March 3, 2016

21 Gun Salute

The Crown Princess and family leave Karolinska Hospital.
Photo Kungahuset.se Copyright The Royal Court,
Some quick information in case you are in the city today (March 3rd). Our Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a little prince last night. Today at 11:25am they will announce the name (edit: Oscar Carl Olof) and title of the new prince (edit: Duke of Skåne). Following that at 12noon they will fire off a 21 gun salute from the island of Skeppsholmen just opposite the Royal Palace. Good to know as a visitor why they are shooting cannons in Stockholm! During this time there will be a lot of activity around the palace with people gathering to hear the announcement. So, by all means, head down to Gamla Stan and take part of the historic festivities. Click here for more information about the Royal Family.

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