Sweden: Schedule for royal visits around Sweden released

Sweden: Schedule for royal visits around Sweden released

NordenBladet – Sweden’s Royal Court has released the schedule for the nine royal visits through the country that will take place this autumn. The family is touring Sweden to visit with those affected by COVID-19, promote tourism and draw attention to various sectors in different areas of society. The first part of the tour will take place from October through the beginning of December; each visit will follow all health recommendations due to the pandemic.

The Royal Court has said, due to the ongoing health situation, dates for the visits could be altered.

The King and Queen are due to start off the tour next week in Stockholm County on 12 October. The Crown Princess Couple then visit Västmanland County on 15 October before heading to Södermanland County on 22 October. They will pay a visit to their daughter, Princess Estelle’s duchy of Östergötland County in November. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first mission is in their duchy of Värmland County on 28 October; they will also visit their son, Prince Gabriel’s duchy of Dalarna County (where Princess Sofia also grew up) in November.

The majority of the tours will be undertaken by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, as the King and Queen only have one scheduled at the moment.

King Carl XVI Gustaf initiated a tour throughout the kingdom by himself, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. The country’s 21 counties have been divided up between the three families to allow the Royal Family to cover as much ground as possible.

The King and Queen’s youngest child, Princess Madeleine, and her husband, Chris O’Neill, are not able to take part as they reside in Florida. The United States is the hardest-hit country in the world by COVID-19 with over seven million who have been infected. Within the United States, Florida is the third worst-hit state with over 700,000 positive cases.

Featured image: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel with their children (Anna Lena Ahlstrom/Kungahuset.se)

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