A gala night out in Sweden


King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia lead the royal turnout at a gala dinner in Stockholm
(photo kungahuset.se)

Last year, the Sweden Dinner given by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia was all about babies. Crown Princess Victoria had just announced her second pregnancy and was showing a very discreet little bump in a rather glorious sequinned dress. Meanwhile, her newly married sister in law, Princess Sofia, was looking rather radiant herself although the official announcement of her great expectations was still several weeks away,  After the baby boom of autumn 2015, September 2016 was all about leaving the royal babies to sleep while their mums and dads got back to work.



The menu for the Sweden Dinner held in the White Sea Ballroom of the Royal Palace
(photo kungahuset)

The Sweden Dinner was inaugurated in 2013 to mark the 40th anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf's reign. It celebrates people from around the country - those who work in the arts, culture, sports, business and education.  This year 180 people were invited and after meeting Casrl Gustaf, Silvia and their family, they settled down to a gala dinner in the White Sea ballroom of the Royal Palace.


 


 The Sweden Dinner was designed to recognise the work and achievements of people from around the country. It may be a new tradition but it puts the Swedish Royal Family at the heart of local communities, a long held aim during the reign of Carl Gustaf. And all with a touch of glitter on a gala night out in Sweden.

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