties as head of state, including councils, formal audiences, medal presentations and state visits.
The Jubilee Year 2023 - Kungliga slotten

The Royal Court publishes today the emblem that will symbolize The Jubilee Year 2023 – the year when the King's 50th anniversary on the throne and Sweden's 500 years as an independent nation are marked. The emblem has been designed by Elis Nyström, a student at the Royal Institute of Technology.
https://www.kungahuset.se/images/18.1554d91e1837e23d8021144/1664358951045/4emblem.jpg
Designstudenten Elis Nyström har formgivit H.M.*Konungens jubileumsemblem _ Kungahuset
 
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Last year the king turned 75, which was celebrated in a rather low-key way. Partly because of the pandemic, partly because it was decided to push hard in 2023 instead. Next year is a double milestone in the history of the Swedish monarchy.
On the evening of September 15, 2023, half a century has passed since Gustaf VI Adolf died and Crown Prince Carl Gustaf succeeded his grandfather on the throne as Carl XVI Gustaf. (..)

50 år med kungen, 500 med nationalstaten – Axess
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* Axess is part of and makes available, among other things, the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for non-profit activities through seminars, books, the journal Axess Magasin and through
the television channel Axess TV.

Hovets partyplanering avslöjad! Så ska kungen fira 50 år på tronen _*Svensk Dam
 
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A sumptuous gala dinner, visits throughout Sweden and several royal exhibitions.
When the king celebrates 50 years on the throne, the whole country gets to join in the celebration.
- It will be something truly unique, says Marshall of the Court Göran Lithell.
The royal couple visits all 21 counties. The King wants as many people as possible to experience the jubilee.(..)

Här är kungens program för jubileumsåret 2023
 
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Trailer of Karin af Klintberg's documentary film "Kungen" (The King), which is set to premiere in Swedish cinemas in February 2023.

For two years, film director Karin af Klintberg courted the court's information department. In the end, she was the first journalist ever to receive a yes. A unique opportunity to closely follow King Carl XVI Gustaf in his life and work.
The recordings began last spring and since then there have been several meetings. Sometimes at a distance, under more formal forms, such as at inaugurations and state visits. Sometimes one-on-one, at the Royal Palace or in the park at Solliden, at the king's summer residence on Öland. The conversations are about everything from childhood to the highs and lows of royal life.
It is the first time in history that a documentary film is being filmed about and with a king while he is still alive. The king's grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf and great-grandfather Gustaf V did not give interviews.
Karin af Klintberg to direct a documentary about the Swedish king SF Studios International I Press room
 
Judging on no subtitles... this actually looks like it could be interesting and good for CG's image. Guess it will take till February to see.
 
Trailer of Karin af Klintberg's documentary film "Kungen" (The King), which is set to premiere in Swedish cinemas in February 2023.

For two years, film director Karin af Klintberg courted the court's information department. In the end, she was the first journalist ever to receive a yes. A unique opportunity to closely follow King Carl XVI Gustaf in his life and work.
The recordings began last spring and since then there have been several meetings. Sometimes at a distance, under more formal forms, such as at inaugurations and state visits. Sometimes one-on-one, at the Royal Palace or in the park at Solliden, at the king's summer residence on Öland. The conversations are about everything from childhood to the highs and lows of royal life.
It is the first time in history that a documentary film is being filmed about and with a king while he is still alive. The king's grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf and great-grandfather Gustaf V did not give interviews.
Karin af Klintberg to direct a documentary about the Swedish king SF Studios International I Press room
Judging on no subtitles... this actually looks like it could be interesting and good for CG's image. Guess it will take till February to see.
"Has being King been a gift or a prison?"
The King smiles and looks away.

In the end: "It's lunch time?! FFS I have guests waiting"
 
What does he say about his mother after they mention his father's death?
 
What does he say about his mother after they mention his father's death?
That she was all alone and that how she raised her children was most likely her way of coping with that.
 
The Royal Court has announced the dates for the County Visits in 2023. The Program for one and each of the Visits will be shared later by the Royal Court and the County Administrative Board.

February 9th - Nyköping, Södermanland County
February 16th - Jönköping, Jönköping County
February 23rd - Gävle, Gävleborg County
March 2nd - Härnösand, Västernorrland County
March 9th - Västerås, Västmanland County
March 30th - Luleå, Norrbotten County
April 3rd - Östersund, Jämtland County
April 20th - Karlskrona, Blekinge County
April 27th - Uppsala, Uppsala County
May 12th - Örebro, Örebro County
May 16th - Kalmar, Kalmar County
May 25th - Linköping, Östergötland County
May 31st - Växjö, Kronoberg County
June 4th - Göteborg, Västra Götaland County
June 14th - Visby, Gotland County
June 20th - Malmö, Skåne County
June 22nd - Stockholm, Stockholm County
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August 17th - Falun, Dalarna County
August 24th - Halmstad, Halland County
August 31st - Umeå, Västerbotten County
September 7th - Karlstad, Värmland County

Press release:
https://www.kungahuset.se/arkiv/pressmeddelanden/2022-11-02-resor-till-sveriges-21-lan-under-2023
 
On February 23, the King and Queen make their official visit to Gävleborg county.
The planning of the program for Gävleborg county is in full swing. The content consists of a stage program and photo exhibition as well as a procession through Gävle's city centre. Governor Per Bill invites the royal couple and specially invited guests representing the entire Gävleborg county to lunch at Gävle castle.
- It is with great joy that we welcome the Royal Couple to our county. I hope that many county residents have the opportunity to participate in the celebration of HM the King's 50 years on the throne, says county governor Per Bill.
Kungaparet besöker Gävleborgs län 2023 _ Länsstyrelsen Gävleborg

