30 April King Carl Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 70th birthday. The past week, there were already several activities. On the anniversary day (Saturday) there was official celebration with many foreign guests. On behalf of the Dutch Royal family Princess Beatrix was present. The day began at 10:00 with a Te Deum (a thank service) in the chapel of the Royal Palace, afterwards there was a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Palace and the public also got the opportunity to congratulate the King. The day also included a lunch and a dinner.