Two Days in Dalarna For Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have paid a two-day visit to the province of Dalarna.
They began on Monday in Borlänge where they spent time with refugee children at the Sopranen consultation unit. The unit provides support for refugees in their first months in Sweden. Carl Philip and Sofia played games with the children, including peek-a-boo.
It was then on to Säter’s Skedvibröd, a bakery. The newlyweds tried their hand at baking knäckebröd (rye crisp bread) before having lunch ahead of the trip to Falun where they visited the Falun Copper Mine.
Wearing hard hats, gumboots and jackets, Carl Philip and Sofia were given a tour of the mine before signing their names on a special wall where previous members of the royal family (including the King, Queen and Crown Princess) dating back to the late 1800s have signed their names on their own visits.
A formal dinner was held in the evening by the Governor of Falun, Ylva Thörn.
Today’s schedule saw the couple visit Älvdalen, where Sofia lived with her family from the age of six, and Idre. In Älvdalen, a tour of the cellulose company I-Cell and a visit to the new porphyry production centre in the city were on the agenda. After lunch, the Prince and Princess hiked from Grövelsjön to Idre Sameby, one of the smallest Sami villages in the country, where they met with locals and were told about the reindeer population.
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip speak to the media during their visit to the Sami village of Idre, October 6Filed under Sweden
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