Sweden celebrates King Carl Gustaf’s 78th birthday

Photo: Linda Broström/The Royal Court of Sweden

Sweden has celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 78th birthday in traditional fashion.

In the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace, the Armed Forces celebrated the monarch with the Navy Music Corps performing for the Royal Family.

The King and his son, Prince Carl Philip, were in the Outer Courtyard to greet the military and to see the Army Music Corps perform.

After three cheers for the King, the crowds sang “The King’s Song” to celebrate Carl Gustaf. All the while, other members of the Swedish Royal Family watched from the balcony.

Queen Silvia was joined on the balcony to watch the festivities by Crow Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel and Prince Julian.

Many people were gathered in the Outer Courtyard for the celebrations, and following tradition, children from the crowd presented the King with flowers.

King Carl Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip returned to the balcony for a final greeting of the crowds before the public events concluded.

His Majesty was also honoured with a 21-gun salute at noon.

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