December 22, 2008
Swedish Queen not planning to retire at 65
Sweden's Queen Silvia says she isn't planning a big official bash to mark her 65th birthday Tuesday, nor is she planning to retire any time soon.
There won't be any grand birthday party. We are going to meet in the evening with the family and Princess Christina (the sister of Sweden's king Carl XVI Gustaf) and her family, Queen Silvia told the Swedish news agency TT.
When our parents and grandparents were 60, 70 years old they were already very old, she added.
Now we don't see ourselves in this way -- at least not if I consider myself and my friends. But maybe our children do.