Banns reception at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Sunday 17 May, Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist held a reception at the Royal Palace of Stockholm to celebrate the publishing of their banns of marriage.

Speaker Urban Ahlin and Mrs Jenni Ahlin and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Mrs Ulla Löfven represented the Riksdag and the Swedish Government at the reception. The Riksdag and the Swedish Government jointly presented a two-man kayak, paddles and cover. 

The Dominican Republic's ambassador Marina Isabel Cáceres de Estévez, who is the dean of the diplomatic corps, congratulated The Prince Couple, followed by Iceland's ambassador Gunnar Gunnarsson.

County Governor of Värmland County Kenneth Johansson, County Governor of Dalarna County Maria Norrfalk and County Governor of Stockholm County Chris Heister then congratulated The Prince Couple.

Congratulations were also paid by Chairman of the Municipal Council Stig Olsson, Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board Peter Egardt and project manager Ing-Marie Bergman from Älvdalen Municipality.

The Prince Couple were then congratulated by Chairman Sofia Breitholtz and Secretary-General Daniel Madhani from Project Playgroundexternal link, opens in new window, Chairman Eva Berggren Broström, Secretary Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy and Treasurer Susanne Abenius from the Lilla Barnets Fond children's fund, Gastronomi Sverige'sexternal link, opens in new window Chairman Per Lundin, Frida Rönnlund, Fredrik Eriksson and partner Ulrika Hallesius, and Hanna Halpern, CEO of the Restaurant Academy & the Chef of the Year competition.

Innan mottagningen hölls en privat lunch i Prinsessan Sibyllas våning.

A family photograph was taken at the lunch. Front row, from left: The Queen, The King, Sofia Hellqvist, Prince Carl Philip, Marie Hellqvist and Erik Hellqvist. Back row, from left: Jonas Frejd, Lina Hellqvist, The Crown Princess, Princess Estelle, Prince Daniel, Princess Leonore, Princess Madeleine, Christopher O'Neill, Sara Hellqvist and Oskar Bergman. Photo: royalcourt.se

A family photograph was taken at the lunch. Front row, from left: The Queen, The King, Sofia Hellqvist, Prince Carl Philip, Marie Hellqvist and Erik Hellqvist. Back row, from left: Jonas Frejd, Lina Hellqvist, The Crown Princess, Princess Estelle, Prince Daniel, Princess Leonore, Princess Madeleine, Christopher O'Neill, Sara Hellqvist and Oskar Bergman. Photo: royalcourt.se

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