More than 200 distinguished guests graced the opulent halls of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the 11th of November to partake in an extraordinary celebration.

Hosted by Prince Daniel of Sweden, this private affair marked the commemoration of his 50th birthday, albeit 57 days after the actual date. The delay was necessitated by the grandiose Golden Jubilee celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf in September.

Prince Daniel reached the milestone age on the 15th of September, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of King Carl Gustaf’s ascension to the throne. While the royal jubilee was marked with a spectacular array of events, including a lavish banquet, a captivating concert, a scenic boat tour, and a regal horse-drawn carriage ride through the city, the special day of Crown Princess Victoria’s husband was initially marked only by a modest release of a few new photographs.

Almost two months later, the belated but eagerly awaited birthday dinner for Prince Daniel finally unfolded, bringing together an assemblage of esteemed guests to partake in the joyous occasion.

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