The Swedish royal family put on an elegant display at the second day of King Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee celebration in Stockholm today.
Carl Gustaf , 77, appeared to be in a merry spirit as he arrived at the Royal Palace Church in Stockholm to celebrate his 50th anniversary on the throne.
The royal, who is a distant cousin of King Charles, is the first king in the Swedish monarchy’s more than 1,000-year history to reach 50 years on the throne.
Today’s celebration is the Te Deum, a Swedish religious service, based upon singing of hymns to give thanks.
Among those celebrating the big occasion were Crown Princess Victoria, as well as her children Princess Estelle and Prince Daniel, Princess Madeliene and Prince Carl Phillip.
King Carl Gustaf (left) , 77, looked dapper as he arrived at the Royal Palace Church in Stockholm to celebrate his 50th anniversary on the throne alongside his wife Queen Silvia (right)
Victoria of Sweden (left), the eldest child of Gustaf, donned a summery floral ensemble for the occasion. While her husband, Prince Daniel of Sweden (right) opted for a double-breasted navy suit, a crisp white shirt, and a pale blue tie
Princess Sofia (right), 38, stunned in yellow attire. The royal donned a chic yellow frock, along with an elegant fascinator and matching shoes
The royal, who is a distant cousin of King Charles, looked dapper while arriving alongside his wife Queen Silvia, 79.
Carl donned a navy suit which he paired with a white shirt and a silver navy tie.
Queen Silvia looked chic in a baby blue suit, which she paired with a classic pair of nude heels.
Elsewhere, Princess Victoria of Sweden, 46, and Prince Daniel of Sweden, 50, put on a cheery display as they walked into the event.
Victoria, the eldest child of Gustaf, donned a summery floral ensemble for the occasion.
She accessorised the outfit with an elegant purple bonnet and a pair of pointed heeled shoes in a matching shade.
Her husband, Prince Daniel opted for a double-breasted navy suit, a crisp white shirt, and a pale blue tie.
Walking slightly in front of the heir to the Swedish throne was Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden, 44, and Princess Sofia of Sweden, 38.
Princess Sofia, 38, stunned in yellow attire. The royal donned a chic yellow frock, along with an elegant fascinator and matching shoes.
Next to Sofia stood her husband, Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden, the only son of Gustaf and Silvia. The royal looked smart in a sharp navy suit and matching dotted tie.
Princess Estelle of Sweden adorned a chic blue and white baby blue co-ord along with a big smile while walking behind Princess Sofia
Next to Sofia stood Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden (right), the only son of Gustaf and Silvia. The royal looked smart in a sharp navy suit and matching dotted tie
Princess Madeleine entered Te Deum with her husband Christopher O’Neill donned a stylish blue dress, while Prince Carl Phillip, Princess Sofia, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar elegantly follow
Sweden’s Princess Sofia, Princess Estelle, Princess Madeleine and Prince Oscar get in position for the King Carl Gustaf of Sweden’s 50th Jubilee celebration in Stockholm, Sweden on September 15, 2023
Christopher O’Neill, Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia gracefully sat during the religious service
Sweden’s royal siblings, Estelle and Oscar share a conversation before they are seated for the thanksgiving service in Palace Church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm
Second-in-line to the throne, Princess Estelle, 11, is all smiles as she sits between her brother Prince Oscar, who is sporting a sophisticated navy suit, and her father Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
The European royals watch the changing of the guards and choir tribute from Stockholm’s royal balcony. (Pictured from right) Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Queen Sonja of Norway, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Prince Oscar of Sweden, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and King Harald of Norway
Also on the balcony, from right, were Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Harald of Norway, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark, Crown Princess Mary Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Estelle of Sweden
Queen Silva and Prince Oscar of Sweden wave at onlookers from the royal balcony standing next to other Swedish royal family members
It’s all smiles as Crown Princess Victoria shares an adorable exchanges with her daughter Princess Estelle. (Pictured left) The Crown Princess lovingly fixes her son, Prince Oscar’s hair as her husband Prince Daniel watches
The military band get into position at the celebration of King Carl’s 50th coronation ahead of the changing of the guards and choir tribute
Sweden’s Prince Oscar, seven, and Princess Estelle, eleven, put on an adorable display while attending the religious service.
The little royals entered the Te Deum hand in hand with one another, before taking their seats next to Prince Daniel.
Prince Oscar sported a sophisticated navy suit for the occasion, which featured a medal on the left breast pocket.
Princess Estelle, who is second-in-line to the throne, donned a subtle, baby blue co-ord.
The Te Deum is a short religious service, where the royals sing hymns to give thanks for King Gustaf’s reign on the throne
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (left) and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (right) arrived together at the Royal Palace Church
Princess Madeleine of Sweden (left) and her husband Christopher O’Neil (right) arrived for the Te Deum in style
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also attended the thanksgiving service in the Palace Church.
The Danish royals coordinated their outfits with a popular colour for the occasion, purple.
