Banns reception at the Royal Palace
The Crown Princess Couple at the banns reception. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix.
On the afternoon of Sunday 30 May, The Crown Princess Couple hosted a reception at the Royal Palace to celebrate the publishing of the banns.
The Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) and government were the first to offer their congratulations to The Crown Princess Couple. They were represented by: Speaker Per Westerberg and his wife Mrs Ylwa Westerberg, Secretary-General of the Riksdag Anders Forsberg, Press Secretary Sara Hägg, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his wife Mrs Filippa Reinfeldt, State Secretary Gustaf Lind, Chief of Protocol Maria Elgstrand and Public Relations Officer Roberta Alenius.
The Riksdag and government presented The Crown Princess Couple with a glass service that was designed by Professor Erika Lagerbielke and hand-made by Orrefors.
Next came the Wedding Foundation, which was represented by Peggy Bruzelius, Hans Dalborg, Marcus Wallenberg, Jacob Wallenberg, Hans Stråberg, Leif Johansson, Michael Treschow, Lars Idermark and Hans Larsson.