Jonas Ekströmer, Royal Court
The Royal Court has released details for this year’s National Day celebrations on 6 June.
After two years of scaled-down celebrations due to the global health crisis, things will be back to normal by 2022.
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia start the day in Olofström, Blekinge, with a visit to Volvo Cars. They will then be at Holje Park for a celebration that includes speeches and that the king hands out flags.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have the task of officially opening the Royal Palace in Stockholm for visitors with free admission. A member of the royal family opens the palace every year before the big events.
Prince Carl Philip will be present at the change of guard inside the Royal Palace’s outer courtyard.
The entire royal family will attend the party events in the evening at Skansen Museum. They will travel from the Royal Palace in horse-drawn carriages to greet the people along the route before the festivities at the museum, which are broadcast live on Sweden’s SVT.
At the end of the day, the family will participate in a reception at the Royal Palace for government representatives, members of parliament and official Sweden. The tattoo performance ends the reception at Logården by the castle.
Princess Madeleine, the king’s and queen’s youngest child, and her husband, Chris O’Neill, are not on the royal court’s calendar to attend the celebration. The family lives in Florida and they usually spend most of the summer in Sweden. But at the moment it does not look like they will be in Sweden just in time for the national day.