Sweden's king celebrates 40 years on the throne
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrive for the Swedish Government's dinner in connection with The King's 40th jubilee held at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg, Scanpix) SWEDEN OUT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is celebrating 40 years on the throne by throwing a dance party in the Stockholm Palace courtyard.
The royal palace celebrated the king's 40th anniversary Sunday by holding a service in the palace church, attended by the heads of state from neighboring Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. On Saturday, there was a dinner and a jubilee concert.
Center row from left, Sweden's Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill sit behind Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf during the Swedish Riksdag's jubilee concert to celebrate the King's 40th jubilee, at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT
Later Sunday the mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin, will toast the king, and there will be a party for the public, featuring dance rhythms such as salsa, waltz, lindy hop and foxtrot.
In a Swedish radio interview, the 67-year-old monarch indicated he will stay on the throne for as long as he remains healthy and said his job is now "more exciting than ever."