The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip mark the 200th anniversary of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte's arrival in Helsingborg

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The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip are welcomed to Helsingør by Queen Margrethe II and Princess Benedikte. Photo: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix.

On Wednesday 20 October, The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip arrived on Kongekajen Quay in Helsingør.
A welcoming ceremony was held in the city to mark the fact that it had been exactly 200 years to the day since the new heir to the Swedish throne, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, travelled from Helsingør and stepped ashore in Helsingborg.

The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip arrived by boat in Helsingør. They were met by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her sister, Princess Benedikte.

In Helsingør, the Royal party walked to the building that had been the Swedish consulate in 1810. It was here that Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte renounced his Catholic faith and converted to Lutheranism.
 
The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip then made the same journey that their predecessor had once made, stepping ashore in Helsingborg.

In Helsingborg, they were greeted by the people of Helsingborg.