Motiv: The Crown Princess Couple with CEO of the Friends Arena, Thomas Perslund. Photo: Robert Eklund/Stella Pictures
On Saturday 27 October, The Crown Princess Couple attended the opening of the Friends Arena in Solna.
The Crown Princess opened the arena, which is Sweden's new national arena. In her speech, The Crown Princess said that "a nation is brought together by shared narratives and experiences". Colin Nutley directed the opening show, "Swedish Moments". In December 2009, The Crown Princess cut the first turf for the arena area.