King and Queen congratulate Öland Inhabitant of the Year
The King, here with Chair of the jury for Öland Inhabitant of the Year Gunilla Sax, presenting the Solliden Award to recipient Lasse Trofast. Photo: Johanna Eriksson/Barometern.
On Wednesday 18 July, The King and Queen took part in a ceremony to announce the Öland Inhabitant of the Year at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland.
The King presented the Solliden Award to this year's recipient - Lasse Trofast. Lasse Trofast is a musician and the jury's explanation read as follows:
"Lasse Trofast is a popular musician, who has been entertaining the people of Öland, both young and old, for many decades with a wealth of musical breadth and joy in performing. A kind-hearted and giving person, who as his surname suggests*, is 'faithful' to his genre and his audience".
* Translator's note: Lasse's surname 'Trofast' is the Swedish word for 'faithful'.