Prince Carl Philip attends the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry's formal gathering

On Thursday 28 January, Prince Carl Philip attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry's formal gathering at Stockholm City Hall.

President Kerstin Niblaeus opened the formal gathering and welcomed all those present. She gave an opening address about using Swedish forest resources. Newly-elected members then received their Letters of Fellowship.

The Prince presented awards to this year's recipients of awards and distinctions.

The ceremonial speech, about the search for the forestry of the future, was given by Professor Annika Nordin, Programme Director for Future Forests.

The President concluded by welcoming Lisa Sennerby Forsse and Björn Sundell as the new President and Vice President, replacing Kerstin Niblaeus and Bo Andersson for the next four-year mandate period.

The new President Lisa Sennerby Forsse then declared the 204th formal gathering closed.

Music was performed before and during the ceremony by Södra Latin Upper Secondary School's music students, conducted by Jan Risberg.

The evening ended with a banquet in the Gilded Hall.

Kerstin Niblaeus and Prince Carl Philip arrive at the formal gathering, which was held in the Blue Hall. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/IBL

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture was founded in 1811 and inaugurated on 28 January 1813 at the initiative of Crown Prince Carl Johan, later King Karl XIV Johan. To signify the importance of forestry, the academy was renamed The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry on 1 January 1956.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry is a free and independent organisation that works with issues relating to agriculture, gardening, food, forests and forest products, fishing and aquaculture, the environment and natural resources.

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