The Queen buys the year's first Mayflower pin

Oumo Bayo pins a Mayflower to The Queen's jacket. Oumo Bayo and Ruben Söderlund from Katarina Södra School sold the year's first Mayflower pin to The Queen. Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

On Tuesday 25 March, The Queen bought the year's first Mayflower pin, as is traditional.

This year, Oumo Bayo and Ruben Söderlund from class 6 at Katarina Södra 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.

This year's Mayflower pin goes on sale on Tuesday 8 April.

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.


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