The Crown Princess Couple visit Kronoberg County
On Friday 15 October, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited Kronoberg County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Crown Princess Couple's visit took place in Alvesta and Växjö, and was hosted by County Governor Maria Arnholm and her husband Magnus Wallgren.
Högåsen Care Home
The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel began the day at Högåsen Care Home in Alvesta. The home was the first place in the county to be affected by the pandemic. During their visit, care workers spoke about their experiences of the pandemic and what they have learnt. The visit concluded outdoors, where The Crown Princess Couple had the opportunity to speak with two of the home's residents.
The County Governor's official residence
The Crown Princess Couple then travelled to the County Governor's official residence in Växjö. There, representatives from the county administrative board, Ljungby Municipality, Region Kronoberg and hospitality group PM & Vänner updated The Crown Princess Couple on how the pandemic has affected the county and its operations, and the lessons they have learnt.
There then followed a performance by Ensemble Cor, a group of 25 people with functional variations. Once a week, they come together to work with singing, acting, dancing and music. During the visit, participants told The Crown Princess Couple how the pandemic has affected their activities.
Meeting with businesses
The visit continued at forest owners' association Södra, attended by representatives from Södra, Asa Manor, European Speedrunner Assembly, Norrvidinge of Sweden and Mönsterås Pulp Mill. Together, they told The Crown Princess Couple how the pandemic has affected their operations.
The visit concluded at Arenastaden in Växjö, which is a centre for sport, education, leadership and events. The Crown Princess Couple were accompanied by representatives from Växjö Municipality and Sing Dance Club. Finally, The Crown Princess Couple met discus thrower Daniel Ståhl and shot putter Fanny Roos, together with their trainer Vésteinn Hafsteinsson.
The Royal Family visit Sweden's counties
In connection with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, members of the Royal Family will be visiting Sweden's 21 counties at the initiative of HM The King.
The first four visits took place in autumn 2020, but subsequent visits were postponed due to the second wave of the pandemic. The visit to Kalmar marked the resumption of visits to Sweden's counties during autumn 2021.
Through these visits, The King hopes to show the Royal Family's solidarity with those who have been affected and to highlight local initiatives within different sectors of society.
All visits will be adapted in view of the ongoing pandemic, and will be carried out in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations.