For his 40th year Swedish King invites everybody to Dance
by FFE Entertainment News staff
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 40th year on the throne on Sunday with street dancing in the Stockholm Palace courtyard.
The 67-year-old monarch announced on Sveriges Radio “I invite everybody to a music and dance party in the inner courtyard of the royal palace.
“And everybody is welcome. Bring your dancing shoes. Cheers!”
The Swedish king celebrate his 40th year on the throne with a dance.
The king led the gathering by asking his spouse of the past 37 years, German-born Queen Silvia, to a dance on a huge makeshift floor laid over the cobbled courtyard.
Carl XVI Gustaf succeeded his grandfather Gustav VI Adolf on Sep. 15, 1973. His father was killed on a plane crash in 1947.
In an interview for the anniversary, the king was asked how much longer he intended to stay on the job. He said “I can’t answer that. It will be determined by my health gradually. But I think it’s very exciting because there is so much happening in the world around us.”
A survey of 1,000 Swedes published by Aftonbladet in January revealed that 60% supported Carl XVI Gustaf relinquishing his duties to Crown Princess Victoria.