The month of June is full of important and memorable dates for the Swedish royal family. From birthdays to anniversaries, there are several days marked on Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip’s calendars. Keep reading to see why June is extra special for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s family.
June 6: Sweden’s National Day
The royal family celebrates Sweden and their country’s flag during the national holiday. Every National Day on June 6, throngs of visitors visit the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The royals gather for the traditional celebration at Skansen and a National Day reception. Since the palace was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Crown Princess Victoria provided a guided virtual tour for royal fans.
June 8: Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill’s wedding anniversary
Princess Madeleine married her husband Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 at Stockholm’s Royal Chapel. The bride stunned on her big day wearing a gown by Italian designer Valentino Garavani. In the evening, the newlyweds enjoyed a wedding banquet at Drottningholm Palace.
June 10: Princess Madeleine’s birthday
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed their youngest child, Princess Madeleine, on June 10, 1982 at Drottningholm Palace.
June 13: Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s wedding anniversary
Carl Philip and Sofia tied the knot on June 13, 2015 in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The royal bride wore a dress by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt and a tiara that was a gift from her new mother and father-in-law. The couple’s wedding banquet was held in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms at the Royal Palace.
June 15: Prince Nicolas’ birthday
Two days after attending her brother’s wedding, Madeleine welcomed her and Christopher’s second child. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf was born on June 15, 2015 at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden. Proud dad Chris, who cut his son’s umbilical chord, called Nicolas’ birth “magical, fantastic.” The baby’s middle name “Paul” was a tribute to Chris’ late father Paul, while Gustaf was picked in honor of Madeleine’s dad.
June 19: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s wedding anniversary
Brazialian-German Silvia, who met then-Crown Prince Carl Gustaf at the 1972 Olympic Games, married the Swedish royal in 1976 at the Stockholm Cathedral, less than four months after their engagement was announced. The Queen wore the Cameo tiara for the royal wedding.
June 19: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s wedding anniversary
The couple’s royal wedding on June 19, 2010 marked the first wedding of a female successor to the Swedish throne. The nuptials took place on King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s 34th wedding anniversary. Victoria and Daniel exchanged vows in a ceremony held at the Stockholm Cathedral. The future Queen’s wedding dress was designed by Pär Engsheden. Like her mother, Victoria wore the Cameo tiara. The royals’ young bridal party included the Crown Princess’ godchildren: Prince Christian of Denmark, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway.
June 27: Christopher O’Neill’s birthdayPrincess Leonore’s dad was born on June 27, 1974 in London, where he grew up with his parents, Eva Maria and Paul O’Neill.