June 6 celebrated the Swedish there National Day. The royal family celebrates the day in Kronoberg County and in Järfälla and Stockholm. The evening is rounded off with it’s traditional celebration at Skansen and National Day reception with a tattoo at the Royal Palace.
National Day began with Prince Carl Philip welcomed to Open castles. Until 17.00 there was free admission to the Royal Palace.
During the morning the King and Queen visited Kosta Boda, which this year celebrates 275 years. An anniversary exhibition was inaugurated and in glassworks foundry invited designer Bertil Vallien the king to put in an image of a crown in the artwork “Royal yacht”.
Then the King and Queen went on to Växjö to take part in the National Day celebrations in Linne Park. The king gave speeches and said:
“Today, on Sweden’s national holiday, we have much to celebrate and preserve; The Swedish flag. The Swedish democracy. The Swedish society. Yes, all the things that we value in our great country. ”
Crown Princess Couple’s national day began with a visit in Järfälla National Day celebrations at Görväln. During the celebration was greeted as new Järfällabor welcome at a civic ceremony.
The Crown Princess gave a speech and said:
“Today, on National Day, we welcome a number of new Swedish citizens. You are now fully involved in Swedish society, and in the community that citizenship entails. It is a community where rights and obligations are the same for everyone. But where all need not be the same. it is rather the opposite: Our community holds differences. that is what makes it strong! ”
In the evening the Royal family procession from the Royal Palace to Skansen. On Solliden stage appeared People’s All-in band, Nano & Future Choir, Lisa Ekdahl, Sofia Jannok, Kristin Amparo and Frida Sundemo & dance group ABZORB, Svante Thuresson and Maher Zain. Hostess was Anne Lundberg.
After the celebrations at Skansen King and Queen hosted representatives of parliament, government, the public sector in Sweden and parts of the diplomatic corps at the reception at the Royal Palace.
National Day ended with a tattoo on Logården.