The Crown Princess Couple on the second day of their Västergötland visit
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 CastleThe Crown Princess Couple then moved on to Läckö Castle in Lidköping Municipality. Here, they unveiled a model of Naturum Vänerskärgården — Victoriahuset.
Naturum Vänerskärgården — VictoriahusetNaturum 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 & MaltThe Crown Princess Couple then had lunch at Qvänum Mat & Malt, hosted by the owner Claes Wernersson, a culinary ambassador for Västergötland.
VaraAfter 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 AngeredIn the afternoon, The Crown Princess Couple visited Hammarkull School in Angered, Gothenburg. Here they met representatives from the El Sistema 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.