If you don't know about this, the Swedish royal family has just expanded by a total amount of one (1) princess, which has generated a bit of a media circus around their way. Heck, why not, right? Lots and lots of people still legitimately care about Europe's hereditary class of overpaid public relations specialists.
But get this: A group of
history enthusiasts around our
way immediately descended to downtown Helsinki and set up a little celebratory event thingy, which involved dressing up as a detachment of Caroleans, firing some muskets, and setting off an actual fricking cannon
. Not a very large cannon, by any means, but a cannon nonetheless. Then the police started wondering if these people actually had, you know, anything resembling a written permission for any of it. (Turns out they did, so it was okay.)
I don't really follow the modern Bernadottes' family soap opera any more than I actively follow the Bourbons, or the Windsors, or whoever, but it occurs to me it would've been pretty neat to go and see this purely for the artillery-based smoke show.