The Crown Princess Couple on the second day of their Västergötland visit

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The Crown Princess Couple at Kinnekulle. Photo: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix.

On Friday 22 October, The Crown Princess Couple continued their Västergötland visit.
The day began with a visit to Högkullen Tumulus in Kinnekulle, where they walked to the Kungastenarna Stones. Over the centuries royalty have carved their names on the stones here, and The Crown Princess Couple wrote out their names which will then be engraved into the stone.

Kinnekulle has been described as Västergötland's holy mountain, and the Swedish king Olof Skötkonung is said to have been baptised here.

Läckö Castle


The Crown Princess Couple then moved on to Läckö Castleexternal link in Lidköping Municipality. Here, they unveiled a model of Naturum Vänerskärgården — Victoriahuset.

Naturum Vänerskärgården — Victoriahuset


Naturum Vänerskärgården — Victoriahuset is a visitor's centre that the National Property Board will be building at Stallviken, about 400 metres south of Läckö Castle, next to the carp ponds that date back to the 17th century. The building will stand on a wooden deck facing Lake Vänern.

Qvänum Mat & Malt


The Crown Princess Couple then had lunch at Qvänum Mat & Malt, hosted by the owner Claes Wernersson, a culinary ambassador for Västergötland.

Vara


After lunch, The Crown Princess Couple moved on to Vara. At the town square, food from a number of local food producers was on display.

Hammarkull School in Angered


In the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple visited Hammarkull School in Angered, Gothenburg. Here they met representatives from the El Sistemaexternal link music programme and around twenty participating children. They also listened to a performance by four of El Sistema's choirs and orchestras.

In the evening, a dinner was hosted at the governor's official residence in Gothenburg.