Saturday, July 29, 2017

Day 7 Victoria's birthday celebration at Solliden


July 15, 2017.  Victoria's birthday celebration at Solliden castle, the royal family's summer home on Öland.   For the first time ever,  guests had to go through a bag check before entering the grounds.      The King and Queen and Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar came out at 11 am.  The crowd was at least six deep.  It took the Crown Princess about 2 hours to make her way through both sides, greeting people, accepting presents, and posing for selfies.  Estelle and Oscar posed for photos, greeted a few people before deciding they wanted to go inside.   

I did speak with the Crown Princess about this being my first visit to Sweden.  I also spoke with the King and Queen, mentioning that we met in Serbia in 2004 for Crown Prince Alexander's 60th birthday.   I said that I had let the King cut in front of me in the dessert line, and His Majesty then asked me what should he choose:  I answered: always go with chocolate.



Carl Philp's dog Siri


I believe the other dog is Princess Madeleine's dog



Same band that played before the concert




































































































































































the three photos of the King and Queen and I were taken by Dutch photograher Patrick van Katwijk 




































































7 comments:

Brent said...

Hi Marlene...whats the significance of them all ( well most of them ) wearing shades of blue? Brent

Cheryl Ciucevich said...

Great job! Your pics are as good as the professional shots of this event.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Brent, just to be color coordinated p, I guess. Cheryl, thanks. I was accredited press

Marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

Lovely occasion, great photos! I wonder what happens to the food gifts,are there Swedish royal food tasters? Also CP Victoria's earrings are lovely.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

i am sure everything is checked.

Glitter Girl said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

Cyril Trudgian said...

Lovely pictures! Was Prince Daniel not wearing socks ? Lol . He is so handsome , though not as handsome as his brother in law . For me Prince Carl Philip is the Prince Charming of European royalty