Princess Victoria of Sweden has marked her 36th birthday with an official photograph. Posted on the Swedish royal family's Facebook page on Sunday, the image shows Victoria wearing a smart black dress, complete with a white collar and sleeves.
Victoria accessorised the outfit with black patent heels, drop pearl earrings and sported her long brunette locks in a chic side bun.
The caption which accompanies the new picture encourages fan to leave their birthday messages, prompting 23,000 people to 'like' the image, 1,000 to 'share' it and more than 5,500 to leave comments wishing Princess Victoria a very happy birthday.
The royal is no doubt spending her special day with her husband, Prince Daniel and their one-year-old daughter Princess Estelle after greeting supporters who have gathered outside the royal residence of Solliden Castle.
The castle, with sits on the Baltic Sea island of Öland, will play host to the popular princess' birthday celebrations and the waiting fans hope to catch a glimpse of Victoria in her traditional Swedish clothing, and perhaps her young daughter as well.
Hundreds of Swedes, carrying posters and presents for the princess, have travelled to Solliden, where Victoria's birthday is celebrated annually.
In the evening Solliden will host a concert featuring performances from the likes of Darin, Robin Stjernberg, Emmelie de Forest and Louise Hoffsten.