Crown Princess Mary looked dashing in a floral lilac dress, which she matched with a deep purple leather clutch bag.
While her husband, the heir to the Danish throne, looked dapper in a navy suit with a matching purple tie.
King Carl ascended to the throne on the death of his grandfather, Gustaf VI Adolf, on 15 September 1973.
He is the youngest child and only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
He married Silvia Sommerlath in 1976, three years after his accession.
The royal couple share three children – Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, and Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik (left) and Crown Princess Mary (right) coordinated their outfits for the event with the colour purple
Crown Princess Mary looked dashing in a floral lilac dress, which she matched with a deep purple leather clutch bag
Carl Gustaf is the first king in the Swedish monarchy’s more than 1,000-year history to reach 50 years on the throne
Sweden’s Prince Oscar, seven, and Princess Estelle, eleven entered the Te Deum hand in hand with one another
Oscar and Estelle put on a sweet display while entering the religious service, before taking their seats next to Prince Daniel (right)
Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last year, Gustaf is the second-longest reigning European monarch alive today, after Queen Margrethe, who celebrated her 50th anniversary on Denmark’s throne last year
The Swedish royal family also put on a glittering display as they arrived for King Carl Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee celebration in Stockholm yesterday.
Crown Princess Victoria wowed in a voluminous orange gown while her sister Princess Madeleine donned a stunning strapless outfit in lilac.
Sister-in-law Princess Sofia chose an eye-catching fuscia pink dress for the evening.
The royals were also joined by King Carl Gustaf, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip in Stockholm.
The man of the hour! Royals from around the world gathered yesterday to mark King Carl Gustaf’s 50th Jubilee
The Swedish royal family put on a glittering display as they arrived for King Carl Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee celebration in Stockholm yesterday
Sister-in-law Princess Sofia, 39, chose an eye-catching fuscia pink dress for the evening (pictured with Carl Philip)
Crown Princess Victoria, 46, wowed in a voluminous orange gown while her sister Princess Madeleine, 41, donned a stunning strapless outfit in lilac (pictured)
Queen Silvia opted for a glittering nude dress for the occasion, and stood arm-in-arm with her husband at the event
And following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last year, he’s the second-longest reigning European monarch alive today, after Queen Margrethe, who celebrated her 50th anniversary on Denmark’s throne last year.
The jubilee is four days of celebrations that culminate with a military parade through the capital.
European royals turned out in force to celebrate the golden jubilee of King Carl Gustaf’s 50th in Stockholm.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark arrived for the festivities alongside her son Crown Prince Frederik, 55, and his wife Princess Mary, 51, on Thursday.
Meanwhile Queen Anne-Marie of Greece was also among the dignitaries on the guest list for the jubilee events.
King Carl’s cousin Queen Margrethe looked chic in a navy coat and a red and white gown underneath.
Prince Frederik looked smart in a sage green suit jacket and grey trousers, while his wife looked typically stylish in a beige suit.
Yesterday the Monarch of Sweden appeared in great spirits during the reception at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
Sweden’s Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar arrived hand-in-hand at Drottningholm Palace Theatre
Princess Estelle looked elegant in a bold green tulle dress as she arrived alongside her younger brother
Meanwhile Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel were beaming as they arrived together for the event
While the Crown Princess looked radiant in an orange gown, Prince Daniel opted for a velvety suit
The couple were in high spirits as they arrived at the event in Stockholm tonight arm-in-arm
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark were also in attendance at the event in Stockholm
The royal couple smiled towards crowds who had gathered for the Jubilee concert this evening at theatre
Princess Madeleine opted for strapless lilac number for the outing in Stockholm this evening, arriving alongside her husband
Meanwhile Princess Sofia donned an eyecatching pink dress for the occasion
Others in attendance included Sweden’s Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson and husband Tord Magnuson (left) and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (right)
The royal, who is a distant cousin of King Charles, received a present and balloons from Jennifer McShane and Ava Thunberg from the foundation My Special Day.
Carl donned a navy suit which he paired with a white shirt and a matching navy tie.
Ahead of his Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Royal Court of Sweden shared a new image of the monarch, which was taken in the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Hall of State.
Dressed in his admiral uniform, the father-of-three is pictured next to the silver throne, which dates back to Queen Kristina’s 1650 coronation and is used in state openings of parliament.
Over his uniform, the King wears a number of medals – including the Order of the Seraphim.
This medal – also known as the ‘Blue Ribbon’ – is seen as Sweden’s equivalent to the UK’s Order of the Garter and is the highest honour of chivalry which can be awarded.
On top of this, the monarch also wears the Royal Order of Vasa, the Order of the Sword and the 1840 Order of Dannebrog chain, which can only be given to the monarch’s closest family.
The King also appears to be wearing the exact same ceremonial chains he donned for his 1973 regal assurance, when he became the country’s youngest ever monarch at 27 years old.
The new portrait of the King, taken by Thron Ullberg, will appear on stamps being issued in Sweden in 2023.