The Crown Princess Couple in Gothenburg

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The Crown Princess looks at the rock carvings together with Lasse Bengtsson, Chairman of the Foundation for Documentation of Rock Carvings in Bohuslän, during the visit to Backa, Brastad parish, in Bohuslän. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

On Thursday 17 March, The Crown Princess Couple visited Gothenburg and the surrounding area. The Crown Princess began the day by visiting the Foundation for Documentation of Rock Carvings in Bohuslän, in Lysekil Municipality, while Prince Daniel visited Gunnebo House and Gardens.
The Crown Princess arrived at Röe Gård, where she was given an introduction to the Foundation for Documentation of Rock Carvingsexternal link, opens in new window in Bohuslän.

She then visited the Skomakaren ("Shoemaker") rock, where foundation chairman Lasse Bengtsson talked about the rock. She was also shown HRH The Crown Princess's Rock — Lysekil Municipality's wedding present.

Johan Ling and Jarl Nordbladh from the foundation talked about rock carving research, and The Crown Princess tried her hand at rock rubbing. This involves rubbing carbon paper against a sheet of paper on a carving. In this way, she created an image of the horses, people and boats that had been carved here more than 3,000 years ago.

Prince Daniel began the day by visiting Gunnebo House and Gardensexternal link, opens in new window. Here, he was given a presentation of the house and information about garden rehabilitation.

The Prince then visited the sports club Grunden Boisexternal link, opens in new window, where he learned about the club and its operations, and met members of the club. The club has around 270 active members.

After visiting Grunden Bois, The Prince opened the University of Gothenburg's Centre for Sport Science.

The Crown Princess Couple rounded off the day by dining at the governor's official residence. The dinner was hosted by County Governor Lars Bäckström and his wife, Ann-Christin.