The Queen and The Crown Princess attend the Opening of the General Synod

Archbishop Anders Wejryd, The Crown Princess and The Queen at the Opening of the General Synod in Uppsala. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/TT

On Tuesday 24 September, The Queen and The Crown Princess attended the Opening of the General Synod in Uppsala.
The Opening of the General Synod began with a service at Uppsala Cathedral, after which an opening ceremony was held at Uppsala University's auditorium.
 
The General Synod is the Church of Sweden's highest decision-making body, and consists of 251 members from throughout Sweden.
 
The Church of Sweden is Sweden's largest member organisation, with 6.5 million members. The General Synod is elected from among the church's members, with 249 being selected via direct elections and the remaining two being selected by the 31 church councils within the Church of Sweden abroad.