The King and Queen during their visit to Västmanland County. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix
On Wednesday 12 October, The King and Queen visited Västmanland.
The day began in Köping, where County Governor Ingemar Skogö welcomed the royal visitors. During the morning, The King and Queen learnt about important issues in Västmanland County, including matters relating to business and skills supply. There then followed a programme at the town's car museum, where The King and Queen were given a tour by Per-Olof Johansson, chairman of the local automotive and technological history society. After lunch, The King and Queen arrived at ABB Upper Secondary School, where they had the opportunity to meet pupils and were given a tour. The afternoon began with a visit to Automation Center, which is part of Västerås Science Park, where industry and academia can work together. The King and Queen saw trials of industrial robots that can care for the elderly at home. There then followed a presentation of integration work, with county administrative board employees, housing company representatives and municipal commissioners talking about their work. The evening was rounded off with dinner at Västerås Castle, hosted by the County Governor. Find out more about Västmanland County here.