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The Swedish Royal Family 2016

Events for the Swedish Royal Family in 2016.

Below is a selection of events that the Royal Family participated during 2016. The material presented is in chronological order provided by the Royal Court.


United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed The Crown Princess as one of the sixteen “Sustainable Development Goals Advocates” for the 2030 Agenda. On January 18, Crown Princess attended the “Agnenda 2030 – Sweden’s work to achieve the global goals for sustainable development” conference in Stockholm. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke about the significant challenges that Sweden is facing, and how to work together to achieve the global goals. Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson spoke via video link about Sweden’s role in order to achieve these goals. Photo: The Crown Princess with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the conference. © David Sica/Stella Pictures


In February 2016, The King visited Japan and took part in the 23rd Royal Technology Mission (RTM), an international delegation trip with a focus on technology, science and industry. Photo: The King and Japan’s Prime Minister ShinzōAbe. © Elin Vinger Elliot/IVA


HRH Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son on Wednesday 2 March. Prince Oscar is the the fourth grandchild and second grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his mother and his sister, Princess Estelle. Photo: The Royal Court, Sweden


On Tuesday 19 April, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s son was born at Danderyd Hospital. Prince Alexander is fifth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne. Photo: HRH Prince Alexander. © Prince Carl Philip/The Royal Court, Sweden


The King and Queen attend the Global Child Forum in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: The Royal Court, Sweden


The King and Queen paid a state visit to Bhutan on 8-11 June at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Diplomatic relations between Sweden and Bhutan were established in 1985. The state visit is an opportunity to strengthen the close political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries that have many common points of interest, including commitment to the climate, the environment and sustainable development. Photo: Queen Jetsun Pema, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, The King and The Queen. © Jonas Ekströmer/TT



The King and Queen visited Aachen, where The Queen opened the CHIO Aachen riding competition on 12 July. The competition ran from 8 to 17 July, and included show jumping, dressage, eventing, four-in-hand and vaulting events. This year, Sweden was the official CHIO partner nation. Photo: The Queen speaks at the opening of the CHIO Aachen. Photo: Andreas Steindl


The King and Queen visited the Olympic Games in Rio from 15 to 21 August. Photo: The day after the win against Brazil, The King met the Swedish national football team at the Olympic Village. © Tobias Röstlund/TT


On Friday 16 September, Princess Madeleine visited New York to take part in a seminar about solutions to ensure that the UN’s global development goals benefit children to a greater extent. The meeting was held at the UN’s headquarters in Manhattan. Photo: Pontus Höök/TT



On Tuesday 11 October, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Princess Sofia took part in the Global Child Forum’s annual Partners’ Day together with the organisation’s corporate and expert partners. The meeting was held in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: The Royal Court, Sweden


On Monday 31 October, The King and Queen and Pope Francis took part in the commemorations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Lund Cathedral. The Pope came to Sweden to represent the Catholic Church at joint commemorations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation together with the Lutheran World Federation at the beginning of the Reformation anniversary year on 31 October. This was the first papal visit to Sweden since Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1989. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT



On Saturday 10 December, the Royal Family attended the traditional Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall. Around 1,300 guests are invited each year to the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is served. In addition to the Royal Family, the prize winners and their families, the banquet is also attended by representatives from the Swedish Government and the Riksdag parties. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT


This picture of the Royal Family was taken during the birthday celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria at Solliden, the royals’ summer residence on the island of Öland. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström/