Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden misses out on an important birthday ritual, causing royal sadness.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is 44 today, but because to the Covid epidemic, the typical celebrations will be reduced back.
Victoriadagen, which translates to “Victoria Day” in Swedish, is commonly used to commemorate the Crown Princess’s special day. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the yearly celebrations have been cut reduced this year.
Every year on the 14th of July, Victoriadagen is held on the island of Land to commemorate the Crown Princess’ birthday.
Outside Solliden Palace, crowds of well-wishers traditionally assemble to sing happy birthday.
After that, the Swedish royals proceed on a walkabout to meet and greet fans.
Because of the pandemic, this year’s Victoriadagen has been canceled.
However, a lot of celebrations will go on as planned.
To commemorate the event, the Swedish Armed Forces will fire gun salutes at 12 p.m.
The yearly concert attended by the Swedish royals will be televised on television this evening.
Kungahuset (@kungahuset) shared this on Twitter.
Victoria will, as is customary, deliver the Victoria Award to a Swedish athlete.
“Today, H.K.H. The Crown Princess is 44 years old,” the Swedish Royal Family wrote on Instagram.
“On the island of Solliden, the Crown Princess celebrates her birthday.
“Due to the pandemic, the public’s annual courtship outside Solliden has also been canceled this year.
“However, on land, a pandemic-adapted version of @victoriadagarna is under progress.
“At 12 p.m. today, @forsvarsmakten fires salutes from across the country, from Karlskrona in the south to Boden in the north.
“At 21.00 tonight, @svt broadcasts the Victoria concert 2021 from the remains of Borgholm’s castle.
“During the concert, the Crown Princess presents skater Nils van der Poel with this year’s Victoria Prize.”
Victoria’s birthday tradition began with her second birthday in 1979.