Svensk Damtidning has 2 "behind the scenes" –article about the trip at this week's issue, they have told some of those things also at the articles of the trip. The Marshal of the Court, Karolin A. Johansson tells that the planning of this kind of trips starts about a half a year before the trip. Victoria wants to know whom she will meet and what she will do, as soon as possible. She wants to prepare herself well. In addition to Karolin A. Johansson, Victoria’s chambermaid/stylist Tina Törnquist and adjutant Helena Sigurdsson were with at the trip. Victoria has great trust on them, they are always close and help with everything.
Tina Törnquist plans the clothing at the trip in a good time before the trip. She takes care of the luggage and bags on the trip. If the weather is windy, the adjutant has an extra cardigan or jacket and often also a pair of comfortable shoes at her bag for Victoria. It may seem that Victoria is surprised when she gets gifts, but often leaving gifts to Victoria and Daniel is discussed and agreed in advance, because of the security reasons. Victoria may not receive gifts which are wrapped and the persons who gave gifts have been adviced to put gifts to the transparent cellophane. The adjutant takes care of all the gifts and they will go with Victoria and Daniel to the Haga Palace. At the trip Victoria got a little toy from the Peruvian students, among other things.
The program is tight and the royals have often no time to wash their hands, especially after having shaken hands of hundreds of people. Victoria and the adjutant have always hand sanitizers and moist tissues in their bags.
The royals don’t write autographs, but they, especially Victoria, have started to pose in selfies. Victoria doesn’t introduce herself with her name, she gives her hand and nods. Cheek kissing isn’t used at the official context, that is reserved for family and friends.
If there is time at the program, Daniel likes to have some small talk with the press, he is very easygoing. The breakfast is served at their suite and the SÄPO-guards are at the surrounding room. At the flight Victoria sits at the front, willingly beside the window, her favourite place is 1F.