The Queen with Ebba Rudbeck and Max Videgård. Photo: Toni Sica/Stella Pictures
On Monday 15 April, The Queen bought the year's first Mayflower pin, as is traditional.
This year, Ebba Rudbeck and Max Videgård from class 5 at Banérport School in Stockholm had the honour of selling the first Mayflower pin to The Queen. The Queen thanked the children for their good example in showing that they can help other children in difficult situations. The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children is Sweden's biggest children's charity. The organisation works to improve conditions for children, and to tackle child poverty in Sweden. The Queen is the charity's highest patron, and buys the first Mayflower pin every year. Find out more about the work of the Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children here.