Princess Christina Awarded First Sophiahemmet University Honorary Doctorate

  January 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm by

During the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet at the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson was awarded the Sophiahemmet University’s first honorary doctorate.

She received the honour from the University’s principal, Johanna Adami, and the Sophiahemmet chairman, Lars Kihlström Burenstam Linder, in recognition for her long-standing commitment and dedication to the Sophiahemmet. The Princess was honorary chairperson of the Sophiahemmet from 1972, when she took over the role after her mother, Princess Sibylla’s, death, until 2016.

In the audience to watch Princess Christina receive her honour were her husband, Tord Magnuson, and two of the couple’s sons, Oscar and Victor, with their wives, Vicky and Frida.

Princess Christina’s niece-in-law, Princess Sofia, was also present – as the current honorary chairman of the organisation – and presented new ‘Sophia Sisters’ with the brooches that signal their graduation from their training.

The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit to London in 1881, and decided to have a similar system in Sweden.

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