On Thursday, April 20, it is Karlskrona and Blekinge's turn to participate in the celebration.
- I am very much looking forward to the visit. It will be a festive occasion for us in Blekinge to celebrate together with the Royal couple and I hope that as many people as possible will want to share the day with us. The celebration is a brilliant opportunity for our entire county to come together and show what is so special about Blekinge, says Ulrica Messing, Blekinge's governor.
Kungen jubileumsfirar i Karlskrona _ Länsstyrelsen Blekinge

The county visit to Värmland takes place on September 7.
County Governor Georg Andrén is hosting the visit to Värmland and the visit program will include public events where the King and Queen will be given the opportunity to meet the county's residents.
- It will be a lot of fun to receive the King and Queen in connection with the visit to Värmland. We will develop an exciting program that invites to nice meetings with the people of Värmland, and we hope that many residents of Värmland will participate in the celebration, says Governor Georg Andrén.
DD.MM. Konungen och Drottningen besöker Värmland 7 september 2023 _ Länsstyrelsen Värmland

The major jubilee exhibition Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 – 1973 – 2023. Culture in Service of the Realm will showcase unique objects, taking you on a voyage of discovery from the past to the present day. Tickets on sale!
Vasa to Bernadotte - Kungliga slotten


Aftonbladet's Åsa Linderborg is making a documentary series about the King that will be broadcast during his jubilee year.
Next year the King has sat 50 years on the Swedish throne. He and his family are constantly in the spotlight. Still, there is much we don't know about him and the royal house. Linderborg has spent a year getting closer to him, both as a person and as a monarch.(..)


Ny dokumentär om kungen av Åsa Linderborg

Dagens Nyheter DN's paywall article
Can trust in the king become record high?
Support for the Swedish monarchy has long been stable, and is believed to be able to increase further when King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates 50 years on the throne next year.
Is there anything that could change people's attitudes?
Kan Sveriges kung bli mer populär än någonsin 2023_ - DN.SE
 
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It's difficult to review the King's power, there is no transparency and he doesn't obey the principle of openness even though he is head of state. Linderborg thinks that the media has been very compliant towards the royal family. He holds Sweden's highest office, why don't we care about it? She compares to how the royal houses are treated in UK, Norway or Denmark, where the royal houses can be treated questioningly, but in a respectful way. That is not done in Sweden.

I am not sure what the paragraph above is supposed to mean. Is she implying that Swedish media is not sufficiently critical of the Royal House and that the Royal House is too secretive? Or is she saying that the Swedish media is simply not interested in scrutinizing the King and the Royal House?
 
Dagens Nyheter DN's paywall article
Can trust in the king become record high?
Support for the Swedish monarchy has long been stable, and is believed to be able to increase further when King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates 50 years on the throne next year.
Is there anything that could change people's attitudes?
Kan Sveriges kung bli mer populär än någonsin 2023_ - DN.SE

I expect support for the Swedish monarchy to increase in 2023. :flowers:
 
I am not sure what the paragraph above is supposed to mean. Is she implying that Swedish media is not sufficiently critical of the Royal House and that the Royal House is too secretive? Or is she saying that the Swedish media is simply not interested in scrutinizing the King and the Royal House?
Åsa Lindeborg is a very influential left-wing journalist with a background in the then Swedish Communist Party, but says that she's always been fascinated by the monarchy and what makes it work, both practically and emotionally, in a democratic society. The reason behind Åsa doing the series is that she feels that the coverage of the Royal family is either to rosy or to critical just for the sake of it. She wanted to do a series that treated the monarch and the monarchy with both an open mind and as a serious journalistic subject while still not forgetting that the royal family are humans.
 
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Åsa Lindeborg is a very influential left-wing journalist with a background in the then Swedish Communist Party, but says that she's always been fascinated by the monarchy and what makes it work, both practically and emotionally, in a democratic society. The reason behind Åsa doing the series is that she feels that the coverage of the Royal family is either to rosy or to critical just for the sake of it. She wanted to do a series that treated the monarch and the monarchy with both an open mind and as a serious journalistic subject while still not forgetting that the royal family are humans.


I hope she's learned something from the disaster she created the last time she decided to dig into somebody's life.
 
Newly composed jubilee march for HM the King
The Headquarters Military Music Department has commissioned a newly written march that will be played around the country throughout the year.
The march ”För Sverige i tiden” ('For Sweden with the times', the King's motto) was composed by Erik Berndalen. Erik is a teacher at the Malmö Academy of Music and also a conductor for the Home Guard's Band Eslöv. His main instrument is cornet and he is an excellent instrumentalist, not least in classical jazz. (..)

Nykomponerad jubileumsmarsch till HMK - Militärmusiksamfundet

I saw also an article where it was told that the Jubilee march would be performed already at the Sweden dinner on 20th January.
On 9th February is the first county visit of the Jubilee year.

Now Sveriges Radio/Radio Sweden tells that the premiere of the King's Jubilee March is on 20th January. The march to be played in connection with the King's 50th anniversary on the throne.
Erik Berndalen from Arvika was commissioned to write the march and Queen Silvia wished that the march would have some folk music elements.
Erik Berndalen hasn't heard the march played by an entire orchestra yet and says that this was a historic order and a great honour, it's a bit nervous now.
Kungens jubileumsmarsch skriven av värmlänning_ _Lite nervöst_ - P4 Värmland _ Sveriges Radio
 
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