Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf marks his 40th anniversary on the Throne on Sunday September 15. In the past months he has toured all 21 of Sweden's provinces and in the weekend of the anniversary it is the capital Stockholm's turn to honour the monarch.
The King's sister Princess Christina on Friday inaugurated a special exhibition at the Royal Palace showcasing the King's reign with started the day his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf passed away. With pictures, documents, the King's wardrobe, paintings and the throne and vestments, visitors to the Palace get a glimps of Carl Gustaf's year's as Sweden's head of state.
The Swedish Government on Saturday hosted a dinner in the King's honour at the Nordiska Museum in Stockholm, which was also attended by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill.
Following the dinner the Royal Family was driven to Stockholm's Concert Hall for a Gala Concert offerered to them by Sweden's Parliament. The guests were presented with a mixed bag of music, comedy, and musical sketches.
The festivities continue Sunday with a service of Thanksgiving, also attended by Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Harald of Norway, and a 'dance at the palace' to which all Stockholmers and visitors to the city are invited. © Royalblog HJ; Photo by © RPE Albert Nieboer