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Swedish Palace Releases Stunning New Photos of Crown Princess Victoria Ahead of Her 40th Birthday

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Erika Gerdemark Kungahuset.se/The Royal Court, Sweden

Happy (almost!) birthday, Crown Princess Victoria!

The Swedish royal and heir apparent will celebrate her 40th birthday on July 14, and the country is already prepping for the big day.

Three beautiful portraits of the royal were released by the Swedish palace on Friday. This comes ahead of the bigger celebrations set to take place to mark the milestone birthday next month.

Erika Gerdemark Kungahuset.se/The Royal Court, Sweden

In the simple-but-stunning series of photos, Victoria wears a white blouse and pants. She posed solo, without husband Prince Daniel, 5-year-old daughter Princess Estelle and 1-year-old son Prince Oscar.

Erika Gerdemark Kungahuset.se/The Royal Court, Sweden

In July, Sweden will celebrate Victoria’s birthday with the aptly-named “Victoria Day” celebrations, which will take place over July 14 and 15. The events scheduled include a carriage ride across Stockholm with the entire royal family, a celebration at Solliden Palace and a gun salute.

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Victoria recently sat down for an interview in a new documentary about her life in which she opened up about her past, including her teenage battle with an eating disorder.

Of her past struggle, she said: “I went through a tough time.”