I spend my morning today at the royal palace here in Stockholm covering the festivities for the birthday of the crown Princess Victoria. Today is the princess 40th birthday. The festivities began at the palace where a small service was held in the chapel. Afterwards guests had a drink in one of the palace’s courtyards. Finally the crown Princess alongside husband Prince Daniel and their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar left the castle by horse and carriage for a short parade around the city. The festivities will continue tonight in Borgholm, Öland but I will not be covering those events.