The Crown Princess Couple visit Skåne County
On Friday 26 November, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited Skåne County to highlight initiatives being carried out in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Crown Princess Couple's visit took place in Malmö, and was hosted by Skåne's County Governor Anneli Hulthén.
The visit to the county began with a meeting at the County Governor's official residence, where representatives from Region Skåne, Øresunddirekt, Skåne County Administrative Board and Tourism Skåne, together with a commuter, described how the pandemic has affected them, and the experiences they will take from it.
Patrik Åberg, Chair of Östra Göinge Municipal Executive Board, sent a digital greeting in which he thanked The Crown Princess Couple for their discussions with all Sweden's municipalities during the pandemic.
After the introductory meeting at the County Governor's official residence, The Crown Princess Couple visited Skåne University Hospital.
Skåne University Hospital
At Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, The Crown Princess Couple visited a ward and spoke with care staff about the ongoing pandemic. Staff from the Kryddgården care centre also took part in the visit, and described the vaccination and testing work they have been carrying out in Rosengård.
The afternoon began at the Moderna Museet modern art museum, where Director Gitte Ørskou welcomed The Crown Princess Couple and the County Governor.
During their visit, the museum's director described how the state museum has been affected by the pandemic.
In the museum's turbine hall, The Crown Princess Couple were given a tour of the current exhibition 'Balancing Acts', featuring works by Beate Wassermann. The exhibition is currently on show for the first time in Scandinavia.
The Crown Princess Couple then visited Sorgenfris IP, where they spoke with young people and representatives from Malmö FF's football and sports academy about how the pandemic has affected them and the club's activities.
St Peter's Church
At St Peter's Church, The Crown Princess Couple took part in a time of worship and were welcomed by parish priest Ewa-Sofia Gudmundsson and Rector of Malmö Dean Gunilla Hallonsten.
The time of worship began with music performed by organist Peter Wallin and opera singer Rickard Söderberg.
The Crown Princess Couple ended their visit by lighting candles for the victims of the pandemic.
The visit to Skåne County ended at Malmö Airport, where representatives from Swedavia, BRA and Securitas described how the pandemic has affected their operations.
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.