Swedish Royals’ Working Monday
It was a buzzing day at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, with King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria all taking part in official engagements.
The King and the Crown Princess attended chaired a meeting of the Advisory Council in Lovisa Ulrika’s Dining Room. The meeting discussed foreign relations matters, and the Advisory Council is a consultation body between the Swedish Government and Parliament.
Meanwhile, Queen Silvia was following an annual tradition of her’s – she bought the first May Flower pin. Two students from Göteburg, Christoffer Jahnberg and Jessica Ibrahim, were given the honour of selling the first May Flower, this year in white and red (the colours change each year), to Queen Silvia. The Queen is the patron of the May Flower Association, which is the largest children’s aid organisation in Sweden and works to reduce child poverty. The association was established in 1907.
And in news from over the weekend, the Borgholm Municipality announced that they will be naming a street after newborn Princess Estelle, as a christening gift. A kilometre-long road, leading through the forest surrounding Solliden Palace to the gates of the Palace, will be named Prinsessan Estelles promenad (Princess Estelle’s Walk). According to Leo Eriksson, the Director of Administration on Solliden, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel thought the street was a “nice idea”, and that a dedication ceremony will be held after the Princess’ christening on May 22nd.Filed under Sweden
Tagged Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Children, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Patronage, Princess Estelle of Sweden, Queen Silvia of Sweden.