The Queen buys the year's first Mayflower pin

On Thursday 30 March, The Queen visited Maltesholm School in Hässelby to buy the year's first Mayflower pin, as is traditional.

On arrival at Maltesholm School, The Queen was met by Lena Holm, Secretary General of the Mayflower Charity Foundation.

Miranda Nilsson, the designer of this year's Mayflower pin, and Zacharias Arrach, who sold the first Mayflower pin to The Queen. Photo: Patrik C Österberg/IBL

In the school's dining room, head teacher Nina Alshammar then welcomed the visitors. Eleven-year-old Miranda Nilsson from Piteå, the designer of this year's Mayflower pin, then explained the concept behind this year's design.

Year five pupil Zacharias Arrach from Maltesholm School then sold the very first Mayflower pin of the year to The Queen.

This year's Mayflower pin goes on sale on Thursday 6 April.

The Queen is welcomed to Maltesholm School. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children

The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children is Sweden's biggest children's charity. The organisation works to improve conditions for children, and to tackle child poverty in Sweden.

The Queen is the organisation's highest patron, and buys the first Mayflower pin every year.