Key Events and Official Logo For The Golden Jubilee of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf Released

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will celebrate his Golden Jubilee on the Swedish throne. He ascended on September 15, 1973, upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf.

His father, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten, died in a plane crash in Denmark on January 26, 1947, when he was only nine months old, thus, he became Sweden's Crown Prince on his grandfather's accession to the throne in October 1950.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Golden Jubilee
Official logo for the King's Golden Jubilee

Next year, His Majesty will mark his 50th year on the throne. It also coincides with the 500th anniversary of the election of his ancestor, King Gustav Vasa as Swedish king. Currently, he is the second longest-reigning monarch in Europe after his first cousin, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is celebrating her Golden Jubilee this year.

King Carl XVI Gustaf's cypher/monogram

As early as now, the Swedish royal court already outlined the programs and unveiled the official logo for the king's milestone next year. 

January 2023 - The anniversary year will begin with a Swedish dinner at The Royal Palace. During the dinner, representatives from all of Sweden's counties will be invited.

February 2023 to September 2023 -  The King and Queen will visit Sweden's major cities.

June 6, 2023 - National Day celebrations will be extended to mark the Jubilee and Gustav Vasa's anniversary, with a dinner reception. 

September 15, 2023 - A Te Deum will be held in the Royal Palace Church. During the day, The King will also oversee a changing of the guard. At night, a dinner anniversary will be held. 

September 16, 2023 - The King and Queen will travel in a carriage procession through the capital.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Golden Jubilee
The King and his two heirs, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle
Photo: Thron Ullberg/Royal Court of Sweden

A series of exhibitions, public engagements, and royal appearances are also expected next year. There will be gala performances and reception with probably foreign royals, so expect a display of glittering tiaras next year in Sweden.

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