Pensioners' Day was first held at The Queen's initiative fifteen years ago. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Friday 23 August, The Queen visited Pensioners' Day in Ekebyhov, which was held this year for the fifteenth year running.
After The Queen had arrived, Anders Bagge sang with a choir. Singer My Olsberg and pianist Magnus Ludwigsson then provided more musical entertainment. During a coffee break, The Queen spoke to several of the attendees. Tuesday Nights then sang and played, after which everyone joined in with the Swedish national anthem.
The day concluded with Kerstin Balck-Ahlén, Chair of Ekerö-Munsö Local History Society, presenting a cape and handmade jewellery to accompany the Lovö costume that The Queen always wears at Pensioners' Day.
The cape, which was a gift to The Queen, was woven at Munsö weaving workshop by Kicki Andersson, Husby Manor/Munsö, and sewn by Senja Ahlund from Munsö. The clasp was designed and donated by Per Brydolf from Ekerö. Photo: royalcourt.se
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Pensioners' Day on Ekerö. The Queen took the initiative in establishing the day, and in the early years it was celebrated in Drottningholm Park. Ekerö municipality has hosted the event since 2000.