The Queen buys the year's first Mayflower pin

On Monday 13 April, The Queen bought the year's first Mayflower pin, as is traditional.

This year, it was Albin Junehammar and Malin Ohlsson who sold the year's first Mayflower pins to The Queen. During the meeting, The Queen thanked the children for their good example in showing that they can help other children in difficult situations.

Albin has sold Mayflower pins for many years through school, and last year raised over SEK 100,000. Albin comes from Linköping.

Malin has sold Mayflower pins for many years through Scouts. She lives in Ljunghusen, and is a member of Ljungen Sea Scouts. Last year, Malin raised almost SEK 60,000. 

This year's Mayflower pin goes on sale on Tuesday 14 April.

The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children

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 organisation's highest patron, and buys the first Mayflower pin every year.