Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine are presently at the Royal Palace in Stockholm as guest of the Royal Family of Sweden, on the occasion of 70th birthday of His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI.
Crown Prince and Crown Princess, together with their hosts of King and Queen of Sweden and members of Royal Families from all around the world attended last night concert of classical music by Swedish Royal Opera at “Stockholm Nordic Museum”, and today in the morning a Te Deum thanksgiving service was held at the Royal Chapel. That is special ceremony held only on most important occasions for the Royal family like birthdays, baptism or anniversaries.
The parade of armed forces was organized in front of the Royal Palace, with several thousand citizens in attendance. Reception for the Riksdag, the Swedish Government and the county governors in connection with The King’s birthday will be then held, and official celebration of the King’s birthday will concluded this evening with Gala dinner at the Royal Palace.
Celebrations in honour of King’s 70th birthday was attended by King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Tord Magnusson, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Albert of Monaco, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Simeon and Queen Margarita of Bulgarians, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Margareta, King Philippe of and Queen Mathilde of the Belgiums and Prince Radu of Romania, Princess Hisako of Takamado.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine will attend tonight a gala dinner on honour of King’s birthday, and tomorrow, on Sunday, together with Orthodox faithful will attend an Easter Liturgy at “St. Sava” Serbian Orthodox Church in Stockholm that will be officiated by His Grace Bishop Dositej of Britain – Scandinavia.