The daughter is King Carl Gustaf is set to become Sweden's next monarch

By Stephanie Petit
July 14, 2021 01:22 PM
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Princess Victoria and family
Princess Estelle, Prince Daniel, Prince Oscar and Princess Victoria
| Credit: JONAS EKSTROMER/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty

The daughter and heir of King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 44 on Wednesday, marking the day with her family. In new portraits, Princess Victoria matches with daughter Princess Estelle and son Prince Oscar in white outfits, while her husband Prince Daniel looks sharp in a navy blazer.

Like most years, Crown Princess Victoria celebrated the day at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. However, public elements of Victoriadagen (Victoria Day in Swedish) were canceled for the second year running due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Normally, Princess Victoria and her family are greeted by a crowd on the lawn of Solliden, who sing the royal "Happy Birthday" then join the king in offering Victoria four "hurras." Princess Victoria then meets those gathered, often collecting cards and flowers along the way.

Princess Victoria and family
Princess Victoria, Prince Oscar, Princess Estelle and Prince Daniel
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This year's festivities included an outdoor concert on Tuesday, attended by Victoria's parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The birthday girl's younger brother Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia also joined the festivities — with 4-month-old son Prince Julian in a stroller!

And on Wednesday, Princess Madeleine also attended the birthday celebrations for her sister with husband Chris O'Neill. The couple and their three children are visiting Sweden after relocating to Florida.

Princess Victoria also awarded speed skater Nils var der Poel with the Victoria Award, handed out each year on her birthday to mark a sporting accomplishment.

Princess Victoria
Princess Victoria
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In addition to the new family portraits, the Swedish royal family's Instagram page shared a lovely portrait of Princess Victoria for the occasion.